Detroit Tigers
2014 Avg.
.172
 
Career Avg.
.284
Name  Prince Fielder
Born  5/9/1984
Height  5-11
Weight  275
Number  84
Position  1B
Bats  L
Throws  R
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.
 
10/4/2013 10:32:00 AM
Description: Detroit slugger Prince Fielder is a career .571 hitter with a 1.714 OPS against Oakland right-hander Bartolo Colon.
Insight: Pitching around Miguel Cabrera isn't a good option for Colon, so he could be in for a tough night.
 
9/15/2013 10:17:00 AM
Description: Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie has allowed eight hits, including two doubles and one home run, in 19 career at-bats against Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder.
Insight: Fielder has disappointing numbers this season but he is finishing strong by hitting .367 with six homers, 19 RBI and a 1.019 OPS over his last 26 games. He should produce Sunday against Guthrie.
 
9/14/2013 10:21:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder is 6-for-13 with three homers and a 1.764 OPS against Ervin Santana.
Insight: Fielder is having an off year, for him, with a .278 average, 24 homers, 102 RBI and an .821 OPS.
 
9/10/2013 11:06:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder went 4-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Tuesday at Chicago.
Insight: Fielder is 14-for-35 (.400) with two doubles, two home runs and seven RBI in September but has disappointed this season with a .277 average, 23 longballs, 99 RBI and an .814 OPS.
 
9/7/2013 11:11:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder is hitless in six at-bats versus Royals starter Danny Duffy.
Insight: Fielder is actually hitting for a higher average against left-handers than right-handers (.295 vs. .264). Overall, fantasy owners have been unhappy with Fielders' production in 2013 (.274, 22 HR, 96 RBI, 810 OPS). Heading into the season in odd-numbers years he has averaged .295 with 102 runs, 44 HR, 126 RBI and a 1.002 OPS.
 
8/20/2013 10:42:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder homered Tuesday for the third time in his last six games.
Insight: Fielder has underwhelmed this season with a .260 average, 20 homers and a career-low .441 slugging percentage, but he does have 87 RBI and 63 runs so it hasn't been a total lost season.
 
8/15/2013 10:29:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder is showing signs of life by hitting .316 with four doubles and five RBI over his last eight games and also has a favorable matchup Thursday against Royals starter Jeremy Guthrie.
Insight: Fielder hasn't homered in 19 straight games and is hitting just .262 with 17 round-trippers and a .782 OPS this season, but he is 7-for-15 (.467) with two doubles and two walks against Guthrie.
 
8/8/2013 9:33:00 AM
Description: Prince Fielder's two-run double in the 14th inning broke a 4-4 tie and lifted the Tigers to their 67th win of the season.
Insight: It was one of two hits on the night for Fielder, who also struck out three times. Aside from his heroics Wednesday night, the All-Star first baseman hasn't had a very good second half. His average since the break is just .214 in 70 at bats.
 
7/22/2013 10:09:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder is a career .167 hitter (2-for-12) versus White Sox left-hander Chris Sale with no homers and four strikeouts.
Insight: Fielder stumbled to the break, but is still batting .244 over his last four week. This matchup is not a favorable one.
 
7/19/2013 10:04:00 AM
Description: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder is a career .600 hitter (6-for-10) with three home runs and a 2.267 OPS versus Royals right-hander Ervin Santana.
Insight: Fielder stumbled to the break, but is still batting .267 with 16 HR and 69 RBI. History shows that he's a better second-half hitter and this favorable matchup should get his second half off to a great start.
 
7/10/2013 10:47:00 PM
Description: Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder busted out of a slump with three hits Wednesday against Chicago.
Insight: Fielder's two-run blast in the first was his 16th long ball of the season. Before Wednesday's game, Fielder (.267) had just two hits in his previous 18 at bats.
 
Cold7/4/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder has picked up two doubles and one homer while going 4-for-10 off Thursday's starter Esmil Rogers of the Blue Jays.
Insight: A 10-for-61 stretch with two homers has dropped Fielder's average from .292 to .268 and his OPS from .891 to .826. Perhaps seeing Rogers will wake up his bat.
 
7/3/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder is 5-for-12 with three walks and a .563 on base percentage against Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson.
Insight: Fielder is struggling over the past 12 games, batting .184 in his last 49 at-bats. Perhaps this favorable matchup will get his going.
 
6/25/2013 9:36:00 AM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder is 5-for-9 with a home run against Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Fielder is batting a stunning .337 in his lefty-lefty matchups versus just .250 against right-handers. Despite just three hits in his last 25 at-bats, and no home runs, he should be in all fantasy lineups on Tuesday.
 
Cold6/23/2013 7:32:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder snapped out of a 3-for-27 (.111) slump with two hits and three RBI in five at-bats Sunday versus Boston.
Insight: Fielder's slide cost him 17 points off his batting average. He still hasn't homered since June 4.
 
Cold6/21/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Detroit first baseman Prince Fielder has gone 1-for-16 (.063) over his last four games.
Insight: That includes an 0-for-5 Friday against the Red Sox. His average is down to .279, and he hasn't homered since June 4.