MLB Insider Sums Up Dexter Fowler’s Amazing Career
After 14 seasons in MLB, Dexter Fowler was faced with a tough decision.
He could have kept pushing for a cheap MLB deal or a minor league contract somewhere to keep proving he could still play baseball.
Or he could look back, thank life for a nice, productive career, and call it quits.
He did the latter.
The veteran outfielder is saying goodbye from the game he loves knowing that he contributed a lot to the show.
That’s especially true in his 2016 season, where he was a steady regular for the Chicago Cubs, made his first and only All-Star Game, and won his first and only World Series.
Oh, and he led off Game 7 of the Fall Classic with a home run, against Corey Kluber no less.
MLB insider Buster Olney reflected on Fowler’s journey.
“Dexter Fowler’s career: 14 seasons, 1,460 games, 817 runs, 462 career extra-base hits, including 127 HR, 149 SB .358 OBP, 5 postseason appearances, including the Cubs’ 2016 championship; he was a big part of a team that will be among the most celebrated in MLB history. A hell of a run,” he tweeted.
Dexter Fowler’s career:
462 career extra-base hits, including 127 HR
5 postseason appearances, including the Cubs’ 2016 championship; he was a big part of a team that will be among the most celebrated in MLB history
A hell of a run
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) January 31, 2023
It was, as Olney put it, a hell of a run.
That .358 OBP is extremely underrated and speaks about his best tool: plate discipline and the ability to get on base.
From there, he used to wreak havoc.
All things considered, Fowler can look back and say he had an amazing MLB tenure.
He had a good time, made life-changing money, and helped make the game better and more exciting.
Happy trails for one of the most underrated members of the Cubs’ 2016 team.