David Fletcher is a jack of all trades and does them all well.
When David Fletcher was called up to the majors for the first time last June after Zack Cozart landed on the disabled list no one could have imagined how important he would become to the Angels.
Fletcher hit .275 with a homer and 25 RBI while playing second, third, shortstop, and even the outfield and made only to errors in close to 250 chances which gave the Angels some much needed stability in the infield that was devastated by injuries and ineffectiveness most of the 2018 season.
This season Fletcher has picked up right where he left on 2018. He has again played five positions and has also hit in multiple positions in the batting order and again has been stellar anywhere Angels manager Brad Ausmus has put him.
Fletcher has been very good as the Angels’ lead-off hitter getting on base at a .361 clip to go along with a .306 batting average with four homers and 23 RBIs and stolen five bases. He has also made only two fielding errors in 213 chances. Fletcher will continue to be an important part of the Angels this season even if doesn’t garner all-star consideration.
However, Fletcher should get some All-Star consideration just because of his value to the team. Hopefully Fletcher and all the Angels mentioned get strong consideration for the 2019 AL All-Star team.
More than likely the Angels will probably get two players on this year’s AL All-Star roster, but if things go right you could see a few more players get the all-star nod. We will see how things play out.