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July 25, 2020 01:56 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Goes deep in Opening Day win
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Fowler went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a victory over Pittsburgh on Friday.

Fowler also struck out two times, but his fifth-inning homer to right field proved to be important in his team's one-run victory. Fowler isn't likely to rank among the league leaders in long balls during his age-34 campaign, though he did set a career high with 19 homers last season.

July 21, 2020 10:12 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Expected to start Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler (back) was mentioned by manager Mike Shildt as part of the presumptive season-opening starting outfield after Sunday's intrasquad game, Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Shildt remarked "we know we're going to run Dexter (Fowler) out there" while also noting he projects Tyler O'Neill and Harrison Bader to join the veteran in left and center field, respectively. Fowler has participated in just four intrasquad games due to nagging back tightness, going 1-for-8 with a strikeout after posting an .097 average (3-for-31) over 12 Grapefruit League games.

July 14, 2020 11:04 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Should see action Thursday
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Fowler (back) is expected to participate in Thursday's intrasquad game, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

The 34-year-old has been sidelined by back tightness over the past few days, but he should be back on the field for Thursday's intrasquad action. Manager Mike Shildt previously said he wasn't concerned about the injury, and a quick return to the field would put Fowler on track for Opening Day. The veteran outfielder finished 2019 with a .238/.346/.409 slash line with 19 home runs in 150 games and is expected to begin this season starting in right field.

July 11, 2020 09:40 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Managing back soreness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler has missed multiple days due to back tightness and will not practice Sunday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Fowler's back issue appears to be minor, with manager Mike Shildt saying it's "nothing I'm overly concerned about," per Anne Rogers of The 34-year-old is coming off back-to-back seasons in which he struggled at the plate, but he did conclude the 2019 campaign on a high note., so there's reason to be optimistic that Fowler will open the season with plentiful opportunities for playing time..

May 26, 2020 01:24 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Plentiful playing time early?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler should have plenty of opportunities to prove worthy of consistent playing time early in an abbreviated 2020 season, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.

Saxon was responding to a reader question about how much leeway manager Mike Shildt will give Fowler, who's had plenty of struggles at the plate over the last two seasons, to work through any difficulties before curtailing the veteran's playing time to some degree. The view is that Fowler has bought himself some slack by displaying legitimate signs of a resurgence in 2019 after a career-worst campaign a year prior, establishing new high-water marks in home runs (19) and RBI (67) while slashing .238/.346/.409 over 574 plate appearances. His overall career body of work should buy him a certain amount of time if he stumbles out of the gates, but Saxon also points out Fowler is likely to have promising prospect Dylan Carlson looming over his shoulder with the high probability of expanded rosters being a component of any 2020 campaign.

May 4, 2020 02:48 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Vote of confidence from McGee
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Cardinals coach Willie McGee recently expressed confidence in Fowler's ability to up his performance once the regular season begins, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "I don't count veterans out. Dexter, (Matt) Carpenter . . . I don't worry about their springs," McGee said. "They'll figure it out. They'll have to."

The veteran outfielder had generated an unsightly .097 average (3-for-31) in 12 Grapefruit League games before play was paused, but McGee draws upon his own experiences as a player and his first-hand knowledge of Fowler's talent to make his assessment. McGee, whose current responsibilities include overseeing the big-league club's outfielders, notes he learned to focus much more on process and gradually increasing his frequency of hard-hit balls as his spring training slates unfolded. As such, he feels Fowler, who slugged 44 extra-base hits (24 doubles, one triple, 19 home runs) and posted the second-highest hard-contact rate of his career (37.4 percent) in 2019, can eventually flip the switch once the games start to count. The 34-year-old may need to do just that to keep a significant role, however, as the Cardinals have a plethora of talented young outfielders that could all be viable options for manager Mike Shildt this season if rosters are expanded significantly as expected.

March 23, 2020 12:56 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Job security shaky
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler, who hit .097 (3-for-31) across 12 Grapefruit League contests before spring training was suspended, could be benched early in the regular season if he continues struggling, Dan Buffa of reports.

Buffa uses Matt Carpenter's 2019 as a blueprint for what could unfold if Fowler doesn't demonstrate marked improvement at the plate once the regular season finally gets underway. A similarly accomplished veteran, Carpenter was nevertheless moved to a platoon role last season after struggling for an extended period and was frequently replaced with Tommy Edman, who was much more productive at the plate. Fowler doesn't have the defensive prowess at this stage of his career to keep him in the lineup through an extended slump, either. Buffa points out manager Mike Shildt and Fowler do have an excellent relationship, but that an array of more appealing options that includes the promising trio of Tyler O'Neill, Dylan Carlson and Lane Thomas should supersede any personal misgivings the Cardinals' skipper might have about demoting the soon-to-be 34-year-old outfielder.

October 15, 2019 02:12 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: On bench Tuesday
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Fowler is not in the lineup for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Fowler is sitting for the first time this postseason after going 0-for-11 with one walk over the first three games of the NLCS. Harrison Bader is starting in center field, batting seventh.

