John Michael Vidic
Tall and poweful rookie pitcher ... One of the pleasant surprises of fall practice who could be a factor in the Tech bullpen this season ... Missed his junior season in high school after having elbow surgery and only pitched one inning as a senior ... Had a very solid fall practice at Tech ... A power pitcher with a good, live fastball.
High School: A three-year letterwinner for coach Mickey McMurtry at Lassiter High School as a pitcher, first baseman and outfielder ... Rated as the No. 15 prospect in Georgia ... As a sophomore, led Lassiter to the 2002 state championship by throwing two one-hitters in the playoffs ... Went 11-1 with a 1.09 ERA in 2002, recording 98 strikeouts in 63.1 innings ... Only pitched one inning as a senior, but hit .340 with three home runs while playing first base and the outfield ... Pitched in the summer of 2004 with the East Cobb Yankees, posting a 4-0 record and a 1.32 ERA in 30 innings.
Personal: Full name is John Michael Vidic ... Born January 27, 1986 ... Son of David and Kathleen Vidic ... Majoring in Management.