Played in 46 games, including 45 as a starter, and hit .247 with three home runs and 17 RBI ... His 12 career sacrifice flies are tied for the eighth most in school history ... Selected as a preseason All-American by Collegiate Baseball ... Named the 20th-best 2013 MLB Draft prospect in the SEC by Perfect Game ... Made his season debut during the Coca-Cola Classic (2.28-3.3), starting three games and going 3-for-10 at the plate ... Drove in three runs and scored a run in series opener vs. Alabama A&M (3.12) ... Returned to the starting lineup in series at No. 6 South Carolina (3.22-3.24) and hit .308 with a RBI and a run scored ... Hit his first home run of the season in game one of the midweek series vs. Mississippi Valley State (3.26) ... Went 4-for-12 with a run scored in series victory at Alabama (4.4-4.6) ... Had a season-high tying three hits in second game of the series vs. the Crimson Tide ... Reached base six times in nine plate appearances in New Mexico (4.9) doubleheader, going 2-for-5 at the plate with four walks ... Went 4-for-9 with four runs scored and a stolen base in series vs. No. 2 LSU (4.12-4.14) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored in middle game vs. the Tigers ... Hit his second homer of the season and went 2-for-5 with two RBI and three runs in the second game of the series vs. Texas A&M (4.20) ... Tied a season high with three hits, scored two runs and also stole a base against Missouri State (4.30) ... Finished the Tennessee (5.10-5.12) series with a .364 batting average with a homer and four RBI ... Had a hit in each game of the series, including his third homer of the season in the series opener and two hits in the second game ... Drove in four runs and went 3-for-11 in the series at Auburn (5.16-5.18) ... Tied a season high with three RBI and had a pair of hits in the series finale vs. the Tigers … Had three doubles and scored four runs in the NCAA Manhattan Regional (5.31-6.2).
Played and started all but one game and finished third on the team with a .290 batting average to go along with six homers and 41 RBI ... Hit .301 in conference play with a team-high tying four homers and 19 RBI … Finished second on the team in RBI and walks (33) and tied for second in homers ... Had 20 multi-hit games, which was tied for the team lead … Ranked tied for second on the team with 15 doubles and third with 73 hits ... Finished tied for 10th in the SEC in walks … Earned SEC All-Defensive Team honors for the second straight season after committing just one error in league play for a .997 fielding percentage ... Ranked as the 75th-best player in college baseball by CollegeBaseballDaily.com ... Ranked as the 14th-best prospect nationally in the sophomore class by Baseball America ... Earned second-team preseason All-SEC honors from CollegeBaseballDaily.com ... Named a third-team preseason All-American by Baseball America ... Went 3-for-11 in the series against Villanova (2.17-2.19) with three RBI and four runs scored ... Also drew four walks against the Wildcats, including a career-high three in the second game of the series ... Hit .375 (3-for-8) in series against Northwestern State (2.21-2.22), driving in three runs and scoring twice ... Had a pair of hits with two RBI in the series opener against the Demons ... Batted .538 (7-for-13) in series vs. Valparaiso (2.24-2.26) with two RBI and four runs scored ... Tied a career-high with four hits and scored three runs in the series finale against the Crusaders ... Went 2-for-4 in midweek series against BYU (2.28-2.29), hitting his first home run of the season, driving in three runs and scoring twice ... Had a pair of hits, including his first homer of the season, drove in two runs and scored twice in series finale against the Cougars ... Had one hit in each game of the Houston College Classic (3.2-3.4), driving in two runs and scoring three times ... Selected to the Houston College Classic all-tournament team ... Lifted Arkansas to a 1-0 win over Gonzaga (3.13) in the series opener with his second homer of the season in the seventh inning ... Recorded two hits in each of the last two games of the series at Mississippi State (3.23-3.25) ... Had a hit in each game of the series at LSU (3.30-4.1), including hitting his third homer of the season in the series finale ... Hit .462 (6-for-13) in series against Georgia (4.6-4.8) with a homer, three RBI and three runs scored ... Had two hits in each game of the series against the Bulldogs and hit his fourth homer of the year in series finale ... Went 2-for-4 in midweek game at Oklahoma (4.10) ... Hit .364 (4-for-11) in Kentucky (4.13-4.14) series with two RBI and two runs scored ... Went 4-for-9 with two RBI and two runs scored in the doubleheader against Stephen F. Austin (4.17) ... Finished the Ole Miss (4.20-4.22) series going 5-for-11 at the plate with four RBI and a run scored ... Drove in all four runs and had three hits in the series finale vs. the Rebels ... Hit .364 (4-for-11) with two RBI and two runs scored in the series at Florida (4.27-4.29) ... Had a pair of homers in the series vs. Auburn (5.10-5.12), hitting a solo homer in both the second and third games of the series ... Went 4-for-12 with three RBI in the Waco Super Regional at No. 4 Baylor (6.9-6.11).
