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Dexter Fowler (CF)

Chicago Cubs - 28% owned

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Bats: B, Throws: R

Dexter Fowler is back in the lead off spot for the Cubs after being out of the lineup since spraining his ankle on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: The Cubs are hoping the rest cleared Fowler's head and will get him out of the slump he's been in recently. Fowler is only hitting .244 in the month of June and the Cubs need him to start getting on base at the top of their potent lineup.

 

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Dexter Fowler is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Tuesday night against the Dodgers with an ankle injury. (Source: Rotoworld Daily Lineups)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler left Monday night's game against the Dodgers after spraining his left ankle. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but Chris Coghlan will be taking over the leadoff spot for the Cubs on Tuesday.

 

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Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam in the eighth inning of Sunday's win over Minnesota.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler blasted an eighth inning pitch to right field for a grand slam and opened up the Cubs lead to 8-0. The home run was Fowler's eighth of the year. Dexter Fowler has had somewhat of a disappointing year so far from the leadoff spot of the Cubs' order with a batting line of .238/.315/.392. The Cubs are hoping that he can move closer to his career average of .268/.362/.417 as the year goes on.

 

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The Chicago Cubs fell to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday, 4-3. The Cubs managed just seven hits, two off the bat of Dexter Fowler, in five at-bats. Fowler raised his batting average to .243 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler's batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage are below his career averages. Despite that, his home run production is up, as he's on pace to hit 18 home runs this season. Fowler has been a solid contributor in stolen bases as well, but provides little in other categories.

 

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Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 and hit a home run versus in the Cubs 6-3 win against the Reds on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Dexter Fowler has turned things around after hitting just .189 in the month of May. Through the first 10 games of June he is hitting .326 and brought his hitting line up to .252/.333/.416 with 7 home runs and 11 stolen bases. The Cubs are hoping that Fowler can continue his hot streak and bring his on-base-percentage up to his career average of .365.

 

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Dexter Fowler went 1-for-3 with a triple and game-tying RBI in Wednesday's win against the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Fowler hit a big home run on Tuesday and a game-tying triple on Wednesday. Although he hasn't dominated like he has at times in the past, Fowler has a .355 OBP which is great to see from the leadoff man. Fowler is batting a respectable..270/.355/.439 with 12 RBI and he has still yet to get hot this year.

 

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Dexter Fowler went 0-for-3 Sunday but drew a walk to extend his on-base streak to 10 games. Fowler was not the only Cubs hitter to struggle against A.J. Burnett as the Cubs were shutout 3-0.

Fantasy Impact: In the last 10 games, Fowler is hitting .324 with a .435 OBP. The Cubs leadoff hitter is in the midst of one his finest seasons as he ranks in the top 10 of the National league in runs and stolen bases with 26 runs and nine stolen bases so far. Fowler is unowned in 45 percent of Yahoo leagues despite ranking near the top 75 of all fantasy players this season.

 

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Cubs leadoff man Dexter Fowler was the first batter to face rookie Noah Syndergaard, making his MLB debut and was the first strike out victim as well. Fowler went 0-for-4 with one walk and one run as the Cubs ultimately defeated Syndergaard and the Mets, 6-1.

Fantasy Impact: Tuesday snapped a modest four-game hitting streak for Fowler. The center fielder was 6-for-14 with five runs and one home run in the last four games. Fowler is hitting .262 with a .348 OBP and .749 OPS on the season. His eight stolen bases are also good for fifth in the NL. Fowler remains available in just over half of Yahoo leagues and makes for a solid pickup for anyone desperate for steals or in leagues that use OBP.

 

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Dexter Fowler was removed in the 3rd inning from the Cubs' game against the Pirates on Wednesday, April 23rd after tweaking his right groin while running to first base on a 1st inning bunt single. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler said the injury isn't serious and hopes to play on Friday. He is hitting .246 with 1 HR, 10 R, and 4 RBIs on the season, with a .328 OBP. Both the AVG and OBP numbers are about 40 points below his career averages. He is blessed with a prime batting order slot on a rising offense, and hopefully the injury doesn't keep him out for more than a day or two, if at all.

 

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Dexter Fowler had a good weekend against his former team, the Colorado Rockies, by going 4-for-13 with 1 HR and 4 RBIs. After going 0-for-5 in the series opener, he picked it up over the final two games. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler is certainly an outfielder to keep on your radar, especially if he's not currently owned in your league. If he can take advantage of warm summer days at Wrigley, his HR totals might be useful to go along with his typical OBP and run scoring prowess.

 

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Dexter Fowler started off the Cubs' 2015 season in style on Sunday night by hitting a double off Cardinals' ace Adam Wainwright. He was stranded at third base, however, in a game that the Cubs struggled with runners in scoring position. Fowler finished the game 1-4. (Source: Yahoo!)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was brought in to provide his on base and speed skills to the top of the Cubs' lineup, as well as quality defense in center field. While he has consistently had an OBP around .475 in his major league career, he has never had more than 500 at bats in a season. If he can break that threshold, expect Fowler to provide a boost in the runs and OBP categories, with a decent steal total in 2015.

 

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The Chicago Cubs and newly acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year $9.5 million deal. Fowler will be the Cubs leadoff man and starting center fielder on opening day. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was ninth in the American League with a .375 on-base percentage with the Astros in 2014. The Cubs on the other hand struggled at the top of the lineup as multiple players combined to hit .253 with a .303 OBP in 2014. Fowler should have plenty of opportunities to score runs with Starlin Castro, Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler following him in the projected lineup.

 

Cubs acquire Dexter Fowler

Mon, Jan 19th 3:36pm EST
By Dale Redman

The Chicago Cubs have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. The Cubs sent infielder Luis Valbuena and starting pitcher Dan Straily to the Astros for Fowler. Fowler will assume the leadoff spot and be the Cubs everyday centerfielder. He hit .276 with a .375 on-base percentage for Houston in 2014. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler will be an immediate upgrade for the Cubs at the leadoff spot in their lineup. With a career .366 on-base percentage and an average of over 15 steals per year, Fowler fits the prototype of a leadoff hitter the Cubs had been looking for. Fowler will get plenty of opportunities to score as the Cubs have a formidable lineup behind him. With Valbuena gone, third base opens up for the eventual promotion of super prospect Kris Bryant.