Center Field: Fowler vs. Pederson
Here is a great match-up. The Dodgers’ Joc Pederson is a powerhouse of a young player. Two years into his career with 25+ home runs in each. And a solid defender. but that is about it. Even with 25 home runs, he only had 68 runs batted in and scored 64 times. Not numbers you hope to see with that many long-balls.
Dexter Fowler, in contrast, is the table setter for the Chicago Cubs offenses. “He goes, we go” is the common quote from teammates. And he can go. This year, Fowler set a career high in on-base percentage at .393. Because of his ability to get on base, he scored 84 times.
Defensively, it is a wash between the two, as both have very similar numbers.