Prince Fielder is a former professional first baseman and designated hitter. Fielder was heavily recruited out of high school, by passing the University playing-level and going straight in the pros.
Fielder played in the MLB for the Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers, and Texas Rangers. He was selected in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball draft by the Brewers out of Eau Gallie High School in Melbourne, Florida. He would spend the first seven years of his career with Milwaukee before signing with the Tigers, in 2012. In November 2013, Fielder was traded to the Rangers, where he played the remainder of his career. Fielder is a six-time All-Star. As of 2021, Fielder holds the Brewers' team record for home runs in a single season, and is the youngest player in NL history 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. Also as of 2021, Fielder won the 2012 derby, joining Ken Griffey, Jr. and Yoenis Céspedes as the only players to win more than one derby and becoming the first player to win the Derby as both an AL and NL All-Star.
On August 10, 2016, Fielder announced that he would be unable to continue his playing career after undergoing a second neck surgery in three years. He ended his career with 319 home runs, the same number as his father, Cecil Fielder. As of 2020, Prince and Cecil Fielder are also the only father-son duo to each hit 50 MLB home runs in a season.