d'Arnaud captures the award batting .317 (126-for-398) with 32 doubles, 19 home runs, 71 RBI, 70 runs scored, a .545 slugging percentage and a .378 on-base percentage in 107 games for the Fisher Cats this season while helping lead the team to an Eastern Division-best record of 71-60. He currently leads all active Eastern League players in slugging percentage (.545) and OPS (.923) while ranking among the league leaders in numerous other categories, including extra-base hits (52-tied 4th), total bases (217-5th), home runs (19-tied 5th), batting average (.317-6th), RBI (71-7th), doubles (32-8th) and runs scored (70-tied 9th). The 6-foot-2, 195 lb. slugger has thrown out 26-percent of would be base stealers, which ranks as the sixth best percentage among all Eastern League catchers this season.
22-year-old native of
who entered the season ranked by Baseball
America as the fifth best prospect in the
Fasano, 40, has led
the Fisher Cats to an
Eastern Division best record of 71-60 (.542) in his first season with
This season, Fasano led the Fisher Cats to a record setting 23 wins during the month of May, the most wins in a single month in franchise history. The Chicago, Illinois native has guided the Fisher Cats to a season high winning streak of seven consecutive games (5/24-5/30) and has reached a high water mark of 19 games over .500 (46-27) on June 26. Fasano has seen his Fisher Cats perform particularly well late in games, boasting a 55-0 record when leading after seven innings this season and earning 17 victories in the team's last at-bat, including 10 walk-off wins at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (ties franchise record).
his managerial career Sal spent parts of 11 seasons as a Major League
player. He was
originally drafted by the
Kansas City Royals in the 37th round of the 1993
draft and made his
Major League debut as the starting catcher for
Sal is joined on his coaching staff with the Fisher Cats by pitching coach Pete Walker, hitting coach Justin Mashore, coach Danny Solano, athletic trainer Robert Tarpey and strength and conditioning coach Brian Pike.
becomes the second Fisher Cats player in history to win the Eastern
Award, following Adam Lind who won the award in 2006.
Former Fisher Cats manager Mike Basso was
named Manager of the Year also in 2004 after leading the club to an
League Championship in the team's inaugural season.
Former Fisher Cats pitcher Kyle Drabek earned
Pitcher of the Year honors last season after Gustavo Chacin was the
individual home playoff game tickets, playoff ticket strips and 2012
tickets are available now at the Fisher Cats Ticket Office at