ADP: N/ALF / Houston Astros
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In mix for left-field job
RotoWire | 7 days ago.
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.
Astros looking to Fisher to win left-field job
Official Houston Astros | 7 days ago.
The Astros, who are loaded with superstar talent, are seeking a left fielder for 2018. Manager A.J. Hinch already has a list of candidates who might fill the opening, led by up-and-coming outfielder Derek Fisher.
Gerrit Cole Trade Rumors: Astros, Pirates Deal for Pitcher 'Imminent'
Bleacher Report | 41 days ago.
The Houston Astros are reportedly nearing a deal for Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole.
Jon Morosi of MLB.com reported a trade is "imminent" after he and his colleague Jesse Sanchez reported talks were "picking up steam" and had "intensified in the past 24 hours."
This comes after Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported Monday the Astros and Pirates had discussed a Cole trade that could include Houston outfielder Derek Fisher. However, Passan pointed out the Pirates would want either outfielder Kyle Tucker or pitcher Forrest Whitley in the hypothetical trade—the Nos. 1 and 2 prospects in Houston's system, per MLB.com
Astros "Actively Pursuing" High-End Starters, Have Discussed Gerrit Cole With Pirates
MLBTradeRumors | 43 days ago.
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12:27pm: Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports (via Twitter) that the Astros have had talks with the Pirates about a trade that would send Cole to Houston. Young outfielder Derek Fisher’s name has come up in negotiations, though Passan notes that the Pirates “almost certainly would need Kyle Tucker or Forrest Whitley” to headline the…