Hugh Fisher - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#32 Hugh Fisher


Class Senior
Height 6'6"
Weight 210
Hometown Eads, Tenn.
High School Briarcrest Christian School

Student-Athlete Features
Vanderbilt Hustler – The Fish is back

Head coach Tim Corbin on Fisher: “His misfortune from a season ending arm injury in 2019, was Vanderbilt’s fortune in having Hugh come back for his senior season. Hugh has really developed in so many different ways here. He takes it upon himself to be very inclusive of younger people and help guide them along. His maturity has been exhibited academically and certainly on the mound. There are not many pitchers in the college game that are equipped with his tools. We are all excited to have him back on the field again.”

As a Senior (2021)
• Selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks with the 288th pick in the 10th round of the 2021 MLB Draft
• Made 16 appearances on the campaign, totaling 11.0 innings
• Ranked third amongst Commodore relievers in ERA with a mark of 2.45
• Limited opposing hitters to a .139 average against, while tallying 13 strikeouts
• Made season debut in the Feb. 24 win over Western Kentucky, where he fanned two in 1.0 inning of work
• Struck out a season-high three in 1.0 inning in the midweek win over cross-town foe Lipscomb (March 23)

As a Junior (2020)

  • Season canceled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • 12th-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Perfect Game
  • 68th-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by Baseball America
  • 95th-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • SEC’s 42nd-best 2020 MLB Draft prospect by D1Baseball
  • Did not appear in a game

As a Sophomore (2019)

  • Tied for second on the team (Zach King) with 22 appearances
  • Limited opponents to a .231 average while fanning 46 in 34.2 innings
  • Held foes to a .195 average (16-for-82) with runners aboard
  • One of two relievers to strike out eight in a relief outing (May 12 vs. Missouri)
  • Did not allow a run in 12 of his first 16 appearances (Feb. 16-May 10)
  • Fanned multiple batters nine times including six on May 25 vs. LSU
  • Allowed just two extra-base hits in his last 11 outings (13.2 innings)
  • Logged the win in the home opener (Feb. 20 vs. Evansville) behind 2.1 scoreless innings

As a Freshman (2018)

  • Made eight relief appearances, posting a 2-0 record alongside a 1.94 ERA
  • Limited opponents to a .194 batting average in 9.1 innings while striking out eight
  • Did not allow an earned run in his first seven outings
  • Picked up a win in each of his last two appearances
  • Held Western Kentucky to one hit in two frames for his first collegiate victory (April 10)
  • Did not allow a baserunner in 2.0 innings during his debut against Presbyterian (Feb. 20)
  • Struck out two as part of one hitless frame against Eastern Kentucky (March 14)
  • Held Florida hitless in a combined 2.0 innings between March 30 and April 1
  • Secured his second win against Ole Miss on April 15

The Fisher File

  • Lettered four years at Briarcrest Christian High School under coach Craig Hopkins
  • Helped the Saints to the TSSAA Division II Class AA State Tournament as a senior
  • Rawlings-Perfect Game second-team All-American as a senior
  • Southeast — All Region first team as a senior
  • TSSAA Division II All-State as a senior
  • Helped the Saints to the TSSAA State Quarterfinals as a junior
  • Rawlings-Perfect Game Underclass first team as a junior
  • TSSAA Division II All-State as a junior
  • Named to Best of Preps All-Metro Team as a junior
  • Rawlings-Perfect Game 2015 Underclass High Honorable Mention as a sophomore
  • As a freshman was named to the WBSC “AA” 15U World Cup Team USA
  • Human and organizational development major
  • Son of Rob and Sam Fisher
  • Grandfather played football at West Virginia
  • Brother to Hannah