Yahoo! fantasy “expert” Brandon Funston (whose teams always seem to finish last) weighs in this week on Prince Fielder and his lack of power this season:
Folks, I hear your concerns about Fielder’s new vegetarian lifestyle. Last year’s 50-home run hitter has just six long balls through 43 games this season. Milwaukee doesn’t employ a dietician on staff, like some teams, but you’d think that that would have been the first thing they would have done when they heard their prize slugger had sworn off dead animals.
That’s one way to look at it. Me, I think the Brewers might have investigated hiring a dietician the day they drafted a 280-pound first baseman (Prince is listed at 260, but who are we kidding?). Prince’s new diet shouldn’t be cause for concern, it should be cause for celebration. True, his power numbers are down slightly, but there’s no reason to think it has anything to do with his diet. Ryan Howard’s numbers are terrible. As recently as last week he had the lowest batting average in baseball. Are we blaming his struggles on his diet?
If Prince starts dating Jessica Simpson, then there will be cause for concern. But eating more vegetables is a good thing.