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Derek Fisher
Derek  Fisher

Rexmont, Pa.

High School:
Cedar Crest


Derek Fisher to Make MLB Debut Wednesday with Astros

Former Virginia outfielder played with Cavaliers from 2012-14


Virginia Baseball Will Play for National Championship on Wednesday

Cavaliers even the series against Vanderbilt with 7-2 victory


Virginia Falls to Vanderbilt in First Game of CWS Finals, 9-8

Cavaliers nearly rally from seven-run deficit but fall run short


Cavaliers Down Maryland 7-3 to Even Charlottesville Super Regional

Virginia offense records 17 hits in victory


Three Cavaliers Selected in First Day of MLB Draft

Howard (Cincinnati), Fisher (Houston) and Papi (Cleveland) all taken on day one


Virginia Baseball: 2014 Season in Photos

Relive all of the excitement by browsing some of the best images from the run to the College World Series.


Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Finals Game 1

Virginia vs. Vanderbilt- College World Series Finals Game 1


Virginia v. Ole Miss 6/21/14

Virginia beats Ole Miss 4-1 on 6/21/14


Virginia vs. TCU Baseball -- 6/17/14

Gallery of shots from UVa's 15-inning victory over TCU in the CWS


Baseball vs. East Carolina (By Kelsey Grant)

Baseball vs. East Carolina 2/23/14

• Tied for third in career triples at UVa with 12

• Selected by Houston Astros in Competitive Balance Round A (37th overall) in 2014 MLB Draft
• Returned to the lineup on April 20 after missing 25 games with broken hamate bone in right wrist; suffered injury during Duke series and had surgery March 17
• Played in all 24 games after his return to lineup
• Named to Charlottesville Regional All-Tournament Team
• Had 12 RBI in NCAA tournament, tied for the most of any player in the tourney
• Had career-long 12-game hit streak snapped in first game of super regional
• Was 4-for-12 with six RBI in NCAA regional; had four RBI in championship game vs. Arkansas
• Was 3-for-13 with three RBI in ACC tournament; homered in opener against Maryland (5/22)
• Went 4-for-13 in Wake Forest series
• Was 5-for-13 in Florida State series; doubled three times in Game 1, including go-ahead 2-run double in 10th inning off FSU closer Jameis Winston
• Homered in UVa's midweek games at VCU and vs. Richmond
• Started first 14 games in left field; made 45 consecutive starts prior to injury, suffered during Duke series
• Was 4-for-11 in East Carolina series
• Named ACC Player of Week after going 5-for-11 in opening weekend at Hughes Bros. Challenge

• Started and played in 55 games
• Was fourth on team with .405 on base percentage
• Tied for second on team with seven home runs
• Hit by 12 pitches (team high and eighth most in ACC)
• Second-Team Preseason All-American
• Missed six games, including Miami series, with ankle injury; returned April 7 against Wake Forest
• Had three RBI in regional championship game vs. Elon
• Was 3-for-12 with three runs in ACC tournament
• Was 5-for-11 in UNC series; went 4-for-4 with pair of doubles in Game 2
• Batted 3-for-10, scored four runs in Duke series
• Was 4-for-12 with HR in Virginia Tech series
• Went 3-for-10 in FSU series; hit two-run homer in game 1
• Had solid series at Georgia Tech, going 5-for-11; hit solo HR and had three hits in Saturday win
• Homered and drove in pair while going 2-for-4 vs. Radford (4/10)
• Went 2-for-9 in two games in Wake series
• Was 3-for-12 in NC State series
• Was 2-for-13 in Clemson series
• Went 4-for-4 with three extra-base hits, including walk-off double, in 7-6 win over Maryland (3/9); was 4-for-9, reached base in 9 of 14 plate appearances in series
• Hit three-run homer in sixth inning to break tie against Toledo (2/24)
• Homered and drove in five runs as part of three-hit day at East Carolina (2/15)

• Named Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and NCBWA
• Appeared in 53 games, starting 50 (15 at DH, 35 in LF); started final 42 games, including last 28 in LF
• Ranked 10th nationally in triples with eight; matched Jarrett Parker (2010) for UVa single-season triples record
• Led team in home runs (7) and triples (first in ACC) and was second on team in extra-base hits (26)
• Topped ACC freshmen in triples, home runs, RBI (50) and slugging (.507)
• Went 4-for-4 with double, triple, three RBI and three runs in middle game of Monmouth series (2/25)
• Went 4-for-9 in two starts during Virginia Tech series; had three hits and three runs in series finale
• Hit first two college home runs in the two Marist games (3/13-14); went 2-for-4 with 3-run homer, triple and four RBI in the second win over Marist
• Went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple and three RBI as DH in final game against Clemson (3/25)
• Hit third long ball of season to tie game in win over Clemson (3/24)
• Had monster game vs. Towson (3/28), going 4-for-6 with four runs, seven RBI and 11 total bases; was single shy of cycle (two doubles, triple, grand slam)
• Hit game-tying, two-run homer in seventh inning off Carlos Rodon in win at NC State (3/31)
• Went 2-for-5 against Wake Forest with run and three RBI (4/7)
• Was 3-for-10 with double and RBI in three games against North Carolina (4/13-15) and 4-for-13 with four runs in Duke series (4/20-21)
• Hit go-ahead 2-run home run in ninth inning in 7-5 win at VCU (4/25)
• Went 5-for-15 in Miami series (4/28-30); had three hits in game 3 of series
• Was 4-for-13 in Georgia Tech series (5/11-13) with home run and pair of doubles
• Went 4-for-13 in Maryland series (5/17-19); had two hits in each of first two games
• Recorded hit in all three games of ACC tournament, going 5-for-9 overall (5/24-26); also posted three runs, three RBI and four walks

• Selected by Texas Rangers in sixth round of 2011 MLB Draft
• Played for Coach Chris Groff at Cedar Crest High School
• Rated ninth-best high school prospect by Baseball America
• Rated 14th-best high school prospect and top recruit in Pennsylvania by Perfect Game
• Hit .484 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI in his senior season
• Three-time all-state honoree
• Named to First Team All-Lebanon County and All-Lebanon Lancaster League three times each
• Pennsylvania State Player of the Year in 2011
• Holds CCHS home runs record with 24
• Served as team captain twice

• Parents are Jim and Kelly Fisher
• Has one sister, Nicole



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