The Demon Deacons open the 2017 NCAA Regional vs. UMBC
Second Team All-ACC
ACC Player of the Week (May 9-15)
NCBWA Freshman All-America First Team
Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American
Baseball America Freshman All-America Second Team
Perfect Game Freshman All-America Second Team
First Team All-ACC
All-ACC Freshman Team
All-ACC Academic Team
Walter on Fairchild
"Stu is coming off back to back all-conference seasons and is a preseason All-American. He is exactly what you want your center fielder to be – a plus defender with tremendous range and a good throwing arm. He'll hit third in our lineup and be as tough an out as there is in college baseball."
Again had an All-ACC caliber season, finishing with a .293 average, five home runs, 47 RBIs and a team-high 14 stolen bases ... Was the only player on the team to start all 62 games ... Second on the team with a .342 average during ACC play, to go along with 12 doubles, three homers and seven steals ... Led the team with 20 doubles overall ... Best game of the year came in a win over Duke (March 25), as he finished 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and four runs scored ... Named ACC Player of the Week after going 10-for-17 against High Point and Virginia Tech with a homer, triple, three doubles, 13 RBIs and six runs scored in four games ... Homers came against Duke (two), High Point, Virginia Tech and Louisville ... Had a 13-game hitting streak (May 7-27) ... More than doubled his freshman year walk total with 39 ... Will enter his junior season having made 106 consecutive starts ... Earned the No. 1 play on SportsCenter's top 10 after robbing a home run against Louisville (May 19) in the ACC Championship ... Played summer ball with the Chatham Anglers in the Cape Cod League.
Posted one of the most successful freshman seasons in Wake Forest history ... All-time among freshmen, he ranks tied for fourth in hits (68) and stolen bases (12), ninth in doubles (14), and 10th in batting average (.349) ... Reached base in 10 straight plate appearances via four singles, a double, home run and four walks during his first weekend of play Feb. 13-14 ... Tallied hits in seven straight at bats against Notre Dame (Apr. 24-25), including a 5-for-5 effort with two doubles ... Went deep in his third collegiate game, a 3-for-3 effort against VCU ... Homered in back-to-back games against Virginia Tech (March 8) and Elon (March 10) ... Also homered against Miami (March 22) and Boston College (Apr. 4) ... Forgot his game jersey at Pitt (Apr. 11), and went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs while wearing jersey No. 25 ... Stole a team-high 12 bases and was caught just twice ... Was hit by 11 pitches, tying a program record with three in a game against NC State (May 11) ... Was perfect in 123 chances defensively ... Finished the season with 20 multi-hit game ... Played in 52 games, starting 51 of them ... Spending the summer with the Baltimore Redbirds of the Cal Ripken League.
Drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 38th round (1,144th overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft ... Ranked in the top 500 prospects by Perfect Game and the No. 1 outfielder in Washington ... 2012 and 2013 All-Metro Teams by Seattle Times ... 2013, 2014 All-State selection by Washington State Baseball Coaches Association ... 2013 Area Code Games Participant in Long Beach, Calif.
Born March 17, 1996 in Seattle, Wash. ... Parents are Todd and Mimi Fairchild.