He assessed the state of the Braves rookie league team. He also secured money for his future schooling, should his pro career not work out, and he made his choice, The Tennessean wrote.
"I looked at the situation and realized the Braves only had one guy bat-ting above .300 on the team and I had batted .444 this past season," Fults told The Tennessean late that June. "I figured that meant I had a pretty good shot at making the team."
Fults made the rookie league team, but he ultimately needed the schooling money likely sooner than he'd hoped. Fults played two professional seasons. He never made it out of rookie ball.
Fults' career began that year in 1989, taken by the Braves in the ninth round of the draft out of Franklin County High School in Tennessee.
With the Braves, Fults played between the rookie Gulf Coast League and rookie Pulaski. Between them, he hit .221 in 49 games, knocking in 21.
Fults played 1990 between Pulaski and rookie Idaho Falls. He closed out the season going three for four, knocking in three runs in a Pulsaki win. Overall, he hit .174 over 27 gmes, ending his professional career.
- Nashville Tennessean, June 29, 1990: Nathan Fults
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