Q&A With James Madison University Commit Jon Fisher

Jon FisherBy Greg Williams
PA Director of Scouting

Jon Fisher sat 83-85 in the Fall Prospect Program, but has been as high as 87 on the gun this fall. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound RHP has sound mechanics and quality secondary pitches that make him one of the top right-handers in the PA Class of 2015. Currently ranked No. 41, Fisher has the frame, athleticism and work ethic that should lead to continued development over the next several years.

Fisher spoke to Prep Baseball Report about his recent verbal committment to attend James Madison University and the process that led to his decision.

PBR:  Where have you decided to attend college and why did you make this choice?

Fisher: I have decided to attend James Madison University. It was the perfect fit for me with location, academics, a competitive and established baseball program, and top notch coaching staff. I also received an excellent financial offer.

PBR:  What other schools were you considering?

Fisher: I was also considering Temple, Delaware, William & Mary, Winthrop, La Salle, Michigan and Penn State.

PBR:  Was distance from home a factor in your decision?

Fisher: Yes, I wanted something far enough away to get the college experience of being on my own, but close enough to come home on holidays and weekends if I want to.

PBR:  Where did the coaches first see you?  How did your relationship develop with their coaching staff?

Fisher: They saw me at a few Dynamic Baseball events while playing with the Evoshield Canes. My relationship with the coaches developed through visits, emails and phone calls.

PBR:  What role do the coaches expect you to play your first year on campus?

Fisher: The coaches expect me to contribute as a weekend starter as a freshman.

PBR:  What is your biggest strength as a player and how do you feel that will help your team?

Fisher: I attack the zone and throw strikes with command. I mix up speeds well and keep hitters off balance with a lot of ground balls which I hear is needed at JMU.

PBR:  Who do you play for in the summer and what was your most memorable experience from this past summer?

Fisher: I play for the Evoshield Canes. My most memorable experience was being selected for the Big 26 Classic for Team Pennsylvania. I met a lot of good players and made a lot of friends.

PBR:  What is your current GPA?

Fisher: My current GPA is 3.5.

PBR:  Now that you have your commitment out of the way, what are your goals both individually and for the team going into your junior season?

Fisher: I want to see Plymouth Whitemarsh return to the playoffs. Individually I will be working to increase my velocity an maybe add a slider.

PBR: How did Prep Baseball Report aid you in gaining exposure as a potential college baseball recruit?

Fisher:  Prep Baseball Report gave me the opportunity to see some other schools allowing me to make more comparisons. The PBR staff were very helpful with any questions we had regarding the recruiting process.

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