The Houston Astros selected University of Virginia outfielder Derek Fisher with the 37th pick overall in the 2014 MLB Draft. Fisher ended up being the Astros' top pick in 2014 after the team and Brady Aiken were unable to reach an contract agreement.
Fisher batted .303 (46x152) with 9 extra-base hits, 18 RBI, and 17 stolen bases with the Class A short season affiliate Tri-City Valleycats. He started the 2015 season with the Astros low Single A affiliate Quad Cities River Bandits, batting .305 with 18 extra-base hits, 24 RBIs, and 8 stolen bases.
He was promoted to the high Single A Lancaster JetHawks this week and made his first appearance on Saturday, and what an appearance it was. Fisher drove in 12 runs in one game.
Fisher launched the first pitch he saw in the two hole for solo home run to get the party started. In his second at bat, he came to the plate with the bases loaded. Fisher knocked one over the wall for a second home run and a grand slam.
Here is the first @DeFish23 grand slam, his 2nd home run of the night... pic.twitter.com/inJvHxrWw0— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) May 31, 2015
He came to the plate again with the bases loaded the next inning. Again, a grand slam. Three innings, three at-bats, three home runs. I'm surprised they didn't test for PEDs on the spot.
And just one inning later... Here comes @DeFish23's 2nd grand slam (3rd homer). An oppo shot! pic.twitter.com/QfhwioLmXy— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) May 31, 2015
In the seventh inning, he came to the plate with the bases loaded AGAIN. This time he only managed to muster a ball off the ball. He was originally awarded a triple, but eventually given a double after being tagged out trying to get to third.
An historic, record breaking day in Fisher's California League debut. Fisher set a Cal League for RBIs in a game, originally set by Robert Rivich with 11 RBIs for Stockton on May 22, 1954.
Fisher struck out in his other two at-bats, he'll fit right in with the Astros when he gets called up. 4-for-6 with three home runs and 12 RBIs is as good as it gets with first impressions, good job Mr. Fisher.