Originally Posted by HometownHero
Alejandro De Aza all day, every day. Fowler hasn't hit away from Coors field and had a .390 BABIB in the first year he's ever hit above .266. People are getting fooled by his overall numbers due to Coors field inflated his numbers, .882 life time OPS there vs .698 on the road.
His career BABIP is .353, so we aren't talking about a guy who was a career .300 BABIP guy and made a huge jump. His .390 BABIP was driven by his major league leading 27.2% Line Drive Rate and his career high 12.3% HR/FB rate. He has always been a good line drive guy but it did take a big jump this past season. Is it an outlier or did he make improvements? That remains to see. Was the HR/FB rate due to him making better contact or due to luck? He won't keep up the .390, but no reason to believe he won't be a .350 BABIP guy and leave him around .270 BA