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VEB 2018 Community Projections: Dexter Fowler

After injury hampered his first year in the Gateway City, will Fowler show St. Louis what he’s got in 2018?

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Today, the Viva El Birdos 2018 Community Projections series continues with outfielder Dexter Fowler.

Fowler signed a four-year deal with the Cardinals in the 2016-17 offseason, making last year his first season in red. Fowler was limited to 118 games by injuries (right heel spur in late June and a left wrist sprain in late July) but did have a 121 wRC+ across 491 plate appearances.

The 31-year-old Fowler hit 18 home runs last year and was tied with Dee Gordon for the fourth-most triples in the Majors last season with nine, trailing Charlie Blackmon (14), Billy Hamilton (11), and Nick Castellanos with 10.

Slashing .264/.363/.488, Fowler lowered his strikeout rate nearly two percent, from 22.5 in 2016 to 20.6 last season. Fowler batted in a career-high 64 runs, driven by his 18 long balls - also a career-best total.

It is now your turn to share how you feel Fowler will fare at the plate this season. Fill out the required fields in the form below, submit it, and check back regularly over the next few weeks to make your projections for other Cardinals!