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Prince Fielder


Prince Fielder
Major League Baseball

Vital Statistics:

Born: May 9, 1984

Hometown: Ontario, Calif.

Height: 6-0

Weight: 260

Bats: Left

Throws: Right

Family: Wife, Chanel; sons Jaden and Haven

Primary position: First base

Before The Bigs:

  • Was the seventh overall pick by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 2002 draft out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida.
  • Hit .390 with 10 home runs in 41 games his first pro season at rookie-level Ogden in 2002.
  • Moved up one level per year in the minors, hitting .319 with 27 home runs and 112 RBIs at Single-A Beloit in 2003, 23 home runs at Double-A Huntsville in 2004 and 28 home runs at Triple-A Nashville in 2005.
  • Son of former major league slugger Cecil Fielder, who hit 319 home runs in a 14-year career.

Career Highlights:

  • Made his major-league debut on June 13, 2005 as a designated hitter in an interleague game.
  • His 28 home runs as a rookie in 2006 and finished eighth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting.
  • Hit 13 home runs in May 2007, when he was named NL player of the month.
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