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Fielder Struggling but Wait Til He Turns it Around

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    Prince Fielder #84 of the Texas Rangers hits a single in the fifth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 4, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    The Texas Rangers' offense is being led at the moment by guys like Adrian Beltre, Elvis Andrus, Rougned Odor and Shin-Soo Choo, and it's producing runs at a pretty good clip.

    Since the all-star break, the Rangers have been on a tear and they've done that with a noticeable absence — not from a physical standpoint, but instead from a lack of production standpoint in the form of Prince Fielder.

    The unquestioned Rangers MVP of the first half has been silent at the plate since the all-star break as he's hit .259/.323/.360 since the break. That's all bad, but the slugging percentage of .360 is particularly awful as he's collected just eight extra-base hits in his 36 games since the season's midpoint.

    Before the break, Fielder hit .339/.403/.521 for a .924 OPS and was carrying the Rangers' offense by himself at times.

    If Fielder can turn things around soon, and you have to figure he's likely to do it at some point, and the Rangers can keep the current production from the aforementioned players, their offense is going to be pretty tough to contend with.

    Until then, it appears to be up to those four guys along with Mitch Moreland and Mike Napoli to carry the Rangers' lineup.