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Detroit Tigers hypothetical trade idea: Justin Wilson to Houston Astros

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DETROIT, MI - JULY 4: Justin Wilson #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 4, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Wilson recorded his ninth save in the Tigers 5-3 win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 4: Justin Wilson #38 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Comerica Park on July 4, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. Wilson recorded his ninth save in the Tigers 5-3 win. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) /
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HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 14: Derek Fisher #21 of the Houston Astros hits his first major league home run as well as first hit in the major leagues in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 14: Derek Fisher #21 of the Houston Astros hits his first major league home run as well as first hit in the major leagues in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park on June 14, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Derek Fisher

A potential outfield solution for the Detroit Tigers for the next decade, Derek Fisher could step in right away for the Tigers in either center field or right field.

He’s already logged 33 plate appearances for Houston this year, collecting five RBI, five runs scored, a pair of home runs and a stolen base.

Moving forward, Fisher should continue to contribute at the dish and on the base paths.

Possessing an intriguing mix of power and speed, Fisher has shined in Triple-A this year.

In 384 plate appearances at the minor’s highest level, the outfielder is batting .318 with a .973 OPS and a 9.1 walk percentage.

Fisher has also chipped in with 66 RBI, 63 runs scored, 21 home runs, 16 stolen baes and a 144 wRC+.

Able to play all three outfield spots, Fisher could start in center field every day and shift Mikie Mahtook to right field in the process.

The team could also keep Mahtook and slide Fisher to right field depending on which defensive alignment works best.

Fisher’s arrival would also give the team more outfield options and depth moving forward.

In a perfect world, Christin Stewart would occupy right field from Opening Day and never relinquish the job.

However, adding Fisher would give the team the flexibility to bring Stewart along more slowly.

Additionally, Fisher also gives Detroit an added outfielder in the chance that Justin Upton opts out of his deal in the offseason and leaves via free agency.

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