Astros first-rounder crushes three homers and drives in 12 in Class A Advanced debut
Drafted 11th overall in 2014, Astros outfield prospect Derek Fisher --
No, not this Derek Fisher:
No, that's Bobby Fischer:
No, that's a scene from "Searching for Bobby Fischer" -- you're getting even further away from the starting point!
I said, Derek Fisher, the Astros' 11th-best prospect who made his first appearance with the Class A Advanced Lancaster Jethawks on Saturday night. Normally when a player makes a debut, they're a jumble of nerves and their minds are too busy trying to remember the second baseman's name rather than playing baseball. But not Fisher.
In his first at-bat, he hit a home run.
In his second, he hit a grand slam.
In his third at-bat, he hit another grand slam. Yes, that's right: three innings, three home runs and nine RBIs.
But he wasn't done there. After striking out in his next at-bat, Fisher again batted with the bases loaded. This time he only hit a three-run double. How disappointing.
The Jethawks outfielder drove in 12 RBIs, breaking a Cal League record that had stood since 1954.
As for the Major League record for RBIs in a debut? That would belong to Starlin Castro when he drove in six on May 7, 2010.