David Fletcher (baseball)

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David Fletcher
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Fletcher with the Angels in 2019
Los Angeles Angels – No. 6
Infielder
Born: (1994-05-31) May 31, 1994 (age 25)
Orange, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 13, 2018, for the Los Angeles Angels
MLB statistics
(through August 15, 2019)
Batting average.282
Home runs6
Runs batted in67
Teams

David Owen Fletcher (born May 31, 1994) is an American professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Angels in the sixth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his MLB debut in 2018.

Career[edit]

Fletcher attended Cypress High School in Cypress, California. In 2013, his senior year, he batted .437.[1] After high school, he enrolled at Loyola Marymount University and played college baseball for the Loyola Marymount Lions.[2] In 2015, as a sophomore, he slashed .308/.385/.416 with two home runs and 27 RBIs in 55 games. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the sixth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft.[3]

Fletcher spent his first professional season with the Orem Owlz and Burlington Bees, slashing .311/.377/.414 with one home run and 40 RBIs in 69 games. In 2016, he played for the Inland Empire 66ers and Arkansas Travelers, batting .280/.322/.351 with three home runs, 37 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases in 98 games. After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League.[4] Fletcher played 2017 with the Mobile BayBears and Salt Lake Bees, batting .266/.316/.339 with three home runs, 39 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases in 111 games.[5]

Fletcher started the 2018 season with Salt Lake, with whom in 254 at bats he hit .350/.394/.559.[6] The Angels promoted him to the Major Leagues on June 12.[7] Fletcher played the remainder of the season in multiple positions, hitting .275/.316/.363 with one home run and 25 RBIs in 284 at bats in 80 games.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.latimes.com/sports/la-xpm-2013-jun-10-la-sp-0611-baseball-all-stars-20130611-story.html
  2. ^ https://mybuenapark.com/2018/04/04/cypress-high-grad-climbing-ladder-toward-angels-big-league-club/
  3. ^ https://www.ocregister.com/2016/11/14/cypress-david-fletcher-rising-through-angels-farm-system-appreciates-david-eckstein-comparisons/
  4. ^ Taylor Ward, David Fletcher lead Angels at AFL | Los Angeles Angels
  5. ^ "David Fletcher Stats, Highlights, Bio - MiLB.com Stats - The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". MiLB.com. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Angels' David Fletcher could win bench spot | MLB.com
  7. ^ https://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/12/socal-product-david-fletcher-gets-first-promotion-to-angels-after-sizzling-start-at-triple-a/
  8. ^ David Fletcher Stats | Baseball-Reference.com

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