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The Wheelhouse: Dexter's Lab

Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

When asked about Dexter Fowler's fast start during a guest spot on The Fantasy Insiders podcast earlier this week, I rejected the idea that Fowler was a radically different player this season based purely on his statistical profile. However, something caught my eye later in the week and as Jason Collette pointed out in his last column, the process early in the season (for pitchers and hitters) is worth monitoring closely.

To that end, you should read this piece on Fowler from Rockies beat writer Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

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