Top Maine 2019 MLB Draft Prospects
State List Talent Ranking: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
(Stars are listed on a 1 to 5 scale relative to what the state typically produces, with 1 being the weakest)
Originally a member of the 2020 draft class, Fletcher reclassified this spring to reach campus at Vanderbilt a year sooner. This complicated the scouting process for teams, simply because of how late it was announced that Fletcher would instead be eligible for the 2019 draft. As a prep player in Maine, it is difficult enough to scout Fletcher, whose season didn’t start until mid-April. But the process has been made even more complicated by the fact that teams have less background information on Fletcher than they have with other 2019 prospects, despite the fact that he played at several well-scouted showcase events as an underclassman. Once he officially reclassified, however, Fletcher immediately became one of the better athletes in the 2019 class. He’s a plus runner who was seen doing backflips at last summer’s Area Code Games, and he makes quick-twitch movements in the outfield and at the plate with impressive bat speed. A 6-foot-2, 190-pound righthanded hitter, Fletcher has plus raw power from an agressive, pull-oriented swing. That same swing leads to some contact concerns, and he’s unlikely to face enough quality pitching this spring to give scouts much confidence in his hit tool. Defensively, Fletcher has the tools to become a plus defender in center field, including plus arm strength that would allow him to play in either outfield corner. But like his hitting ability, he’ll need to refine this part of his game to reach his full potential. Fletcher has shown some ability on the mound, with a fastball in the 91-95 mph range, but most teams like his upside as a position player more than as a pitching prospect. He is expected to be a tough sign away from Vanderbilt, and his late reclassification will surely make things more complicated. On talent alone, it wouldn’t be surprising if Fletcher snuck onto the first day of the draft.