David Fletcher Los Angeles Angels

Age: 28 (May 31, 1994) | 5' 9" | 185lbs. | Bats: Right 2B-142 SS-20 RF-1 PH-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA AAA 2018 58 254 55 89 16 21 25 5 6 37 7 2 .350 .394 .559 6 8 .364 n/a
LAA AL 2018 80 284 35 78 15 34 18 2 1 25 3 0 .275 .316 .363 5 11 .307 39/27/34 6 7
LAA AL 2019 154 596 83 173 55 64 30 4 6 49 8 3 .290 .350 .384 8 10 .317 44/26/30 17 18
LAA AL 2020 49 207 31 66 20 25 13 0 3 18 2 1 .319 .376 .425 9 11 .348 54/25/21 22 23
LAA AL 2021 157 626 74 164 31 60 27 3 2 47 15 3 .262 .297 .324 5 9 .287 48/23/28 16 17
LAA AL 2022 61 216 20 55 7 16 9 1 2 17 1 0 .255 .288 .333 3 7 .268 35/25/40 3 4
Career 5yrs 501 1929 243 536 128 199 97 10 14 156 29 7 .278 .324 .360 6 10 .303 n/a
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Aug 6, 2022 Top Performers

Batters:

José Barrero (CIN): 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

Will Smith (LAD): 2-2, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

J.T. Realmuto (PHI): 2-5, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 R

LaMonte Wade Jr. (SFG): 2-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

Francisco Lindor (NYM): 3-4, 3 RBI, 2 R

Luis Arraez (MIN): 3-5, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB

David Fletcher (LAA): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Bo Bichette (TOR): 2-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R

Harold Castro (DET): 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 R

Kyle Isbel (KCR): 2-3, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R

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Alex Patton Alex
Aug 7

At his size, maybe we have seen his limit. Unless Altuve reveals his secret.

carter carter GypsySoul
Mar 24

His batting averages by month:

April .264

May .258

June .344

July .358

August .231

September .103

Weird.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 23 '21

If you hit a homer every at bat you'd have a 4.000 SLG. That's four total bases for each plate appearance. 

Fletcher just doesn't hit the ball hard. His hard-hit rate is 17 percent. League average is 35 percent. He had just one barrel in each of three years preceding last year.

It is amazing he has hit homers. 

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 19 '21

Barrels is a very interesting statistic. When we think of barreling a ball, we think of getting the fat part of the bat on the ball and hitting it squarely. But per Statcast, a barrel is a well struck ball where the combination of exit velocity and launch angle lead to an expected batting average of at least .500 and a 1.500 slugging percentage.

Don't ask me how you can have a 1.500 slugging percentage on a single batted ball...

For a guy like Fletcher, he hits the ball solidly, but not with enough oomph to generate extra-base power. Still a 0% barrels number seems implausible - he had some extra base hits. 

Scott Shea SJS
Dec 17 '21

It's a lot of soft contact. No wonder the .287 BABIP. But, it wasn't hard contact in 2020 and it was .348 that year.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 16 '21

Nowhere to go but up on the barrels. How is that even possible?

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Dec 16 '21
2020: EV 84.7 HardHit 18% Barrel 1% HR/FB 8% LA 4.1 Pull 38% Cent 31% Oppo 30%
2021: EV 82.3 HardHit 16% Barrel 0% HR/FB 1% LA 8.4 Pull 31% Cent 33% Oppo 36%
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '21