- height 6-2
- Weight 230
- class Redshirt Junior
• 2013 All-SEC Freshman Team (C)
• 43rd round draft pick in 2011 (Tigers)
Talented right-handed hitting catcher is in his fourth year in the program … Served as a reserve backstop to fifth-year senior Micheal Thomas in 2014 … Has great arm strength and raw power at the plate … Has added strength to his physical frame … Served as UK’s back-up catcher in 2013, becoming the first UK catcher to earn Freshman All-SEC accolades … Hit three key homers as a freshman in league action, vs. South Carolina lefty Jordan Montgomery, Ole Miss righty Aaron Greenwood and Arkansas right-hander Ryne Stanek … Had his 2013 cut short due to injury … Served as UK’s third catcher in 2014, making three starts, including catching starts vs. VMI on opening weekend and at Murray State in the final non-conference game of the regular season.
Hit .343 (34-for-99) in 34 games with the Fulton Railroaders in the Ohio Valley League, joining Tyler Marshall and Troy Squires on the club … Belted five doubles and three homers, driving in 18 runs and drawing 24 walks.
Served as UK’s third catcher, playing in 14 games with three starts … Hit .250 (5-for-20), with two runs and five RBI, stealing a base and owning a 2-7 walk-strikeout ratio … In SEC action, played in seven games with one start, going 2-for-8 at the plate, with two RBI … Was 1-for-1 with the bases loaded, 3-for-7 as a pinch hitter, adding three two out hits and two two-out RBI … Made first start of the year in UK’s third game of the year vs. VMI in Wilmington, N.C., drawing a walk and stealing a base … Collected first hit of the year off the bench vs. Eastern Michigan … Got second start of the year as DH at Alabama, also earning a start in the regular-season non-conference finale at Murray State … Had a two-RBI pinch hit vs. No. 12 Florida … Played in 14 games with the Victoria HarbourCats in the West Coast League … Hit .135 (5-for-27) with three RBI and two runs … Had a 7-11 walk-strikeout ratio … Finished with a .273 on-base percentage … Summer ended on July 4.
Earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors as UK’s primary backup catcher … Is the first UK catcher to ever earn All-SEC Freshman Team accolades … Joins A.J. Reed (2012), Austin Cousino (2012), Ryan Wilkes (2005) and Antone DeJesus (2005) as UK players to earn conference All-Freshman accolades … Played in 23 games with 19 starts … Hit .250 (15-for-60) with nine runs, five doubles, three homers and nine RBI … Eight of his 15 hits came as extra-base knocks … Drew 12 walks and had two sacrifice bunts and sacrifice flies … Owned a .483 slugging and a .365 on-base percentage … Was perfect defensively in 89 chances … Hit .184 in SEC play, making 12 starts and playing in one game off the bench … Had two doubles and three homers in SEC action, before an injury ended his season during the Vanderbilt series … Hit .364 (8-for-22) in non-conference action with three doubles, four RBI and six walks … Hit .579 (11-for-19) in games that UK won … Hit .233 (7-for-30) with runners on base … Had two, two-out hits and three two-out RBI … Was 2-for-6 off the bench with a double … First career homer came vs. Jordan Montgomery at South Carolina, also homering against Aaron Greenwood at Ole Miss and vs. Ryne Stanek vs. Arkansas … First collegiate appearance came in a 2-for-2 outing off the bench vs. Niagara … First career start came in the home opener, going 1-for-2 with an RBI and a sac fly … First career weekend start came on Saturday while catching Jerad Grundy vs. Akron, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and a double … Went 2-for-2 with a double and two walks in a midweek win over Marshall … Got first career SEC start on Saturday vs. Georgia, coming up twice with the bases loaded and less than two outs, striking out twice … Returned to the starting lineup 17 days after start vs. Georgia after quality practices … Broke out with a two-run homer at South Carolina against Montgomery, bringing UK within striking distance in a comeback bid … After starting catcher Micheal Thomas caught 18 innings at Western Kentucky on a Tuesday night, Fettes earned the start at No. 16 Ole Miss in the series opener vs. ace Bobby Wahl … Doubled vs. Wahl and drew a walk in the ESPNU Thursday Night SEC Game of the Week … In the series finale, hit his biggest homer of the year, a clutch, game-tying homer vs. the Rebels … In a start vs. Vanderbilt’s Kevin Ziomek in the series opener, went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk … While running to first in the series finale, suffered a leg injury that ended his season … Played in nine games in the Northwoods League during the summer for the Willmar Stingers … Batted .138 (4-for-29) with two RBI, one steal and a 4-7 walk-strikeout ratio.
Redshirted season … Was vital to the development of the pitching staff throughout the preseason and spring.
One of the top high school catchers in the nation, turned down the Tigers as a 43rd round draft pick in the 2011 MLB Draft to attend Kentucky … A two-time all-state selection and a member of the East/West All-Star Game … Named team MVP three years … Set single-season school records for homers (11) and RBI (49) and the career record for homers (27) … Hit six homers as a senior and had 11 homers as a junior, with a .500 average and 49 RBI … Had seven homers and 31 RBI as a sophomore and three homers as a freshman … Led Lamphere to the league championship three years and the district championship as a junior … Played for coach Adam Wooley … Also played two years of football.
Full name is Gregory Kiel Fettes … Son of Greg and Shelia and Melanie … Born Jan. 15, 1993 in Madison Heights, Mich. … Has six siblings, including brothers Jason (23), Tim (21), Chris (18), Austin (16) and Joe (14) and sister Leanne (25) … Cousin Anthony played basketball for Eastern Kentucky.