Prince Semien Fielder (born May 9, 1984) is an American professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.
Fielder, a first baseman, began his MLB career in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, where he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida. He spent the first seven years of his Major League Baseball career with the Brewers before signing with the Detroit Tigers in January of 2012.
Fielder is a four-time All-Star. 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. as the only players to win more than one derby.
Fielder is the son of former first baseman Cecil Fielder. Prince and Cecil Fielder are the only father-son combination to each hit 50 MLB home runs in a season.
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