The Los Angeles/California/Anaheim Angels have played almost 60 seasons of baseball. As the baseball world is suspended due to circumstances outside its control, it is time to look back at the history of this organization. There have been many talented players to put on the uniform, and we at Crashing the Pearly Gates wish to highlight the best who have ever represented the Angels. Without further ado, here we go!
In a short amount of time, David Fletcher has gone from “that guy doesn’t have starter potential” to a cult favorite. How does that happen? David Fletcher has become larger than life. The Twitter world even managed to get him trending. The Twitter love apparently has no bounds. Go ahead search for “David Fletcher” and enjoy the results.
BREAKING: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim utility man David Fletcher has tested positive for most underrated player in the league.— Jo Adell SZN 🔥🔥🔥 (@HaloNation335) March 15, 2020
Fletcher is a man of few words as both Jeff Joiner and I have discovered in interviews. He lets his playing speak for himself. The guy lives, eats, and breaths baseball and that has catapulted him deep into Angels lore in such a short amount of time.
In two seasons and 890 ABs, Fletcher has racked up 6.8 bWAR. His sophomore effort was huge with a 4.5 bWAR (2nd to Mike Trout) and a .350 OBP. All this from a guy whose best asset is his defense.