Dexter Fowler: The $15 Starbucks Gift Card
Oct 12, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs center fielder
(24) hits a sacrifice bunt during the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in game three of the NLDS at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports
This isn’t a penny pinching type of gift. It’s generic, but a $15 Starbucks Gift Card still has value. It doesn’t make you jump for joy, but it draws a smile. That’s what Dexter Fowler is.
Fowler made a name for himself when he was triples machine with the Colorado Rockies. He found some more power with the Chicago Cubs as a 29 year old. His calling card is his on base skills, as he has a career .363 OBP with a 12.4% walk rate.
As a switch hitter with OBP capabilities, he certainly fits well in the current line up. He’s a capable glove in center as well.
Fowler could land a deal in the three or four year range at a $15 million aav, especially if he waits out the stagnant outfield market and sells himself as the best plan B option.
Here’s the thing; Starbucks is good, but it’s relatively expensive. That fifteen dollars is going to go pretty quickly. Then throw in the comp pick and this coffee is getting cold quick.
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