Before leaving for the Olympics, Fowler was one of the hottest hitters in the Minors. The center fielder hit .407 in 23 July Games, with a .544 OBP and .605 SLG over 86 at-bats.
Scouting report: An elite athlete still figuring out the nuances of game. He's a switch-hitter that can drive the ball into the gap, and his improved strike-zone judgment is leading to more power. His plus speed plus improved base-running skills work well on the bases, while it also helps him be a plus, plus defender in center field. He's also an extremely bright and coachable player.
Upside potential: The sky is the limit. Fowler is an elite, five-tool center fielder who can do it all.
They said it: "He can do a lot of things that are pretty special. He can track a ball on defense as well as anybody with his speed. Once he gets to it, he's got great leaping ability, can make a diving play, and will come up and make a good throw. He's got what many people consider to be five tools and he's got the ability to change the game. As a switch-hitter he can drive the ball in the gap for a home run or lay down a bunt for a hit. Once he's on base he's a joy to watch. If he needs to steal a base, he's getting better at that. Obviously, we're pretty happy to have him in the organization." -- Marc Gustafson, Rockies farm director
He said it: "My mom, when I was younger, said, 'You don't want to do anything else, but then when you get on the baseball field, you're always out there having fun, just smiling.'"