Dexter Fowler Could Make First Career All-Star Team for Colorado Rockies in 2013
If you don’t know the MLB is the only league in pro sports that requires every team to send at least one player to the All-Star Game. It was a dreadful year for the Colorado Rockies in 2013, but Dexter Fowler had a breakout year and could easily play his way to an All-Star campaign in 2013.
Fowler is mostly known for his cheetah-like speed and ability to make the stellar play in Coors Field‘s enormous outfield. However, he turned over a new stone last year when he hit over .266 for the first time in his career and finished with a .300 average, and nearly tripled his five home run total from 2011 with 13. Without Troy Tulowitzski for 115 games the Rockies had to get some offense from somewhere and Fowler provided quite a boost with those career-numbers in 2013.
With Tulo set to start at Shortstop for the Rockies this April the offense will be that much stronger as they clearly missed the face of their franchise in 2012.
In order for Fowler to make his first All-Star team in 2013 he will have to grind it out even more and I would like to see him get back to over 20 stolen bases for the first time since 2009. He has the potential to be a five-tool player in the league and if he puts all of the loose strings in his game together I have no doubt he could be voted in or selected by a Manager for the All-Star game this July.
Although I don’t see big things for the Rockies in 2013 Fowler could definitely make an appearance at the Mid-Summer classic in his sixth MLB season.