Prince Fielder won’t be dropped down in the lineup

Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) singles against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning in game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers are one game away from being eliminated from the post-season after reaching the World Series last year.

First baseman Prince Fielder was a huge signing by this team last year as other teams tried to throw their name in the hat to sign him. Personally I thought he would end up with the Chicago Cubs, but he decided to sign with his Fathers former team.

I’ve always been a fan of Prince Fielder, even though I’m a Cubs fan. The man had so much power behind his bat, it’s ridiculous. The fact that this kid was hitting balls out of ball parks when he was in his early teens is amazing.

Now he’s facing elimination once again.

Tigers manager Jim Leyland told reporters yesterday that he has no plans on dropping Fielder down in the lineup for Game 6, which gets played later on today, according to

Prince is hitting .211/.286/.263 in 19 at bats in the championship series and hasn’t plated a run in 17 post-season games. Fielder was booed by fans during Game 5 for his lack of production so far for the Tigers when it really counts.

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