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Prince Fielder

29-Year-Old First Baseman – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

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.172

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1

RBI

4

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6

SB

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Following a disappointing 2013 campaign (by his lofty standards, at least), Fielder was traded from Detroit to Texas in a rare 1-for-1 swap of All-Star players. Fielder took a step back in multiple ca...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 275   DOB: 5/9/1984   BORN: Ontario, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Prince Fielder Contract Information:

Agreed to a nine-year, $214 million deal with Detroit in January of 2012.

April 15, 2014  –  Prince Fielder News

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Fielder hit his first big fly of the season Tuesday, going 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs against the Mariners.

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Prince Fielder Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 20 AA HUN 136 581 503 71 139 54 29 1 24 78 10 7 64 93 0 4 10 .276 .367 .481 .848
2005 21 AAA NAS 103 442 379 68 110 49 21 0 28 86 8 5 54 94 0 2 7 .290 .387 .567 .954
2005 21 MAJ MIL 39 62 59 2 17 6 4 0 2 10 0 0 2 17 0 1 0 .288 .306 .458 .764
2006 22 MAJ MIL 157 648 569 82 154 64 35 1 28 81 7 2 59 125 0 8 12 .271 .347 .483 .831
2007 23 MAJ MIL 158 681 573 109 165 87 35 2 50 119 2 2 90 121 0 4 14 .288 .395 .618 1.013
2008 24 MAJ MIL 159 694 588 86 162 66 30 2 34 102 3 2 84 134 0 10 12 .276 .372 .507 .879
2009 25 MAJ MIL 162 719 591 103 177 84 35 3 46 141 2 3 110 138 0 9 9 .299 .412 .602 1.014
2010 26 MAJ MIL 161 714 578 94 151 57 25 0 32 83 1 0 114 138 0 1 21 .261 .401 .471 .871
2011 27 MAJ MIL 162 692 569 95 170 75 36 1 38 120 1 1 107 106 0 6 10 .299 .415 .566 .981
2012 28 MAJ DET 162 690 581 83 182 64 33 1 30 108 1 0 85 84 0 7 17 .313 .412 .528 .940
2013 29 MAJ DET 162 712 624 82 174 61 36 0 25 106 1 1 75 117 0 4 9 .279 .362 .457 .819
2014 30 MAJ TEX 15 65 58 6 10 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 7 10 0 0 0 .172 .262 .276 .538
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Prince Fielder
3-Year Averages MAJ   162 697 591 86 175 66 35 0 31 111 1 0 89 102 0 5 12 .296 .396 .513 .909
Career  (View All) MAJ   1337 5677 4790 742 1362 568 272 10 286 874 18 11 733 990 0 50 104 .284 .387 .524 .912

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Prince Fielder Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .262 .276 .538
Apr. 15 Sea 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .279 .296 .575
Apr. 14 Sea 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .263 .235 .498
Apr. 13 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .149 .245 .191 .436
Apr. 12 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .159 .260 .205 .465
Apr. 11 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .244 .200 .444
Apr. 9 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .162 .205 .216 .421
Apr. 8 @Bos 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .229 .242 .471
Apr. 7 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .200 .179 .379
Apr. 6 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .208 .439
Apr. 5 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .250 .523
Apr. 4 @TB 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .333 .313 .646
Apr. 2 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .250 .536
Apr. 1 Phi 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .633
Mar. 31 Phi 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Last 7 Days 25 3 4 1 0 1 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .300 .320 .620
Last 14 Days 53 5 9 3 0 1 4 7 9 0 0 0 0 2 .170 .267 .283 .550
Last 30 Days 58 6 10 3 0 1 4 7 10 0 0 0 0 2 .172 .262 .276 .538

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Prince Fielder: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 1
2013 151 11
2012 159 3
2011 159 3
2010 160 1
2009 162

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Prince Fielder Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013233249470.292.459.819
2012218186461.289.445.808
2011170187310.282.459.822

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133915816591.271.455.819
20123636524620.328.5791.017
20113997731891.306.6121.046

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133004913590.283.467.842
20122794618570.337.5771.015
20112795424671.326.6591.096

