Dexter Fowler ranked #2 MLB Free Agent

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Jasen Vinlove - USA Today Sports
Jasen Vinlove - USA Today Sports

ESPN Senior Writer Keith Law released his Top 50 free agents in baseball and outfielder Dexter Fowler was ranked #2 on the list behind only Yoenis Cespedes.

"Fowler's great defensive numbers this year might be boosted by the Cubs' best-in-majors work on positioning fielders, but he's probably no worse than an average defender in center on his own and should stay there for the length of a four-year deal," Law said. "He's one of the only players on this market who's worth the $20 million-plus a year he's going to get, and if it takes four years and $90 million to get him, that's probably fair value given the industry's rising tide."

He batted .276 with 13 homers, 48 RBIs, and 13 steals this season and was named to his first National League All-Star team this past season. For his career, he batted .268 with 78 homers and 339 RBIs.

Fowler has until 4 pm CT on Monday to accept the Cubs 17.2 million qualifying offer or he will officially a free agent.

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