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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||465.00||10.00||.265||40.00||68.00||13.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||9||3||0|| .455|| .444|| .333|
|vs Marquis (Career)||8||2||1|| .625||.333||.250|
|vs RHP||37||11||1|| .381|| .568|| .297|
|Last 10 Games|
Cubs' Dexter Fowler hits game-winning home run against Rockies
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler hit what would wind up being the game-winning two-run home run in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Rockies.
Fowler took an 0-2 pitch from LaTroy Hawkins in the top of the ninth inning over the right field fence. This gave the Cubs the lead, which was held in the bottom of the ninth. Fowler's now hitting .238 for the season.
"LaTroy has a history of getting me out," Fowler said, via MLB.com. "I get 0-2 right there, and I'm sitting there like, 'Man, not again.' I stepped out and took a deep breath. Hats off to my teammates. They battled in that inning. Welington [Castillo] comes in and gets a key at-bat, [Arismendy Alcantara's] walk, that sets the table for everything."
Fowler now has one home run and four RBI through the first week of the season.
Cubs see Dexter Fowler becoming offense's catalyst
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/12/15) Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler went 2 for 3 with two walks, two triples, two runs and two RBI in his team's 9-5 win over the Rockies Saturday.
Fowler started the game out by tripling to left-center field and scoring on a sacrifice fly. He tripled again in the second inning, bringing home two runs.
"This guy is probably on the verge of becoming really, really good," manager Joe Maddon said after the game, per CSNChicago.com. "He’s at that age (29) where things start making sense all the way around. He’s a young veteran. He’s had enough experience. I’m really eager to watch this all unfold."
Fowler entered play Saturday just 1 for 13 at the plate before the breakout performance.
Cubs batting Jorge Soler second, Jon Lester eighth Sunday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/5/15) The Cubs announced the starting lineup for Sunday's season opener against the Cardinals, with right fielder Jorge Soler slotted into the second spot of the lineup.
Soler spent most of his brief action in 2014 batting fourth or fifth, but he'll slot in between center fielder Dexter Fowler and first baseman Anthony Rizzo Sunday.
The full Cubs lineup Sunday: CF Fowler, RF Soler, 1B Rizzo, SS Starlin Castro, LF Chris Coghlan, 3B Mike Olt, C David Ross, SP Jon Lester, 2B Tommy La Stella.
Ross draws the start at catcher with former Red Sox teammate Lester on the mound. Manager Joe Maddon will bat the pitcher eighth, Olt and La Stella join Rizzo and Castro in the infield for the team's first game, with Arismendy Alcantara set to come off the bench.
Cubs' Bryant to get shot at 3B Saturday, Fowler, Coghlan healing
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(3/20/15) Highly touted prospect Kris Bryant is scheduled to play third base on Saturday, according to MLB.com, while outfielders Chris Coghlan and Dexter Fowler recover from minor injuries from foul balls.
Bryant has been dealing with a shoulder injury, and while the Cubs have been patient in bringing him along, the prospect homered in a B game Thursday.
Coghlan and Fowler were both nicked up in Thursday's game, although both of their injuries are minor.
Cubs OF Dexter Fowler settles on $9.5M salary for 2015 season
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/23/15) The Cubs and outfielder Dexter Fowler avoided arbitration Friday, agreeing to a $9.5 million salary for the 2015 season, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. It was $150,000 below the midpoint of the numbers the two sides exchanged.
Fowler was in his final year of arbitration. He made $7.35 million in 2014 with the Astros.
|2014 summary: Leaving Coors Field didn't hurt Dexter Fowler's production that much in his first season as a member of the Astros, though missing roughly one-quarter of the season with an intercostal strain didn't help. In the 116 games Fowler did play, he hit .276 with a .375 on-base percentage, but he produced just eight home runs and 11 stolen bases. The one area that Coors Field did provide Fowler with an edge was triples, and he hit only four of them with Houston.|
Playing time status: Fowler has never played as many as 145 games in any season, and he played in fewer than 120 games in each of the last two years. Figure that Fowler will likely spend some time on the disabled list again this season.
2015 outlook: Fowler doesn't produce enough in any of the traditional 5x5 categories to have standard mixed league value in Rotisserie leagues. His high walk rates do make him a marginal choice in points leagues; in 2014, he finished 41st among outfielders in Fantasy points per game. In those formats, he's a reasonable use of a late- or reserve-round pick.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/19/15||SD||2:20 pm||Andrew Cashner|
|4/20/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||A.J. Burnett|
|4/21/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Francisco Liriano|
|4/22/15||@ PIT||7:05 pm||Vance Worley|
|4/23/15||@ PIT||12:35 pm||Jeff Locke|
|4/24/15||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Mike Leake|
|4/25/15||@ CIN||1:10 pm||Anthony DeSclafani|