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Dexter Fowler
Birthdate: 3/22/1986 (31 y, 7 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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SeasonBases EmptyGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Bases Empty1017181100000003100000.059
2009Bases Empty116287325774621733337081100000.268
2010Bases Empty1212963356642111033339072000000.223
2011Bases Empty121308354763924944442098400000.247
2012Bases Empty129293336815411799943088000000.276
2013Bases Empty114279331704513210101050071200000.251
2014Bases Empty114266305835516488838061100000.312
2015Bases Empty15141247010767215141414560109200000.260
2016Bases Empty121309369865615510101053085700000.278
TotalBases Empty997246728436474051324961616135806681800000.262

SeasonBases EmptyBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Bases Empty0.0 %16.7 %0.00.059.111.059.170.000.071-1-3.5.091-68
2009Bases Empty11.4 %24.9 %0.46.268.354.422.775.153.365434.0.34498
2010Bases Empty11.6 %21.5 %0.54.223.313.358.672.135.28533-5.1.30270
2011Bases Empty11.9 %27.7 %0.43.247.345.422.767.175.350466.5.33999
2012Bases Empty12.8 %26.2 %0.49.276.369.454.823.177.3675012.1.360110
2013Bases Empty15.1 %21.5 %0.70.251.369.419.788.168.3034610.0.352107
2014Bases Empty12.5 %20.0 %0.62.312.400.492.892.180.3815219.6.394158
2015Bases Empty11.9 %23.2 %0.51.260.351.437.788.177.3226512.0.345119
2016Bases Empty14.4 %23.0 %0.62.278.396.456.852.178.3556016.6.373133
TotalBases Empty12.6 %23.5 %0.54.262.360.430.790.167.33739572.2.349111

SeasonBases EmptyGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Bases Empty2.257.1 %64.3 %28.6 %25.0 %0.0 %11.1 %0.0 %28.6 %50.0 %21.4 %7.1 %71.4 %21.4 %642440
2009Bases Empty1.2422.1 %43.1 %34.9 %4.4 %4.4 %10.7 %18.2 %41.3 %29.6 %29.1 %14.1 %57.3 %28.6 %1420569851
2010Bases Empty1.3221.3 %44.8 %33.9 %2.7 %4.0 %7.1 %0.0 %41.1 %38.8 %20.1 %11.6 %52.7 %35.7 %1376536840
2011Bases Empty1.3021.3 %44.4 %34.3 %8.5 %5.6 %5.4 %0.0 %38.1 %33.8 %28.1 %23.8 %49.1 %27.1 %1438587851
2012Bases Empty1.1826.4 %39.8 %33.8 %4.4 %13.2 %7.5 %25.0 %39.5 %38.1 %22.4 %15.6 %50.7 %33.7 %1364567797
2013Bases Empty1.1621.7 %42.0 %36.2 %6.7 %13.3 %3.4 %100.0 %36.1 %38.0 %26.0 %19.7 %51.9 %28.4 %1353570783
2014Bases Empty1.1622.9 %41.5 %35.6 %0.0 %11.0 %10.6 %0.0 %39.5 %40.0 %20.5 %15.1 %53.2 %31.7 %1257516741
2015Bases Empty1.2322.4 %42.8 %34.8 %6.7 %13.5 %4.7 %50.0 %46.5 %30.0 %23.4 %14.9 %54.5 %30.7 %19277921135
2016Bases Empty1.2926.3 %41.5 %32.1 %6.9 %13.9 %6.5 %0.0 %41.5 %35.7 %22.8 %16.1 %50.9 %33.0 %1650693957
TotalBases Empty1.2422.9 %42.7 %34.4 %5.2 %10.0 %6.9 %23.1 %40.7 %35.4 %24.0 %16.2 %52.8 %31.1 %1184948546995