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Rockies' Fowler sticking with leg kick

Rockies' Fowler sticking with leg kick

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Rockies' Fowler sticking with leg kick
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Rockies center fielder Dexter Fowler found happiness and success last year when he added a leg kick before his swing. Fowler is still happy, even if the success hasn't arrived this spring.

The switch-hitting Fowler went 1-for-3 with a single and a strikeout Monday against the Angels, and is 2-for-25 with a home run in Cactus League play.

"I'm just getting my timing back, but my swing feels fine," Fowler said. "It's a matter of timing with my foot. I have been closing myself off, I don't know why. It's just a matter of fixing that and going on from there.

"I'm going to stick with [the leg kick]. I got the confidence in it. I've had success with it. It's for contact and power. It gets my body in position to hit, whether it's line drives or some doubles and triples."

Fowler entered Monday 0-for-1 on steal attempts. Fowler's speed has helped him set the Rockies' single-season record for triples each of the last two seasons, and the Rockies are hoping he can parlay the speed into greater success in the stolen-base category, as Fowler is 52-for-80 in his career. Fowler saw some success the second half of last season, when he was 10-for-13.

"I'm just studying, taking mental notes," Fowler said. "The steals are going to be there. My jumps are there. Late last season, the confidence was there."

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