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Fisher Selected by Miami in 17th Round of MLB Draft

Fisher Selected by Miami in 17th Round of MLB Draft

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FAYETTEVILLE - Junior first baseman Eric Fisher was selected by the Miami Marlins in the 17th round of the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on Saturday.

Fisher, who was the 497th overall pick, is the fifth Arkansas player selected and joins teammate Brian Andersonwho was taken in the third round by the Marlins. Chris Oliver (112 overall, Philadelphia), Jalen Beeks (374 overall, Boston) and Michael Gunn (494 overall, Boston) have also been selected during the 2014 MLB Draft.

A native of Spring, Texas, Fisher became one of the top power hitters in the Southeastern Conference during the 2014 season, recording nine home runs, 45 runs batted in and a .268 batting average. He tallied 15 multi-hit games during the year and added a team-best 12 multi-RBI games.

Fisher ended the year with a 10-game reached base streak after earning second team All-SEC honors at first base and making an appearance on the All-Defensive Team.

He had a power stretch of four home runs in a five-game span midway through the season, launching three home runs in a three-game set at No. 8 LSU, before returning home and leading Arkansas to a series opening victory over No. 11 Vanderbilt with a three-run blast in the first inning.

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Arkansas Draft Tracker

1. Brian Anderson3rd Round       
76 Overall          
Miami Marlins                     
Chris Oliver                 
4th Round112 OverallPhiladelphia Phillies
3.Jalen Beeks12th Round374 OverallBoston Red Sox
4.Michael Gunn16th Round494 OverallBoston Red Sox
5.Eric Fisher17th Round497 OverallMiami Marlins