Angels Call Up David Fletcher

June 12, 2018

Fletcher Bio on MLB.com

Former LMU standout David Fletcher has been called up to the Big Leagues to join the Los Angeles Angels as they continue a road trip that currently has them in Seattle, Wash. Fletcher, a sixth-round pick of the Angels in 2015, is the first Lion to reach the Major Leagues since Jason Wheeler made his MLB debut with the Minnesota Twins on May 30, 2017.

Prior to the call, Fletcher was turning in an All-Star season for the AAA Salt Lake Bees, batting .350 with 55 runs scored, 25 doubles, five triples, six homers and 37 RBI. Boasting an on-base percentage of .394, Fletcher drew 16 walks to just 21 strikeouts over 254 at bats and 58 games played.

The native of Cypress, Calif. gets the call as the Minor League leader in hits (89), extra-base hits (36), doubles (25) and total bases (142), while he leads the Pacific Coast League in runs (55).

Fletcher has impressed throughout his Minor League career, batting .294 with 79 doubles, 13 triples, 13 homers and 153 RBI in 336 games since 2015. Twice named an MILB.com Organization All-Star, he earned the nod in 2015 and 2016.

Prior to being drafted as a sophomore in 2015, Fletcher played two years at LMU. As a freshman in 2014, he earned Freshman All-American accolades from Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writer's Association, and garnered American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings second team All-West Region honors. The WCC Defensive Player of the Year in his inaugural season, he was also a first team All-WCC and WCC All-Freshman team selection before adding another first team All-WCC pick as a sophomore. Over two years with the Lions, Fletcher hit .318 with 69 runs scored and 31 stolen bases while starting every game for the Lions at shortstop. As consistent a hitter as the Lions have ever had, he hit safely in 71 of his last 87 games overall, and also reached in 40 of his last 44 games, 65 of his last 70, and 77 of his last 83. The 2015 LMU Male Athlete of the Year went hitless in three straight games just once in his two-year career.

 

 

Fletcher will join an Angels team that currently sits third in the American League West at 37-30.

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