David Owen Fletcher was born on May 31, 1994, he is an American professional baseball infielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was drafted by the Angels in the sixth round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft. He made his MLB debut in 2018.
Fletcher spent his first professional season with the Orem Owlz and Burlington Bees, slashing .311/.377/.414 with one home run and 40 RBIs in 69 games. In 2016, he played for the Inland Empire 66ers and Arkansas Travelers, batting .280/.322/.351 with three home runs, 37 RBIs, and 16 stolen bases in 98 games.
After the season, he played in the Arizona Fall League. Fletcher played in 2017 with the Mobile BayBears and Salt Lake Bees, batting .266/.316/.339 with three home runs, 39 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases in 111 games. Fletcher started the 2018 season with Salt Lake. In 254 at-bats he hit .350/.394/.559.
In 2021, he batted .262/.297/.324 with 2 home runs in 626 at-bats, had the highest percentage of softly hit balls of all major-leaguers at 23.2%, the lowest percentage of hard-hit balls at 17.3%, and had the most infield hits in the major leagues, with 28. He also took fewer pitches per plate appearance than any other MLB batter, at 3.33.
Fletcher struggled with injuries to begin 2022. On April 12, 2022, Fletcher was placed on the injured-list due to a strained left hip. On May 11, 2022, Fletcher was placed on the 15-day injured list once again after undergoing surgery to repair both his left and right adductor muscles. Up until his surgery, Fletcher batted .158/.220/.263 in 14 games.