Center fielder Dexter Fowler joined the Houston Astros this off-season in a trade with the Colorado Rockies. The only organization he had ever known, the Rockies parted with Fowler on somewhat contentious terms after general manager Dan O’Dowd took to the media to question Fowler’s work ethic.
Small sample size be darned, Fowler looks determined to prove his old team wrong in 2014. In two games with the Astros Fowler is lighting up the New York Yankees. The team’s new lead-off man has four extra-base hits: two doubles, a triple, and this lead-off home run off Hiroki Kuroda:
Fowler also got off to a great start last April, so he and the Astros will hope this is a sign of a big season ahead and not fool’s gold.