field·​er | \ ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio) \

Definition of fielder

: one that fields especially : a defensive player stationed in the field (as in baseball)

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The 27-year-old had a reputation as a strong fielder in his first two seasons with Cleveland and 19 games last year with the Blue Jays, but his OPS from 2015-18 was just .608. Michael Shapiro,, "Were We Wrong About the Mets?," 6 Aug. 2019 Hannah — a center fielder with a .283 average and two home runs with the Stockton Ports this year — was the team’s second pick, after Kyler Murray, in the 2018 MLB Draft. Shayna Rubin, The Mercury News, "Oakland Athletics trade for Reds starter Tanner Roark," 31 July 2019 The player must slide within reach of the base without changing his pathway for the purpose of initiating contact with a fielder. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros' A.J. Hinch says Carlos Correa-Yairo Muñoz collision looked unintentional," 28 July 2019 The Yard Goats built a 4-0 lead, scoring a single run in the third on a fielder’s choice, and added three in the fourth on a sac fly, a Chris Rabago single and a Manny Melendez double. Staff Report,, "Skidding Yard Goats blow late lead to Akron," 27 July 2019 That's understandable, as Stevie Wilkerson is a center fielder for the Baltimore Orioles. Jill Martin, CNN, "Baltimore Orioles center fielder Stevie Wilkerson becomes first position player to earn a save in MLB history," 26 July 2019 In the video below, watch as center fielder Jorge Barrosa attempts to make the grab, but smashes through the outfield fence and disappears beyond the wall after snapping the Arizona Diamondbacks’ logo in half in the process. Tim Brown,, "Watch: Hillsboro Hops player smashes through outfield wall while trying to make a catch," 25 July 2019 Thomas’ mere presence as a center fielder in the Seahawks’ regular Cover 3 zone schemes discouraged quarterbacks from challenging him. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens 2019 training camp preview: Safety," 23 July 2019 But unlike Moonlight Graham, whose Major League career with the New York Giants in 1905 spanned one inning of one game as a right fielder, Poulsen at least got to bat in the big leagues. Globe Staff,, "An improbable dream comes true for overlooked player on 1967 Red Sox," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of fielder

1832, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of fielder

baseball or cricket : a player who is in the field while the opposing team is batting


field·​er | \ ˈfēl-dər How to pronounce fielder (audio) \

Kids Definition of fielder

: a baseball player other than the pitcher or catcher on the team that is not at bat

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