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84 Prince Fielder 1B
Height/Weight: 5-11/275 | Birthdate: 5/9/1984 | Birthplace: Ontario, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Texas | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $23,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 100/93 | Average Draft Position: 64.80
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Rangers' Prince Fielder not concerned with lack of power this year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has the highest average on the team so far this season, posting a .405/.450/.459 slash line in 37 at-bats. But, Fielder has yet to record a home run and just two extra-base hits ths year. The veteran is not worrying about the lack of pop just yet, reports FOX Sports Southwest.

"Getting hits is always better than making outs," Fielder said. "Hopefully I can continue doing that. I like getting hits. Whatever I don't do you guys will talk about. I might just get hits all year."

Fielder is trying to hit the ball away from the shift adjustments more this season.

"Obviously when I'm up there I see the hole sometimes," Fielder said. "In my mind I want to do it (hit to the left side) but I try not to manipulate the ball or I'll pop up to third base or I'll miss a good pitch. I'm just trying to hit the ball hard."


Pair of three-hit games for Rangers' Prince Fielder over weekend


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has opened the season hot at the plate. 

Fielder had a pair of three-hit games over the weekend and has four multi-hit games in the first seven. Fielder is hitting .379 with an .886 OPS, but he's still waiting for his first home run of the season. A pair of doubles are Fielder's only extra base hits of the year so far. 


Prince Fielder stays hot for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder continued his hot start to the spring, on Monday. 

One day after hitting his first spring home run, Fielder went two-for-three with an RBI against the Athletics.

Fielder had a line-drive single to left and an RBI grounder to short. He left the game for a pinch runner in the fifth inning.  


Rangers' Fielder working on timing coming off neck surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/2/2015) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder, who is expected to make his spring debut Wednesday, appears to be doing well coming off neck surgery.

"Good … everything is smooth," Fielder said, per MLB.com. "My legs are not sore so it's all good."

The Rangers are watching Fielder's swing closely as he is facing live pitching for the first time in 9 1/2 months.

"He's doing OK," hitting coach Dave Magadan said, "He's a typical veteran player who is just trying to get his timing. We are trying to solidify some of the stuff we talked about in the offseason. Last year he was crashing into the ball, now we're getting him to hold his ground. Timing is huge. With him it's going as well as expected. Once he gets into the flow of games and gets his timing down, everybody will see a big difference.

"The goal is to hold your ground and get the ball into the air on the pull side. When he does that, it means he is going good."


Rangers' Prince Fielder gets clean bill of health


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(2/9/2015) Rangers first baseman and designated hitter Prince Fielder received a clean bill of health from Dr. Drew Dossett, who performed Fielder's neck surgery last May, reports Fox Sports Southwest. Fielder pronounced himself 100 percent last month, but Dossett's opinion carries more weight.

Fielder, 30, is set for spring training after being limited to 42 games last season.


Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder says he's at 100 percent


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2015) Rangers first baseman and designated hitter Prince Fielder told reporters Friday he's back to 100 percent and he could play in a pick up game and "I'm in there," according to ESPNDallas.com

"I'm just going to try to be healthy, that's my main goal," Fielder said. "I know I always said that before. But this was the first time I wasn't healthy, so it really means a lot to me now to try to stay healthy. That's just my goal -- to stay healthy and make sure I'm doing everything I can to be ready to play."

Fielder played in just 42 games in 2014 after having to have neck surgery. He hit .247 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 150 plate appearances.

"It was real difficult because I wasn't used to missing games," Fielder said. "So to miss a lot of the season, it was difficult at first, but I had to be an adult about it, kind of try to just get back healthy to be ready this year. I'm good, I'm 100 percent -- whatever it was before is back."


Prince Fielder moved to 60-day disabled list


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has been moved to the 60-day disabled list Friday.

Fielder is expected to miss the entire year following neck surgery. Moving him to the 60-day disabled list allows the team to add Justin Marks to the 40-man roster. Fielder hit .247/.360/.360 over 150 at-bats.


Rangers confirm Prince Fielder has neck surgery


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) The Rangers announced Tuesday, confirming an earlier report from Yahoo! Sports, first baseman Prince Fielder underwent neck surgery. He had surgery for cervical fusion of C5-C6 discs in his neck and is expected to miss the rest of the 2014 season.

Report: Prince Fielder undergoes neck surgery Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder underwent neck surgery Tuesday morning, a source told Yahoo! Sports. Fielder is expected to miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to the neck injury.

Prince Fielder officially placed on disabled list


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(5/23/2014) The Rangers announced Friday that they have placed first baseman Prince Fielder on the 15-day disabled list. The move comes one day after reports of Fielder deciding to undergo surgery on his neck, which will keep him out of action for the remainder of the season.

In a corresponding move, the Rangers activated infielder Donnie Murphy (neck) from the 15-day disabled list.


Prince Fielder set for season-ending surgery


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck, the team announced Thursday.

Fielder has been scheduled for surgery Tuesday, and will end his season, team president Jon Daniels told reporters. Fielder is expected to be back in time for the start of 2015, and Daniels said the team is confident his surgery will go well. 


Prince Fielder in need of a downgrade


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/22/2014) If Prince Fielder really is considering season-ending surgery on the herniated disk in his neck, as reports have suggested, it's reason enough for a significant downgrade. The chance of him coming back and putting up his usual numbers the rest of the way isn't worth the risk of him not coming back at all.

Besides, if the injury is causing weakness in his left arm, as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram also suggested, it could explain his struggles so far. Even if he opts against surgery and comes back, he may not put up his usual numbers, as I had maintained until now he would.

