Latest Update Fowler doesn't appear to be close to returning to action Thu Jul, 24, 04:52 PM
Has a great mix of size, speed and athleticism. Can steal bases and has untapped power at the plate. A switch-hitter, he knows the value of taking a free pass. Shows a lot of range and a good arm in center field.
Flaws: : While he is patient at the plate, he strikes out too much. Is still somewhat raw as a base-runner, and in general. Makes his share of errors in the field. Could stand to add some bulk to his lanky frame.
This has gone from bad to worse as Fowler, who was supposed to return just after the All Star break may now miss the whole rest of the month; possibly even longer based on his poor healing rate. Shallow league owners can feel free to drop him if you need the DL spot for someone else.Analyst: Howard Bender
Fowler was just starting to hit before his injury. The fact he hasn't been doing baseball activities means that he will need a rehab assignment before returning from the disabled list. He should only be owned in deep leagues since he doesn't do anything great and is still week-to-week at this point.Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Ah, the old intercostal strain injury. It lingers oh so nicely, doesn't it. Yuck! Fowler was originally supposed to be back for the weekend and then it was pushed off to next week. Now it's the end of next week. Fowler can be a great asset should he return and hit stop the order. The Astros have a decent offense here and can be explosive at times, so once healthy, Fowler has the potential to put together a decent second half.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Astros and fantasy owners had hoped to see Fowler return from his back issues this week, but if it remains day-to-day as Porter states, then it looks like he'll be able to return after the weekend. Hold him out for the three games this weekend, but look to get him back into your lineup shortly after that.Analyst: Howard Bender