Prince Fielder is an outstanding hitter, but baserunning isn’t exactly his forte. That truth was on display Saturday when Fielder hit a shot into the right field corner off Dan Haren during the Angels-Tigers game.
Prince seemed like he was worried about the throw from right field hitting him, so he didn’t remember to slide until it was too late. By the time he chose to get dirty, he had rolled past the bag and Erick Aybar was able to tag him out.
Fielder’s blunder actually cost the Tigers a run because Delmon Young followed with a double, but it didn’t matter because Detroit came back from a 3-0 deficit to win 5-3. And even though we’re picking on Prince for the embarrassing play, we want to point out that he’s actually somewhat fast and agile for his size. Oh yeah, he also crushed the ball to get into position to be thrown out at second. He’s still a baller.Google+