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.