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133243312471.275.448.797
20123023712511.291.483.870
20112904114530.272.476.869
Prince Fielder Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 20 AA HUN 581 503 11% 16% 0.69 82% .298 .205
2005 21 AAA NAS 442 379 12.2% 21.3% 0.57 75% .319 .277
2005 21 MAJ MIL 62 59 3.2% 27.4% 0.12 71% .375 .170
2006 22 MAJ MIL 648 569 9.1% 19.3% 0.47 78% .303 .212
2007 23 MAJ MIL 681 573 13.2% 17.8% 0.74 79% .286 .330
2008 24 MAJ MIL 694 588 12.1% 19.3% 0.63 77% .305 .231
2009 25 MAJ MIL 719 591 15.3% 19.2% 0.80 77% .322 .303
2010 26 MAJ MIL 714 578 16% 19.3% 0.83 76% .292 .210
2011 27 MAJ MIL 692 569 15.5% 15.3% 1.01 81% .311 .267
2012 28 MAJ DET 690 581 12.3% 12.2% 1.01 86% .325 .215
2013 29 MAJ DET 712 624 10.5% 16.4% 0.64 81% .309 .178
2014 30 MAJ TEX 65 58 10.8% 15.4% 0.70 83% .191 .104
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Prince Fielder
3-Year Averages MAJ   697 591 12.8% 14.6% 0.87 83% .314 .217
Career MAJ   5677 4790 12.9% 17.4% 0.74 79% .306 .240

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2014 Stat Review for Prince Fielder    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.172 AVG
TERRIBLE
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.191 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.276 SLG
TERRIBLE
.104 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.70 BB/K
GREAT
10.8% BB Rate
GREAT
15.4% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.538 OPS
TERRIBLE
.262 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Prince Fielder (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 13 4 4 6 4 5 2 .308 1.231 1.675
P.J. Walters KC 14 6 2 2 3 0 0 .429 .929 1.458
Ervin Santana ATL 16 6 3 6 2 2 0 .375 1.000 1.444
C.J. Wilson ANA 12 6 1 5 2 3 0 .500 .833 1.405
Esmil Rogers TOR 12 5 1 4 2 2 0 .417 .833 1.333
Scott Baker TEX 21 8 2 3 4 7 0 .381 .810 1.290
Micah Owings MIA 12 6 0 5 2 3 0 .500 .750 1.283
Jeremy Guthrie KC 23 11 1 4 2 0 0 .478 .739 1.278
John Danks CHI-A 13 6 1 5 1 2 0 .462 .769 1.269
Jeremy Affeldt SF 12 4 2 4 0 2 0 .333 .917 1.250

Worst Matchups for Prince Fielder (by OPS, min 12 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jon Lester BOS 15 4 0 1 1 3 0 .267 .267 .579
Brandon Lyon ANA 14 2 1 2 0 2 0 .143 .429 .571
Francisco Liriano PIT 22 5 0 2 2 8 1 .227 .273 .564
Scott Diamond MIN 20 4 0 2 1 4 0 .200 .300 .538
Kevin Slowey MIA 13 2 0 0 2 5 0 .154 .231 .497
Kevin Correia MIN 33 5 1 6 3 2 0 .152 .273 .489
Chris Sale CHI-A 25 4 0 1 1 8 0 .160 .200 .422
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 13 2 0 1 0 2 0 .154 .231 .385
Paul Maholm LA 53 7 0 5 3 16 1 .132 .132 .339
Anibal Sanchez DET 17 1 0 1 0 4 0 .059 .059 .118

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Prince Fielder: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Fielder collected two hits Monday, one a bloop double to the opposite field, for just his second multi-hit effort in his past 10 games.

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Fielder went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Friday's loss to the Rays.

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Fielder is expected to hit third in the batting order for the Rangers in the 2014 season, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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The Tigers have agreed to a deal with the Rangers that would send Fielder to Texas in exchange for Ian Kinsler, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports.

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Fielder was removed from Friday's loss after opening the second inning with a walk.

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Fielder went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored against the Royals on Friday.

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Fielder went 4-for-5 and connected on his 23rd home run of the season in Tuesday's 9-1 win over the White Sox.

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Fielder went 2-for-3 with his 22nd homer of the season in Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Fielder went 3-for-4 with his 21st homer, a walk and three runs scored Thursday against Oakland.

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Fielder went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, and two RBI in the Tigers' win over the Royals on Saturday.

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Fielder launched a two-run homer in Thursday's win over Kansas City.

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Fielder went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI in Thursday's win over the Indians.

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Batting in the top of the 14th inning, Fielder knocked in the winning runs Wednesday with a two-run double.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Unless you nitpick, there is not much to complain about with Fielder's production during his first season in a Tigers uniform. The rotund first baseman still ranked near the top of the league leader boards in many offensive categories, finishing the season with a career-high batting average (.313) while hitting 30 home runs, 108 RBI, which marked the fifth time in six seasons Fielder has hit 30 or more homers while plating 100 or more runs. His increase in batting average was due to improved discipline at the plate, as Fielder struck out fewer than 100 times (84) for the first time since becoming an everyday player at the major league level. The only downside to his campaign was a drop in power, as he was a victim of moving from hitter-friendly Miller Park to the more neutral Comerica Park. The new stomping grounds will make it difficult for the 28-year-old slugger to ever revert back to his days of slugging 40-50 homers, but a better eye at the plate and better protection in the lineup (Victor Martinez) will make it easier for Fielder to continue posting improved batting averages.

