Former Bethlehem and Siena star outfielder Mike Fish signed his contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim just days after he was drafted by the team in the 32nd round
"I found out that I’m going to Arizona, it's a rookie league and I should be going in the next couple days,” said Fish.
It wasn’t always a foregone conclusion that the 2013 MAAC player of the year would be drafted, especially after battling injuries for most of his collegiate career.
“It's a business so you can't assume that you're going to get picked up, but I was definitely starting to get a little nervous there but overall getting my name called in any round would have been great,” stated Fish.
He will join an organization that made a splash by drafting Mike Trout in 2009. Trout went on to become the 2012 American League Rookie of the Year and nearly won the MVP.
The possibility of a Fish and Trout outfield, would be a dream for Fish
"Even before i got picked up by the Angels people were like it'd be Fish and Trout in the outfield,” laughed Fish. “But it's a long way away, I got to work my way up. I can't wait to play and show everybody what I can do.”