We're not just about the major leagues here at Offbase. From time to time, we'll work our way around the minor leagues and see if we can find another story about a hobo wandering on a warning track.
Rockies minor leaguer Dexter Fowler, who had a .363 on-base percentage and finished eighth in the NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2009, slumped early in the 2010 season for Colorado and was sent to AAA. Fowler's demotion was clearly Colorado Springs' gain.
Fowler-a .373 hitter in 20 minor league games for Colorado Springs-had one of his best days at the plate Sunday. In a 13-4 win over the Las Vegas 51s, Fowler hit the ninth cycle of the minor league season. Even more impressive was that Fowler accomplished the feat in just five innings, and he got the hard hits out of the way first:
First inning - solo home run
Second - two-run triple
Fourth - double
Fifth - single