Power Surge Elevates Dustin Fowler

Yankees Midseason Report

Best Player

Center fielder Dustin Fowler hit .292/.329/.536 through 68 games at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and led the International League with 39 extra-base hits. He also was a call away from New York if help was needed.

Since being drafted in the 18th round in 2013 out of West Laurens High in Dexter, Ga., the lefthanded batter has been viewed by the Yankees as an above-average defensive center fielder with plus speed. But until the middle of last year they questioned Fowler’s power.

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