Detroit Tigers
2015 Avg.
.385
 
Career Avg.
.286
Name  Prince Fielder
Born  5/9/1984
Height  5-11
Weight  275
Number  84
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
4/19/2015 9:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with an RBI-single in the heartbreaking loss to the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Texas led Seattle, 10-5, in the sixth, but Seattle chipped away at that lead each inning and capped off the comeback victory with a walkoff homer from Nelson Cruz. Fielder is hitting well to start 2015, but he hasn't hit a home run yet in 52 at-bats.
 
4/18/2015 10:37:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is hitless in 11 at-bats against Felix Hernandez.
Insight: There are probably plenty of players in the same situation versus the Seattle ace, but that doesn't help. Despite Fielder's .419 batting average you should probably avoid this matchup.
 
4/15/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 1-for-3 in the, 10-2, loss to the Angels on Wednesday.
Insight: Fielder is off to a good start, which is great news considering he is returning from nck surgery. He is hitting .400 with four RBI in nine games although he has yet to hit a home run.
 
4/10/2015 8:32:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder whad a three-hit day Friday versus Houston.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 with a double. Fielder has a .421/.476/.526 line on the young season.
 
4/8/2015 9:29:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the, 3-1, victory over the Athletics.
Insight: Fielder had an RBI-single in the third and then another RBI-single in the fifth. The second hit led to a third run when Oakland committed an error in the field, and that's the only runs Texas needed. The Sports Network expects Fielder to have a big bounce-back season and perhaps be a top-five option at first base.
 
3/29/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 2-for-2 with an RBI on Saturday against the Padres.
Insight: Fielder had an RBI-single versus Ross, who had a great day on the hill besides allowing the single to Fielder. The first baseman is hitting .324 this spring and looks fine, having recovered from neck surgery in the offseason.
 
3/8/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBI Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: Fielder is coming back from neck problems that led to season-ending surgery last season. Fielder is only 30 years old, so fantasy owners should not overlook him this season.
 
9/24/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder (neck surgery in May) has begun to swing a bat, according to a Fort Worth Star-Telegram report.
Insight: He's also begun lifting weights. Barring any setbacks he should be 100 percent ready to go next spring.
 
5/22/2014 6:38:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder will have neck surgery on Tuesday. He'll need 3-to-4 months of recovery time, which means he'll likely miss the rest of the season. SOURCE: Anthony Andro, Fox Sports Southwest
Insight: It's devastating news for fantasy owners. For Texas, it's even worse as the Rangers have almost no chance of catching the A's without Fielder hitting cleanup every night. He'll finish the year with three homers, 16 RBI and a .247 average across 150 at bats. Mitch Moreland (.275, 2 HR, 15 RBI) will serve as the everyday first baseman in his absence.
 
5/22/2014 3:10:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Prince Fielder could end up needing season-ending surgery for his herniated disc in the neck after visiting a specialist on Thursday.
Insight: He's sat out the last four games due to the neck injury. He's been one of the biggest disappointments this season batting .247 with just three homers and 16 RBI. That means more starts at first base for Mitch Moreland (.286, 2 HR, 15 RBI).
 
5/21/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Texas first baseman Prince Fielder won't play in Wednesday's series finale. SOURCE: Rangers on Twitter
Insight: He's sat out the last four games with a herniated disc in his neck. That means another start at first base for Mitch Moreland (.294, 2 HR, 15 RBI).
 
5/20/2014 5:00:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder (neck) has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup, according to Richard Durrett of espn.com.
Insight: Fielder has a herniated disc in his neck which is now causing arm weakness. He may be back Wednesday.
 
5/17/2014 4:42:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has a herniated disc in his neck and will miss at least two games, according to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fielder received an injection Saturday and won't need surgery.
Insight: A frustrating season just got worse. The 30-year-old has hit .247 with three homers, 16 RBI and a .720 OPS in 150 at-bats with his new team. He has a career-high 50.4 percent ground-ball rate, which is not what you want out of a power hitter.
 
5/4/2014 10:29:00 PM
Description: Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, two walks and three runs scored Sunday against the Angels
Insight: Fielder's strikeout and walk rates (12.6 K%, 14.1 BB%) are back to peak levels this season but he has a career-high 52.6 percent ground-ball rate and a career-low 7.4 percent HR/FB.
 
4/26/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Rangers 1B Prince Fielder is 0-for-8 with four strikeouts against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: Fielder has struggled with his new team, batting .214 with just two homers and seven RBI. Saturday's matchup doesn't figure to help.
 
4/18/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Rangers 1B Prince Fielder is 4-for-8 with a pair of homers and five walks against White Sox starter Felipe Paulino.
Insight: Fielder has struggled with his new team, but appears to be finiding his stroke. He's 4-for-14 over his last four games, including his first homer of the season.
 
4/15/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers 1B Prince Fielder hit his first homer of the season Tuesday.
Insight: Fielder is batting .185 with nine Ks and seven BBs. His bat slowed down last season and he displayed reduced plate discipline. Moving to a better hitters park in Texas won't do anything to reverse that decline, but he should be able to put up solid numbers once he gets out of his slump.
 
4/8/2014 10:19:00 AM
Description: Rangers 1B Prince Fielder appears to be pressing early in the season and is batting just .148 without a home run.
Insight: Fielder has been chasing a few pitches out of the strike zone of late, but that will eventually stop. His Tuesday matchup, however, is unfavorable and he should be avoided. He's 0-for-6 against Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.
 
11/20/2013 8:40:00 PM
Description: According to cbssports.com's Jon Heyman, the Tigers and Rangers have agreed to swap Prince Fielder for Ian Kinsler, pending physicals. Fielder also has to waive his limited no-trade clause that includes Texas, but he's expected to do so.
Insight: Fielder is coming off a down year in which he hit .279 with 25 homers, 106 RBI and an .819 OPS. He's signed for another seven years. Historically, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington has been a much better park for hitters than Comerica Park but it wasn't last season according to MLB Park Factors.
 
10/15/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Detroit slugger Prince Fielder is a career .444 hitter (4-for-9) with a 1.111 OPS against Boston right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Pitching around Miguel Cabrera probably won't be a good option for Lackey. Fielder is 7-for-25 in the postseason.