Astros Acquire Dexter Fowler From Rockies

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The Astros have acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler and a player to be named later from the Rockies in exchange for right-hander Jordan Lyles and outfielder Brandon Barnes, both teams announced.

The Rockies had already discussed Fowler with 4-5 teams this offseason so this was expected.

Last season, Fowler batted .263 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 415 at-bats, but it’s his .369 on-base percentage that appeals to most teams.

I felt that Fowler profiled as a poor man’s Shin-Soo Choo when you consider the overall package. His career .365 OBP in over five seasons is quite the attraction, but his .423 career slugging shows he has some surprising pop in his bat.

He’s hit 25 home runs over the last two seasons and at 28-years old next April, he could be entering a power spike in his career.

Overall, Fowler has averaged a 2.4 fWAR over his last three seasons and he is just one season removed from 2012 when he posted a .863 OPS.

Great pick up for the ‘Stros… Sorry, Steph…

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