2012

Fielder continued his stellar career in 2011, hitting .299/.415/.566 while reducing his strikeout rate and increasing his walk rate over previous seasons. He inked a nine-year, $214-million deal with the Tigers this offseason. The lefty slugger will slide into the middle of the Tigers' lineup alongside Miguel Cabrera. Fielder is expected to be the Tigers' primary first baseman, but he'll also see time at designated hitter.

2011

Fielder continued to alternate good and great seasons by having just a good season in 2010. He hit .261/.401/.471 with 32 home runs and 83 RBI, which is a down season by his standards. He's known for getting off to slow starts and last season was no different. Fielder will be in his contract season in 2011 and will be looking to cash in big when it's over, while trade rumors will continue to swirl if the Brewers aren't in a position to contend when the July 31 trade deadline approaches.

2010

Fielder had what may have been his best season in 2009 at age 25. He hit .299/.412/.602 and was the first Brewer ever to walk more than 100 times in one season. People are always concerned that his body type is going to slow him down, but he's still relatively young and hasn't shown any signs of that happening. He's got two more years left in Milwaukee until he becomes a free agent so there is always a chance he'll get traded to the American League, but it's doubtful it will happen before the next offseason.

2009

It's hard to hit .276/.372/.507 as a 24-year-old and be considered a disappointment, but Fielder pulled that off in 2008 due to all of the expectations coming off of his 50-homer 2007 season. While the overall numbers may not stand out, he rebounded from a slow start to hit .283/.392/.533 after the All-Star break. It's likely that he'll bounce back at the plate with a better season in 2009, but his defense will likely slide even further. The Brewers will put up with it for the next few seasons and then he may need to move to an AL team where he can DH for the remainder of his career.

2008

Fielder hit 50 home runs in just his second full season in the major leagues and made a run at the MVP award. He didn't wear down in the second half either, putting up a 1.034 OPS after the All-Star break. He gets a slight downgrade for his defense, but more than makes up for it with his offense. There really isn't anything that would point to last season being a fluke. In fact, his .286 BABIP could mean that he's got room for an even better season in 2008.

2007

Fielder had what would usually be a Rookie of the Year type season as a 22 year old, but still finished well behind a few other rookies in the voting. He hit .271 with 28 home runs and even stole seven bases during his first full year in the majors. His defense wasn't very good, but it was sufficient and will improve. The Brewers are hoping he can develop into the middle-of-the-order power hitter that they desperately need. Expect big things from Fielder in 2007 as he matures and continues to improve his strike-zone judgment.

2006

Fielder crushed the ball for Triple-A Nashville, hitting .289 with 27 home runs in 374 AB before being called up to Milwaukee. He held his own at the major league level and should be starting for the Brewers this year, with Lyle Overbay now a Blue Jay.

2005

Fielder's stats fell off a little bit at Double-A Huntsville, but some family issues that didn't surface publicly until after the season may have contributed. He was still able to hit .272 with 23 HR in the pitcher friendly Southern League, while also walking 65 times. Fielder is still only 20 years old and will get another year in the minors at Triple-A. A strong showing there could get him a late season call-up, but he probably won't make an impact with the Brewers until 2006.

2004

Fielder was the Midwest League Player of the Year in 2003 and won a few national Minor League Player of the Year awards as well. He may start the year at high Single-A High Desert but will probably push his way up to Double-A or higher. He's still a little too young for the Brewers roster, but could be ready by 2005.

2003

Fielder has the most power potential of any of the lower level’s top prospects. The son of “Big Daddy” Cecil Fielder could actually offer more power than his 50 home run hitting father. Unlike his father, Prince has a beautiful swing from the left-handed side of the plate and projects to hit for a higher average than Dad did. The result of growing up in a big league environment gives Fielder a far more advanced understanding of hitting than 18-year-olds are supposed to have. The fact he was taking batting practice with the New York Yankees when was 12 years old, and launching upper deck shots, gives him an edge few others ever experience. All signs point to him having a better career than Cecil, but concerns are like as well. His weight has been as high as 300 lbs, although he’s currently around 265. At this point in his life, the weight is less of a concern but the body type suggests it will be as he ages. He’s a better athlete than his father, but that still projects to a below average first basemen. 2003 should see him in A-Ball but it’s possible they won’t be able to contain his bat, and he may advance to Double-A as a 19-year-old. While many consider him a Boom or Bust type, it should be noted he’s better in all facets of the game than his father was, and Big Daddy had a pretty good career.