Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
1 day ago

Fowler is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

With Monday's absence from the starting lineup, Fowler will have now been relegated to the bench in five of the team's past six games. While four of those absences have come against left-handed pitchers, Monday's day off against right-hander Nick Pivetta suggests he may continue to cede starts to Harrison Bader moving forward regardless of who is pitching. Bader is starting in right field and hitting seventh in this one.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
2 days ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in five games, with all of those absences coming when lefties have started for the opposition. While Fowler may still retain primary duties in right field, it's clear his standing atop the depth chart is on shaky ground in light of his career-worst .559 OPS. Fowler's season-long struggles have opened the door for Harrison Bader to pick up more work in the outfield.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
2 days ago

Fowler went 1-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler had sat in each of the three previous games in favor of Harrison Bader, a testament to the extent of his struggles. Despite some modest success Saturday, there's seemingly no end in sight to the veteran outfielder's malaise, as he's still slashing just .173/.276/.283 in what is now the third full month of the season. Fowler has had the occasional string of productive efforts previously, but he's failed to maintain any type of consistency. Therefore, there's no way to trust him from a fantasy perspective for the time being.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
4 days ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler has sat in favor of Harrison Bader for three straight games, but all of those have come against left-handed pitchers. Bader's .267/.333/.425 line is far better than Fowler's .171/.273/.283, so there's a chance Bader starts earning more playing time against righties as well.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
6 days ago

Fowler is not starting Wednesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler has now sat in favor of Harrison Bader in three of the Cardinals' last four games. Two of those have come against lefties, though the switch-hitting Fowler has hit slightly better against southpaws over the course of his career. The veteran outfielder is hitting just .172/.274/.285 on the season, though, so the Cardinals may continue to sit him more and more frequently.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
1 week ago

Fowler is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler's .173/.276/.286 season slash line certainly hasn't given the Cardinals much reason to keep him in the lineup, though with the team paying him $14.5 million per year through the 2021 season, they would love for him to play himself out of his extended slump. Harrison Bader, a 24-year-old with a .265/.336/.434 line on the season, starts for the second time in three games in his place.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
1 week ago

Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jim Hayes of FOX Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite hitting just .177 over 210 plate appearances this season, Fowler doesn't look to be on the outs for a starting role just yet, with the five-year, $82.5 million contract he signed with the Cardinals two winters ago surely aiding his job security. However, until he displays more consistency at the plate for an extended stretch, he may continue to surrender a couple starts per week to Harrison Bader, who has impressed in a small sample with his power and speed. Bader gets the nod in right field in the series finale and will bat seventh.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
2 weeks ago

Fowler is not in the lineup against Miami on Wednesday, Jim Hayes of Fox Sports Midwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler will retreat to the bench with left-hander Wei-Yin Chen taking the hill for the Marlins. Harrison Bader will get the start in right field in his stead. Look for Fowler to return to the starting nine during Thursday's series finale with righty Elieser Hernandez on the mound.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
2 weeks ago

Fowler is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler went 3-for-11 with a double and one strikeout through the first three games of the weekend series. He'll receive a day of rest Sunday with Harrison Bader set to fill in at right field.

Dexter Fowler
CF/RF STL
3 weeks ago

Fowler went 2-for-4 with a two-run single and two runs in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler's luck may finally be turning as the calendar flips to June, as he closed out May by going 5-for-8 over the final two games. While all of those hits were singles, any success at the plate is a welcome sight, considering the veteran outfielder's average hasn't seen the Mendoza Line since April 15. Fowler's BABIP just hit that milestone in its own right with Thursday's effort, so continued improvement in that category should result in a corresponding boost across the board.