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Dexter Fowler

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.348

HR

3

RBI

15

R

22

SB

5

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Acquired from the Astros last January, Fowler hit for a career-low .250 and struck out a career-high 154 times for the Cubs in 2015, but that's about all he did wrong. He had 54 extra-base hits incl...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/22/1986   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 14th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Dexter Fowler Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Cubs in February 2016 that includes a mutual option for a second year.

May 2, 2016  –  Dexter Fowler News

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Dexter Fowler Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 20 A A 99 448 405 92 120 45 31 6 8 46 43 23 43 79 0 0 0 .296 .373 .462 .835
2007 21 A MOD 65 289 245 43 67 14 7 5 2 23 20 11 44 64 0 0 0 .273 .397 .367 .764
2008 22 AA TUL 108 505 421 92 141 49 31 9 9 64 20 8 65 89 8 3 8 .335 .431 .515 .946
2008 22 MAJ COL 13 27 26 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 .154 .185 .154 .339
2009 23 AA TUL 3 13 10 3 4 2 2 0 0 3 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 .400 .538 .600 1.138
2009 23 MAJ COL 135 518 433 73 115 43 29 10 4 34 27 10 67 116 14 3 1 .266 .363 .406 .770
2010 24 AAA COL 27 124 106 23 36 16 10 4 2 13 1 0 17 27 0 0 1 .340 .435 .566 1.001
2010 24 MAJ COL 132 505 439 73 114 40 20 14 6 36 13 8 57 104 7 0 2 .260 .347 .410 .757
2011 25 AAA COL 24 114 97 17 23 9 6 1 2 9 2 1 15 24 1 0 1 .237 .345 .381 .726
2011 25 MAJ COL 125 563 481 84 128 55 35 15 5 45 12 9 68 130 7 1 6 .266 .363 .432 .795
2012 26 MAJ COL 143 530 454 72 136 42 18 11 13 53 12 5 68 128 6 2 0 .300 .389 .474 .863
2013 27 AAA COL 2 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2013 27 MAJ COL 119 492 415 71 109 33 18 3 12 42 19 9 65 105 4 2 6 .263 .369 .407 .776
2014 28 AAA OKL 4 12 10 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .300 .417 .300 .717
2014 28 MAJ HOU 116 505 434 61 120 33 21 4 8 35 11 4 66 108 1 1 3 .276 .375 .399 .774
2015 29 MAJ CHC 156 690 596 102 149 54 29 8 17 46 20 7 84 154 2 3 5 .250 .346 .411 .757
2016 30 MAJ CHC 25 115 92 22 32 15 11 1 3 15 5 0 20 22 0 1 2 .348 .470 .587 1.057
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3-Year Averages     130 560 481 78 126 39 22 5 12 41 16 6 71 122 2 2 4 .262 .360 .403 .764
Career  (View All)     964 3,945 3,370 561 907 315 181 66 68 306 119 53 495 872 41 13 26 .269 .366 .423 .788

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Dexter Fowler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 4 @Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .470 .587 1.057
May. 3 @Pit 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .352 .473 .602 1.075
May. 2 @Pit 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 .357 .476 .619 1.095
May. 1 Atl 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .350 .470 .613 1.083
Apr. 30 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 29 Atl 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .347 .474 .613 1.087
Apr. 28 Mil 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .356 .473 .630 1.103
Apr. 27 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 26 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 .368 .488 .662 1.150
Apr. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Cin 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .385 .506 .692 1.198
Apr. 22 @Cin 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .377 .500 .672 1.172
Apr. 21 @Cin 5 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .393 .521 .696 1.217
Apr. 20 @StL 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .392 .523 .706 1.229
Apr. 19 @StL 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .508 .708 1.216
Apr. 18 @StL 5 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .378 .500 .711 1.211
Apr. 17 Col 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .510 .650 1.160
Apr. 16 Col 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .553 .722 1.275
Apr. 15 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .424 .558 .667 1.225
Apr. 14 Cin 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .467 .590 .733 1.323
Apr. 13 Cin 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .423 .559 .731 1.290
Apr. 11 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .455 .586 .773 1.359
Apr. 10 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .526 .640 .895 1.535
Apr. 9 @Ari 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .526 .625 .895 1.520
Apr. 8 @Ari 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .684 1.067 1.751
Apr. 7 @Ari 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .583 .667 1.083 1.750
Apr. 5 @LAA 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .625 .667 1.125 1.792
Apr. 4 @LAA 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .800 1.000 1.800
Last 7 Days 24 5 7 2 0 0 1 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 .292 .414 .375 .789
Last 14 Days 44 12 14 6 0 0 5 9 8 4 0 0 1 0 .318 .426 .455 .881
Last 30 Days 92 22 32 11 1 3 15 20 22 5 0 2 1 0 .348 .470 .587 1.057

