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Dexter Fowler

William Dexter Fowler (Daddy Long Legs) (twitter: @DexterFowler)

Position: Centerfielder
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: March 22, 1986 in Atlanta, GA
High School: Milton HS (Milton, GA)
Drafted
by the Colorado Rockies in the 14th round of the 2004 amateur draft.
Signed August 17, 2004. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 2008 (Age 22.164)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rockies/Astros 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), 2 yrs/$11.6M (13-14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.168, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Excel Sports Mgmt, previously: Scott Boras [*]
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 15, 2014 9:17PM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1510. Matthew Joyce… #1511. Willie Kirkland… #1512. Reed Johnson… #1513. DEXTER FOWLER… #1514. Levi Meyerle… #1515. Ben Grieve… #1516. Mike Lansing… 

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 22 COL NL 13 27 26 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .154 .185 .154 .339 -12 4 0 1 0 0 0 /89
2009 23 COL NL 135 518 433 73 115 29 10 4 34 27 10 67 116 .266 .363 .406 .770 94 176 4 1 14 3 1 *8 RoY-8
2010 24 COL NL 132 505 439 73 114 20 14 6 36 13 7 57 104 .260 .347 .410 .757 92 180 5 2 7 0 0 *8
2011 25 COL NL 125 563 481 84 128 35 15 5 45 12 9 68 130 .266 .363 .432 .796 103 208 6 6 7 1 3 *8
2012 26 COL NL 143 530 454 72 136 18 11 13 53 12 5 68 128 .300 .389 .474 .863 119 215 5 0 6 2 1 *8
2013 27 COL NL 119 492 415 71 109 18 3 12 42 19 9 65 105 .263 .369 .407 .776 102 169 5 6 4 2 1 *8
2014 28 HOU AL 105 456 391 55 107 20 4 8 32 9 4 62 96 .274 .376 .407 .782 121 159 6 2 1 0 2 *8/D
7 Yrs 772 3091 2639 431 713 140 57 48 242 92 45 387 684 .270 .366 .421 .787 104 1111 31 18 39 8 8
162 Game Avg. 162 649 554 90 150 29 12 10 51 19 9 81 144 .270 .366 .421 .787 104 233 7 4 8 2 2
COL (6 yrs) 667 2635 2248 376 606 120 53 40 210 83 41 325 588 .270 .365 .423 .788 101 952 25 16 38 8 6
HOU (1 yr) 105 456 391 55 107 20 4 8 32 9 4 62 96 .274 .376 .407 .782 121 159 6 2 1 0 2
NL (6 yrs) 667 2635 2248 376 606 120 53 40 210 83 41 325 588 .270 .365 .423 .788 101 952 25 16 38 8 6
AL (1 yr) 105 456 391 55 107 20 4 8 32 9 4 62 96 .274 .376 .407 .782 121 159 6 2 1 0 2

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 22 COL NL 13 27 -4 -0 0 1 0 -3 -0.4 1 -2 -0.3 .473 .498 -0.4 0.1 -3 /89
2009 23 COL NL 135 518 -1 5 1 -11 2 -3 -0.4 16 13 1.2 .498 .498 2.3 -0.9 24 $401,000 *8 RoY-8
2010 24 COL NL 132 505 -4 3 -0 2 2 3 0.2 16 18 1.7 .502 .502 1.5 0.4 16 $406,000 *8
2011 25 COL NL 125 563 6 2 1 -3 3 8 0.9 17 25 2.5 .507 .505 2.7 -0.1 28 $424,000 *8
2012 26 COL NL 143 530 14 4 1 -10 3 11 1.2 17 28 2.8 .508 .507 3.8 -0.8 38 $2,350,000 *8
2013 27 COL NL 119 492 3 0 0 -3 2 2 0.1 16 18 1.7 .502 .502 2.1 -0.2 21 $4,250,000 *8
2014 28 HOU AL 105 456 14 1 0 -18 2 -1 0.1 16 15 1.6 .499 .499 3.5 -1.6 33 $7,350,000 *8/D
7 Seasons 772 3091 27 15 3 -42 14 17 1.7 98 114 11.3 .502 .502 15.5 -3.0 157 $15,181,000
COL (6 yrs) 667 2635 13 14 3 -24 12 18 1.6 82 100 9.6 .503 .503 12.0 -1.4 124 $7,831,000
HOU (1 yr) 105 456 14 1 0 -18 2 -1 0.1 16 15 1.6 .499 .499 3.5 -1.6 33 $7,350,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 23 COL NL NLDS PHI L 4 18 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .214 .235 .214 .450 3 1 0 1 2 0
1 NLDS 4 18 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 .214 .235 .214 .450 3 1 0 1 2 0

