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Fletcher Thompson

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Fletcher Conrad Thompson

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Biographical Information[edit]

Infielder Fletcher Thompson played in the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles systems, but it was his sole year in independent ball that really stands out.

He was taken by the Astros in the 11th round of the 1990 amateur draft, a couple picks ahead of pitcher Darren Dreifort, and was signed by scout Sterling Housley. He stole 19 bases his first year, then 37 in 1991—he also had 104 walks in 116 games for the Burlington Astros that year. After not playing in 1992, he returned to steal 23 bases in 1993 and 28 in 1994. He played briefly in the Brewers chain in 1995, but spent most of the season with the Alexandria Aces of the independent Texas-Louisiana League. With them, he slashed .343/.486/.561 with 15 home runs, 66 RBI, 47 stolen bases, 106 runs scored and 97 walks in 99 games. That convinced the Orioles to bring him on board for 1996, though he hit just .266/.374/.328 in 84 games in their system to wrap up his career.

For his career, Thompson hit .274/.393/.352 with 118 steals in 489 games in affiliated ball and .286/.411/.390 with 29 homers, 210 RBI, 165 steals, 402 runs and 394 walks in 588 games overall. He peaked at Double-A.

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