Dexter Fowler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 25 25
2015 152 152
2014 111 111 4
2013 110 110
2012 131 131
2011 122 122
2010 120 120
2009 127 127

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Dexter Fowler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016243030.333.500.929
2015135284127.326.467.865
2014107192153.327.467.887

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201668193125.353.6181.100
201546174133413.228.395.726
2014327426208.260.376.737

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016365172.222.361.717
201528952112510.246.419.771
2014201335191.294.448.829

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20165617283.429.7321.275
20153075062110.254.404.744
20142332831610.262.356.726
Dexter Fowler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 20 A A 448 405 9.6% 17.6% 0.54 80% .352 .166
2007 21 A MOD 289 245 15.2% 22.1% 0.69 74% .363 .094
2008 22 AA TUL 505 421 12.9% 17.6% 0.73 79% .409 .180
2008 22 MAJ COL 27 26 0% 18.5% 0.00 81% .190 .000
2009 23 AA TUL 13 10 23.1% 23.1% 1.00 70% .571 .200
2009 23 MAJ COL 518 433 12.9% 22.4% 0.58 73% .355 .140
2010 24 AAA COL 124 106 13.7% 21.8% 0.63 75% .442 .226
2010 24 MAJ COL 505 439 11.3% 20.6% 0.55 76% .328 .150
2011 25 AAA COL 114 97 13.2% 21.1% 0.63 75% .296 .144
2011 25 MAJ COL 563 481 12.1% 23.1% 0.52 73% .355 .166
2012 26 MAJ COL 530 454 12.8% 24.2% 0.53 72% .393 .174
2013 27 AAA COL 9 6 33.3% 22.2% 1.50 67% .000 .000
2013 27 MAJ COL 492 415 13.2% 21.3% 0.62 75% .326 .144
2014 28 AAA OKL 12 10 16.7% 0% 0.00 100% .300 .000
2014 28 MAJ HOU 505 434 13.1% 21.4% 0.61 75% .352 .123
2015 29 MAJ CHC 690 596 12.2% 22.3% 0.55 74% .311 .161
2016 30 MAJ CHC 115 92 17.4% 19.1% 0.91 76% .433 .239
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3-Year Averages     560 481 12.7% 21.8% 0.58 75% .329 .141
Career     3,945 3,370 12.5% 22.1% 0.57 74% .345 .154

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2016 Stat Review for Dexter Fowler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.348 AVG
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76% Contact Rate
POOR
.433 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.587 SLG
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.239 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.91 BB/K
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17.4% BB Rate
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19.1% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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1.057 OPS
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.470 OBP
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Dexter Fowler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fowler is back in the lineup Tuesday, batting leadoff against the Brewers.

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Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, MLB.com's Carries Muskat reports.

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Fowler homered, his third, as part of a 2-for-4 game with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

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Fowler went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Rockies.

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Fowler went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's 8-1 trouncing of the Reds.

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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a double, his first steal of the year and a run against the Reds on Wednesday.

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Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

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Fowler is playing with a sore hip as a result of his collision with Kyle Schwarber on Thursday, but he's not expected to miss any time, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Fowler went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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Fowler made his way on base four times in six plate appearances Thursday, hitting a single and a triple to go with two walks, two RBI and two runs against the Diamondbacks.

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Fowler went 3-for-4 with a double, walk and three runs scored in the regular-season opener against the Angels on Monday.

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Fowler (side tightness) went 0-for-2 in his return to the lineup Sunday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Acquired by the Astros in the trade that sent Jordan Lyles and Brandon Barnes to Colorado, Fowler's first season away from his previous home of Coors Field went much better than many expected. A nasty early-season illness and a sore back limited the switch-hitting outfielder to 116 games with his new club, but he was one of the Astros' best offensive players when healthy. Fowler hit .276/.375/.399 with eight home runs, 35 RBI, 11 steals and a 13.1% walk rate. His .375 OBP ranked a close second on the team behind MLB hits leader Jose Altuve (.377). Traded to the Cubs in January, Fowler projects as the team's starting center fielder and new leadoff hitter, after the lineup lacked high OBP options to set the table a year ago.

