AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn University slugger Brian Fletcher has
signed with the Kansas City Royals, opting to skip his senior
season with the Tigers.
Fletcher, an 18th round selection by Kansas City, signed over
the weekend and has been assigned to Class A Burlington. He hit
.357 with 22 home runs and 75 RBI in 61 games for Auburn this year,
finishing with 49 career homes runs, good for third all-time at
He was among a record 11 Auburn baseball players drafted by
major league clubs this year. From Fayettville, Ga., he is the son
of former major leaguer Scott Fletcher.