KODAK, Tenn. (July 15, 2017) - The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced Saturday that infielder David Fletcher has been promoted from the Mobile BayBears to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fletcher, 23, was a member of the BayBears Opening Day roster and played in 64 games. He posted a .276 average with one home run, 22 RBI, 14 doubles, and 12 stolen bases. In May, Fletcher was named the Angels Minor League Defender of the Month. He committed just one error in 243 total chances with the BayBears, splitting time between second base and shortstop.
The Orange, Calif., native was selected by the Angels in the sixth round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of Loyola Marymount University. Fletcher was named a MiLB.com Angels Organization All-Star in each of his first two professional seasons.
In 2015, Fletcher hit .311 in 69 games combined between Rookie-level Orem and Class A Burlington. The following year, he spent the majority of the season with Class A Advanced Inland Empire before earning a promotion to Arkansas on August 16. Fletcher had 24 hits in 80 Double-A at-bats to finish the 2016 season.
This is the first time Fletcher has been promoted to Triple-A in his career. He is currently the No. 9 prospect in the Angels organization, according to MLB Pipeline.
In a corresponding move, Jose Rojas has been added to the BayBears roster from Inland Empire. The infielder has hit safely in 23 straight games, the third-longest streak in the Angels farm system since 2009.
Rojas, 24, has a career .314 average with 12 home runs and 81 RBI in 138 games combined between Orem (2016) and Inland Empire (2017), and he was a 2017 California League Mid-Season All-Star. The Anaheim, Calif., native was selected by the Angels in the 36th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of Vanguard University.
The BayBears continue the five-game road series against Tennessee Saturday at 6:00 p.m. CT. Live coverage can be seen on MiLB.tv (Tennessee feed, subscription required, promo code: BAYBEARS) and heard on the BayBears Broadcast Network, the TuneIn Radio App, and the MiLB First Pitch App, with the Countdown to First Pitch starting at 5:40 p.m. CT.
The BayBears return home Wednesday and host a total of 70 home dates through Labor Day, September 4. Single-game tickets and ticket packages are currently on sale. Season tickets and group and hospitality offerings for the 2017 season can be reserved by calling (251) 479-BEAR (2327).
About the Mobile BayBears
The Mobile BayBears are the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles of Anaheim and play their games at Hank Aaron Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. The BayBears were founded in 1997 and have won four Southern League titles in 1998, 2004, 2011, and 2012. Additionally, the 1998 and 2011 championship squads were named Minor League Team of the Year by Baseball America. More than 160 former BayBears have reached the Major League level, including All-Stars Max Scherzer, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Peavy, Carlos Gonzalez, and Justin Upton. For more information on the Mobile BayBears and Hank Aaron Stadium, please visit MobileBayBears.com, call (251) 479-BEAR (2327), or contact Steve Goldberg via email at Steve@MobileBayBears.com.