2014

After a massive April in which he batted .305 with eight homers and four steals, Fowler's breakout never materialized as injuries took their toll on his productivity, limiting him to four homers and 15 steals the rest of the way as he finished with a disappointing .263/.369/.407 line. The Rockies ended up dealing the outfielder to Houston in December, where he'll presumably be installed at the top of the order for a gradually improving lineup. Fowler should remain a decent source of runs and steals with the Astros, but he still carries a ton of risk by virtue of the massive home/road splits he's shown during his career. While Minute Maid Park has proven to be hitter-friendly over its lifespan, it's not nearly a haven on the level of Coors Field, where Fowler has batted .298/.395/.485 compared to his .241/.333/.361 career mark at road venues. That vast disparity, along with a history of injuries that has cost him 99 games over the last three seasons, is something to consider on draft day.

2013

Fowler put together the finest season of his four-year career in 2012, setting career-highs in home runs, RBI, batting average and on-base percentage while chipping in his usual double-digit steals. Like many players, he benefited from playing half his games at the generous hitting environment of Coors Field, batting .332/.431/.553 at home compared to .262/.339/.381 on the road. On the heels of his most productive season in the majors, Fowler faces little uncertainty about his place atop what should be a potent lineup, especially with Troy Tulowitzki back after being limited to 47 games with a groin injury last season. However, with several capable outfield options on the 40-man roster, there is a distinct possibility the team may trade Fowler or another outfielder in pursuit of starting pitching. If Fowler were to land elsewhere, it could capsize his value considerably due to his extreme home/road splits.

2012

Fowler matched his previous career-high OBP (.363) last season, but was a disappointment both in the power and speed categories while getting most of his at-bats in the first two spots in the batting order. It's interesting to note that Fowler hit three of his five homers down the stretch in September when he delivered his best overall month (.901 OPS, 3-for-3 on stolen-base attempts). In fact, his second-half line (.288/.381/.498) was a significant improvement and would likely secure his place atop the Colorado lineup if he's able to sustain it. Provided that the Rockies are committed to playing him every day, he's still a viable threat for that long awaited breakout given his combination of tools, lineup placement and home park.

2011

Fowler struggled for much of the early part of the season before being sent down to Triple-A, a level he skipped on his way to the majors. He rediscovered his stroke there, hitting .340/.435/.566 and was back in the bigs in July. After the All-Star break, he hit .280/.343/.432 with four homers, 26 RBI, 41 runs and five steals. He has speed to burn, which makes his low stolen-base total so confusing. To his credit, he improved his strikeout rate (23.7 percent) and continued to play good defense in center field. Moving forward, expect him to start to living up to some of the expectations set before him as a continues to develop. As for his speed, he's too talented not to start to figure things out on the basepaths as long as he gets the green light.

2010

The Rockies made the decision to have Fowler forgo the Triple-A level, and plug him directly in the major league outfield equation. There was some concern whether he would get enough at-bats to justify skipping the PCL, and whether skipping a level of development would stunt his maturation, but Fowler impressed all around. His biggest flaw is his inability to lay off bad pitches, pumping up his strikeout numbers and capping his average at .266, but he was able to get on base at a .363 clip. Look for a statistical improvement in steals, average and home runs this season, as he fine tunes his swing and approach at the plate. He does occasionally yield the leadoff spot to Carlos Gonzalez, however, Fowler should continue to have plenty of table-setting opportunities.

2009

The question isn't whether Fowler can play, but what's taking so long? He hits for average, draws walks, has decent power and good speed, which plays both on the field and the basepaths. He's already a better player than Willy Taveras, and the Rockies need as much OBP as they can get. Fowler will strike out too much to hit .300 or have a .400 OBP, yet still be an above-average center fielder, a bit like Orlando Hudson's bat mixed with Aaron Rowand's glove.

2008

Fowler is one of the more interesting prospects in the Colorado system. He is 6-4 with very good speed and a good eye at the plate. His power did not progress as much as the team hoped in 2007, however and he struck out a bit too much with 65 strikeouts in 245 at-bats. Fowler missed much of the second half of the season with wrist surgery, but did recover and play in the Arizona Fall League. While he struggled with a .224/.325/.308 showing, he looks healthy and a strong showing at Double-A could put him on track to be a factor in the majors in 2009.

2007

Fowler packs an intriguing package of tools into his 6-4 frame. He has speed and his output in Low-A (.296/.373/.462) is impressive for a 20-year-old with limited baseball experience, particularly the OBP. A below-average arm may eventually limit him to left field, but Fowler is a potential 30-30 guy who may be no more than two years from a big league debut despite the lack of experience.