David Fletcher
David Fletcher
25-Year-Old Second Baseman2B
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Fletcher made the most of his first full season in the majors, ranking 22nd in baseball with 173 hits and ninth with a .299 xBA. The 25-year-old excelled by playing to his strengths; he possesses little power (.094 ISO) and moderate speed, so he focused on driving the ball to all fields, posting the highest line-drive rate (32.6%) in the big leagues. Fletcher also established himself as one of baseball's best contact hitters, ranking first with a 91.1% contact rate and third with a 9.8 K%. Furthermore, Fletcher's versatility was a major asset as he played five different positions and hit in seven different batting-order slots last season. All of this makes him immensely important to the Angels, but real-life value doesn't always translate to the fantasy realm. Such is the case with Fletcher, who should hit for solid average but doesn't provide enough counting stats to be of much use in mixed leagues. Read Past Outlooks
Slated for super-utility role
2BLos Angeles Angels
March 18, 2020
Fletcher is expected to play "just about any position except first base and catcher" this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Fletcher played all or part of at least 20 games at four different positions last season, often making in-game defensive position switches. He logged the most time at third base and second base, though his playing time at those spots is likely to be cut down dramatically this season with the signing of Anthony Rendon and the return to health of Tommy La Stella. While Fletcher did not see time in center field in 2019, he played the position for the first time in spring training and could make some appearances there in 2020 if needed. Per Bollinger, Angels manager Joe Maddon views Fletcher as "a Ben Zobrist-type player who can play in both the infield and outfield without any issues." That should enable Maddon to get Fletcher's bat -- and elite contact skills --into the lineup on a near-everyday basis.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
33
11
3
19
5
2
22
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
48
1
1
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2019
Even Split
2018
 
 
+1%
OPS vs RHP
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017vs Left .713 322 41 4 24 2 .271 .334 .378
Since 2017vs Right .718 638 77 3 50 9 .292 .341 .377
2019vs Left .736 203 33 3 12 1 .276 .350 .387
2019vs Right .733 450 50 3 37 7 .296 .350 .383
2018vs Left .672 119 8 1 12 1 .262 .308 .364
2018vs Right .682 188 27 0 13 2 .282 .321 .362
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2017
 
 
+6%
OPS at Home
2019
 
 
+10%
OPS at Home
2018
 
 
+2%
OPS on Road
2017
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2017Home .738 460 51 4 35 5 .292 .353 .385
Since 2017Away .696 500 67 3 39 6 .279 .326 .370
2019Home .770 316 33 3 27 5 .299 .368 .401
2019Away .701 337 50 3 22 3 .282 .332 .369
2018Home .670 144 18 1 8 0 .276 .319 .351
2018Away .686 163 17 0 17 3 .273 .313 .373
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does David Fletcher compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.86
 
BB Rate
8.4%
 
K Rate
9.8%
 
BABIP
.317
 
ISO
.094
 
AVG
.290
 
OBP
.350
 
SLG
.384
 
OPS
.734
 
wOBA
.326
 
Exit Velocity
83.8 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
32.0%
 
Barrels/PA
0.2%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
After hitting .350 in 58 games to open the season with Triple-A Salt Lake, Fletcher earned his first big-league callup in mid-June and quickly settled into an everyday role. He didn't do a lot to excite fantasy owners -- his middling performance was right in line with his prospect reports. He demonstrated good contact ability (11.1 K%) and strong defense at both second and third base, but he'll need to tap into more power if he's to be anything more than a glove-first, slap-hitting utility man long term. Fletcher managed a .209 ISO with Salt Lake prior to his promotion but posted just a .088 ISO in the big leagues, a mark which lined up well with his numbers from previous seasons. He has dual eligibility and a little speed, but those aren't strong enough selling points in mixed leagues.
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Makes appearance in center field
2BLos Angeles Angels
March 9, 2020
Fletcher played center field "for the first time in his life" Monday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Expanding role to outfield
2BLos Angeles Angels
February 16, 2020
Fletcher could experience increased playing time in right field this season according to Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register.
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Racks up three more hits
2BLos Angeles Angels
September 25, 2019
Fletcher went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over Oakland on Tuesday.
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Fuels offense in win
2BLos Angeles Angels
September 22, 2019
Fletcher went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Saturday's 8-4 win over the Astros.
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Racks up three hits
2BLos Angeles Angels
September 19, 2019
Fletcher went 3-for-5 and scored a run in Wednesday's victory over the Yankees.
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