Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984) is an American professional baseball player for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers.
Fielder, a first baseman, was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Brewers out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida. He spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Brewers before signing with the Detroit Tigers in January 2012.
Fielder is a five-time All-Star and was previously the iron man leader for consecutive games played with 547 consecutive games. The streak ended in May 2014 when Fielder underwent season-ending neck surgery. He holds the Brewers' team record for home runs in a season, and is the league's youngest player to hit 50 home runs in a season. He became the first Brewer to win the Home Run Derby, defeating Nelson Cruz in the final round of the 2009 derby. He also won the 2012 derby, joining Ken Griffey, Jr. and Yoenis Cespedes as the only players to win more than one derby and becoming the first player to win the Derby as both an American League and a National League All-Star.
Fielder is the son of former MLB first baseman Cecil Fielder. Prince and Cecil Fielder are the only father-son combination to each hit 50 MLB home runs in a season.
By Dean Hanley