This morning Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa announced they will skip this year’s All Star Game. Maybe they need rest, maybe they want to focus on the team, maybe they just don’t want the inevitable cavalcade of boo’s and awkward moments in the clubhouse.
Whatever the case, the Angels have the perfect player to replace one of them on the All Star roster: David Fletcher.
To say Fletcher is hot right now would be an understatement. He went 2 for 4 yesterday to extend his current hitting streak to 21 games, the longest in the AL this season.
Really, he’s been hot for a solid month. Since June 1st, Fletcher is slashing .353/.380/.440. That’s a wRC+ of 127 across 30 games. Ove the course of the 20 game hitting streak, he’s been unworldly crushing the ball to the tune of a .413/.434/.525 line.
But offense is only one component of Fletcher’s game. He’s fired off plenty of web gems lately as well. I loved this bared handed beauty on Friday.
And then there was this incredible play Monday.
All in all, Fletcher is both hitting and fielding at an All Star level right now. He’s a fan favorite here in Anaheim who deserves to be highlighted on the games biggest stage. Hopefully MLB does the right thing here and adds Fletch to the roster.