New England’s top draft pick in the 2019 MLB draft, Trejyn Fletcher, certainly has looked the part of a pro baseball player in the very early stages of his career.
The 18-year-old Portland, Maine, native has played three games in Rookie ball for the Gulf Coast League Cardinals after being drafted in the second round (58th overall) and signing for $1.5 million earlier this month.
In his first 15 at-bats as a pro, he already has six hits (.400 batting average), one home run, three RBI and an OPS of 1.133.
“It’s going pretty well,” Fletcher said from Jupiter, Fla., in a phone interview with New England Baseball Journal. “The competition level compared to Maine is a lot higher. I enjoy that about the game of baseball. The stiffer the competition, the better I perform.”