The Charleston RiverDogs have had a few pitchers impress in the South Atlantic League this season already, taking home two SAL Pitcher of the Week Awards. This week, they finally represent offensively. The RiverDogs official website announced that outfielder Dustin Fowler won the SAL Player of the Week Award.
Fowler was simply a monster this week. He hit .393 and six of his eleven hits went for extra bases. His two doubles, two triples, and two home runs accounted for 10 RBI on the week. Fowler paced the RiverDogs, as they closed the first half of the season winning five of last week’s seven games, including the last three in a row. As the RiverDogs ended their first half of the season and headed to the All Star break, Fowler had his biggest game, smacking his first grand slam. He also tripled in that contest.
Fowler was drafted in last season’s June MLB Amateur Draft. The Yankees snagged him in the 18th round out of West Laurens High School in Georgia. At just 19-years-old, the 6’0″, 185-pound left-handed youngster has a promising future. Fowler, who began the season in extended spring training, is only 26 games into the 2014 season and seems to be hitting his stride. He is hitting .250 with three home runs, 13 RBI and 43 total bases in 96 at bats on the year.