This year's issue of ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue features 275 pound Texas Rangers star and former Detroit Tiger Prince Fielder boldly showing off his naked body.

ESPN unveiled photos of its 2014 Body Issue (which hits newsstands Friday) -- and the magazine has six different nude covers -- Michael Phelps, Venus Williams, Marshawn Lynch, Jamie Anderson, Serge Ibaka and Texas Ranger Prince Fielder.

In defense of his “interesting” body shape, he told ESPN, “You don't have to look like an Under Armour mannequin to be an athlete. A lot of people probably think I'm not athletic or don't even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you're big doesn't mean you can't be an athlete. And just because you work out doesn't mean you're going to have a 12-pack.”

Fielder does have a point -- and for a guy who can shower without ever getting his feet wet -- he’s proved it with his $24 million a year contract.