5. Prince Fielder, 2012 (30)
Oh boy, we get to have the Prince Fielder conversation again!
Look, regardless of how you feel about him, you can't deny he had a great 2012 season. He hit 30 bombs and had a .940 OPS. He also walked more than he struck out. He was amazing protection in the lineup for Miguel Cabrera.
Yes, the contract didn't work out. Yes, it seemed like he didn't like it here. But he was only here for two years, and he largely became Texas' problem after that. It was better to have him for those two years than to not have him at all.
Looking back, the Tigers have had fewer 30 home run hitters than I orginally thought over the years. It has largely been Miggy and a few others, and that reflects in the list.