Fisher Drafted by Cleveland in the 13th Round

June 7, 2014

K-State Athletics

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Junior Austin Fisher was the first K-State Wildcat taken in the final day of the MLB First-Year Player Draft on Saturday as he was selected by the Cleveland Indians in the 13th round (398th overall).

A native of Lenexa, Kansas, Fisher started all 55 games for K-State at shortstop in 2014, hitting .300 (62-for-207) with seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 34 RBI. He also set career-bests in walks (25) and stolen bases (6).

Over his K-State career, Fisher owns a .327 batting average and .417 OBP while tallying 36 extra-base hits and 74 RBI. In 2013, the Olathe Northwest High School product was named to the All-Big 12 First Team as well as a semifinalist for the Brooks Wallace Award (nation’s top shortstop) and Gregg Olsen Breakout Player of the Year Award.

Fisher becomes the third Wildcat selected in the 2014 MLB Draft, joining senior outfielder Ross Kivett (6th round, Detroit Tigers) and redshirt junior outfielder Mitch Meyer (7th round, Milwaukee Brewers).

Fisher’s selection marks the second straight year Cleveland has drafted a Wildcat. Kivett was drafted in last year’s 10th round. The Indians have drafted seven Wildcats since 1965.

Fisher’s father, David, was drafted in the 29th round of the 1992 MLB Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies.