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40  Greg Fettes
Greg Fettes

Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
Madison Heights, Mich.

High School:
Lamphere

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 225

Position:
C

Experience:
HS

B/T:
R/R


03/08/2014

Reed, Thomas Homer in No. 22 Baseball's 24-1 Pounding of Ball State

Wildcats Get NCAA-Leading Eighth Homer from Reed, Six RBI from Thomas

04/20/2013

No. 14 S. Carolina Walks Off With 11-Inning Win

Series Concludes on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. ET at Carolina Stadium

04/20/2013

No. 17 Baseball at No. 14 South Carolina -- Game Two -- Postgame Notes

No. 17 Baseball at No. 14 South Carolina -- Game Two -- Postgame Notes

03/30/2013

Late-Game Rally Falls Short in Loss to Georgia

Riddle Goes 4-for-5, Reed adds 3-for-5 Game; UK Concludes Series Sunday at 1 p.m. ET

03/27/2013

Fettes, Reida lead No. 8 Baseball to 8-2 Win over Marshall

Wildcats Get Two-Hit Games from Fettes, Reida in 8-2 Midweek Win over Marshall

03/27/2013

Fettes on producing in spot duty

Greg Fettes reached base in all four of his plate appearances on Wednesday.

• 2013 All-SEC Freshman Team (C)
• 43rd round draft pick in 2011 (Tigers)

Outlook
Talented backstop became the first UK catcher to earn All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2013 ... Has great arm strength and raw power at the plate ... Has added strength to his physical frame ... Has an ability to get the extra-base hit, with eight of his 15 hits as a freshman coming for extra-base knocks ... Served as UK's primary back-up catcher in 2013, seeing usually one weekend start and a midweek start a week, before emerging as an impact bat midway through the year ... Belted three key homers in conference play, against South Carolina's Jordan Montgomery, Ole Miss righty Aaron Greenwood and Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek, adding key doubles vs. Ole Miss righty Bobby Wahl and Vandy lefty Kevin Ziomek.

Summer
Played in 14 games with the Victoria HarbourCats in the West Coast League ... Hit .135 (5-for-27) with three RBI and two runs ... Had a 7-11 walk-strikeout ratio ... Finished with a .273 on-base percentage ... Summer ended on July 4.

2013
Earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors as UK's primary backup catcher ... Is the first UK catcher to ever earn All-SEC Freshman Team accolades ... Joins A.J. Reed (2012), Austin Cousino (2012), Ryan Wilkes (2005) and Antone DeJesus (2005) as UK players to earn conference All-Freshman accolades ... Played in 23 games with 19 starts ... Hit .250 (15-for-60) with nine runs, five doubles, three homers and nine RBI ... Eight of his 15 hits came as extra-base knocks ... Drew 12 walks and had two sacrifice bunts and sacrifice flies ... Owned a .483 slugging and a .365 on-base percentage ... Was perfect defensively in 89 chances ... Hit .184 in SEC play, making 12 starts and playing in one game off the bench ... Had two doubles and three homers in SEC action, before an injury ended his season during the Vanderbilt series ... Hit .364 (8-for-22) in non-conference action with three doubles, four RBI and six walks ... Hit .579 (11-for-19) in games that UK won ... Hit .233 (7-for-30) with runners on base ... Had two, two-out hits and three two-out RBI ... Was 2-for-6 off the bench with a double ... First career homer came vs. Jordan Montgomery at South Carolina, also homering against Aaron Greenwood at Ole Miss and vs. Ryne Stanek vs. Arkansas ... First collegiate appearance came in a 2-for-2 outing off the bench vs. Niagara ... First career start came in the home opener, going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a sac fly ... First career weekend start came on Saturday while catching Jerad Grundy vs. Akron, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double ... Went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks in a midweek win over Marshall ... Got first career SEC start on Saturday vs. Georgia, coming up twice with the bases loaded and less than two outs, striking out twice ... Returned to the starting lineup 17 days after start vs. Georgia after quality practices ... Broke out with a two-run homer at South Carolina against Montgomery, bringing UK within striking distance in a comeback bid ... After starting catcher Micheal Thomas caught 18 innings at Western Kentucky on a Tuesday night, Fettes earned the start at No. 16 Ole Miss in the series opener vs. ace Bobby Wahl ... Doubled vs. Wahl and drew a walk in the ESPNU Thursday Night SEC Game of the Week ... In the series finale, hit his biggest homer of the year, a clutch, game-tying homer vs. the Rebels ... In a start vs. Vanderbilt's Kevin Ziomek in the series opener, went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk ... While running to first in the series finale, suffered a leg injury that ended his season ... Played in nine games in the Northwoods League during the summer for the Willmar Stingers ... Batted .138 (4-for-29) with two RBI, one steal and a 4-7 walk-strikeout ratio.

2012
Redshirted season ... Was vital to the development of the pitching staff throughout the preseason and spring.

High School
One of the top high school catchers in the nation, turned down the Tigers as a 43rd round draft pick in the 2011 MLB Draft to attend Kentucky ... A two-time all-state selection and a member of the East/West All-Star Game ... Named team MVP three years ... Set single-season school records for homers (11) and RBI (49) and the career record for homers (27) ... Hit six homers as a senior and had 11 homers as a junior, with a .500 average and 49 RBI ... Had seven homers and 31 RBI as a sophomore and three homers as a freshman ... Led Lamphere to the league championship three years and the district championship as a junior ... Played for coach Adam Wooley ... Also played two years of football.

Personal
Full name is Gregory Kiel Fettes ... Son of Greg and Shelia and Melanie ... Born Jan. 15, 1993 in Madison Heights, Mich. ... Has six siblings, including brothers Jason (23), Tim (21), Chris (18), Austin (16) and Joe (14) and sister Leanne (25) ... Cousin Anthony played basketball for Eastern Kentucky.

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