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Collette Calls: Power Outage

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Prince Fielder has mostly been money in the bank for fantasy players following his rookie season. Over the past six seasons, Fielder has earned at least $25 in single-league formats four times. He scored at least 80 runs and hit at least 30 home runs in each of those seasons while driving in at least 100 runs in five of those six seasons. The only inconsistency in Fielder's statistics has been a batting average that has fluctuated between .261 and .313 during that time. Not only that, but he has also avoided the disabled list in each of the past eight seasons as he has never played fewer than 157 games after being called up in 2005.

As 2013 comes to a close (his age-29 season), Fielder has had his worst year in terms of OPS+ since his rookie season. Yet, Fielder will still earn AL-only players around $22 in standard formats when it is all said and done. What concerns me is his ability to score runs. Sure, he is a big guy, but he was rather big when he scored 94 or more runs

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