Arkansas outfielder Dominic Fletcher comes in at number 88 on our Top 100 Countdown.
The 5-foot-9, 175 pound sophomore came out of high school as the 10th best outfielder and 82nd best player in the nation according to Perfect Game. He was ranked as the 209th best MLB Draft prospect by Baseball America, but he went undrafted and fulfilled his commitment to the Razorbacks.
Fletcher had an impressive freshman season hitting .291 in 220 at-bats, while playing center field and hitting fourth in an SEC lineup. He also scored 44 runs, hit 12 home runs and drove in 37 runs.
That led to Fletcher being named to the Freshman All-SEC Team.
This past summer he played in the California Collegiate League — Fletcher is from Cypress, Calif.
He was named MVP of the league as he helped his team win the championship by hitting .358 with 6 home runs, 21 runs scored and 27 RBI in 106 at-bats. Fletcher also stole eight bases in 12 attempts showing off some speed.
The center fielder was also named to the CCL All-League Team, and he was listed as the second best prospect in the league. Perfect Game also listed Fletcher as the second best prospects in the CCL.
Even with his small frame, he has a lot of pop in his bat. He has a very calm approach at the plate with a slight load before throwing his hips into the baseball.
As a left-handed power hitter you automatically think he’s a pull guy, but he has the ability to go to all fields.
I would like to see him improve as a base stealer this season. If he can master that part of his game he’ll move up MLB Draft boards quickly.
Lucky for college baseball fans, he’ll just be a sophomore this year, so we should get two more seasons of him. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this spring.