To be clear, I'm saying you might actually want to consider selling him for 50 cents on the dollar. Or at least 75. When I last updated my rest-of-season rankings, I had him eighth at first base, between Jose Abreu and Chris Davis, but with this news, he probably deserves be more like 25th. Give me Michael Cuddyer, Mike Napoli, Justin Morneau or Mark Teixeira instead.


Report: Prince Fielder could undergo season-ending surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is seriously considering surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck that would end his season, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Fielder was evaluated by spine specialist Dr. Drew Dossett on Thursday. He received a nerve-root injection over the weekend, but still might have a surgery that would remove a chunk of disc from the nerve that is pinched and is causing weakness in his left arm.

His teammates are in Detroit for a weekend series. Fielder has been the target of disenchanted fans after being traded in the offseason by the Tigers to the Rangers for Ian Kinsler, who has thrived in the leadoff spot while Fielder has struggled mightily.


Prince Fielder out of Thursday lineup for Rangers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2014) The absence of Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder from the lineup continued Thursday. As expected, he is out for the afternoon game against his former teammates in Detroit. He did not travel with the team and could miss the entire series.

Fielder has been sidelined with neck and hand injuries. He was scheduled to visit a doctor Thursday, which could result in a diagnosis that places him on the disabled list. Ron Washington, however, said the team has yet to discuss that possibility and added that Fielder could join the team in the Motor City later this weekend.


Precaution is name of the game for Prince Fielder


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Ron Washington spoke optimistically about Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder despite the news that the latter will not accompany the team to Detroit for the weekend series. Fielder is set to meet with medical personnel about his ailing hand and herniated disk in his neck.

"This is a precaution - he had some soreness the other day when he tried to swing, so we let him see our specialist," Washington reported Wednesday to MLB Network Radio. "He came in this morning and was feeling much better. He'll meet with the doctor and see where we go from there."

Fielder has not played since Friday.


Prince Fielder won't travel with team to Detroit


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder will not travel with the team for its weekend set in Detroit against his former teammates. He will be instead visiting a doctor in regard to a neck injury that has sidelined him since Friday, according to foxsportssouthwest.com.

Good news could allow Fielder to join the team in the Motor City. Bad news could land him on the disabled list.


Prince Fielder still absent from Texas lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2014) A neck ailment continues to sideline Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder. He is out of the lineup for the Wednesday game against Seattle.

Fielder hasn't played since Friday. He was expecting to play after announcing that his absence Tuesday was due to a weak arm rather than a pain in the neck.


Prince Fielder scratched Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup, according to ESPN.

Fielder was slated to return from a neck injury. His absence from the lineup is not due to neck pain, however. Fielder said his arm felt weak, and he will wait another day before he returns. He was slated to serve as the team's designated hitter.


Prince Fielder able to return Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is back in the team's starting lineup Tuesday.

Fielder missed the past few games dealing with a neck issue. He received an anti-inflammatory shot during the weekend, and is ready to return. Fielder will serve as the team's designated hitter and hit fifth.


Prince Fielder expected to return Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder is expected to return to action Tuesday, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Fielder is dealing with a neck injury, but received an anti-inflammatory shot Saturday. While the injury won't completely heal, players have been able to fight through it in the past. Fielder has missed the past two games due to the issue. In 150 at-bats, he's hitting .247 with three home runs. 


Prince Fielder missing Sunday's game with neck issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2014) Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder was not in the team's starting lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Fielder is dealing with a neck issue, and will need more time to recover. He received an anti-inflammatory injection Saturday, and hopes to stay off the disabled list. Fielder is hitting .247 in 150 at-bats.


Rangers hope injection keeps Prince Fielder off DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) The Rangers do not anticipate the need to place first baseman Prince Fielder on the disabled list. He is out of the lineup Saturday with a herniated disk in his neck.

The team is hopeful an anti-inflammatory injection will help him avoid a trip to the DL, but if it doesn't, he might require surgery. That would further the struggles of a team already decimated by injuries.

"It's part of what we deal with every day," general manaager Jon Daniels told the Dallas Morning News. "It's been to the extreme this year."


Prince Fielder loses weekend starts to herniated disk


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) A herniated disk in the neck that required an injection has Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder on the bench Saturday night. He will also miss the Sunday game.

Fielder had three straight two-hit games before going hitless Friday. He has struggled against both left-handers and right-handers this year - he is hitting .237 against lefties and .247 overall.


Prince Fielder beating shifts, but not hitting homers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Disappointing Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is trying to give what the defense gives him - pretty much the entire left side of the infield.

Fielder managed two singles Tuesday against Houston starter Dallas Keuchel by beating the severe shift. "(Keuchel) was throwing some good pitches and if I try to pull it, I'm just going to roll it over," he told ESPN.com. "A hit is a hit. Until I feel more comfortable it's a way to get some hits. It's better than hitting a line drive out because they have seven people on the right side of the field."

The approach, however, will limit power numbers that are already down. Fielder has lifted his batting average to .243, its highest point since April 4. but he has just three home runs and 10 extra-base hits this season.


Prince Fielder batting far more often against shifts in 2014


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Struggling Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder has not been victimized by an increased number of defensive shifts this season, according to the Dallas Morning News per data compiled by fangraphs.com through May 4.

The data revealed that Fielder put the ball in play 82 times against the shift in 135 plate appearances. Through the same number of games a year ago, he had put the ball in play 30 times in 140 plate appearances. He had 10 hits in his 30 at-bats against it in 2013 and is 22 of 82 for a .269 average against it in 2014.

Fielder, however, has hit far worse against normal defensive alignments, against which he has just seven hits in 45 at-bats. He is on pace this season for just 14 home runs and 55 RBI.