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Tampa Bay Rays vs Colorado Rockies in Denver
Colorado Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler watches from the dugout as the Rockies see their eleven game winning streak stopped by the Tampa Bay Rays during an interleague game at Coors Field in Denver on June 16. 2009. The Rays beat the Rockies 12-4. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)
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William Dexter Fowler (born March 22, 1986, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball center fielder for the Colorado Rockies.

Fowler was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the 14th round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft out of Milton High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. He rejected offers from Harvard and the University of Miami in order to play for the Rockies. In 2008, he was selected by Major League Baseball to play in the All-Star Futures Game at Yankee Stadium

Fowler was batting .337 with nine home runs, 61 RBI and 20 stolen bases for the Rockies' Double-A Texas League affiliate, the Tulsa Drillers, when he took a break from his minor league season in order to represent the United States in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. He and the U.S. team ended up winning the bronze medal in the Olympics by defeating Japan, 8-4, in the bronze medal game.

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