Jameson Fisher

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Jameson Fisher
Chicago White Sox
Outfielder
Born: (1993-12-18) December 18, 1993 (age 25)
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Jameson Fisher (born February 6, 1995) is an American professional baseball outfielder in the Chicago White Sox organization.

Career[edit]

Fisher attended Zachary High School in Zachary, Louisiana.[1] He was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 24th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft, but declined to sign a minor league contract and instead attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he played college baseball.[2]

He began college baseball playing catcher and first baseman. After tearing the labrum in his right shoulder, he underwent surgery and missed the 2015 season. In the following season as a senior, Fisher led the NCAA in hitting with a .424 batting average, 11 home runs, and 66 RBIs. He also scored 49 runs and stole 15 bases. Over his college career, Fisher had a batting average of .375 with 14 homers and 132 RBIs, stealing 32 stolen bases.[3]

Fisher was drafted in the fourth round with the 116th overall pick in the 2016 MLB draft by the Chicago White Sox.[4] Fisher spent the 2016 season in rookie-level baseball with the Great Falls Voyagers of the Pioneer League, finishing with a .342 batting average, four home runs and 25 RBIs over 187 at-bats. He was promoted to the Kannapolis Intimidators of the A-level South Atlantic League to start the 2017 season. There he played 60 games before being promoted to the Winston-Salem Dash of the high-A Carolina League, where he finished the 2017 season.[5] During the year, he posted a combined .245 batting average with a .342 on-base percentage and a .402 slugging percentage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merkin, Scott (June 10, 2016). "White Sox stay within college ranks to fulfill needs". MLB.com. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  2. ^ Gegenheimer, Mike (April 8, 2016). "Meet Southeastern Louisiana slugger Jameson Fisher: He leads the nation with a .510 batting average". New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  3. ^ Derry, Jim (June 10, 2016). "MLB Draft 2016: Southeastern's Jameson Fisher taken in fourth round by White Sox". nola.com. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=fisher003jam%7Cwork=baseball-reference.com
  5. ^ http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=622053#/career/R/hitting/2017/ALL%7Cwork=MiLB.com

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