Texas Rangers June 20 Week in Review: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

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Jun 17, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince  Fielder (84) doubles in the second inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

3. Prince Fielder

Fielder has started to get back on track after a rough week last week, even though it was still much better than most players in the league. Fielder hit .318/.400/.500 this week with one home runs and five runs batted in. Fielder continued his impressive ability to make contact this season, striking out just one time in his 22 ABs. For the season, Fielder has made contact on 85% of the swings he has take which is 7% higher than his career average. When he swings at pitches in the strike zone he makes contact 93.8% of the time.

For the season, Fielder has hit .344/.407/.525 and his .932 OPS is good enough for fourth in the American League. Fielder is second on the Rangers in WAR according to FanGraphs with a 1.6 behind only Colby Lewis and his 1.7 WAR. Fielder has been a consistent force with this lineup that will only get better, even though more difficult to figure out, when Hamilton and Adrian Beltre return.

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