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Birth Date8-21-1993
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age22 years, 11 months, 2 days
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 TCV A- 41 172 .299 .252 .316 .351 .000 .379 101 7.1 4.8 -1.2 -1.2 -0.6 10.0 0.9 10.0 0.9
2014 AST Rk 1 4 .583 .257 .318 .359 .000 .667 93 1.4 0.1 0 0.0 -0.3 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2015 QUD A 39 171 .326 .252 .327 .363 .000 .370 104 11.6 4.7 -0.1 -3.6 -0.5 15.7 1.3 15.7 1.3
2015 LNC A+ 84 398 .295 .274 .337 .429 .000 .314 115 14.2 10.7 -1.4 -3.0 4.3 27.7 2.7 27.7 2.7
2015 GDD Wnt 17 73 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 CCH AA 90 395 .293 .251 .323 .385 .256 .343 109 13.2 10.6 -0.9 -6.3 -1.4 21.5 1.6 21.5 1.6

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 AST Rk 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .750 1.000 .333 .583 1.0 0.0 0.1
2014 TCV A- 172 31 46 4 3 2 18 16 35 17 4 .303 .378 .408 .105 .299 10.0 -1.2 0.9
2015 QUD A 171 32 46 11 1 6 24 19 37 8 2 .305 .386 .510 .205 .326 15.7 -3.6 1.3
2015 GDD Wnt 73 7 15 2 1 2 14 14 23 3 2 .254 .397 .424 .169 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 LNC A+ 398 74 90 10 7 16 63 47 95 23 5 .262 .354 .471 .209 .295 27.7 -3.0 2.7
2016 CCH AA 395 49 84 13 4 14 52 65 111 20 6 .256 .380 .448 .192 .293 21.5 -6.3 1.6

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Care to provide any thoughts on the seasons of Derek Fisher & Ryan McMahon so far in AA? Is it crazy to say/hope of a role 6 ceiling for each?
(Jerry from Earth)
I saw Derek Fisher in the AFL and I would say you are crazy to think of a Role 6 kind of ceiling. There is a lot of swing and miss, nor is he a gifted defender. I haven't seen McMahon but we did place him 36th in our preseason top 101, and give him a Role 55 in our Rockies Top 10 prospects. (Steve Givarz)
2016-06-13 23:00:00 (link to chat)Care to provide any thoughts on the seasons of Derek Fisher & Ryan McMahon so far in AA? Is it crazy to say/hope of a role 6 ceiling for each?
(Jerry from Earth)
I wrote up both guys last year and liked both guys last year - put a 6 on McMahon, 55 on Fisher. Based on what I've heard this year I'm not sure I'd change either.

