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Nick Fortes

Nick  Fortes

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Deland, Fla.

High School:
Deland

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 210

Position:
C

Experience:
2L

06/05/2018

Fortes, Feigl Selected on Day 2 of 2018 MLB Draft

Fortes Goes to Marlins in the Fourth Round, Feigl to Athletics in Fifth

05/24/2018

Baseball Scores Walk-Off Win in SEC Tournament

Rebels Rally in 10th to Top No. 8 Georgia

05/21/2018

Ole Miss Baseball Claims Five SEC Year-End Awards

Ryan Olenek Named First-Team All-SEC to Lead Rebel Honorees

05/19/2018

Baseball Wins SEC West With 10-8 Win at Alabama

Rebels Use Six RBI Day From Cole Zabowski to Take Division Title

05/17/2018

Rebels Stay in Hunt for SEC West Title With Win at Alabama

Rebels Set Program Record With 41st Regular Season Win.

 CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
 • 2018 MLB Draft Selection (4th Round - Miami Marlins)
 • 2018 SEC Tournament MVP, All-Tournament Team
 • 2018 Johnny Bench Award Semifinalist
 • 2018 All-SEC Second Team
 • 2018 All-SEC Second Team
 • 2016, 2017, 2018 SEC Academic Honor Roll


2018 (Junior):
Started all 65 games (46 at catcher, 16 at first base and three in right field) ... Batted third in 61 of 65 games ... Had 20 multi-hit games and 11 multi-RBI games ... Hit .319 with 11 home runs, 12 doubles, .519 slugging percentage ... Scored 56 runs and drove in 49 ... Struck out just 25 times compared to 46 walks ... Stole 14 bases in 20 attempts ... Slugged two home runs, drove in six runs as part of 3-for-4 day against Memphis (2/20) ... Went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Game 3 rubber match victory at Long Beach State (3/4) ... Drove in three runs in victory over Little Rock (3/7) ... Went 1-for-2 with three walks and three RBi at Georgia State (3/14) ... Went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored at Texas A&M (3/22) ... Hit two-run home run in win over Arkansas (3/30) ... Back-to-back multi-hit games, going 4-for-7 with a home run, three runs scored and four RBI in two games against LSU (4/26-27) ... Homered in back-to-back games, one in a key Game 3 win at South Carolina and one in the series-opening game against Auburn (5/6-10) ... Went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI at Arkansas State (5/15) ... Scored two runs and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in series-clinching Game 3 at Alabama (5/19) ... Had four multi-hit games in SEC Tournament, including 4-for-4 effort with two runs scored in Championship Game against LSU ... Third player in history with four or more hits in the SEC Tournament Championship Game ... Earned SEC Tournament MVP and All-Tournament Team honors ... Went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in NCAA Regional win over Tennessee Tech.

2017 (Sophomore):
Played in 44 games, including 38 starts (19 at catcher, 19 at first base) … Named to the SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll ... Started 33 of the Rebels’ final 35 games, making 19 starts at first base and 14 starts at catcher (turned into the team’s starting first baseman towards the end of the year) … Led the team with a .319 batting average, including .337 in conference play (11th in SEC) … Recorded 32 RBI to go along with 18 runs, eight doubles and five home runs … Ranked second on the team with five three-hit games … Threw out five baserunners from behind the plate … Matched his career-high in hits with three at No. 23 Auburn (5/20) ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double at No. 5 Florida (5/7) ... Belted his third homer in two days, a solo shot versus ULM (5/3) ... Against ULM, hit two home runs in the same inning (the first Rebel to accomplish the feat since 2008) while tallying six RBI and scoring four runs, both career highs (5/2) ... Hit a two-RBI double in the first inning, helping the Rebels to a win over No. 10 Arkansas (4/28) ... Hit his second home run of the season at No. 8 LSU (4/14) ... Recorded his first career home run against Alabama (4/7) ... Tallied a career-high three hits against Mississippi State (3/31) ... Gave the Rebels an insurance run with an RBI single in the eighth of a comeback victory over No. 15 Vanderbilt (3/19).

2016 (Freshman):
Played in 17 games, making 11 starts behind the plate … Went 7 of 36 on the season for a .194 average with seven runs … Caught seven runners stealing, second-most on the team … Named to the First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll … Scored a career-high three runs against UAPB (5/4) ... Recorded his first career multi-hit game in a midweek win over Murray State (4/20) ... Made his first career start behind the plate and collected his first hit as a Rebel against Memphis (3/2) ... Made his debut Ole Miss debut against FIU and knocked in a run (2/21).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Attended Deland High School where he lettered four years and was coached by Micah Robinson … Named the No. 95 overall prospect by Scout.com … Posted a .385 batting average with two homers and 32 RBI as a senior, collecting 2015 Second Team All-American and First Team All-Region honors by Perfect Game … Two-time Bright House Networks Player of the Year and Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) All-Star … Hit an incredible .512 as a junior with six home runs and 40 RBI, earning Perfect Game Underclass First Team All-American accolades … Named The Daytona Beach News-Journal Player of the Year and the FACA Player of the Year in 2014 … Earned a spot on the honor roll all four years of high school.

PERSONAL: Son of Alfredo and Dawn Fortes … Born: Nov. 11, 1996 … Has two brothers, Anthony and Chris ... Managerial Finance major.

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