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If this is indeed the end for Prince Fielder -- and all indications are that it is -- itd be a shame if hes remembered more for the neck surgeries that prematurely ended his career than his fantasy prowess spanning the better part of a decade. Mike Gartner Jersey .Fielder possessed prodigious power, but more importantly (and somewhat forgotten in recent years), he was one of the games most durable players.On three occasions -- 2007, 2009 and 2011 -- Fielder finished ranked among the 20 best players in fantasy baseball per our Player Rater. Not coincidentally, those were his three best individual seasons in terms of home runs (50 in 2007, 46 in 2009 and 38 in 2011), RBIs (141 in 2009, 120 in 2011 and 119 in 2007), runs scored (109 in 2007, 103 in 2009 and 95 in 2011) and OPS (1.014 in 2009, 1.013 in 2007 and .981 in 2011).On five occasions -- 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2015 -- Fielder turned his fantasy owners a profit; for these purposes well define that as his Player Rater finish being of better rank than his preseason average draft position. In each of those campaigns, he improved his home run total by at least six, his RBIs by at least 37 and his OPS by at least 67 points compared to the season before it.Even more than Fielders Player Rater accomplishments, or his performance relative to draft cost, however, during the first eight full seasons of his career he was lauded for his durability. From 2006-13, Fielder appeared in a major league-leading 1,283 games, nine more than Adrian Gonzalez, and his 10,994 innings played at first base topped the position, by 126 1/3 over Gonzalez. Fielders 5,500 trips to the plate during that span trailed only Ichiro Suzukis 5,586.In four different seasons, Fielder played all 162 of his teams scheduled games, and in each of those years he started all 162. During the divisional era (since 1969), Cal Ripken (10) is the only player to have more seasons making 162-plus starts.His iron-man nature helped make Fielder one of the most reliable sources of counting numbers, which largely explains how he was able to be a top-25 overall draft pick in ESPN leagues for seven consecutive years (2008-14).From 2006-13, Fielder hit the fourth-most home runs (283, eight behind Albert Pujols), drove in the fourth-most runs (860) and had the 12th-best slugging percentage among players with at least 2,500 plate appearances (.528); he had the second-most walks (724, 60 behind Adam Dunn), the fourth-most times hit by pitch (104) and he had the 11th-best on-base percentage (.390). Fielder also did so with a better-than-league-average strikeout rate of 17.4 percent (the leagues average was 18.3 percent). He could do it all, and his combination of patience, power and contact-hitting ability made him especially valuable in points-based and sabermetrically angled scoring formats.Unfortunately, many fantasy owners -- especially Fielders in 2014 or 2016 -- might be more apt to remember him for his disappointments. Cervical fusion surgeries prematurely ended both of those campaigns, one on the C5-C6 disks in his neck on May 27, 2014, and most recently on the C4-C5 disks in his neck on July 29, resulting in Player Rater finishes that almost assuredly will be more than 600 spots beneath his ADPs in either year.Still, even if Fielders Texas Rangers career wasnt as promising as initially anticipated, his tenures with the Milwaukee Brewers and Detroit Tigers were something to celebrate in retrospect. 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Steve Davies, the former England wicketkeeper, is expected to join Somerset after calling time on his Surrey career.Surrey announced on Wednesday that Davies will leave the club at the end of this season after he turned down a new two-year contract because he wants to revive his wicketkeeping career.Davies path to a wicketkeeping role he surprisingly relinquished at the start of the 2014 season is currently blocked at Surrey by Ben Foakes, whose development as a keeper-batsman has made him a possible selection as a back-up wicketkeeper for Englands Test tours of Bangladesh and India this winter.Davies, 30, leaves after 244 games for Surrey in which he has scored 10,635 runs for the club in all formats as well as taking 322 catches and making 36 stumpings. He joined the club from Worcestershire in 2010 and played for Surrey for six seasons. He won the last of his 13 limited-overs caps for England five years ago.Surreys praise for his contribution was strangely muted. A statement said formally: The club would like to thank Steve for his many contributions over the past six seasons and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.Davies decision to commit himself to a specialist batting role effectively ended his chances of an England recall, although he remains a stylish left-handed batsman, destructivee through the off side, and his century against Yorkshire at Headingley in the Royal London Cup semi-final against Yorkshire at Headingley helped guide Surrey to the final. Ilya Samsonov Jersey. They will face Warwickshire at Lords on Saturday.He made a surprise international debut in a Twenty20 against West Indies in Trinidad in 2009. but was soon replaced by Craig Kieswetter as England went on to lift the World Twenty20 in 2010. He then replaced Kieswetter in the 50-over side and travelled to Australia in 2010-11 as Englands first-choice wicketkeeper in limited-overs cricket and back-up to Matt Prior in the Test squad.But one game into the seven-match ODI that series that preceded the World Cup, Davies was unexpectedly dumped from the team and replaced by Prior who went on to the World Cup and established himself as Englands first-choice keeper. Since Priors retirement, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow have vied for the gloves.Somerset keeping duties are currently undertaken by Ryan Davies, one of the youngest and most promising county keepers on the circuit, who joined them from Kent a year ago, but whose lack of runs and general inexperience has meant periods in and out of the side. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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