Prince Fielder connected for his first home run of the season today in what was his 54th at-bat of the season, ending yet another "home run drought" to start the season. There's no reason to be concerned about Prince's slow start though. Looking back at Prince's 4+ full seasons, the following trend emerges:
2006: Prince's first full season. He wasn't exactly in a slump, as he was hitting .327 entering the game of his 54th AB, but he only had 1 HR. He would hit his second in the game of his 54th AB.
2007: The year Prince hit 50 HR. Coming into the game of his 54th AB, however, he was hitting .288 with only 1 HR. Two games after the game of his 54th AB, he hit his second home run, and would his 48 more over the course of the season.
2008: Prince entered the game of his 54th AB hitting only .224 with 0 HR. He hit a home run in his 54th AB (the exact same as today) and would finish the season with a .276 AVG and 33 more HR.
2009: Prince's best offensive season to date. Entering the game of his 54th AB though, he was hitting a paltry .196 with only 1 HR. In the game following the game of his 54th AB, he would hit 2 HR and finish the season with 43 more and on the cusp of batting .300.
2010: Prince gets going by crushing his first HR of the season, again in his 54th AB. Entering the game he was hitting .226, obviously with 0 HR. He goes on to win NL MVP and lead the Brewers to the World Series?
*Edit* - I had originally miscounted and thought that he hit a HR in the game of his 54th AB every season. Darn, I thought I was on to something!