Dominic Fletcher

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Biographical Information[edit]

Dominic Fletcher played on the Italian national team prior to making his major league debut. He is the brother of David Fletcher. [1]

Fletcher hit .365 as a high school senior and was rated the #10 prospect in California. [2] As a freshman at the University of Arkansas, he hit .291/.356/.446 with 44 runs in 59 games. He was at .288/.338/.468 with ten homers as a sophomore, starring in the 2018 College World Series (.346, 2 HR, 8 RBI). He had the first four-hit game by a Razorback in the College World Series since Jeff King in 1985 and made the top three in the Series in RBI, homers and total bases (17). [3] He joined Trevor Larnach and Heston Kjerstad as the All-Star outfielders.

His junior year, he produced at a .313/.385/.528 clip with 56 runs, 24 doubles and 61 RBI in 66 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks took him in the second round of the 2019 amateur draft, between Tommy Henry and Isaiah Campbell. He signed for a $700,000 bonus. Making his pro debut with the Kane County Cougars in full-season A ball, he hit .318/.389/.463. The 2020 minor league season was then wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning to action in 2021 with the Amarillo Sod Poodles, he batted .264/.314/.445 with 15 homers but only 25 walks in 102 games. His 5 triples tied Dairon Blanco and Geraldo Perdomo for 5th in Double-A Central. In 2022, the outfielder appeared for Amarillo (.347/.409/.591, 34 RBI in 32 G) and the Reno Aces (.301/.368/.452, 29 2B, 8 3B), more than doubling his walk total (to 55). He had 98 runs, 35 doubles and 10 triples. He tied Jordan Lawlar for the most runs in the D'backs chain, led in hits, led in doubles (one ahead of Jancarlos Cintron), led in triples (two ahead of Corbin Carroll), was 6th in RBI and walks and was second to Cintron in average.

He then joined his brother on Italy's roster for the 2023 World Baseball Classic. He starred, hitting .368/.478/.632 with a team-high five runs in five games and Italy's lone homer, off Yu Darvish of champion Japan. Only Nicky Lopez had a batter OPS for Italy's regulars. He started the 2023 season in AAA with the Reno Aces of the Pacific Coast League where he hit .325 in 35 games. He was promoted to make his major league debut with the Diamondbacks on April 30th and went back and forth between AAA and the majors a few times. June 30th was a special occasion as for the first time he faced his brother David in a major league game when Arizona played the Los Angeles Angels at Anaheim Stadium. It was a bittersweet occasion for them however as their father Tim had passed away suddenly at age 60 earlier that month.


Further Reading[edit]

  • Steve Gilbert: "Under-the-radar prospect Fletcher opens eyes with D-backs",, May 13, 2023. [1]
  • Joe Reedy (Associated Press): "Bittersweet reunion: Fletcher brothers face each other for 1st time in majors after father's death", Yahoo! Sports, June 30, 2023. [2]
  • Sarah Valenzuela (Los Angeles Times): "Angels' David Fletcher will get to play with his brother again — for Team Italy", Yahoo! News, January 16, 2023. [3]

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