By Adam Roberts – 2/16/2021
When I saw this morning that the Brewers had orchestrated a trade for Derek Fisher, my brain kept telling me “I’ve heard this name before, but I can’t remember where…” It wasn’t until about an hour later that I put two and two together and realized I was confused into thinking this was Derek Fisher the former basketball player and current GM and head coach of the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
As for the baseball version, Milwaukee received a former Top 5 prospect when he was in the Astros organization, but who will be competing for reps with the likes of Christian Yelich and Lorenzo Cain. Fisher has taken 458 big league at-bats with varied success; last season in 56 games with the Blue Jays, Fisher hit .177 with a .295 OBP, seven home runs, and 19 RBIs.
In exchange for Fisher, Milwaukee dealt a player to be named later and cash considerations.