Originally written on Full Spectrum Baseball  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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On June 20th of last year, the Colorado Rockies Dexter Fowler and his .688 OPS were sent down to AAA. He had been dealing with an abdominal injury and was struggling mightily from the left side of the plate. This marked the second time in two years that Fowler, a natural righty who only started switch hitting upon his arrival to pro ball, had been sent down to work on his left handed swing. So far, it seems like that work has paid off, as he has caught fire the last few weeks. Surely most of you have noticed Fowler’s meteoric rise in ownership the past week or so (up 66.1% in ESPN leagues), but one of my favorite Twitter follows, @GiantsNirvana, pointed out something that many of you probably had not noticed: in the second half of last year and through June 2nd this year (which adds up to 447 plate appearances), Fowler is hitting a combined .291/.385/.536. He is now approaching a full season’s worth of all-star level production since his latest demotion. He went nuts in May, with a...
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