Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 days ago

Fowler went 2-for-3 with two triples, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Rockies.

The former Rockies outfielder certainly looked comfortable in his return to Coors Field, reaching base in all but one of his plate appearances. Fowler is still only upholding a .188 batting average and .278 on-base percentage for the season after Saturday's performance, but once those numbers gradually creep closer to his career norms, the run totals should start piling up. As the leadoff hitter in a lineup that includes Jorge Soler, Anthony Rizzo, and soon, star prospect Kris Bryant, Fowler should be poised to deliver plenty of value to fantasy owners.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 days ago

Fowler went 2-for-3 with two triples, two walks, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-5 win over the Rockies.

The former Rockies outfielder certainly looked comfortable in his return to Coors Field, reaching base in all but one of his plate appearances. Fowler is still only upholding a .188 batting average and .278 on-base percentage for the season after Saturday's performance, but once those numbers gradually creep closer to his career norms, the run totals should start piling up. As the leadoff hitter in a lineup that includes Jorge Soler, Anthony Rizzo, and soon, star prospect Kris Bryant, Fowler should be poised to deliver plenty of value to fantasy owners.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler (back) went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts against the Cardinals on Opening Night.

Fowler went for extra bases in his first at-bats as a member of the Cubs, and though he didn't do much else, there was nothing to suggest the back issue he dealt with Friday inhibited his play. He should be fine moving forward.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler left Friday's spring training game after one inning due to a sore back, but is expected to play Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

The ailment sounds minor, but any setback could be an issue for regular season games at this point.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 4 weeks ago

Fowler (leg) went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in a victory over the Mariners on Saturday.

Fowler was a little banged up after fouling a ball of his leg earlier in the week, but he appears to be fine. Though he's batting just .208 this spring in 24 at-bats, he's drawn five walks, raising his OBP to .387. He's set to be the regular leadoff man for the Cubs this year.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 1 month ago

Fowler is day-to-day after fouling a ball of his leg, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

This doesn't appear to be a serious injury. Fowler's place on the team is secure.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 months ago

Fowler and the Cubs avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.5 million contract Friday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Fowler was traded to Chicago earlier this week after spending last season with the Astros. He figures to serve as the Cubs' primary center fielder and leadoff hitter in 2015.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 months ago

Fowler is close to being traded to the Cubs, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports.

This move will give the Cubs a strong lead-off man as far as OBP goes and a veteran presence to help them transition to a competitive level. Fowler hasn't registered an OBP below .360 since 2010 and reached double digits in stolen bases every full year he has played. The starting center fielder currently penciled in for the Cubs is former well-regarded prospect Arismendy Alcantara, who will likely move into a super-utility role going forward. On the Astros' side, Robbie Grossman or Jake Marisnick will likely take over center field.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 months ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

This wraps a strong season for Fowler, who hit .275/.375/.399 for his new team. With one year of team control left, the Astros will likely hope they can extend the 28-year-old, unless they are really confident Jake Marisnick's .272 batting average with the team will hold up in the coming years. Marisnick will start at center in Fowler's place.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 7 months ago

Fowler is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.

Fowler will take a seat after starting in the team's last ten games. He's had a solid year for the Astros when healthy, slashing .273/.371/.397. Jake Marisnick will start in center in his place.