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Derek Joseph Fisher (born August 21, 1993) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Houston Astros. He attended the University of Virginia, where he played college baseball for the Virginia Cavaliers.

Fisher attended Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.[1] Playing for the school's baseball team, Fisher had a .440 batting average with nine home runs in his junior year, and was named to the all-state's first team. He also competed in national showcases. Baseball America ranked Fisher as the ninth-best high school prospect and best Pennsylvania prospect available in the 2011 Major League Baseball draft.[2] As a senior, he batted .484 with 11 home runs and 28 runs batted in (RBIs), and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Pennsylvania.[3] He was selected by the Texas Rangers in the sixth round of the draft,[4] but did not sign. He enrolled at the University of Virginia to play college baseball for the Virginia Cavaliers baseball team.[5][6]

As a freshman, Fisher batted .288 with seven home runs and 50 RBIs, and was named a Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and invited to participate in the College Home Run Derby.[5] In 2013, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League, and was named a league all-star.[7][8] Fisher was named a preseason All-American in 2014. In February 2014, he was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week.[9] On March 17, 2014, Fisher had surgery to remove a hamate bone from his right wrist,[10][11][12] which caused him to miss 25 games of the 2014 season.[13]

The Houston Astros selected Fisher with the 37th overall selection in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. He signed with the Astros, receiving a $1,534,100 signing bonus, and began his professional career with the Tri-City ValleyCats of the Class A-Short Season New York–Penn League.[14][15] He batted .303 in 41 games for Tri-City, and was assigned to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Class A Midwest League to start the 2015 season.[16] After he hit .305 with six home runs and 24 RBIs in 39 games, the Astros promoted Fisher to the Lancaster JetHawks of the Class A-Advanced California League. Fisher hit three home runs, including two grand slams, as he recorded a California League record 12 RBIs in his first game for Lancaster.[17]

Fisher began the 2016 season with the Corpus Christi Hooks of the Class AA Texas League.[18] After he batted .245 with 16 home runs, 23 stolen bases, and 59 RBIs in 371 at-bats for Corpus Christi, the Astros promoted Fisher to the Fresno Grizzlies of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in August.[19] The Astros invited Fisher to spring training as a non-roster player in 2017.[20] He began the 2017 season with Fresno.[21]

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