Houston Astros OF Prospect Knocks In 12 RBI With Three Homers (Two Grand Slams) In Team Debut

When opportunity comes knocking, the best of the best not only answer but do so with authority.

Playing High-A level baseball isn’t exactly game seven of the World Series, but when the Houston Astros promoted outfielder Derek Fisher to their High-A level minor league team, he let them know it was the right move.

In his first game with the Lancaster JetHawks, Fisher, 21, broke a 61-year-old California League Record with 12 RBI in a 16-3 win against the High Desert Mavericks. Fisher went 4-for-6 with three home runs all before the end of the third inning. Two of those blasts were grand slams.

The first of Fisher’s bases-clearing jacks came in the second inning.

Here is the first @DeFish23 grand slam, his 2nd home run of the night… pic.twitter.com/inJvHxrWw0

— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) May 31, 2015

He sent the next grand salami to the opposite field. Now that’s power.

And just one inning later… Here comes @DeFish23‘s 2nd grand slam (3rd homer). An oppo shot! pic.twitter.com/QfhwioLmXy

— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) May 31, 2015

Even when he’s not belting homers when the bases are juiced, he still finds a way to clear the basepaths with a three-run double.

It wasn’t a HR but this ball was smoked too… Here is @DeFish23‘s 3-run double to set the Cal League RBI record: pic.twitter.com/m0hOaY6cEn

— Lancaster JetHawks (@JetHawks) May 31, 2015

MLB.com has Fisher ranked as the Astros’ No. 11 overall prospect. Something tells me this kid will be moving up the ranks quicker than anyone expected.

[Deadspin]

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