MLB: Twins sign former Astros Top prospect and want him for the outfield

The Minnesota Twins agreed to a minor league contract with the free agent outfielder, Derek Fisher. Former Houston Astros top prospect presumably He will be at spring training as an off-poster guest.

Fisher was eligible to sign a minor league contract amid the MLB lockout by virtue of the fact that he was not on a major league roster or on a 60-day disabled list at the end of the season. (The Milwaukee Brewers selected him to Triple-A in June):

Fisher, now 28, was the Astros’ 37th overall pick in 2014. ranked him among the top 100 prospects in the sport heading into the 2017 season after he posted a .290 / batting line. .347 / .505. in his Triple-A debut in 2016.

He struggled in his MLB debut that year 2017, but posted even better numbers in subsequent stints at Triple-A in 2017 and 2018. Fisher was still promising enough in 2018 for the Blue Jays to acquire him as the centerpiece in the game. trade that sent Aaron Sanchez and Joe Biagini to Houston, but things didn’t go well for Fisher in Toronto, either.

Fisher has now seen action in parts of five major league seasons with the Astros, Blue Jays and Brewers, but only managed a .195 / .285 / .387 batting line. He has above-average power and excellent speed, evidenced by 35 extra-base hits (17 homers, 12 doubles, six triples) and 10 steals in just 466 plate appearances.

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He also walked in 10.7% of those plate appearances, but his overall production is affected by a soaring strikeout rate of 35.4%. When Fisher makes contact, it tends to be loud (91.2 mph average muzzle velocity, 42.3% swipe), but the strikeouts have simply been too plentiful.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Twins sign former Astros Top prospect and want him for the outfield