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Prince Fielder | Designated Hitter | #84

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 275
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (7) / MLW
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Prince Fielder hit a two-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Astros.
Fielder took Astros starter Scott Feldman deep in the first inning, his second homer of the season. It has been a less-than-ideal start to the season for the hefty first baseman, as he's struggled to a .173/.246/.288 line without a multi-hit game in his first 14. His two homers are also his only two extra-base hits. Better days are ahead for the 31-year-old. Apr 20 - 12:46 AM

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Prince Fielder crushed his first home run of the season Wednesday in a loss to the Mariners.

Fielder was once a perennial threat for 50 homers. Those days are over but Fielder still has plenty of pop and showed it Wednesday with a towering three-run blast off Wade Miley. Fielder entered Wednesday with just one hit in his first eight at-bats but obviously that’s an incredibly small sample size. The veteran DH should push for 100 RBI if he stays healthy.
Apr 6 - 5:07 PM

Prince Fielder had the Rangers’ lone hit in Monday’s Opening Day win over the Mariners.

Fielder finished 1-for-4 with two strikeouts. The Rangers were held hitless by Felix Hernandez until the veteran slugger poked a bloop single to bring in the tying run in the fifth inning. This is just the second time in Rangers’ history that they have won a game with one hit or fewer. The only other time was July 27, 1993 against the Royals.
Apr 4 - 7:13 PM

Prince Fielder has been diagnosed with sleep apnea and will use a mask and breathing device to help counter the condition.

Fielder's case is considered extreme, as the study he participated in showed that he stopped breathing 30 times per hour. Not surprisingly, he had been having trouble sleeping, so the hope is that the mask and breathing device will help that and give him more energy.
Mar 11 - 11:13 AM

Prince Fielder was sent back to Texas for a sleep study.

He's been having a hard time sleeping at night. Fielder's former teammate Mike Napoli battled sleep apnea during the 2014 season and Fielder might be dealing with something similar. He's expected to return to the Rangers' spring training facility on Friday.
Mar 9 - 10:42 AM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Tuesday that the team is not "shopping" Prince Fielder.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported earlier Tuesday that the club was "surveying" the market for Fielder. Of course, Daniels saying that they're not "shopping" the slugger doesn't exactly deny that they're listening on him. It might be a moot point, as Grant says the Rangers were "not getting much response" when they put feelers out.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 05:51:00 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News hears that the Rangers are "surveying" the market for Prince Fielder.

The Rangers were looking to see if anyone would be interested in picking up the "bulk" of Fielder's contract, but they didn't find much interest. The 31-year-old is owed $120 million over the next five seasons, though the Tigers are picking up the tab on $30 million of it.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 01:28:00 PM

Prince Fielder has been named the 2015 Comeback Player of the Year in the American League.

Fielder appeared in just 42 games last season before requiring season-ending surgery on his neck. He returned this year to bat .305/.378/.463 with 23 home runs and 98 RBI in 158 games for the American League West champions. The 31-year-old is under contract with Texas through the 2020 campaign.
Thu, Nov 5, 2015 10:41:00 AM

Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, a solo home run, and a two-run single, but the Rangers fell to the Tigers on Monday.

Fielder tied the game at 1-1 with a solo home run off of Justin Verlander. He added an RBI ground out in the seventh and a two-run single in the ninth. The first baseman now has multiple hits in three of his last four games. Fielder is carrying a .307/.379/.471 batting line with 23 home runs and 95 RBI.
Mon, Sep 28, 2015 11:51:00 PM

Prince Fielder was 2-for-5 with two RBI against the Astros on Friday.

Fielder delivered an RBI double in the first inning before capping a three-run fourth inning with a run-scoring single. The veteran slugger came into Friday's action with just two hits in his last 24 at-bats. Still, he has picked things back up on the power front this month while continuing to get on base at a high clip.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:45:00 AM

Prince Fielder went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday afternoon's win over the A's.

Fielder waited until the eighth inning to work his magic, at which point he cracked a two-run bomb off A's reliever Cody Martin. The veteran slugger has rebounded nicely from an injury-shortened 2014 campaign. He's groovin' to a .303/.376/.463 batting line with 22 homers and 86 RBI over 148 games.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 07:18:00 PM

Prince Fielder had a huge night in Wednesday's trouncing of the Astros, finishing 3-for-5 with an RBI single, a solo home run, and a three-run home run.

Fielder drove in the first run in the Rangers' six-run first inning. He then belted a solo home run in the third inning off of Dallas Keuchel, and added a three-run shot in the sixth against Michael Feliz. The DH has multiple hits in four consecutive games and is now hitting .314/.383/.477 with 21 home runs and 83 RBI on the year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 10:53:00 PM

Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored Tuesday against the Astros.

All three of Fielder's hits were singles, with his first single plating a run in the first inning. Fielder also got the game-winning rally started in the ninth, leading off with a hit before being replaced by Drew Stubbs, who eventually scored the winning run. Fielder has seven hits in his last 13 at-bats to raise his line to .312/.381/.465 with 19 homers, 78 RBI and 68 runs scored on the year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:48:00 AM

Prince Fielder broke an eighth-inning tie with a two-run home run, helping the Rangers top the Astros on Monday.

Fielder finished 2-for-4 on the evening. The Astros had tied the game at 3-3 in the seventh, and the DH broke it when he blasted a Will Harris offering over the fence in center field for a two-run jack. It's only his second home run since August 9, but he's otherwise had a solid bounce-back season, batting .309/.378/.463 with 19 home runs, 77 RBI, and 66 runs scored.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 11:18:00 PM

Prince Fielder went 1-for-5 with a two-run double and two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the A's.

Fielder's two-run double in the ninth inning drew the Rangers to within 5-3, but they wouldn't score another run in the frame. The big man has posted some lovely numbers this season, including a .306/.377/.457 triple slash. Plus, 18 homers and 75 RBI. Fielder has just one previous season with a .300 batting average (2012). We'll see if he can maintain his current average.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 11:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Chris Gimenez
4Brett Nicholas
1B1Mitch Moreland
2Ryan Rua
2B1Rougned Odor
2Hanser Alberto
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Ian Desmond
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Delino DeShields
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Nomar Mazara
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Cesar Ramos
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shawn Tolleson
2Sam Dyson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Tony Barnette
7Alex Claudio
8Tanner Scheppers