Fisher will be given a legitimate shot to win the starting job in left field, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Marwin Gonzalez made 47 appearances in left during the 2017 regular season and was the starter there during the postseason, but reading between the lines, it seems the Astros prefer to keep Gonzalez in a flexible, super-utility role. That leaves left field mostly open, with Fisher, Tony Kemp and Josh Reddick all expected to see time there this spring. Fisher struggled at the big-league level last year, but he slashed .318/.384/.583 with 21 homers and 16 steals in 84 games at Triple-A Fresno as a 23-year-old. He currently has an NFBC ADP outside the top 400.
Fisher started in right field Friday and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a 3-2 win over the Red Sox.
Fisher got the start in place of the injured Josh Reddick, who will not play in the final two games of the season. That means opportunities for Fisher, Tony Kemp or Cameron Maybin as fantasy seasons close out.
Fisher is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.
Fisher started the last couple games with the Astros giving some regulars a rest, and he produced, going 4-for-8 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI over that span. However, Houston will go back to its regular lineup Tuesday, which means Fisher will return to the bench.
Fisher went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Mariners.
Fisher's fifth-inning blast turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 lead. The 24-year-old outfielder has largely been unable to translate his minor-league success into results at the highest level, as he's slashing just .227/.324/.403 in 42 games with Houston after managing a .318/.384/.583 line over 84 games with Triple-A Fresno.
Fisher went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-6 victory over Seattle.
Fisher, who got the start in left field Saturday, has mostly been used as pinch hitter or pinch runner since making his last start Sept. 9. He entered Saturday's game hitless in his previous nine at-bats and was just 2-for-26 with 11 strikeouts going back to Aug. 18. Obviously, Fisher isn't getting many opportunities, which makes it hard for him to contribute consistently. With Jake Marisnick (thumb) done for the season, at-bats are available but Marwin Gonzalez and Cameron Maybin are the likeliest players to fill a void in the outfield. Fisher may still earn a spot on the postseason roster because of his speed.
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