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Dexter Fowler

31-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2017 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

18

RBI

64

R

68

SB

7

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

When he was in the lineup, Fowler performed similarly to the last several seasons. The problem continues to be durability as he failed to play more than 125 games for the fourth time in his last five ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 204   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 five-year contract with the Cardinals in December of 2016.

October 1, 2017  –  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 A SOU 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2016 30 AAA IOW 2 6 5 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
2016 30 MAJ CHC 125 551 456 84 126 45 25 7 13 48 13 4 79 124 1 4 11 .276 .393 .447 .840
2017 31 MAJ STL 118 491 420 68 111 49 22 9 18 64 7 3 63 101 0 4 4 .264 .363 .488 .851
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3-Year Averages     133 575 490 84 128 49 25 8 16 52 13 4 75 126 1 3 6 .261 .364 .443 .807
Career  (View All)     1182 4,872 4,154 691 1,112 394 217 81 96 403 134 60 617 1,075 42 20 39 .268 .366 .428 .794

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Dexter Fowler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 1 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 30 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 29 Mil Did not play.
Sep. 28 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .363 .488 .851
Sep. 27 ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .364 .493 .857
Sep. 26 ChC 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .269 .367 .498 .865
Sep. 25 ChC 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .367 .495 .862
Sep. 24 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .365 .494 .859
Sep. 23 @Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .368 .499 .867
Sep. 22 @Pit 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .272 .370 .504 .874
Sep. 21 @Cin 5 2 3 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .270 .367 .504 .871
Sep. 20 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .365 .497 .862
Sep. 19 @Cin 4 3 3 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .364 .492 .856
Sep. 17 @ChC 5 1 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .360 .479 .839
Sep. 16 @ChC 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .259 .359 .472 .831
Sep. 15 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 14 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 13 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 12 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 10 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 9 Pit 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .356 .470 .826
Sep. 8 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 7 @SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .358 .474 .832
Sep. 6 @SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .360 .479 .839
Sep. 5 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 4 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 3 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 2 @SF 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .361 .483 .844
Sep. 1 @SF 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .360 .478 .838
Aug. 31 @SF 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .358 .471 .829
Last 7 Games 15 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .294 .333 .627
Last 14 Games 45 8 14 3 1 3 12 5 10 2 0 1 0 0 .311 .392 .622 1.014
Last 30 Games 68 10 19 3 3 3 13 7 19 2 0 2 0 0 .279 .364 .544 .908

Dexter Fowler: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 109 109 1
2016 121 121 1
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
2017107142121.252.421.754
2016123234111.293.480.876
2015135284127.326.467.865

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173135416526.268.511.883
20163336193712.270.435.827
201546174133413.228.395.726

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171953411322.267.523.896
2016218394229.252.385.759
201528952112510.246.419.771

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017225347325.262.458.810
2016238459264.298.504.915
20153075062110.254.404.744
Dexter Fowler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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% .405 .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% .351 .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% .354 .166
2012 26 MAJ COL 530 454 12.8% 24.2% 0.53 72% .390 .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% .323 .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% .351 .123
2015 29 MAJ CHC 690 596 12.2% 22.3% 0.55 74% .308 .161
2016 30 A SOU 4 2 50% 25% 2.00 50% .000 .000
2016 30 AAA IOW 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .333 .200
2016 30 MAJ CHC 551 456 14.3% 22.5% 0.64 73% .350 .171
2017 31 MAJ STL 491 420 12.8% 20.6% 0.62 76% .305 .224
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3-Year Averages     575 490 13% 21.9% 0.60 74% .319 .182
Career     4,872 4,154 12.7% 22.1% 0.57 74% .338 .160

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Dexter Fowler Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 CF 1324.3 -20 339 -2 -20 697 2 422 -4
2016 CF 1027.3 2 219 0 2 526 -3 277 5
2017 CF 933.3 -37 240 -18 -37 470 -6 118 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 CF 12 3 -17 0 0 -4 -1 -7 0 -12
2016 CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 CF -4 -6 -9 0 0 0 0 -18 0 -18

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2017 Stat Review for Dexter Fowler    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.62 BB/K
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12.8% BB Rate
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20.6% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.851 OPS
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.363 OBP
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Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.264 AVG
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.305 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.488 SLG
GOOD
.224 ISO
GOOD

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Dexter Fowler

Overall Ratings

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

Fowler is out of Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Fowler is not in the lineup Friday against Milwaukee, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Fowler went 3-for-5 with a two-run double, another two-bagger and two runs in Thursday's 8-5 win over the Reds.

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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run during Wednesday's win over Cincinnati.

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Fowler went 3-for-4 with a double, his 17th homer, two RBI and three runs against the Reds on Tuesday.

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Fowler went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer in Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs.

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Fowler (hand) is starting in center field and batting fifth during Sunday's game against the Cubs.

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X-rays on Fowler's right hand came back negative following Saturday's game against the Cubs, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Fowler (knee) will return to the starting nine for Saturday's game against the Cubs, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Fowler (knee) will remain out of the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Cubs.

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Fowler (knee) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Thursday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

Fowler's return to the Cubs in February was one of the early-spring surprises of 2016, as it was first reported that he was nearing a deal with Baltimore. Returning for a second season on the north side of Chicago, Fowler was once against the catalyst for a potent lineup, which allowed him to parlay his career-high .393 OBP into 84 runs despite the fact that a hamstring injury limited him to 125 games. In addition to his work atop the lineup, Fowler graded out as an improved defender in center field by positioning himself deeper in the outfield on a regular basis. Fowler cashed in ahead of his 31st birthday, signing a five-year, $82.5 million deal with the Cardinals in December. He's an everyday leadoff hitter capable of providing double-digit homers and steals, as he's done in four of the past five seasons.

2016

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 including a shocking 17 home runs stole 20 bases, walked 84 times, and topped 100 runs. Yep, the Cubs got the leadoff hitter they wanted. In one of the big shocks of the offseason, Fowler elected to return to the Northside on a one-year deal, and manager Joe Maddon has already said Fowler will lead off when he's in the lineup. His walk rate has always been pretty good his 12.2% rate in 2015 was right around career norms and he has stolen at least 11 bases in each of the last seven seasons. He may not get quite as many plate appearances as he did last season, as the Cubs' outfield is as crowded as ever, but he should still be quite appealing as the table-setter in the most potent lineup in baseball.

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.