Thursday, July 12, 2012

Round 18: Dave Fischer, RHP, University of Connecticut

(from UConn's official site)
UConn Bio

Sean's one sentence analysis: Fischer has the potential to surpass the low expectations generally given to mid-round senior signs, as he throws 94 MPH and has room to add muscle and as a result more velocity.

Pre-draft rankings:
Ranked #4 in lower New England region by Baseball America (but not in top 500 draft prospects).

Other analysis and notes:
The senior finally got a grasp of his command in 2012, going 5-6 with a 3.47 ERA in 80 and 1/3 innings for UConn, allowing 27 walks (and in the meantime dropping 1.2 off of his career BB/9) and striking out 68 hitters.

He was drafted by the Angels out of high school (44th round, 2008 draft) and by the Giants after his junior year (30th round, 2011 draft).

Here is a story from 2008 about his experience being drafted out of high school.

Fischer pitched 4 no-hit innings for Auburn in his last start. The linked article gives a little insight to how he approaches pitching and what he throws.

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