We continue our list with junior righthanded pitcher Steven Fischback from Cal-Poly. He is from Walnut Creek California and graduated from Las Lomas High School. He ended up as a four year letter winner at Las Lomas taking the team to the CIF North Coast Section championship game in 2005 and a semifinalist in 2006. He was also named the 2005 Diablo Foothill Pitcher of the Year by going 9-1 with a 0.87 ERA. His career record at Las Lomas was 18-6 with a 0.91 ERA.
In his freshman campaign in 2007, Fischback ended up making 10 appearances with three starts. He struggled as he went 2-2 with a 6.98 ERA. The biggest problem with his freshman season was the 14 walks in only 19.1 innings of work.
In 2008, Fischback made the transition to the starting rotation where he had mixed results by having a 5-4 record with a 4.55 ERA and a save in 15 appearances with 14 starts. His control continued to be an issue as he walked 23 batters, hit 13 batters, and tossed six wild pitches in only 85 innings of work.
His summer was spent in the Alaskan Baseball League with the Mat-Su Miners. He made four starts for the Miners without getting a decision. He ended up pitching in 28 innings allowing only seven runs for a ERA of 2.25. He continued to struggle with his control by walking 11 batters in those innings while hitting three batters and tossing three wild pitches. Baseball America listed Fischback as the top prospect in the Alaskan Baseball League. We spoke with Jordan Wyckoff, who served as an assistant coach with the Mat-Su Miners and he stated the following “Steve Fischback was another one of our top arms who had a great mix of plus pitchers.”