Astros prospect drives in 12 runs after promotion
By Robert Judin
When opportunity comes knocking, the best of the best not only answer but do so with authority.
Playing High-A level baseball isn’t exactly game seven of the World Series, but when the Houston Astros promoted outfielder Derek Fisher to their High-A level minor league team, he let them know it was the right move.
In his first game with the Lancaster JetHawks, Fisher, 21, broke a 61-year-old California League Record with 12 RBI in a 16-3 win against the High Desert Mavericks. Fisher went 4-for-6 with three home runs -- all before the end of the third inning. Two of those blasts were grand slams.
You can see videos of the hits here.
The first of Fisher’s bases-clearing jacks came in the second inning. He sent the next grand salami to the opposite field. Even when he wasn't belting homers with the bases juiced, Fisher still found a way to clear the base paths with a three-run double.
MLB.com has Fisher ranked as the Astros’ No. 11 overall prospect. Something tells me this kid will be moving up the ranks quicker than anyone expected.
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