April 6, 2009

Top 50 MiLB Prospects2009: #14 Dexter Fowler

Top 50 MiLB Prospects 2009 | #14 | Dexter Fowler | Rockies

Position | Outfield

Bats/Throws | Switch/Right

| March 22, 1986 (Atlanta, Georgia)

| Milton High School

| 6'4''

|175 lbs.

2008 Ranking | Not Ranked

The Colorado Rockies drafted Dexter Fowler in the 14th round of the 2004 draft. Despite having scholarship offers from both Harvard and Miami to play baseball, Folwer decided to turn pro and it's looking to have been the right decision. He has a long, lanky build but has great speed and plays great defense in center field. Despite his 175 lb frame, he generates a lot of gap power and should hit around 20 home runs consistently over his career. He reminds me a lot of Alex Rios of the Blue Jays. Both are tall, skinny outfielders with goods bats and good speed. The Rockies called him up from Double-A last season and instead of going to Triple-A this year, he is on the Rockies opening day roster.

2008 Statistics
Level    G    PA    AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH   HR   BB
AA     108   505   .335  .431  .515    49    9   65
MLB 13 27 .154 .185 .154 0 0 0

2009 Outlook

Despite not having any Triple-A experience, the Rockies have Fowler on their opening day roster. He'll split time in all three outfield spots, but if he struggles he could head to Triple-A.


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