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Dexter Fowler
Birthdate: 3/22/1986 (31 y, 1 d)     Bats/Throws: B/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/175     Position: OF
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 14, Pick: 9, Overall: 410, Team: Colorado Rockies
Contract: $82.5M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Fowler (illness) went 1-for-3 with a RBI and a run in Wednesday's spring league game. (3/22/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: From his surprise entrance in spring training to his lead-off home run in Game 7 of the World Series, Dexter Fowler was a catalyst at the top of the order for the Chicago Cubs. Always the patient hitter, Fowler is exactly the type that any team would proudly boast at the top of their lineup. He swung at only 39% of pitches, with a minuscule 8.0% swinging strike rate. That lent itself to a 14.3% walk rate that ranked fifth among major league outfielders on his way to a .393 on-base percentage, representing a career mark for him. We also saw the power stroke more than we've become accustomed to with Fowler, as he posted a .171 isolated power that was his highest mark since 2012, totaling 13 home runs, 25 doubles, and seven triples. That almost equaled his power production from 2015 in nearly 140 fewer at-bats due to injury. His two years in Chicago saw Fowler post his lowest swing rates and highest contact rates of his career. Only two outfielders in the NL have walked more than Fowler in the last two years. That should bode well as he moves to the top of another offensively stout lineup in St. Louis. (Randy Holt)

The Quick Opinion: Dexter Fowler represented the ideal presence at the top of the Chicago lineup in 2016, seeing a lot of pitches, with a 14.3% walk rate, and making a lot of contact, while generating more power than we've seen from him, as indicated by his highest ISO (.171) since 2012. His keen batting eye and added pop should mean big things for him in a new setting in 2017.

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SeasonHome vs RGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Home vs R4670000000000100001.000
2009Home vs R5814718438286313012301361241164.259
2010Home vs R561391614325585342117032005113.309
2011Home vs R5916920043191662312624157205133.254
2012Home vs R621601985434569383236143011351.338
2013Home vs R5314617039274262822211352103132.267
2014Home vs R49151174372562420920143210111.245
2015Home vs R7222126647281027371638059421154.213
2016Home vs R571621994128733281828050531081.253
TotalHome vs R470130115593422145932372461562145355171017115220.263

SeasonHome vs RBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Home vs R0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.143.000.143.000.0000-1.3.106-59
2009Home vs R16.3 %19.6 %0.83.259.383.361.744.102.330241.5.33994
2010Home vs R10.6 %19.9 %0.53.309.385.568.953.259.3733011.4.409142
2011Home vs R12.0 %28.5 %0.42.254.354.456.809.201.373285.9.353108
2012Home vs R18.2 %21.7 %0.84.338.457.6131.069.275.4134421.8.452172
2013Home vs R12.4 %20.6 %0.60.267.365.445.810.178.311245.6.356110
2014Home vs R11.5 %24.7 %0.47.245.339.391.730.146.314212.1.326111
2015Home vs R14.3 %22.2 %0.64.213.336.371.707.158.255310.7.31699
2016Home vs R14.1 %25.1 %0.56.253.374.389.763.136.339273.3.338110
TotalHome vs R13.7 %22.8 %0.60.263.372.443.814.180.33222850.9.358109

SeasonHome vs RGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Home vs R1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %16.7 %83.3 %0.0 %23815
2009Home vs R1.5715.9 %51.4 %32.7 %0.0 %2.9 %9.1 %10.0 %47.9 %31.6 %20.5 %13.7 %57.3 %29.1 %810342468
2010Home vs R1.2822.6 %43.4 %34.0 %0.0 %13.9 %6.5 %16.7 %35.7 %44.6 %19.6 %12.5 %45.5 %42.0 %634258376
2011Home vs R1.2121.8 %42.7 %35.5 %5.1 %5.1 %10.6 %14.3 %41.0 %28.2 %30.8 %28.2 %44.4 %27.4 %818335483
2012Home vs R0.8629.2 %32.7 %38.1 %4.7 %20.9 %13.5 %33.3 %41.2 %33.6 %25.2 %16.0 %47.9 %36.1 %820368452
2013Home vs R1.2622.5 %43.2 %34.2 %5.3 %15.8 %6.3 %100.0 %46.4 %31.3 %22.3 %21.4 %52.7 %25.9 %704292412
2014Home vs R1.1417.4 %44.0 %38.5 %2.4 %9.5 %8.3 %0.0 %42.2 %42.2 %15.6 %21.1 %49.5 %29.4 %730292438
2015Home vs R0.9618.1 %40.0 %41.9 %4.5 %10.4 %1.6 %40.0 %46.7 %28.5 %24.9 %15.2 %55.2 %29.7 %1161489672
2016Home vs R0.9125.7 %35.4 %38.9 %9.1 %6.8 %2.5 %33.3 %32.8 %42.2 %25.0 %16.4 %58.6 %25.0 %879385494
TotalHome vs R1.1221.4 %41.5 %37.1 %4.3 %10.7 %7.0 %23.7 %41.9 %34.8 %23.2 %17.9 %51.8 %30.3 %657927693810