Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 10:55pm


The Los Angeles Angels acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler and cash from the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

What does it give the Los Angeles Angels
The Angels will probably use Fowler in right field next to center-fielder Mike Trout, and the veteran might be a solid stopgap measure for Los Angeles (who have prospect Jo Adell waiting in the wings). Also, LA will only be on the hook for $1.75 million of Fowler's contract. So, this move is a no-brainer for the Halos.

What does it give the St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals clearly wanted to move on from Fowler, which explains why they agreed to pay $12.75 million of his contract to send him to LA. They are probably not going to receive much in return, so this trade looks like a clear salary dump. Dylan Carlson, Tyler O'Neill, Harrison Bader and Lane Thomas figure to play more.

Fantasy impact
Nobody really wins after this trade from a fantasy perspective. Fowler's presence in LA hurts Adell's 2021 prospects, although he remains a solid keeper-league option. Fowler's days as a good fantasy outfielder may also be numbered, while the St. Louis outfield situation still needs some sorting out.

Player focus

Los Angeles Angels

cash considerations

Dexter Fowler OF

St. Louis Cardinals