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Prince Fielder

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Prince Fielder
Name: Prince Semien Fielder
Born: May 9, 1984 in Ontario, Calif. USA
High School: Eau Gallie HS, Melbourne, Fla.
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 275 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (7th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2002 (signed for $2,400,000)
The son of former American League home run champ Cecil Fielder is drawing strong interest from a couple of teams with ties to his dad: the Brewers, whose senior adviser Bill Lajoie was the general manager in Detroit when Fielder starred there, and the Tigers. Fielder produces mixed reports, and some teams think his body is as scary as his power, which ranks behind only fellow Florida high schooler Brian Dopirak's as the best in the draft. Fielder, who signed with Arizona State, is considered better than Dopirak because he hits lefthanded, has a better approach at the plate and is more agile. Cecil paid a personal trainer to help Prince cut his 6-foot frame from 300 to 250 pounds, but not all scouts are convinced the weight will stay off when he's in the bus trip and fast food lifestyle of the minor leagues. Prince is shorter and heavier than Cecil was at the same age, and Cecil had one of baseball's all-time bad bodies. He might fit best with an AL team, which could stash Fielder at DH if he puts the weight back on.
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