Fisher: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=284
McMahon: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=231 (Wilson Karaman)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Care to provide any thoughts on the seasons of Derek Fisher & Ryan McMahon so far in AA? Is it crazy to say/hope of a role 6 ceiling for each?
(Jerry from Earth)
I think McMahon coudl be a 6. Fisher just doesn't provide enough with the glove for me to go there, but he's having a nice year and I love his offensive upside. McMahon has struggled somewhat, but, he's drawing walks, and the hits SHOULD start falling soon. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Care to provide any thoughts on the seasons of Derek Fisher & Ryan McMahon so far in AA? Is it crazy to hope McMahon stays at 3B & Fisher can provide some of the hope you gave us when he was drafted?
(Jerry from Earth)
This is exactly who Fisher is. Power and speed, but with real contact issues. If he can overcome them, he's a fantasy stud. McMahon is on the struggle bus, but still like his talent long-term. (Bret Sayre)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)would you trade Jason Heyward for Derek Fisher and Khris Davis in dynasty?
(Kenji Johjima from seattle)
No. Not a huge fan of Khris Davis for 2017 and beyond. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-03-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you like prospect Derek Fisher?
(Wilson from Ocean)
Not really, though my last live look at him was in Omaha in 2014. Fisher was supposed to be the best prospect on a loaded team, but nothing really jumped out at me. His teammate, Brandon Downes, however, gave me the vapors, and Downes is still in A-ball, waiting for the hit tool to show up, so really I only answered this question to talk about Brandon Downes I guess. (Michael Baumann)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)How much thought was given to Derek Fisher? Seems like he checks a lot of boxes
(sapsparky from Chicago)
He's an impressive athlete and hitter, but his defensive profile didn't inspire confidence. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Hey George, what do you think about a swap of Bregman, JD Davis, and Derek Fisher for Ender Inciarte and Arodys Vizcaino? Seems to me to be mutually beneficial to each team. Thanks!
(Matt from Virginia (AKA Snowpocalypse Central))
It depends what you think of Bregman. I would probably keep him unless I were desperate for stolen bases or an immediate upgrade at an OF spot. (George Bissell)
2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)20 team dynasty, 7x7 w/OBP & SLG looking toward future. Solid at OF, SS could be sketchy. Trade Derek Fisher for Nick Gordon?
(Bologna Boy from Bed)
I think that's fair if you have the need. (Mike Gianella)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)I was reading Wilson Karaman's write up on the Phillies Astros trade, and it sounded like there may be some kinks that prevent Derek Fisher's hit tool from being above average - obviously double A ball will provide a lot better data, but curious for your perspective?
(Luke from TX)
I'd agree with Wilson, as I usually do. It doesn't have to get to above-average for him to be a regular, though. Average to ta tick above and he's an everyday corner outfielder, in my opinion. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Derek Fisher had a good OBP but bad batting average in the Arizona Fall League ... Any big takeaways from his hitting performance, or will it be more about seeing how he performs in AA next year?
(Steve from Texas)
Saw Fisher hit the ball hard about six times and not get rewarded in the AFL. Always loved the bat, still not in love with the glove. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)I feel like I've read mixed reviews of Derek Fisher's hit tool and OBP skills. (I know his arm and defense may not cut it outside of LF, which puts more pressure on the bat). I'm curious for your take - can Fisher hit enough join N Williams in the Phil's future OF?
(Mike from Texas)
Fisher's power/speed combo is enough to get him to the big leagues, but I did have a healthy dose of skepticism about how the hit tool will ultimately work. He handles velocity well but has some mechanical unpleasantness that may be tough to work around. I've written extensively about him:
Scouting report: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=284
Transaction write-up: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=28037 (Wilson Karaman)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm curious...what kind of fantasy impact could you see Derek Fisher having? Could he possibly be a 20-20 player at his peak? Thanks for the chat!
(Bobby from Houston)
I think he could be a 30-30 player at his peak, honestly. Now, I'm not saying it's likely he reaches that peak, but there's a lot of upside here. There's a reason he was going to be a top ten pick before the injuary, and the Astros did very well to procure his services that late. I like him a lot. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of projections would you put on Derek Fisher?
(Ken from Akron)
He's probably going to be an OF2 type if things break right, with a decent low level base of power but a good amount of speed. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)long term, Alex Verdugo or Derek Fisher?
(Ike from Omaha)
Fisher for me. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)looking into your crystal ball, could you rank the following outfielders for me. Braxton Davidson, Derek Fisher, Harold Ramirez, Alex Verdugo and Michael Reed (though he's fallen off quite a bit recently).
(fred from C-Falls)
Fisher, Verdugo, Ramirez, Davidson, and Reed. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Was Derek Fisher or Brett Phillips close to the cut off?
(Mark from Dallas)
Brett Phillips got some serious mention and I probably should have discussed him in the Just Missed piece. I could have tossed about 10 more guys in there had I wanted to go that deep. (Jeff Moore)
2015-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, who you taking? Derek Fisher or Brett Phillips?
(jdc1989 from Houston)
Depends on your scoring system and your roster, but I would say Fisher. He could give you 20 homers, 20 steals. Phillips probably becomes the better real-world player (due to his defense and position), but from a fantasy perspective his production isn't as notable. (R.J. Anderson)
2015-06-15 19:00:00 (link to chat)The Astros still have some intriguing hitters left in the minors - Brett Phillips, JD Davis, Derek Fisher, and AJ Reed come to mind. How would you rank these players and who (if any) has the best chance of being an above average regular?
