In his last seven games Dexter Fowler is batting at a horrendous clip with a .067 batting average and one run scored. The Colorado Rockies fan base still thinks that 2013 is going to be a break out year for Fowler which looked pretty ingenious two weeks ago, but Fowler now looks like a minor leaguer and not an MLB All Star.
Fowler has not gotten a hit since May 3rd and it was of the pinch hit variety versus the Tampa Bay Rays — he is 0 for his last 14 with the drought getting worse and worse. The most troubling part of this saga is that Fowler was off to an unreal pace to start the season. In fact, he would have been the National League player of the month for April if Justin Upton and the Atlanta Braves didn’t get off to such a scorching start.
In April, Fowler clobbered all eight of his home runs while notching 15 RBI, four stolen bases and 29 hits. It was fantastic to see a speedster like Fowler emerge as a power guy, but it’s more than likely that those eight home runs were a strong tease at what will never be. To be fair, Fowler still covers an immense amount of ground in the large Coors Field outfield, so no matter how awful his numbers at the plate get, the glove rarely falters.
Funny enough, the old saying “April showers brings May Flowers” couldn’t be further from the truth as a man whose name is just one letter away from being Flower is struggling mightily.