Fields returns for his second season with the Somerset Patriots and in the Atlantic League. The former draft pick by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays signed with the Patriots on September 1 last year after spending the majority of 2015 in the Kansas City Royals organization with Triple-A Omaha. Fields played in 14 games with Somerset to end the regular season, hitting .261 with five home runs and 12 RBI.
The Seattle, Washington native continued to show off his power with the Somerset Patriots in the postseason, where he led the team with three home runs and eight RBI over nine games. That included a two-home run, four-RBI performance against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in Game Three of the Atlantic League Championship Series.
Fields has service with the Rays, Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks organizations, reaching as high as Triple-A (2014, 2015) with Kansas City. In 2014, he hit .262 for Triple-A Omaha and finished third in the Pacific Coast League in home runs (28) and 10th in RBI (81).
The year before, Fields led the Texas League in home runs (31) and finished third in RBI (87) with Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He has hit at least 11 home runs in each of the past nine seasons, dating back to 2007.
The second-year Patriot has 950 hits, 201 doubles, 14 triples, 195 home runs and 642 RBI over 1,055 minor league games.