Jun 26, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Texas Rangers designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) heads for home on a solo home run in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
1. Prince Fielder
It is finally fair to say that Fielder is back to his ways of dominating opposing pitchers. He has hit an incredible .346/.415/.539 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI in 72 games this season. Filder hasn’t done much fielding, as mentioned in the Moreland slide, which has kept him fresh and allowed him to stay healthy just a year after he played only 42 games.
This week Fielder had another one of his incredible performances, hitting .281/.500/.714 with five of his eight hits going for extra bases. Fielder drove in just one run, coming on a home run, but scored three himself. It is tough for pitchers to pitch around Fielder as he has great patience at the plate, as evidenced by his five walks he drew this week.
Even with these top performances this week belonging to batters this week, as a team they were not able to string enough together to score when they needed to. If the team is able to get some extra support from the entire lineup and take advantage in key situations then they should turn it around this week with some good games.
This week’s prediction: The Rangers score 10+ runs in one game this week and 6+ in two additional games and win five of their seven games.