After an awful spring training hitting just .138, Dexter Fowler has flown under the fantasy radar.
Analysis: Spring training stats are pure garbage. If you take a look at what Dexter Fowler did in September last year- .287 BA, 3 HR, 3 SB with 9 RBI, he was improving. What I liked most about his play in the last two months of the 2011 season was the twenty-nine walks. For a guy with a career 11% BB rate you just have to love the improvement. Fowler is quite capable of a 10 HR/25 SB season this year and if he can stick at the number two spot in the batting order he just may put up those numbers. In Fowler’s first game of the year he already has a stolen base with a run but more importantly he drew a walk.
Dexter Fowler is owned in just 28% of ESPN leagues and that number should be rising over the course of April. He will be a solid run provider and stolen base threat if he gets his fair share of playing time. A .270 batting average would be ideal for the toolsy outfielder since his career mark sits at .262. His power like Cameron Maybin over the past two years is coming this year.