OK High School Preseason Spotlight: Fletcher


Diego Solares
Staff Writer

The Oklahoma high school baseball season kicks off on March 2nd, opening day for regular season action under Ossaa regulations. Over the next several weeks, leading up to opening day, we’ll be publishing our team previews ahead of the 2021 spring season, touching on programs spanning all state classifications, leading into a countdown through the official PBR Oklahoma Preseason Power 25 Rankings.

Perennially, we’ve submitted a Preseason Questionnaire to high school head coaches across the entire state. Their responses have been flooding in and we’re using the detailed insight they’ve provided in our team-by-team preseason analysis.

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Our 2021 preseason coverage continues today.

Team: Fletcher
OSSAA Class: A
Head Coach: Jarod King
Returning Starters: 5
Returning Pitchers: 3

TOP PLAYERS

Kaleb Kimball, RHP/3B, 2022

Built at an athletic 6-foot-1, 170-pounds, Kimball is one of this team’s mainstays offensively. His sturdy right-handed stroke has some juice harnessed within, providing middle-of-the-order flexibility for Fletcher’s squad. Kimball is also listed as an arm, so we expect to see him log some innings on the mound, too.

Sam Tyler, OF, 2021

Another returning starter, Tyler is more of a do-it-all type of contributor offensively for Fletcher. Standing at 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, he provides a safe floor in the batting average department and also showed some pop by leading the team in home runs last season. 

Caleb Campbell, MIF, 2022

The table setter for this team, Campbell is a high IQ type that can pick it well defensively up the middle. He’s another experienced returning starter that will play an integral role as a junior for this club in 2021.

Tryston Simmons, 1B/DH, 2021

Viewed internally as a quality producer offensively for this team, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Simmons should see time at first base in 2021 as well as in the designated hitter spot. He, like others mentioned above, is a high batting average type hitter that has made quality contributions throughout his prep career. 

Jordan Johnson, RHP/INF, 2021

Rounding out this bunch is Johnson, one of Fletcher’s top pitching options on their roster. When he’s not putting work in on the bump, Johnson will slide over to the infield, where he’s strong defensively and boasts above-average arm strength. 

OUTLOOK

STRENGTHS: This is a scrappy Fletcher squad that plays hard from top to bottom. They also have experience on their side, as several of these athletes have played together for years. 

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT: Despite the confidence they have in their pitching staff, Fletcher’s lack of a true power arm is an area of improvement for this team. 

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