(Mark from Pomona)
Fisher, Phillips, Davis, Reed. Fun to see a team have so many prospects going off at once, although I want to see all of them hit outside of the Cal League before I get too excited. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-06-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the higher offensive upside, Braxton Davidson or Derek Fisher?
(Matt from Kentucky)
I'd have to say Fisher, but this was a fun question. I think both have a chance to hit for both average and power. I'm just a little bit more sold on Fisher. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)In a dynasty league, how would you rank Wilmer Difo, Brett Phillips, Gleyber Torres and Derek Fisher for offensive production?
(NorDub from Seattle)
Proximity to the majors also matters. I'd say Phillips, Difo, Fisher, Torres. (J.P. Breen)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Big question about Derek Fisher was his power and he wasn't able to tap into it in college. Has his profiled changed recently with a higher power projection or do the same questions exist and he's now in Cal league where the numbers are skewed?
(Chris from Phoenix)
I saw Fisher during Quad Cities trip to Kane County recently. The raw is there and he did put on an impressive show in game there as well but it's still a question he'll have to answer at AA. I was pretty impressed with his approach and ball tracking ability and the power is easy in BP, but it's pretty clear he was too advanced for the level and Cal League stats aren't going to clarify the issue all that much. I don't think he taps into his power all the way but there's potential for average to solid average pop. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Re: Derek Fisher: Just before his final year began, he broke his hamate bone, which tends to impact power for a year or so. Also, UVa plays in a pitcher's park, from what I recall, so that could also have depressed his numbers.
(ORWahoo from Tigard, OR)
Pretty important to keep in mind RE Fisher. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Gallo! Also, Brett Phillips or Derek Fisher in dynasty?
(Gallo? from Gallo...?)
I'll lean Phillips in fantasy and my god, Gallo. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you find all around profiles of guys like Brett Phillips, Derek Fisher, and Teoscar Hernandez (yes, I just realized that these are all Houston outfielders....) more attractive or less in H2H leagues? All seem like potential 15/15 or 20/20 players, but I can't tell if that's better or worse than a 10/30 or 30/10 guy.
(Dan from Montana)
I prefer those types of players in all leagues, but sure, they get a slight bump up in H2H. (Bret Sayre)
2015-04-29 20:00:00 (link to chat)Someone is dying for some prospects, and also happens to have George Springer on his team. I can offer him Brad Zimmer, Brett Phillips, Derek Fisher, Matt Wisler, D.J. Peterson, Derek Hill, and some other top-90 MLB OF's like Crawford and Fowler. Which of those guys should I give him for Springer?
(Danny from OK)
I'd trade Zimmer while his value is hot. You'd probably have to give up less overall that way. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Care to name a few minor league players not yet on anyone's radar the will be a year from now?
(kylanje from Florida)
How about Derek Fisher and Leonardo Molina? (Bret Sayre)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Is Derek Fisher a guy to keep an eye on? How much do you like his bat?
(Kyle from Tennessee )
Fisher should absolutely draw some of your attention; he's a nice prospect with a legitimate MLB future. He's limited to left field for me, defensively, but there's a chance the bat holds up with that profile. The power can play to an above-average level and I think he can be an above-average hitter as well, making him an intriguing offensive player if it all comes together. (Mark Anderson)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Nick who was your favorite guy from the 2014 MLB draft that did not make the list?
(Mo from MN)
Touki Toussaint, Michael Chavis, Sean Reid-Foley, Jack Flaherty, Derek Fisher, Max Pentecost, Michael Kopech, Luis Ortiz, Forrest Wall. There's been a solid influx of low-minors talent. (Top 101 Chat)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat tonight! Which of these college OF'ers from the last draft got the closest to making the list.. Derek Fisher, Bradley Zimmer, Michael Conforte?
(Cale from Uptown)
Bradley Zimmer was the closest for me. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-11-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pick two offensive prospects not yet on the radar that you expect to break out in a big way in 2015.
(Shawn from Pittsburg)
I don't know what qualifies as off the radar, but there is a lot of talent in the lower levels right now. Just grabbing a few at random Forest Wall, Ti'Quan Forbes, Jakson Reetz, Gleyber Torres, could all have impactful 2015s. New college acquisitions I think Derek Fisher has been overlooked some in the public arena. (NL Central Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-08-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How high is the risk factor for Derek Fisher? Seems like a real legit hitter and can hit 25+ HR's but he wasn't in the same conversation with Conforto and Zimmer. Was that due to left field profile and higher risk?
(chris from Phoenix)
He doesn't have the same type of hit tool as Conforto, nor the same type of overall profile as Zimmer. I'm of the mind that Fisher should be tried in CF, as he has the speed to do it (clocked him at 4.0 down the line twice in February). If he ends up in LF, I think that's the bulk of what's held against him, as well as questions on how much contact he'll make. I do think he's underrated as a fantasy asset. (Craig Goldstein)
2014-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bradley Zimmer, Michael Conforto, or Derek Fisher. Who and in what order do you take for fantasy purposes?
(Eric from Portland)
I unfortunately don't have much knowledge of all three. I know most about Zimmer, but that doesn't automatically make him the best of that bunch. (Paul Sporer)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Name 5 players expected to be drafted that have the highest hit tool/power combo?
(Myrick from Charleston, SC)
Braxton Davidson (TC Roberson (Asheville, NC))
Kyle Schwarber (Indiana)
Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo (San Diego, CA))
Derek Fisher (Virginia)
Michael Chavis (Sprayberry (Marietta, GA))

