Tuesday, June 7, 2011

With their 26th Round pick...

...The Astros select 18-year old 6'4" 235lb RHP Jared Fisher, out of Newport High School in Washington.

Fisher finished 2011 8-2 in 51IP, 36H/14ER for a 1.92ERA and a .196 BAA, with 64K:23BB.

Back in March, Baseball America had Fisher at 86-89mph.

Perfect Game wrote last year:
has a premium pitcher's build, tall, long and lean. In his two innings of work he showed why he is one of the top arms in the 2011 class. He threw with ease, demonstrating sound mechanics throughout. Really has an idea on the mound and gets ahead with his fastball to set up offspeed. His curveball is a tight spinner with sharp 11-5 break and buckles hitters frequently and he also features a mid 70's changeup with fade that shows a lot of promise. Works down in the zone, and hides the ball well, really makes it difficult on hitters. Very high ceiling from him, and will be one to follow in the future.

Fisher signed an LOI to play for Washington back in November:
"I couldn't go wrong with any of those schools, but I couldn't picture myself playing for any other team but Washington. I couldn't imagine playing against the Huskies. I liked Oregon a lot, but in my heart, it was always Washington."

Here's some video!