When just looking at the stat line, Colorado Rockies’ Dexter Fowler might not look all that great. The truth of the matter is that he has not been great at all, except in small spells that showed what he possibly is capable of. Fowler began the 2013 season as one of the better players in at least the National League West if not more but he faltered soon and couldn’t keep the good times flowing. Now his stat-line looks basically like it has for the past few seasons. I for one think he can do so much more.
I’m not sure what it is that he is missing. Sometimes just the right hitting coach can get things moving in the right direction. Possibly there could be a need for Fowler to get a little extra assistance from someone that could spur him on to be more consistent at the plate. He still isn’t quite 30 years old but he has enough baseball behind him that he should be approaching those key prime years of his career. This is his time to show what he can do better than anyone and yet he keeps having huge ups and downs.
Whatever it is that he needs, he isn’t getting right now. I don’t blame the Rockies because they clearly have a somewhat successful hitting situation up there but something different is needed from Fowler. It is even possible that what he needs to change is something only he himself can change. Whatever it is, if I were talking directly to him, I’d tell him he should find out. He is already a good player but he has shown flashes of great play and great ability with the bat. Maybe next season will be that magical year where everything comes together for Fowler all season long.