NEW YORK -- The MLB Draft League announced that West Virginia’s Noah Fisher and Mahoning Valley’s Joe Glassey were named Hitter and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the period of June 5 to June 11.
Fisher, 23, garnered Hitter of the Week honors for the second week of the MLB Draft League season after batting .412 (7-for-17) with two doubles, two triples, four RBIs and four runs scored in six games for the Black Bears. The infielder tied for the league lead in both extra-base hits (four) and total bases (14) and tied for second in hits.
Fisher reached base safely in all four plate appearances against Williamsport on Tuesday, going 1-for-1 with two walks and a hit by pitch, then added a double and a walk Wednesday as part of a 1-for-3 performance. Fisher erupted to go 3-for-4 with a triple, a double and a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Crosscutters and opened West Virginia’s three-game series against Trenton on Friday by going 2-for-3 with another triple and two RBIs.
A Madison Heights, Mich. native, Fisher is bating .286/.421/.500 (8-for-28) through nine games for West Virginia. He’s hit safely in five contests, tallying more walks (7) than strikeouts (4) across 38 plate appearances. Fisher enjoyed his best collegiate season at Northern Kentucky this past spring, batting .343/.502/.716 while starting 54 games as a fifth-year senior. He hit 19 home runs and 15 doubles, recording 68 RBI and scoring 66 runs.
Glassey, 21, earned Pitcher of the Week honors after posting three scoreless outings with one save out of Mahoning Valley’s bullpen. One of two Draft League pitchers to make three appearances during the period, the right-handed pitcher did not allow a baserunner as he recorded three strikeouts while throwing 28 of 40 pitches for strikes.
Glassey tossed a scoreless inning with one strikeout against Frederick on June 7 and fanned a pair of hitters in his next appearance on June 9 against Williamsport. Facing the Crosscutters again on June 11, Glassey tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his second save of the season. The Lindenhurst, Ill. native has not yielded a run in five appearances out of the Scrappers’ bullpen this season, striking out six batters in five innings overall, and has been perfect in his last four appearances. Glassey was 3-1 with three saves in 19 appearances as a redshirt junior this past spring at the University of Illinois. In three seasons with the Illini, he has compiled a 5.07 ERA with 91 strikeouts and 34 walks in 99.1 innings.