Hit a team-best .335 with four homers and a team-leading 50 RBI in 61 games played, including 59 starts ... Also led the Razorbacks in hits (75) and doubles (15) ... Tied an Arkansas freshman single-season record with 75 hits ... Named a freshman All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman and All-Defensive Team ... Played in all three games of opening-weekend series vs. Delaware State (2.18-2.20), recording first hit and scoring a run in series finale ... Had three hits, including two doubles, in series finale vs. Utah (2.27) and drove in four runs ... Went 3-for-8 with five RBI and a run scored in two games vs. McNeese State (3.1-3.2) ... Hit .600 (6-for-10) with 10 RBI in three-game series vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3.4-3.6), including a 3-for-5 performance with a career-high five RBI in second game of the series ... Went 9-for-18 with six runs scored, five doubles and a RBI in four-game series at San Diego State (3.10-3.13) ... Hit .429 (6-for-14) in SEC opening series at Auburn (3.18), including a 4-for-5 performance in the series finale with three RBI ... Drove in two runs and had a pair of hits in first game of midweek series vs. Memphis (3.22) ... Recorded two hits and drove in a run in win against Texas State (4.6) ... Batted .333 (3-for-9) in series vs. LSU (4.8-4.10) with a homer and two RBI ... Drove in the eventual game-winning run in the series opener vs. the Tigers with his first collegiate home run ... Named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week after hitting .385 (5-for-13) with a homer and three RBI in games against Texas State and LSU ... Had two hits in each game of the series vs. Mississippi State (4.15-4.17), finishing the three games with a .500 batting average and a RBI ... Hit second home run of the season in win at Oral Roberts (4.19), a two-run blast that gave the Razorbacks an early lead ... Went 5-for-11 in series at Georgia (4.29-5.1), hitting his third home run of the season, driving in four runs and stealing a pair of bases ... Batted .500 (4-for-8) in midweek series vs. Southeast Missouri State (5.3-5.4), including a 3-for-5 performance in the series opener, hitting his fourth home run of the season and driving in three runs ... Hit .333 (3-for-9) in three-game series vs. Florida (5.5-5.7) with a team-high five RBI, including two RBI in the second and third games of the series ... Earned second SEC Freshman of the Week honor after hitting .412 (7-for-17) with a homer, eight RBI and four runs scored against SEMO and Florida ... Had at least two hits in each game of series at No. 4 South Carolina (5.13-5.15), finishing the series with a .571 batting average, three RBI and two runs scored ... Hit .375 (6-for-16) in the SEC Tournament (5.25-5.28), driving in two runs and scoring twice.
2012: Played with the Orleans Firebirds in the Cape Cod Baseball League … Hit .196 with a home run and five RBI … Was teammates with junior catcher Jake Wise. 2011: Selected to play with USA Baseball’s Collegiate National Team ... Played in 13 games, including 12 starts, and hit .283 with nine RBI and seven runs scored ... Also was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen base attempts ... Finished the summer on an eight-game hitting streak ... Defensively, committed just one error in 120 chances for a .992 fielding percentage.
Fullerton Union High School
Four-year starter ... Hit .298 with a home run and 15 RBI during his freshman year... Received the golden glove award following freshman season ... As a sophomore, played in 12 games and had a .513 batting average and seven RBI before suffering an injury ... Led his team to a league championship and quarterfinals of the California Interscholastic Federation state tournament ... Named Team MVP and was selected to the all-league first team, All-CIF first team and all-county second team as he ended his junior year with a .495 batting average, 10 homers and 36 RBI ... Also was a four-year starter for the football team ... Named to honor roll and was also a scholar-athlete.
In the Draft
2013 - Detroit Tigers, 12th round (366th overall)
2010 - Detroit Tigers, 23rd round (703rd overall)
Son of Gary and Debbie Ficociello ... Has one sister, Shelby ... Majoring in recreation and sport management.