Potential DFA Candidates The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Look Into

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Pittsburgh Pirates, Potential Target, Fisher
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Derek Fisher

This is the other outfielder the Blue Jays have with zero options remaining, and just so happen to be born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Although Derek Fisher wasn’t nearly as highly ranked as a prospect as Alford was, Fisher still showed some really good promise. In 2017, he was ranked as the 83rd best prospect as an Astros’ prospect after a solid showing in 2016. During ‘16, Fisher slashed .255/.367/.448 with 21 home runs, and 28 stolen bases. 448 of his 566 plate appearances came from AA that year, and he had a 132 wRC+ at that level.

Fisher has put up proficient numbers at Triple-A as well. In his career, the now 26-year-old has slashed .289/.379/.520 with 50 home runs and 40 stolen bases in 1053 plate appearances. But at the major league level, Fisher hasn’t been as good. In 376 plate appearances, he has a .649 OPS and 74 OPS+.

With the leather, Fisher has been pretty good. He has +8 DRS, and 1.2 UZR in 933.2 innings. Most of his time has come from left field, but Fisher has plenty of professional experience at all 3 outfield positions. Currently, Fisher’s best tool is his speed, given a 70 grade, just like Alford, by Fangraphs. He also has a 60 grade for his raw power potential.

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