Wednesday, September 19, 2007
posted by Grizzly Adam at 6:51 PM | Permalink
Scott Fletcher
Scott Fletcher, 1982 Donruss

Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Debut: 4/25/81
Final Game: 9/29/95

Career Line: .262/.332/.342/.674

Scott Fletcher was the 6th overall pick in the 1979 Amateur draft. He played 2 seasons with the Cubs, and then moved South and played for the Sox over the next 3 seasons. In all he played 15 seasons in the Bigs. His best year was with the Texas Rangers in 1986 when he hit an even .300, had an OBP of .360 and posted an OPS+ of 105. He finished 1986 17th in the MVP voting. It was the only season he hit .300 or better.

The back of the card pictured states that the "...Cubs like his speed and his batting eye..." He stole 99 bases over his 15 year career, and was caught stealing 58 times. He was a good contact hitter, striking out just 541 times in 5,258 career at bats, once every 9.7 at bats. He drew 514 walks in 5,976 plate appearances.

Scott Fletcher is a great example of an average Major League Baseball player. He never stunk, nor stood out very much, but still managed a long career in the Big Leagues. He played in 1,612 games, and got 1,376 career hits. 34 of which were Home Runs.