Happy Birthday Dex!

Some excellent Stout Stat’s from RWO friend and frequent poster, Marc Stout!


Happy 27th birthday #24

  • Dex has started more games in CF than any Rockie; 448.
  • His 548 career appearances are the 14th most in the club’s history.
  • Fowler passed new manager Walt Weiss (523 games) on August 31, 2013 for 14th all time.
  • If Dex appears in 121 games in 2013, he’ll move into the top 10 games played in franchise history.
  • Dexter was 1 of only 26 MLB’ers to hit .300 or better in 2012.Happy Birthday Dex!
  • He was 1 of 6 players to hit .300 or better as a Center fielder: (McCutchen :327, Trout :326, Hunter .313, Jay .305, Jackson .300, Fowler .300)
  • His .300 BA raised his career BA from .262 to .271.
  • His career BA in his 7 minor league seasons is .300.
  • Most impressive was Fowler’s .389 on base percentage last year, 10th best in all of baseball.
  • Dex had 11 triples, 3rd most in the game last year.
  • He is the Rockies’ all time leader with 50 career triples

(FYI: HOF’er Sam Crawford, who played from 1899-1917, is baseball’s all time leader with 309 3 baggers).

  • Of the 320 big leaguers born in his home state of Georgia, only 12 have more triples than Dex.
  • He needs 4 triples to tie JACKIE ROBINSON’S career total of 54.

(FYI: HOF’s born in GA are Ty Cobb, Johnny Mize, Bill Terry, and Jackie….)

    • Only 50 players born in Georgia have played more games in the bigs than Fowler.
    • Fowler is 3 hits away from 500 in his career; he’s had 3 or more hits in a game 32 times.


  • His first 3 plus hit game came on Sunday afternoon, 4/26/09, against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers at Coors Field.
  • Kershaw, who has had the LOWEST ERA in the NL the last 2 years, has struggled against Dex.
  • Fowler has MORE HITS, 12, off of Kershaw than any pitcher.
  • Kershaw is the only pitcher he has double digit hits vs.; Dex is 12 for 30 vs. Kershaw, a .400 BA.



  • 1 for 22 vs Kevin Correia
  • 3 for 22 vs Ted Lilly
  • He’s fanned 10 times against both Matt Cain (3 for 19) and Tim Lincecum (6 for 32).


  • Dex has hit .295 at Coors Field in his career, .301 in July and August, and has 20 or more hits against 13 clubs (58, his most, vs LAD).
  • He’s hit 28 HR’s, 20 at Coors Field, 8 against AZ, and his first ever home run led off a game (4/8/09).
  • His most recent HR was his first and only grand slam, on 9/1/12.
  • Fowler has played 509 games defensively; he’s been in CF 509 times, and RF ONCE.
  • On 9/16/08, in the bottom of the 9th, with the Rockies leading SD at home 10-2, Dex moved from CF to RF and Seth Smith from RF to CF; ???
  • Dexter is the only person with the first name of DEXTER to play in the majors; ever.
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8 years ago

My last note is incorrect; Dex’s given first name is William. My bad…Marc

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