Dustin Fowler

Born: 12/29/1994 (Age: 24)
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: LF
Acquisition Period: 18th Rd., 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)
Entry Point: High School
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: December 6th, 2015
Dates Seen: 7/28/15, 11/4/15, 11/6/15
Level: High A
Affiliate: Tampa Yankees
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Swing Mechanics
High hands but gets them into position; slightly open.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2017 45 55 Role 50: Everyday center fielder Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 30 50 Short swing, two-hand finish; some natural left-handed uppercut but can flatten out at times; quick hands, plus bat speed; aggressive but understands strike zone; inconsistencies at present with pitches on outer half due to plate coverage, tendency to roll over, must work on using middle of field.
Short swing, two-hand finish; some natural left-handed uppercut but can flatten out at times; quick hands, plus bat speed; aggressive but understands strike zone; inconsistencies at present with pitches on outer half due to plate coverage, tendency to roll over, must work on using middle of field.
Raw Power 50 55 Power mostly to pull side, has bat speed and swing path to turn on and drive inside pitches;
Power mostly to pull side, has bat speed and swing path to turn on and drive inside pitches;
Run 60 60 Plus straightline runner, gets to top speed quickly.
Plus straightline runner, gets to top speed quickly.
Field 50 60 Has natural speed to be a plus defender in center field; raw baseball skills, still learning route-running; has plus natural feel for tracking ball.
Has natural speed to be a plus defender in center field; raw baseball skills, still learning route-running; has plus natural feel for tracking ball.
Throw 50 50 Average arm strength, could handle right field if moved.
Average arm strength, could handle right field if moved.
Overall Summary
A raw but athletically gifted player, Fowler has a chance to make an impact on both sides of the ball. He split his time with football as an amateur and thus is playing catch-up on the baseball field, but his natural skills translate well into baseball productivity. He's aggressive at the plate, but he's already shown signs of improving his understanding of the strike zone. He has enough athleticism to stay in the middle of the field and the strength from his football days to hit for more than enough power for a center fielder. There is still some work to do to turn his athleticism into baseball ability, but progress has already been made and the ceiling is high. Potential everyday center fielder.