R.A. Dickey's profound autobiography, "Wherever I Wind Up," deals almost entirely with his own experiences: learning the knuckleball, making peace with his demons, finally establishing himself in the majors with the Mets. He offers little comment on the many tremendous players he has seen in his long career. But deep in the final chapter, Dickey makes an exception.

He writes two full pages about Prince Fielder.

Dickey salutes Fielder as a "man mountain ...one of the best power hitters in the game, a guy I love competing against."