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Dexter Fowler

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.230

HR

8

RBI

23

R

51

SB

11

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

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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:

Agreed to a one-year, $9.5 million contract with the Cubs in January of 2015.

July 2, 2015  –  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 79 343 304 51 70 24 12 4 8 23 11 4 33 76 2 2 2 .230 .308 .375 .683
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3-Year Averages     126 507 434 68 121 36 19 6 11 43 14 6 66 113 3 1 3 .279 .377 .426 .803
Career  (View All)     862 3,483 2,986 488 796 270 153 61 56 268 105 50 424 772 41 11 21 .267 .361 .415 .775

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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
Jul. 6 StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .308 .375 .683
Jul. 5 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .305 .374 .679
Jul. 4 Mia 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .308 .379 .687
Jul. 3 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .306 .376 .682
Jul. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 1 @NYM 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .310 .381 .691
Jun. 30 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .312 .387 .699
Jun. 28 @StL 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .312 .389 .701
Jun. 27 @StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .314 .388 .702
Jun. 26 @StL 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .315 .391 .706
Jun. 25 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .317 .390 .707
Jun. 24 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .318 .392 .710
Jun. 23 LAD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .319 .393 .712
Jun. 22 LAD 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .317 .393 .710
Jun. 21 @Min 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .315 .392 .707
Jun. 20 @Min 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .317 .385 .702
Jun. 19 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .319 .388 .707
Jun. 18 @Cle 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .324 .394 .718
Jun. 17 @Cle 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .323 .394 .717
Jun. 16 Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .319 .397 .716
Jun. 15 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 14 Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .243 .320 .402 .722
Jun. 13 Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .326 .409 .735
Jun. 12 Cin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .327 .407 .734
Jun. 11 Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .333 .416 .749
Jun. 10 @Det 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .328 .401 .729
Jun. 9 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .324 .392 .716
Jun. 7 @Was 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .325 .394 .719
Jun. 6 @Was 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .328 .394 .722
Jun. 5 @Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .325 .392 .717
Last 7 Days 21 2 3 1 0 0 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .190 .440
Last 14 Days 39 5 7 3 0 0 1 4 12 0 0 0 1 0 .179 .250 .256 .506
Last 30 Days 104 14 22 5 1 2 9 9 24 0 0 0 1 0 .212 .272 .337 .609

Dexter Fowler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 76 76
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
20154713153.340.426.833
2014107192153.327.467.887
201312424282.323.444.860

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015257387188.210.366.655
2014327426208.260.376.737
201329147103417.237.392.741

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201514120396.227.326.632
2014201335191.294.448.829
20132094472613.311.478.874

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015163315145.233.417.727
20142332831610.262.356.726
2013206275166.214.335.678
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 343 304 9.6% 22.2% 0.43 75% .282 .145
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3-Year Averages     507 434 13% 22.3% 0.58 74% .355 .147
Career     3,483 2,986 12.2% 22.2% 0.55 74% .343 .148

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2015 Stat Review for Dexter Fowler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.230 AVG
POOR
75% Contact Rate
POOR
.282 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.375 SLG
WEAK
.145 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.43 BB/K
AVERAGE
9.6% BB Rate
GOOD
22.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.683 OPS
WEAK
.308 OBP
WEAK

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Dexter Fowler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fowler (ankle) is back in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

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Fowler (ankle) is out of the lineup Thursday.

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Fowler (ankle) grounded out as a pinch hitter Wednesday.

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Fowler (ankle) remains out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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Fowler (ankle) is day-to-day, and he may be available as a pinch hitter in Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Fowler (ankle) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

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Fowler has a sprained left ankle, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Fowler was lifted for a pinch hitter Monday after suffering an apparent leg injury, reports Bruce Levine of 670 The Score.

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Fowler went just 1-for-5 in Sunday's game against the Twins, but his lone hit came in the form of a grand slam in the eighth inning.

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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a pair of walks and runs scored in Wednesday's 17-0 thrashing of the Indians.

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Fowler ended a seven-game hitting streak with an 0-for-5 performance against the Reds on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.