Batting for the Topps MLB Rookie All-Star Team. In his first full season, he batted 271 with 28 home runs and 81 RBI in 157 games.... He had 151 starts (150 at 1B, 1 at DH)...he led the Brewers in games played, at-bats (569), hits (154) and multi-hit games (41)... He was second on the team in homers and RBI.
Fielder's father, Jerry, was a first baseman who played 11 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Milwaukee Brewers and San Diego Padres. His younger brother, Jeff, has also played in MLB as a third baseman. Prince debuted on April 8 against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park and went on to finish with 271 hits, 28 homers, and 81 RBI in 157 games (all with the Brewers). He finished second in MVP voting behind Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.
Fielder came up through the Brewers' system and made his major league debut on April 8, 2011 vs. the Chicago Cubs. He ended up playing in 157 games that year batting.271 with 28 homers and 81 RBI. He started 2012 strong by hitting over.300 with at least one hit in each game he played in until May 23 when he got four hits in 22 at-bats (.182 average). From June 1 to July 4, Fielder didn't reach base via walk, hit by pitch, or error and had a.143 average during that time period.
Pujols was expected to be a reserve entering his rookie season, but he worked his way into the starting lineup. He played in 161 games, with a.329 batting average, 37 home runs, and 130 RBIs, and was named the 2001 National League (NL) Rookie of the Year unanimously.
Pujols's.329 batting average was the highest by a first-year player since Ted Williams had a.352 average in 1941. The only other players who started more than 100 games and had averages higher than.300 were Joe DiMaggio (.308 in 1941), George Brett (.303 in 1975), and Alex Rodriguez (.298 in 2003).
In addition to being one of the best hitters in baseball, Pujols also won an award for being the NL's Best Riser Player. He finished second in MVP voting to Barry Bonds. After winning the NL ROY award, Pujols was also selected to play in the All-Star Game. In total, Pujols played in 160 games, hit.331 with 37 homers and 130 RBIs. He ended up winning several awards including the NL MVP Award and the Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur player in baseball.
After having such a great debut season, many people believed that 2002 would be even better for Pujols. But injuries slowed him down during that season, as he missed 38 games due to a strained quadriceps muscle in his leg.
Fielder returned to the majors with the Detroit Tigers in 1990, becoming one of the season's greatest stories—and maybe the sport's best bargain (he received $1.25 million).
Cecil Fielder batted.255 in his career, with 744 runs, 200 doubles, 319 HRs, 1008 RBI, and a.482 slugging average, while drawing 693 walks for a.345 on-base percentage and two career stolen bases.
From 9/18 to 9/28, he homered in five consecutive starts, becoming only the fourth player in franchise history to do so, joining Cliff Johnson (1975), Carlos Beltran (2004), and Morgan Ensberg (6 starts in 2006). .294 (5-for-17, 3bb) with 1 HR and 1 RBI during the postseason, starting all six games at first base. He is the first Braves player to homer in five consecutive games since Jeff Blauser did it from September 18 to September 22, 1974.
Carter's five home runs were most by a Brave since Jason Bay went deep five times in 2007 (46 homers total). The last time a Braves hitter hit five homers in a season was Tom Glavine in 1987 (62 homers total).
During Game 5 of the National League Division Series against the New York Mets on October 14, Carter became the ninth Brave to hit a grand slam. In addition, he is now one of only four players in MLB history to hit five homers in a single postseason campaign (along with Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Lou Brock). The other three players are Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, and Greg Vaughn.
The last time a Braves player hit five homers in a season was Tom Glavine in 1987 (62 homers total).
Carlos Beltran is the only other Brave to hit five homers in a season. He accomplished this feat in 2004 when he had 53 homers over the course of the year.