Derek Fisher
Derek Fisher
26-Year-Old OutfielderOF
Toronto Blue Jays
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fisher started the season with Houston, hitting .226 with a home run, five RBI and four stolen bases over 17 big-league contests, and after being dealt to Toronto at the trade deadline, things didn't get much better. In 40 games with the Blue Jays, he slashed .161/.271/.376 with six homers and 12 RBI over 40 matchups, striking out 43 times in 93 at-bats (46.2 K%). Oddly enough, the left-handed hitter fared much better against southpaws, hitting .245 (56 plate appearances) compared to .155 against right-handers (111 plate appearances). Fisher has demonstrated that he can play anywhere in the outfield, adding certain value, and he's shown decent power at the Triple-A level of late, slugging 14 homers with Triple-A Round Round in 2019 and 10 with Fresno during the 2018 campaign. A trade might've been the best-case scenario for Fisher, who could compete for a starting corner outfield job during spring training. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $579,600 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Ho-hum start to spring
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March 2, 2020
Fisher has gone 3-for-12 with a double and a 0:3 BB:K in five Grapefruit League games with the Blue Jays to date.
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The Blue Jays still have one everyday role in the outfield up for grabs with manager Charlie Montoyo having already confirmed Lourdes Gurriel and Randal Grichuk as regulars, but Teoscar Hernandez probably represents the top candidate to claim that job over the likes of Fisher, Anthony Alford and Billy McKinney. The fact that Fisher has no minor-league options remaining should at least help his case for making the 26-man Opening Day roster as a reserve, but the 26-year-old may struggle to find playing time when the Jays are at full strength. The lefty-hitting Fisher is only a .172 career hitter versus right-handed pitching at the MLB level, so he wouldn't represent an appealing platoon partner for the righty-swinging Hernandez.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
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vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+28%
OPS vs LHP
2019
 
 
+39%
OPS vs LHP
2018
 
 
+78%
OPS vs LHP
2017
 
 
+4%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .776 106 9 4 18 3 .250 .330 .446
Since 2017vs Right .606 313 48 12 27 7 .172 .262 .344
2019vs Left .809 56 6 3 9 2 .245 .339 .469
2019vs Right .581 111 17 4 8 3 .155 .261 .320
2018vs Left .937 17 3 1 5 1 .286 .294 .643
2018vs Right .527 69 10 3 6 1 .138 .188 .338
2017vs Left .644 33 0 0 4 0 .241 .333 .310
2017vs Right .668 133 21 5 13 3 .205 .301 .368
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+3%
OPS on Road
2019
 
 
+17%
OPS on Road
2018
 
 
+18%
OPS at Home
2017
 
 
+1%
OPS at Home
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .639 228 32 9 26 8 .189 .276 .363
Since 2017Away .659 191 25 7 19 2 .194 .283 .376
2019Home .607 89 13 4 8 3 .156 .270 .338
2019Away .713 78 10 3 9 2 .217 .308 .406
2018Home .646 47 8 2 7 2 .195 .255 .390
2018Away .549 39 5 2 4 0 .132 .154 .395
2017Home .667 92 11 3 11 3 .217 .293 .373
2017Away .658 74 10 2 6 0 .206 .324 .333
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Stat Review
How does Derek Fisher compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.37
 
BB Rate
12.6%
 
K Rate
34.1%
 
BABIP
.244
 
ISO
.185
 
AVG
.185
 
OBP
.287
 
SLG
.370
 
OPS
.657
 
wOBA
.295
 
Exit Velocity
90.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
38.2%
 
Barrels/PA
6.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Fisher managed to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he returned to Triple-A in mid-May after slashing .176/.222/.419 with four home runs and 37 strikeouts in 81 at-bats. The 24-year-old struggled similarly in 166 major-league PA in 2017. Houston only returned him to the majors last year for five at-bats in August, in which he struck out all five times. Fisher did not have a significant strikeout issue at Triple-A prior to 2018, but his rate ballooned to 30.2% at that level last season. The Astros brought in Michael Brantley in free agency to start in left field, so barring a monster spring training, Fisher will be back at Triple-A. Entering his age-25 season, he is looking more and more like a Quadruple-A bat, and he will really need to hit at Triple-A or get traded to get another extended opportunity in the majors.
In some organizations, Fisher would be a prized prospect, embarking on a potentially prosperous career. However, not only are the Astros stocked at the major-league level, they have a top prospect, fellow outfielder Kyle Tucker, knocking on the Minute Maid Park door. Fisher didn't aid his cause, scuffling in his rookie campaign, slashing a meek .212/.307/.356 in 166 plate appearances. Adding to the disappointment, this came on the heels of a .318/.384/.583 start to the season for Triple-A Fresno. Like many young hitters, contact was Fisher's flaw as he fanned at a 33 percent pace. A corresponding 10 percent walk rate is encouraging, along with a history of fewer whiffs in the minors. Steals have been a contributing element to Fisher's game except for last year when he pilfered 19, three with the Astros. Fisher deserves a chance to see if his power-speed-combo can play regularly, it doesn't appear he'll get the opportunity with the defending champions.
The Astros have challenged Fisher with an aggressive promotion through the system, and so far, he's answered the call at every step. While he hit just .245 in 102 games with Double-A Corpus Christi in 2016, he got on base at a .373 clip on the strength of a robust 16.5 percent walk rate. Fisher added 16 homers and 23 steals (30 attempts) with Corpus Christi, earning a promotion to Triple-A Fresno for the final 27 games of the season. Although his walk rate plummeted in the small sample with Fresno, Fisher took well generally to the hitter-friendly PCL, upping his ISO to .215 and his average to .290. Now 23, Fisher probably needs another full season to marinate in the minor leagues, but by 2018, he may be polished enough to push for regular spot in the Houston outfield.
The 37th overall pick of the Astros in 2014, Fisher combines impressive power and speed tools with a good approach at the plate, posting a 23.9% strikeout and 11.8% walk rate in 398 plate appearances in the California League. The 22-year-old outfielder broke a league record that stood for 61 years with 12 RBI in his debut with High-A Lancaster and he finished the season with 16 home runs, 63 RBI, and 23 steals in 84 games with the JetHawks. Fisher, who was named to the AFL Fall Stars game after getting on base at a .375 clip over 15 games, should be the radar in dynasty formats as he prepares to open 2016 with Double-A Corpus Christi.
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Not starting Friday
OFToronto Blue Jays
September 13, 2019
Fisher is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees.
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Out of lineup
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September 11, 2019
Fisher will not start Wednesday against Boston.
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Day off Friday
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September 6, 2019
Fisher is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays.
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Back in lineup
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September 3, 2019
Fisher (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta.
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Sits again Monday
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Ankle
September 2, 2019
Fisher (ankle) remains out of the lineup Monday against Atlanta.
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