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Hugh Fisher

#38 | LHP | DiamondbacksARI
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Hugh Fisher
Name: Robert Hugh Fisher III
Born: Feb 11, 1999 in Germantown, TN
High School: Briarcrest Christian School, Memphis
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 210 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: L
Drafted in the 10th round (288th overall) by the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2021 (signed for $100,000)
Fisher is likely to be an enigma for teams this spring. The big, physical lefthander was draft-eligible last year but didn’t pitch at all in the shortened 2020 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. This spring he did get back on the mound, but he didn’t pitch much for a loaded Vanderbilt team, throwing just 11 innings over 14 appearances. He struck out 13 batters (10.9 K/9) but also walked 10 (8.2 BB/9) and now has an extensive track record of below-average control going back to 2018 with the Commodores. Scouts are still drawn to the standout pure stuff, and this spring he threw his fastball in the 93-95 mph range and got up to 97 from the left side. He shows a power slider in the mid 80s as well, which looks like a real plus offering when he lands it—problem is, he rarely does. Fisher has also thrown a firm, upper-80s changeup. With a 6-foot-6, 210-pound frame and a sidearm slot from the left side he creates a tough angle for hitters and has real back-of-the-bullpen pure stuff. He’ll need to take massive steps forward with his control and consistency before a big league team will trust him in a high-leverage role, though.
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