Dustin Ryan Fowler…graduated in 2013 from West Laurens HS (Ga.), where he was named regional "Player of the Year" as a senior
Was one of three players acquired from the Yankees in the Sonny Gray trade on July 31 but did not appear in a game with the A's as he was recovering from knee surgery…began the season at TripleA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and was batting .293 with 19 doubles, eight triples, a career-high 13 home runs, 43 RBI and 13 stolen bases in 70 games when he was selected by New York June 29… made his Major League debut with a start that day at Chicago (AL) in right field but ruptured his right patellar tendon with two outs in the first inning…did not have an at bat and was placed on the disabled list the next day…underwent surgery June 30 at Rush Orthopedics in Chicago…Dr. Bush-Joseph performed an open patellar tendon repair…was leading the International League in triples, ranked second in slugging (.542) and extra base hits (40), third in hits (87), tied for third in doubles, tied for fourth in runs (49) and fifth in OPS (.871) at the time of his promotion…finished the season tied for the IL lead in triples…was named to the IL Midseason All-Star Team, but did not play in the game due to his promotion…hit .296 (61-for-206) against right-handed pitchers, .286 (26-for-91) against lefties…had seven home runs in 206 at bats against righties (29.4 at bats per home run), six in 91 at bats against lefties (15.2 at bats per home run)…six of his 13 home runs came in the first inning…hit .235 over innings one through three, .331 from the fourth inning on…batted .311 when leading off an inning…went 1-for-9 (.111) with the bases loaded… appeared in 40 games in center field, 14 in right field and 12 in left field…committed four errors in 65 games overall in the outfield (.970 fielding percentage)…also hit .211 in five games as the designated hitter…batted .327 in 48 games in the two spot in the order, .217 in 22 games hitting third…never went more than two consecutive games without a hit…was named the A's number four prospect by Baseball America following the season.
SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE: Batted .125 over his first eight games through April 15…that included his lone two-homer game of the season in the second game of an April 9 doubleheader at Buffalo… had a season-high five-RBI in that contest…then reached base safely in 19 consecutive games from April 16 to May 9…had a season-high 12-game hitting streak from April 26 to May 9…went 21-for53 (.396) with three doubles, four triples, two home runs and eight RBI during the streak to boost his average to .301…collected six triples over a 16-game span from April 28 to May 15…hit for the cycle April 30 against Indianapolis…went 5-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, home run and two RBI in the RailRiders 7-6, 11-inning win…was named International League Batter of the Week for the week of April 24-30…went 11-for-26 (.423) with four runs, three doubles, two triples, two home runs, five RBI and two walks in six games…finished April with a .293 batting average and then hit .325 in May…was 0-for-5 with a season-high four strikeouts May 10 at Pawtucket…went 4-for-5 May 15 against Pawtucket and had another four-hit game May 27 at Toledo…a 2-for-4 performance May 29 at Toledo lifted his average to a season-high .314…then hit .255 over his final 26 games…stole a season-high two bases June 7 at Rochester, a feat he duplicated June 17 at Buffalo.
Spent the season with Double-A Trenton, batting .281/.311/.458 with 67 runs, 30 doubles, 15 triples, 12 home runs, 88 RBI and 25 stolen bases in 132 games…led Yankees minor leaguers in RBI and total bases, ranked second in hits and ninth in batting average…was one of 26 minor leaguers to hit at least 10 home runs and steal at least 25 bases…finished second among all minor leaguers in triples (San Diego's Franchy Cordero-16)…tallied the Eastern League's highest single-season triples total since 1993…also ranked among EL leaders in hits (second), at bats (second), extra-base hits (third, 57), total bases (third, 248), RBI (fourth) and slugging percentage (seventh)…was named an EL Midseason All-Star…hit .324 against left-handed pitching… compiled a 16-game hitting streak from July 18 to Aug. 4 (24-for-62, .387)…after tallying 28 extra base hits (18 doubles, seven triples, three home runs) over his first 88 games, logged 29 extra base hits (12 doubles, eight triples, nine home runs) in his final 44 games beginning July 18, tied for second most in the minors over that span…played primarily center field (119 games/116 games started), with three starts apiece in left field and right field, and committed five errors in 268 total chances (.981 fielding percentage)…was a non-roster invitee to Yankees' Major League spring training and hit .318/.348/.455 with four runs, one double, one triple, two RBI and one stolen base in 15 games…following the season, was tabbed as the No. 9 prospect and the "Best Defensive Outfielder" in the Yankees organization by Baseball America and as an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com.
Combined at Single-A Charleston and Single-A Tampa to bat .298/.334/.394 with 64 runs, 20 doubles, six triples, five home runs, 70 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 123 games…among all Yankees minor leaguers, ranked second in RBI, fourth in stolen bases and sixth in batting average… began the season with Charleston, hitting .307/.340/.419 with 35 runs, nine doubles, three triples, four home runs, 31 RBI, 11 walks and 18 stolen bases in 58 games…batted .351 in his final 27 games with the RiverDogs, earning a promotion to Tampa on June 22…hit .289 with 29 runs, 11 doubles, three triples, one home run and 12 stolen bases in 65 games with Tampa…following the season, was tabbed as the No. 10 prospect in the Yankees organization by Baseball America and as an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com…also appeared in 16 games for the Surprise Saguaros of the Arizona Fall League and hit .279 with 14 runs, two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and seven stolen bases.
Batted .257 with 33 runs, 13 doubles, six triples, nine home runs and 41 RBI in 66 games for Single-A Charleston…named the South Atlantic League Player of the Week on June 16 after batting .391 (9-for-23) with two runs, two doubles, one triple, one home run and six RBI in six games.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees 1, batting .241 with eight doubles, four triples, nine RBI and eight runs scored in 30 games.