Dexter Fowler CF CHC 4 days ago

Fowler is back in the lineup Tuesday, batting leadoff against the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fowler was given the day off for Sunday's series finale in Cincinnati, but he'll draw back in to his usual spot atop of the order for Tuesday's matchup. He'll have a tough matchup however as he'll be facing Milwaukee's ace in Jimmy Nelson. In 9 career at-bats against Nelson, Fowler has collected two hits while striking out five times.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 6 days ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, MLB.com's Carries Muskat reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fowler has started the season off strong, but has been especially hot of late, posting a 1.260 OPS over his last six games. He'll be rewarded with a day of rest, giving way to Jason Heyward in center field while Tommy La Stella is tasked with the leadoff role.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler homered, his third, as part of a 2-for-4 game with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win over the Cardinals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fowler is on a roll to begin the season, as he also doubled to raise his extra-base hit total to eight in just 13 games. Fowler is now hitting .386/.509/.727, has a brilliant 9:12 BB:K ratio, and already has 10 runs and 10 RBI, putting him on a ridiculous pace of 125 each. Even if he cools off, hitting atop this Cubs lineup is bound produce some big numbers for Fowler this season.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Rockies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran centerfielder launched a 2-1 David Hale offering in the seventh for his second homer of the season. Fowler's torrid pace has helped make up for Anthony Rizzo's and Kris Bryant's lackluster starts, and he's now slashing an eye-popping .417/.553/.722 line over his first 11 games.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's 8-1 trouncing of the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The hits just keep on coming. Other than an 0-for-3 on Monday, Fowler hasn't been held without a hit in any start this year, and he's got five multi-hit efforts. Although it's impossible to expect him to keep up his early video-game numbers, it does seem rather likely that Fowler's in for an improvement over last season's career-low .250 average.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 2 weeks ago

Fowler went 1-for-4 with a double, his first steal of the year and a run against the Reds on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He did strike out twice, but that doesn't take much of the shine off what's been a fantastic start to 2016 for Fowler. He should be set to rack up plentiful counting stats from his prime spot atop the Cubs' power-stocked lineup.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fowler has made every start in center field for the Cubs this season, but has apparently been dealing with a sore hip as a result of a collision with teammate Kyle Schwarber on Thursday. By moving Jason Heyward to center field and sending Kris Bryant to right while Tommy La Stella mans the hot corner, manager Joe Maddon will be able to get Fowler some rest while also working La Stella into the lineup -- something he has been vocal about wanting to do more. Look for the lineup to get closer to normal when the Cubs open a three-game series against the Reds on Monday.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler is playing with a sore hip as a result of his collision with Kyle Schwarber on Thursday, but he's not expected to miss any time, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fowler played Friday and Saturday after the collision that ended Schwarber's season. He's currently batting .526 with seven runs and four RBI in 19 at-bats.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although he didn't manage to score or drive in a run, Fowler still posted his fourth straight multi-hit game Friday. Fowler has been on a tear to open the season, as this performance raised his batting average to .600 and his OPS to a whopping 1.751. This start is hardly sustainable, of course, but Fowler has plenty of protection in the Cubs lineup, so he'll get good pitches to hit all year.

Dexter Fowler CF CHC 3 weeks ago

Fowler made his way on base four times in six plate appearances Thursday, hitting a single and a triple to go with two walks, two RBI and two runs against the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's been an absolute on-base fiend to start the season, having racked up seven hits and three walks in three games. Fowler's done that while driving the ball, to, having collected an extra-base hit of every variety already. Last season was just a warm-up -- with the Cubs ready to take another step forward this year, Fowler could be in for one of the better seasons of his career.