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2008 COL NL 22 CF 9 5 4 49.2 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 -1 1 -19 24 2.36 1.44 .990 2.61 2.59
2008 COL NL 22 OF 9 5 4 50.2 13 12 1 0 1 1.000 -1 1 -24 23 2.31 1.44 .985 2.20 2.20
2008 COL NL 22 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -240 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
2009 COL NL 23 CF 127 105 101 977.2 256 247 5 4 2 .984 -12 -11 -15 -14 2.32 1.98 .989 2.60 2.57 RoY-8
2009 COL NL 23 OF 127 105 101 977.2 256 247 5 4 2 .984 -12 -11 -15 -13 2.32 1.98 .986 2.20 2.18 RoY-8
2010 COL NL 24 CF 120 103 99 948.1 242 239 2 1 0 .996 -4 2 -5 3 2.29 2.01 .989 2.59 2.56
2010 COL NL 24 OF 120 103 99 948.1 242 239 2 1 0 .996 -4 2 -5 2 2.29 2.01 .987 2.17 2.15
2011 COL NL 25 CF 122 119 118 1072.2 323 309 6 8 2 .975 -10 -3 -12 -3 2.64 2.58 .988 2.55 2.54
2011 COL NL 25 OF 122 119 118 1072.2 323 309 6 8 2 .975 -10 -3 -12 -3 2.64 2.58 .986 2.16 2.15
2012 COL NL 26 CF 131 116 109 1026.0 267 257 4 6 2 .978 -13 -10 -15 -12 2.29 1.99 .989 2.49 2.46
2012 COL NL 26 OF 131 116 109 1026.0 267 257 4 6 2 .978 -13 -10 -15 -11 2.29 1.99 .987 2.11 2.09
2013 COL NL 27 CF 110 106 100 921.1 237 231 3 3 2 .987 -1 -3 -2 -4 2.29 2.13 .987 2.49 2.49
2013 COL NL 27 OF 110 106 100 921.1 237 231 3 3 2 .987 -3 -3 2.29 2.13 .986 2.13 2.13
2014 HOU AL 28 CF 102 101 94 876.1 218 209 4 5 1 .977 -18 -18 -25 -25 2.19 2.09 .989 2.69 2.68
2014 HOU AL 28 OF 102 101 94 876.1 218 209 4 5 1 .977 -18 -18 -25 -24 2.19 2.09 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 HOU AL 28 DH 2 2
7 Seasons OF 721 655 625 5873.0 1556 1504 25 27 10 .983 -58 -42 -12 -8 2.34 2.12 .986 2.17 2.16
7 Seasons CF 721 655 625 5872.0 1556 1504 25 27 10 .983 -60 -42 -12 -8 2.34 2.12 .988 2.57 2.55
1 Season DH 2 2
1 Season RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -240 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.10
7 Seasons TOT 721 655 625 5873.0 1556 1504 25 27 10 .983 -58 -42 -12 -8 2.34 2.12 .986 2.17 2.16
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

On-Base% s c a p y
2012 NL  .389 (7th)
2014 AL  .376 (10th)**
Active  .366 (22nd)

Triples s c a p y
2009 NL  10 (5th)
2010 NL  14 (1st)
2011 NL  15 (3rd)
2012 NL  11 (4th)
Active  57 (16th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2014 AL  62 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2009 NL  27 (6th)

Offensive Win % s c a p y
2012 NL  .696 (5th)
Active  .609 (35th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2009 NL  14 (4th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2009 NL  10 (6th)
2011 NL  9 (10th)
2013 NL  9 (10th)
Active  45 (34th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  721 (18th)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  1,504 (20th)

Assists as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
Active  25 (23rd)

Errors Committed as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  4 (3rd)
2011 NL  8 (2nd)
2012 NL  6 (1st)
2014 AL  5 (4th)
Active  27 (6th)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 NL  2 (4th)
2011 NL  2 (5th)
2012 NL  2 (3rd)
2013 NL  2 (5th)
Active  10 (15th)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  8 (3rd)
2012 NL  6 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 NL  2.58 (2nd)

Fielding % as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 NL  .996 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as OF s c a p y
2011 NL  2.58 (2nd)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2010 NL  .996 (3rd)

                                         
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (759), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 8 (1569), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 4 (1690), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1537), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Center Field (222nd), 11.3 career WAR/11.3 7yr-peak WAR/11.3 JAWS
Average HOF CF (out of 18) = 70.4 career WAR/44.1 7yr-peak WAR/57.2 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 23 Colorado Rockies $401,000 ?
2010 24 Colorado Rockies $406,000 1.027
2011 25 Colorado Rockies $424,000 ?
2012 26 Colorado Rockies $2,350,000 2.168 contracts
2013 27 Colorado Rockies $4,250,000 3.168 contracts
2014 28 Houston Astros $7,350,000 4.168
2014 Status3rd-Year Arb Eligible (Super 2), Earliest Arb Eligible: 2015, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$15,181,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Name and misspellings: Daddy Long William Dexter Legs Fowler

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