Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Fielder is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Dodgers.

After being a late addition to Wednesday's lineup, Fielder will get a day off Thursday with Zack Greinke on the mound for Los Angeles. Mitch Moreland will take over at first base and bat cleanup.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Fielder was a late addition to the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. He will play first base and bat cleanup.

Fielder was initially out of the lineup, but Kyle Blanks was a late scratch with tendinitis in both Achilles tendons. As a result, Fielder will be in the lineup and face Clayton Kershaw. Fielder is 2-for-12 lifetime against the Dodgers' ace.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 2 weeks ago

Fielder is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.

With the Rangers not having the luxury of the DH in Los Angeles and lefty Clayton Kershaw due up for the Dodgers, Fielder will head to the bench for just the second time this season. Kyle Blanks will get the start at first base and bat cleanup.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder is not in the lineup Wednesday for the first time this year, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Fielder's batting average fell 13 points over his last five games, and he is just 4-for-25 (.160) in his career against White Sox starter Chris Sale, so manager Jeff Bannister decided to hold him out Wednesday with Sale on the mound for the opposition. Given that Wednesday's day off is Fielder's first of the season, expect him to be back in the lineup Thursday barring something unforeseen.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.

Fielder hit yet another home run and has been on an absolute tear as of late. He now has 10 home runs and 38 RBI on the young season to go along with a .371 average. Right now Fielder is the hottest hitter in the game and continues to provide owners with top end production.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder stayed scalding hot Monday against the Indians, jacking his ninth homer of the season and contributing three runs and three RBI.

With a .392 batting average, eight homers, and 25 RBI in May, Fielder is making a compelling case for AL Player of the Month honors. With his surgically-repaired neck presenting no problems to date, Fielder looks like he could be a top-five first baseman the rest of the way.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder continued to steamroll Yankee pitching on Sunday, going 3-for-5 with a double and two RBI as the Rangers finished a three-game sweep.

The slugger will be sad to leave Yankee Stadium, as he was 8-for-14 with three home runs, nine RBI and five runs scored during the weekend set. Fielder is now batting .358 after the three-hit performance, good for tops in the American League.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder stayed red-hot Saturday, going 3-for-4 with three runs scored, three RBI and his eighth home run of the season.

That's three home runs in his last two games and five in his last 10 for Fielder, who has found his power stroke with a vengeance after launching just one homer in April. The big man will get one more chance to have fun with Yankee Stadium's right field short porch on Sunday before the Rangers head for Cleveland.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder was 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs and four RBI in the Rangers' win over the Yankees on Friday night.

Now hitting a robust, albeit probably unsustainable, .341 with seven long ones and 27 RBI, Fielder has really turned it around so far this season. he's taking outside pitches the other way, and is certainly reaping the benefits of a rejuvenated positive approach at the plate.

Prince Fielder 1B/DH TEX 1 month ago

Fielder is hitting .344/.401/.497 with five homers, 23 RBI and 15 runs scored through 38 games this season for the Rangers.

While he's currently toting a sub-.200 ISO for the third straight season, it's actually the function of having a much higher batting average than he's delivered at any point during his big league career. Fielder is currently hitting .367 on balls in play, which stands out compared to his .305 career BABIP. While it's almost certain that he won't carry this year's mark as a new baseline, Fielder has shown an ability to take pitches on the outer portion of the strike zone the opposite way. He's also making hard contact at a 34.6% clip (career 37.2%) after falling to 26.2% before season-ending neck surgery in 2014. With the lowest strikeout rate of his career (11.4%), a balanced approach regarding where he's putting balls in play, and power that is trending back in the right direction, Fielder is making his push back up the ranks at his position through the first six weeks of the 2015 campaign.