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Good luck hitting vs. Gwinnett's new knuckleballer

Veteran INF Fletcher gets funky, strikes out the side at Triple-A
@JesseABorek
May 16, 2024

The late innings of lopsided contests are often times for things to get weird. But David Fletcher slinging unhittable knuckleballs? You can add that to the completed part of your baseball-watching bucket list. With Triple-A Gwinnett having played a doubleheader Tuesday and falling behind 10-2 through seven-and-a-half frames just hours

Fletcher's Three-RBI Flare Highlights Stripers’ Rally in 7-4 Win

Gwinnett comes back to take series opener over Charlotte with four-run sixth inning
May 7, 2024

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – After falling behind 2-0 just two batters into the game, the Gwinnett Stripers (16-17) got a three-run single from David Fletcher in the sixth inning and charged back to grab a 7-4 series opening victory over the Charlotte Knights (13-20) on Tuesday afternoon at Coolray Field. Decisive

Stripers’ Early Lead Uprooted by Offensive Outburst from Durham in 8-5 Loss 

Gwinnett’s 2-0 advantage erased by three-run fifth, four-run sixth from the Bulls
May 2, 2024

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Four scoreless innings started the night for Dylan Dodd as the Gwinnett Stripers (13-16) built a 2-0 lead, but the Durham Bulls (12-18) sparked a wave of offense with seven runs across the fifth and sixth innings to turn the game around and hand the Stripers an

Ensemble Offensive Night Drives Stripers to 8-5 win

Gwinnett grapples with Louisville early, pulls away thanks to top-to-bottom production
April 6, 2024

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – Six players tallied one RBI each as the Gwinnett Stripers (5-3) found offensive contributions throughout its batting order in an 8-5 triumph over the Louisville Bats (4-4) on Saturday night at Coolray Field. Decisive Plays: For the sixth time in eight games this season, the Stripers scored

Stefanic, Cabbage lead Angels Organization All-Stars

Veterans put up jaw-dropping numbers at top of Halos’ system
@Gerard_Gilberto
October 23, 2023

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each organization and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in each farm system. Next up in our 2023 Organization All-Stars series are the Los Angeles Angels. 2023 organization summary: Triple-A Salt Lake:

Bees Make Second Visit to Utah Miracle League

September 12, 2023

The Salt Lake Bees were thrilled to participate in their second Miracle League event of the season this past Saturday, September 9, as a number of players and staff volunteered with the organization in support of adaptive recreation in Utah communities. Through use of the “buddy system” players connected with

Bees Fall to Dodgers in a Rain-Delayed Affair

August 20, 2023

The Salt Lake Bees (18-26) fell to the Oklahoma City Dodgers (25-19) 4-1 in front of 9,022 fans on Princess Night at Smith’s Ballpark as a 93-minute rain delay seemingly took the juice out of both offenses for the remainder of the contest. Salt Lake was fighting an uphill battle

Fletcher Breaks Record In Bees Win

May 20, 2023

A big third inning propelled the Salt Lake Bees (19-24) to a 7-6 victory over the Las Vegas Aviators (20-23) on Friday night at Smith’s Ballpark. Trailing 5-0 headed to the bottom of the third, the Bees strung together five hits for six runs started by a Meibrys Viloria double

Toolshed: Prospect projections gone right

Preseason outlooks nailed Ohtani (the pitcher), Bieber, Kingery
October 2, 2018

We used to have so many questions. Now, we have a lot of answers to work through.Back in January, MiLB.com used FanGraphs' Steamer600 projections to look at how some of the game's most prominent prospects were expected to perform over a full season. For this exercise, a full season was

Former BayBears infielder David Fletcher called up by Angels

June 12, 2018

MOBILE, Ala. (June 12, 2018) - The Los Angeles Angels announced Tuesday that they have selected the contract of former Mobile BayBears infielder David Fletcher from Triple-A Salt Lake. Fletcher has a chance to make his Major League debut Tuesday or Wednesday in Seattle against the Mariners, before the Angels

Rainiers, Bees play game of chase

Trying to avoid tags leads to amusing incidents on basepaths
June 3, 2018

Making an out in baseball is inevitable, but David Fletcher and Eric Young Jr. decided to make things a little more entertaining and a bit more strenuous on their opponents Sunday.The Salt Lake Bees duo was involved in a pair of plays with catcher Mike Marjama and first baseman Gordon

