Outfielder Dustin Fowler is someone the Yankees have always been high on ever since they drafted him as an 18-year old.
Spending the entirety of 2016 at Double-A Trenton, Fowler slashed .281/.311/.458 with 12 home runs and 25 stolen bases in 36 attempts.
He also led the Eastern League with 15 triples — the highest regular season total since Brad Tyler legged out 17 triples for the Bowie Baysox in 1993.
A very impressive improvement at his highest level as a professional was his career-best 14.9 strikeout rate. In comparison, his overall K/PA rate sits at 17 percent.
Fowler is rated as New York’s ninth-best prospect and is set to open this coming season at Triple-A, where the massively athletic ballplayer will likely see time between left and center.
Although not on the 40-man, you’ll see him report to George M. Steinbrenner Field this spring and you shouldn’t be surprised to see him, along with Mason Williams, called upon if an injury to an outfielder occurs at any point.