Fisher was sent down to Triple-A Fresno following Monday's game against the Athletics, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Fisher, who homered in four at-bats Monday, finished his first MLB stint with two home runs and six RBI over 21 plate appearances. The 23-year-old has already proven himself at the Triple-A level but there just isn't room for him in Houston at this juncture. His demotion to Fresno precedes what his expected to be the activation of Josh Reddick from the 7-day concussion list.
Fisher sparkled in his MLB debut Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two walks, two RBI and two runs against the Rangers.
Welcome to the big leagues, kid. The owner of a spectacular .335/.401/.608 batting line with 16 homers, 13 steals, 45 RBI and 42 runs over 60 games in the minors this year, Fisher should instantly interest fantasy owners who need an offensive boost in the outfield. He could see only a short cup of coffee if Josh Reddick gets over his concussion soon, but if Fisher keeps hitting like he has been all year, he'll rapidly make it impossible for the Astros to send him down.
Fisher will start in left field and bat eighth Wednesday against the Rangers, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The Astros will waste no time integrating Fisher, the organization's No. 2 prospect, into the lineup after adding him to the big-league roster earlier Wednesday. With Josh Reddick (concussion) hitting the 7-day DL, Fisher should be in store for at least semi-regular at-bats until early next week, which might make him worth a short-term look in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues. In addition to batting an excellent .335 with Triple-A Fresno this season, Fisher displayed both power (16 home runs, 19 doubles) and speed (13 steals).
In order to clear up a spot on the 40-man and active roster for Fisher, the Astros transferred Jandel Gustave (forearm) from the 10- to 60-day disabled list and moved Josh Reddick (concussion) to the 7-day DL. While Reddick is sidelined, Fisher could be in store for an everyday role in the outfield, though the Astros haven't formally clarified their plans for the 23-year-old, one of the top prospects in the organization. Fisher has supplied a 1.009 OPS over 275 plate appearances with Fresno this season, accruing 16 home runs and 19 doubles.
With Josh Reddick still going through the concussion protocol and uncertain to return this week, the Astros have less depth on hand than usual in the outfield, so it appears Fisher will join the club to help fill the void. Like Reddick, the 23-year-old Fisher offers a left-handed option in the outfield, and a high-upside one at that. Fisher entered the campaign as one of the organization's top prospects, and he's done little to change that perception by slashing .335/.401/.608 with 16 home runs, 19 doubles and 13 stolen bases. While Fisher may find picking up consistent at-bats more difficult once Reddick is back, if he performs well during his first taste of the big leagues, Fisher could end up settling into a semi-regular role in left field with the club's primary option at the position, Nori Aoki, submitting a meager .658 OPS this season.
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