Michael Fisher
11
2005-2007
Shortstop
6-2, 190
Bats: Both
Nashville, Tenn.
(Montgomery Bell Academy)

High school quarterback who had scholarship offers to play college football, but elected to come to Georgia Tech to play baseball instead....Has good range and a strong arm....can play second base, third base or shortstop.

2010: Released by Atlanta following Spring Training....signed by New York Mets and assigned to Class A Savannah 5/30.

2009:

2008: Assigned to Class A Rome Braves (South Atlantic League) to begin first full season of professional baseball....went 10-for-15 with a home run and five RBI in four game series at Hickory 5/24-27....committed team-leading 27 errors while playing in 74 games at shortstop and 23 games at second base during season.

2007: Named to the 2007 All-ACC Academic Baseball Team....once again, Tech's starting shortstop....homered in back-to-back games 2/21 and 2/23....hit .354 during February including 10-game hitting streak to finish month....also hit .356 in March....drove in at least one run in seven straight games 3/3 to 3/16....compiled career-best 18-game hitting streak (30-for-71) from 3/23 to 4/22....streak of 113 consecutive games started came to an end after being hit in the face by a ground ball in the eighth inning of 5/5 game at South Florida....underwent successful facial surgery to repair fractures in his cheek and orbital bones 5/7 in Nashville and returned to action on 5/17 vs. Florida State....selected in the 6th Round (198th pick overall) of the June Draft by the Atlanta Braves....signed professional contract with $125,000 bonus 6/13....assigned to Danville Braves (Appalachian League)....belted tie-breaking two-run homer in second professional game 6/20 vs. Burlington....posted 13-game hitting streak 6/27 to 7/11....homered while driving in four runs 7/5 at Bristol....promoted to Class A Myrtle Beach 7/31 following the Mark Teixeira trade between Atlanta and Texas....named Braves' Minor League Player of the Month for July....hit safely in his first nine Carolina League games going 13-for-35 (.371) from 8/1 to 8/10....hit first Carolina League home run 8/28 vs. Frederick....went just 1-for-19 following home run to finish season....Member of the 2007 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2006: Emerged as Tech's everyday shortstop while going on to start all 68 games....Hit .268 with 39 RBI on the season, and ended the year with a .333 average over the last 10 games....Had 15 multi-hit games during the season....Had a season-long eight-game hitting streak, in which he hit .452 with three doubles and nine RBI, snapped in the second game at Boston College....Named to the All-Regional team at the NCAA Atlanta Regional after hitting .385 (5-for-13) with a double and a grand slam....Had a career-high four RBI in win over Stetson in the opening game of Regional....Went 2-for-5 with a walk and a run in Tech's Super Regional win over College of Charleston (6/10)....spent summer with Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod League.

2005: Primarily saw duty at second base behind veteran Mike Trapani....went 3-for-4 with four RBI in first collegiate start 2/19 vs. Iona....collected three hits, including first collegiate home run 3/6 at Duke....homered in following game 3/8 vs. William & Mary....was 2-for-5 with a stolen base and three RBI 3/13 vs. Wake Forest....season average stood at .462 following 3/18 game vs. NC State, but went just 3-for-24 while playing in only 14 of team's last 45 games....did not start after 4/16 and had no at-bats during post-season....played for Keene Swampbats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during summer.

High School: A four-year letter-winner for coach Thomas Wims at Montgomery Bell Academy as a shortstop and center fielder....Rated as the No. 3 prospect in Tennessee by Baseball America....Named the 2004 Division II High School Player of the Year by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association....named to the 2004 All-State baseball team by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association....Overall, a three-time all-state and all-region selection....Led Montgomery Bell to the 2004 state championship....Hit .474 with six home runs and 30 RBI as a senior....Also highly decorated as a quarterback on the football field....Named Mr. Football in Tennessee as a senior....Led MBA to football state championships in 2002 and 2003....played for East Cobb-based STM Striker team coached by former Tech catcher Eric McQueen during summer of 2004.

Personal: Michael Paul Fisher....Born March 22, 1985....Son of Fred and Barbara Fisher....Father played baseball and football at Vanderbilt from 1972-76....Brother, Bryan, played tennis at LSU from 2000-04....Named to the ACC Honor Roll in 2006....Dean's List student majoring in Management....Member of the 2006-07 Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board....2006-07 Recipient of the Hickok Family Baseball Endowment.

 
 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year   AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT  FLD%
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 2005  .300  25-10    50  15  15   5   0   2  16    6  12   2-3    .875
 2006  .268  68-68   235  52  63  10   1   1  39   27  52   8-8    .925
 2007  .330  51-51   206  33  68  14   2   3  38   28  26   7-9    .924

 Pro Career          AVG    G   AB   R   H  2B 3B  HR RBI  BB  SO  SB CS 
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 2007 Danville      .325   33  126  22  41  11  1   2  27  15  27   0  3
      Myrtle Beach  .250   30  120  15  30   4  0   1  13  10  21   0  2
 2008 Rome          .253  123  446  50 113  20  2   4  38  31  94  10  7
 2009 Myrtle Beach  .238  113  425  50 101  17  1   2  31  32  99   4  5
 2010 Savannah
      St. Lucie
      Binghamton
 2011 Binghamton
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 Totals             .255  299 1117 137 285  52  4   9 109  98 241  14 17