Brian Fletcher was drafted in the 18th Round of the 2010 draft out of Auburn.
He hit really well in his first season full season of pro ball, carrying a .386 OBP and .946 OPS in 341 at bats. He had a decent BB/K ratio–his strikeouts were a problem in college–so he was moved up next season to High-A and then AA. He was even ranked one of the Royals Top 30 prospects in both 2011 and 2012.
He shows good pop and carries a nice average, but I think his strikeouts are keeping his OBP pretty low and hurting his prospect status. He is still young–25–and at AAA. I could see him getting some time with the big league club this season…and maybe a long term stay if he can get on base a little more. He has real power, and could make a very nice bat off the bench.
|2012||23||-0.4||2 Teams||2 Lgs||AA-A+||500||15||59||11||5||34||147||.272||.335||.757|
|2013||24||-1.0||2 Teams||2 Lgs||AA-AAA||315||17||54||7||2||18||74||.292||.330||.835|
|2014||25||-0.3||3 Teams||3 Lgs||AAA-AA-Rk||201||7||30||4||3||19||66||.274||.333||.746|