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 29

Braves' Wright getting on track; Angels' Fletcher keeps producing
May 30, 2018

Theme of the day2017 picks:Hunter Greene, last year's No. 2 overall pick, tossed the longest outing of his young career with a five-inning gem for Class A Dayton. No. 26 overall pick Bubba Thompson set his own career high with four hits for Class A Hickory. Taylor Walls, a third-round

Prospect Roundup: Games of May 20

Angels' Fletcher strengthens resume; Fried bests Stewart
May 21, 2018

Theme of the dayTeens:Juan Soto's Major League debut with the Nationals, making him the youngest player in The Show this season, would have been the prime driver of the news on any other day. But Vladimir Guerrero Jr. did his best to wrestle back the "Best 19-Year-Old Prospect" belt by

Bees' Fletcher drawing lofty comparisons

No. 24 Angels prospect has changed expectations with hot start
May 2, 2018

David Fletcher has heard the comparisons to boyhood idol David Eckstein. And it's not as though the Southern California native is running away from them."He was my favorite player growing up," Fletcher said. "I grew up 20 minutes from [Angel Stadium]. Kind of an undersized middle infielder like him, and

David Fletcher promoted to Triple-A Salt Lake

July 15, 2017

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

Early lead slips away quickly in BayBears loss

Home runs for Houchins and Arakawa, but Smokies explode for 10 runs
July 14, 2017

KODAK, Tenn. (July 14, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, grabbed an early 1-0 lead but dropped the second game of the series 10-4 to the Tennessee Smokies Friday night at Smokies Stadium.The BayBears (40-50 overall, 10-11 second half) plated an

BayBears silence Shrimp with early offensive outburst

BayBears slug three home runs in game for first time this year
July 3, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 3, 2017) - Three home runs in the first three innings helped the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, defeat the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 8-3 in the series finale Monday night at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville in front of a

Late comeback bid falls short in BayBears loss

Johnson homers, drives in three runs for Mobile
July 2, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 2, 2017) - After falling behind 5-0 early, the Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, sent the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth inning but fell to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp 6-4 Sunday afternoon at the

BayBears fall in completion of Thursday's game, Friday's game

BayBears score first in both games, but Shrimp storm back
July 1, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 30, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, dropped a pair of games to the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, 6-3 in the completion of Thursday's game and 2-1 in Friday's regularly-scheduled game, at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.GAME 1:Leading 1-0

Early run support helps BayBears top Smokies

BayBears score in each of first four innings to win third straight
June 25, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (June 24, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, plated runs in each of the first four innings and defeated the Tennessee Smokies 9-4 Saturday night at Hank Aaron Stadium.The third and fourth hitters in the batting order provided a

BayBears sweep doubleheader against Tennessee

Walk-off win in game one, complete game shutout for Barria in game two
June 23, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (June 23, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, won both games of a doubleheader Friday night against the Tennessee Smokies at Hank Aaron Stadium.GAME 1:After falling behind 2-0 early, the BayBears plated the final three runs to defeat Tennessee

BayBears drop both games of doubleheader against Biloxi

Teams split rain-shortened four-game series
June 18, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (June 18, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, dropped both games of a doubleheader Sunday against the Biloxi Shuckers at Hank Aaron Stadium.GAME 1:Despite a two-run lead early and rallying from behind to tie the game in the seventh

BayBears sweep doubleheader against Biloxi

Another doubleheader scheduled for Sunday
June 18, 2017

MOBILE, Ala. (June 17, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, won both games of a doubleheader Saturday night against the Biloxi Shuckers at Hank Aaron Stadium.GAME 1:After falling behind 1-0 early, the BayBears plated the final two runs to defeat Biloxi

BayBears grab late lead but fall to Biloxi in extras

Fletcher plates three with seventh-inning double, career-high four hits for Arakawa
June 4, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. (June 3, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, came back to take a three-run lead in the seventh but ended up losing 7-6 to the Biloxi Shuckers in 14 innings Saturday night at MGM Park.After Wade Wass hit his

Pair of multi-run innings lead BayBears past Biloxi

Mobile scores three in first, four in sixth; Quality start for Blackford
May 30, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. (May 30, 2017) - The Mobile BayBears, the Double-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, jumped out to a three-run lead in the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Biloxi Shuckers 7-3 in the series opener Tuesday night at MGM Park.Six players had two-hit