September 30, 2019 03:28 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Reaches base four times in win
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Fowler went 2-for-3 with a home run, two walks and two RBI in Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Fowler ended the regular season on a high note after entering the game in a 1-for-26 slide. He led off the first inning with a walk and came around to score the Cardinals' first run, then drilled a two-run homer to center field in the second frame. The 33-year-old concludes 2019 with a .238/.346/.409 slash line while setting career highs with 19 homers and 67 RBI in 150 games.

September 25, 2019 01:08 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Situated on bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler is not starting Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Fowler will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine breather following Tuesday's 19-inning loss, during which he went 1-for-8 with a solo home run and five strikeouts. Jose Martinez is starting in right field and hitting second in place of Fowler in this one.

September 25, 2019 06:28 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Homers, earns platinum sombrero
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Fowler went 1-for-8 with a solo home run and five strikeouts in Tuesday's marathon loss to Arizona.

Fowler led off the game with a solo home run but couldn't get anything going thereafter, striking out in five of his next seven plate appearances. He has now whiffed 19 times in his last 32 at-bats and has posted a paltry .183 batting average with 30 strikeouts across 82 at-bats in September.

September 22, 2019 12:08 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Plates two from leadoff spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler went 2-for-5 with a two-run single in a win over the Cubs on Saturday.

Fowler made a key contribution out of the leadoff role, with his fifth-inning single snapping a 3-3 tie at the time. The veteran outfielder has actually scuffled at the plate during the current month after a solid August, but perhaps his first multi-hit effort since Sept. 12 will boost his bat ahead of the final week of the regular season.

September 17, 2019 02:56 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Leadoff success continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base and two runs in a win over the Nationals on Monday.

Fowler played his leadoff role particularly well Monday, setting the table twice for Marcell Ozuna and crossing the plate with half of the Cardinals' runs on the night. The veteran outfielder's hitless tally did sink his September average to .222, but he's still carrying a .386 on-base percentage since the calendar flipped thanks in large part to his 12 walks during the month.

September 14, 2019 03:00 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Thriving in leadoff role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler, who went 0-for-1 with three walks and two runs in a win over the Brewers on Friday, has thrived since taking over the leadoff role Aug. 6, Stu Durando of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. "We've been comfortable with Dexter at the top for a while now," manager Mike Shildt said. "He's taking good at-bats and went through a stretch recently where he was hitting balls at people and he's getting rewarded more recently. He's working his walks and doing a good job on the bases."

Fowler has 22 RBI over his last 31 games at the top of the order and has an elite .399 on-base percentage over that period as well. The latter figure is partly the byproduct of Fowler's elevated 16.8 percent walk rate over that span, a level of plate discipline Fowler has supplemented with 14 extra-base hits (nine doubles, five home runs). The veteran outfielder's 2019 campaign qualifies as a highly encouraging resurgence following a 2018 season in which Fowler looked finished at times.

September 12, 2019 10:52 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Reaches base four times
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Fowler went 2-for-3 with two walks and a solo home run Thursday against the Rockies.

Fowler made only one out in his five plate appearances, though his afternoon was highlighted by a solo home run in the first inning. The effort also extended his hitting streak to four games and he's now managed at least one hit in seven of his last eight starts. For the season, Fowler has an impressive .352 on-base percentage, though that's translated to only 61 runs scored in 134 games.

September 12, 2019 12:40 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: On base four times in loss
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Fowler went 2-for-2 with a double, two walks and a run in a loss to the Rockies on Wednesday.

Fowler turned in a signature leadoff effort, but his teammates were only able to drive him in once over his four times on base. The veteran outfielder has hit safely in six of his last seven games, although Wednesday's performance was his first multi-hit effort of the month.

September 9, 2019 04:40 PM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: On bench Sunday
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Fowler is not in the lineup Sunday against the Pirates.

Fowler has hit .154/.185/.154 over his last six games. Tommy Edman moves out to right field Sunday, with Matt Carpenter starting at third.

September 5, 2019 11:16 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Out of Thursday's lineup
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Fowler is not in Thursday's lineup against the Giants.

He is hitting .264/.369/.444 with three home runs and zero steals over his last 20 games. Tommy Edman gets the start in right field while Matt Carpenter gets the start at third base.

September 1, 2019 10:40 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: On bench for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Fowler started both games of Saturday's twin bill and went 5-for-9 with a home run, a double, two runs scored and two RBI. Jose Martinez (shoulder) was activated off the injured list and will start in right field.

August 26, 2019 11:08 AM
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler: Plates three out of leadoff spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fowler went 1-for-4 with a two-run double, a bases-loaded walk and a run in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.

Fowler was a catalyst for the Cardinals' big offensive day from the top of the order, checking in with one of four multi-RBI efforts for St. Louis in the offensive breakout. The veteran outfielder has three such tallies over his last six games, pushing his monthly RBI total to an impressive 18 and giving him just over half (28) of his 55 for the season since July 3. Factoring in Sunday's production, Fowler is slashing .307/.444/.493 across 100 plate appearances with men in scoring position this season.

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