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Dexter Fowler

#25 | OF
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals
Dexter Fowler
Name: William Dexter Fowler
Born: Mar 22, 1986 in Alpharetta, Ga. USA
High School: Milton HS, Alpharetta, Ga.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the 14th round (410th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2004 (signed for $925,000)
With a body compared to Andre Dawson's, the 6-foot-5, 185-pound Fowler is unlikely to slip through the early rounds of the draft and attend Miami. He's a premium athlete, long and lean like Dawson with broad shoulders, and he's made enough strides with the bat this spring to jump into the first round. He hit .500 with 10 home runs. An intelligent player, Fowler is an above-average defender with plus-plus speed in center field, gliding to balls like Andruw Jones and showing a strong arm. While he's made progress offensively and shows raw power potential, he lacks consistency in his swing, and some scouts think it will have to be broken down completely. He's a high-risk pick that could pay a high reward to a patient team willing to stick him in short-season ball for a while.
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