A junior college transfer who brings outstanding offensive skills to the Golden Eagles' lineup this season ... Can hit for average or power ... Will be used as the designated hitter against right-hand pitching ... Adds depth in the outfield as the backup in left field ... Had a good fall season with his bat ... Needs to improve his defensive skills and increase his throwing range
Junior College: Two-year starter for Coach Joey May at Bevil State Community College in Fayette, Ala. ... Finished with a .330 batting average with six doubles, three home runs and 25 RBIs as a sophomore ... A second-team all-region selection ... Pitched 29.2 innings, finishing with a 3-2 record and a 2.28 ERA ... Struck out 21 batters and walked 13 ... As a freshman, he hit .336 with 11 doubles, seven home runs, 27 RBIs and had a slugging percentage of .569 ... Named the team's most valuable player, as well as second-team All-Northern League ... Helped lead Bevil State to a 37-25 overall record, a 20-4 conference record and a third-place finish in the NJCAA Division II World Series
Prep: Four-year letterwinner for Coach Rodger Haynes at Tuscaloosa High School, where he helped lead his school to a state championship and a second-place finish in the regionals ... Hit .421 with 12 doubles, seven home runs, 35 RBIs and a .526 on-base percentage as a senior ... Posted a 6-3 record and a 2.67 ERA in 64.5 innings pitched ... Struck out 67 and walked 24 ... Played in the Alabama East-West All-Star Game ... All-Alabama 3A-6A All-West Region
Personal: Son of Don and Indy Fowler ... Youngest of three children ... Majoring in sport administration ... Enjoys working out and playing video games in his spare time ... Born Feb. 3, 1984.