Conforto lacks the hit for me and Zimmer the pop. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-06-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Nick, thanks for the chat. From what I've seen and read, I'd really like to see Cleveland go Chaivis, Chapman, Forbes. What are the aggregate odds that they would each/all be available when Cleveland is up? What do you think are the (substantialy lower) odds that Cleveland might do this? If, pe chance, they did, how would you asses that for a top end to their draft? Thanks.
(jimbeau from Left Coast)
I think there is a chance Chavis and Forbes are available, and I think that would be a steal to get Forbes that low. Chapman will certainly be available -- hit tool concerns and didn't have an overly productive spring. I think Chapman is available in the second, maybe third round, so look elsewhere for that pick. If you want a college bat consider Mike Papi (OF, Virginia) and certainly Derek Fisher (OF, Virginia) if he is somehow available. Blandino (3B, Stanford) a good target, as well. (Draft Day Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Nick, thanks for the great work on the BP site. I'm desparately hoping the Royals take a polished bat at 1/17. Who should I hope falls to them - Schwarber? Conforto? My preference is Zimmer, but I don't see him lasting that long.
(Bill from Bozeman)
Schwarber is probably your guy there. Zimmer has a better chance to hit for average than does Conforto, but I expect both to be gone by 17 (even if their skill sets fit well in that range). Derek Fisher isn't a bad option there, either, and he could really take off once he hits pro ball. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think might be Red Sox targets?
(Beyota from Florida)
A college bat and high school would make a lot of sense, but I would expect the org to be open to playing the board since there are so many different ways the make half of the first round could play out. If Derek Fisher were to make it there he'd be ideal. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2014-05-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think the Red Sox are targeting? Is there any chance Jeff Hoffman would fall to them?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I think it's unlikely at this point that Hoffman makes it all the way down to the bottom of the first round. It could happen if he decides he wants top five money in order to sign, but that's probably the only way. IF he's ready to sign and start working with an org in rehabbing his arm, I have to imagine someone is popping him before the end of the round. As far as targets, I think Boston will play the board depending on how things unfold. I think I noted some possibilities earlier on -- Derek Fisher seems like the a great fit, along with a dozen prep arms and maybe someone like Erick Fedde. (Pre-Draft Chat with Nick J. Faleris)
2013-11-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Trea Turner a real deal? Also, Will you prefer Derek Fisher or Bradley Zimmer?
(Billy Beane from Oakland)
Provided he shows up in the spring with 80 speed and a clear shortstop profile, yeah he's a dude. I think the toughest question for evaluators will be placing a handicap on his ability to stay healthy through a long pro season. He was dinged up through the spring/summer, and the game will only get more physical. For his profile, it's not just about staying in the lineup, he needs the speed to play to its utmost in order to be a true impact talent.

Fisher is a superior draft prospect at this point. Zimmer made some noise this summer and has, I think, artificially inflated his value. He's still a projection talent, albeit an interesting one, but you're reliant on more changing (strength, swing, etc.) with Zimmer than you are Fisher. Both could fluctuate between first and third rounder depending on their springs, but for my money it's Fisher ahead of Zimmer right now by a decent amount. (Nick J. Faleris)
2013-06-07 10:30:00 (link to chat)Who should I make it a point to go see at the Cape Cod League this summer?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
UVA's Derek Fisher (OF), SDSU's Cederoth (RHP), ECU's Hoffman (RHP), Marymount's Megill (RHP), Texas A&M Mengden (C/RHP).

The USA CNT has already taken a lot of the top guys, but they will be swinging through the northeast, too, so check them out. (Nick Faleris on the MLB Draft)
2013-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the #2 guy for 2014 (assuming Rodon is 1), Jeff Hoffman?
(Daniel from Cambridge)
Sure, along with other super early candidates, like Alex Jackson (Rancho Bernardo HS, Calif.), Derek Fisher (UVA), Aaron Nola (LSU), and Nick Gordon (Olympia HS, Fla.)? (Nick Faleris)


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