Dominic Fletcher (Courtesy of Arkansas)
California Collegiate League Top Prospects
Dominic Fletcher, OF, Orange County, (So., Arkansas)
Blair Henley, RHP, Santa Barbara, (So., Texas)
John McMillon, RHP, Santa Barbara, (So., Texas Tech)
Joshua Jung, 3B, Santa Barbara, (So., Texas Tech)
Chase Gardner, LHP, Healdsburg, (Jr., UConn)
Evan Lee, LHP/OF, Santa Barbara, (So., Arkansas)
Garrett Gayle, RHP, Santa Barbara, (So., Rice)
James Free, C, Neptune Beach, (So., Pacific)
David Clawson, C, Santa Barbara, (So., BYU)
Beau Philip, SS, Orange County, (So., San Joaquin Delta (Calif.) CC)
SEE ALSO: Summer College League Top Prospects
Postseason Recap: The Orange County Riptide rode some of the top prospects in the California Collegiate League to win its first ever championship. The Riptide, managed by Tyger Pederson (brother of Joc), defeated the Healdsburg Prune Packers, 5-3, in the winner-take-all championship game. Arkansas' Dominic Fletcher, Delta (Calif.) CC's Beau Philip and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) JC's Joey Parente helped anchor the top of the Riptide's championship-winning lineup. Orange County also had some of the league's top arms, including Pacific lefthander Ricky Reynoso, Brown righty Will Tomlinson and Virginia lefty Jordan Dosey.
1. Dominic Fletcher, OF, Orange County, (So., Arkansas)
Coming out of Cypress (Calif.) High in 2016, Fletcher was ranked No. 206 in the BA Top 500. He went undrafted and attended Arkansas where he earned freshman All-American honors this spring. Fletcher followed a .291/.356/.495, 12-homer season at Arkansas by batting .358 for Orange County's championship-winning squad this summer. He is an above-average hitter and outfielder and has an above-average arm with some speed and power, as well. He hit six homers and stole eight bases for the Riptide. The biggest knock against him is his size. At 5-foot-9, 175 pounds he might not have as much room to grow as other prospects.
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