Fowler is not in the lineup against Milwaukee on Thursday. Fowler will retreat to the bench with left-hander Brent Suter on the mound for the Brewers. In his place, Harrison Bader will man right field and bat seventh in the order.
Fowler is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies. 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.
Fowler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs. 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.
Fowler went 1-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Cubs on Saturday. 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.
Fowler is out of the lineup Friday against the Cubs. 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.
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