Rockies Keep Dexter Fowler In Triple-A Colorado Springs, But What Is His Future?

On Monday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies activated Dexter Fowler off of the 15-day disabled list and kept him in Triple-A Colorado Springs. This comes as no surprise, as rookie Charlie Blackmon has proven quite adaptable to the majors in his first go-around. Fowler, on the other hand, still remains a work in progress (Blackmon is too, but his production shows early success).

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Before going on the DL with an abdominal strain in early June, Fowler hit .237 with a .688 OPS and was striking out in 31.4 percent of his at-bats. His rehab in the Springs hasn't been pretty: .107/.138/.143 in six games. Now he'll receive plenty of at-bats in the Springs to work things out.

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But while he does that, Charlie Blackmon will continue to prove he belongs in the majors. He's hitting to an early tune of .378/.391/.400 through 12 games. We're still looking for a bit more oomph out of his bat, hitting one double for his lone extra-base hit in 45 at-bats. He has only one walk, but then he won't draw many of those in his approach at the plate. He's playing left field right now, while Carlos Gonzalez patrols center.

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For now, Fowler needs to fix things with his switch-hitting before he comes back to the majors. Then the Rockies need to make the hard choices.

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