2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings & Projections
Designated Hitter #1
Fielder proved last year that his neck issues are far behind him and that he should be, once again, touted as one of the best hitters in baseball. In 2015 Prince hit .305 with 23 home runs, 98 RBI and 78 runs in 158 games en route to winning the American League Comeback Player of the Year award.
The 31 year old Designated Hitter tallied 187 hits last year, a new career high. His .305 batting average was the second highest of his career. That average was bolstered by his .343 average against Right Handers. Fielder also saw his power return as he was able to launch 23 homers last year, a number I think will increase this year. Prince finished last season with 311 career home runs and a .287 career batting average. Entering 2016 he's just one of 56 players in the history of baseball to have at least 300 career homers and a batting average of .285 or higher.
Fielder fell just two games shy of qualifying at First Base in Fantasy leagues this year. If you grab Fielder thinking he'll earn First Base eligibility within the first few months of the season, think again. The Rangers appear to have made a commitment to Mitch Moreland as their everyday First Baseman.