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Albert Pujols

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

AVG

.276

HR

24

RBI

83

R

74

SB

5

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Pujols came into the 2013 season looking to atone for what was his worst statistical season in 2012. Unfortunately for Pujols, the plantar fasciitis he has dealt with for most of career became much mo...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/16/1980   BORN: Santo Domingo, DR   COLLEGE: Maple Woods (MO) CC   DRAFTED: 13th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Albert Pujols Contract Information:

Agreed to a 10-year, $254 million deal with the Angels in December 2011.

August 30, 2014  –  Albert Pujols News

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Albert Pujols Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 25 MAJ STL 161 700 591 129 195 81 38 2 41 117 16 2 97 65 0 3 9 .330 .430 .609 1.039
2006 26 MAJ STL 143 634 535 119 177 83 33 1 49 137 7 2 92 50 0 3 4 .331 .431 .671 1.102
2007 27 MAJ STL 158 679 565 99 185 71 38 1 32 103 2 6 99 58 0 8 7 .327 .429 .568 .997
2008 28 MAJ STL 148 641 524 100 187 81 44 0 37 116 7 3 104 54 0 8 5 .357 .462 .653 1.114
2009 29 MAJ STL 160 700 568 124 186 93 45 1 47 135 16 4 115 64 0 8 9 .327 .443 .658 1.101
2010 30 MAJ STL 159 700 587 115 183 82 39 1 42 118 14 4 103 76 0 6 4 .312 .414 .596 1.011
2011 31 MAJ STL 147 651 579 105 173 66 29 0 37 99 9 1 61 58 0 7 4 .299 .366 .541 .907
2012 32 MAJ LAA 154 670 607 85 173 80 50 0 30 105 8 1 52 76 0 6 5 .285 .343 .516 .859
2013 33 MAJ LAA 99 443 391 49 101 36 19 0 17 64 1 1 40 55 0 7 5 .258 .330 .437 .767
2014 34 MAJ LAA 134 593 537 74 148 56 32 0 24 83 5 1 44 55 0 7 5 .276 .332 .469 .801
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3-Year Averages     133 586 525 79 149 60 32 0 28 89 6 1 51 63 0 6 4 .284 .348 .505 .853
Career  (View All)     2092 9,139 7,847 1,499 2,495 1,087 556 15 516 1,581 98 37 1,111 890 1 88 92 .318 .405 .590 .995

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Albert Pujols Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 2 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .330 .466 .796
Aug. 31 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .332 .469 .801
Aug. 30 Oak 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .334 .473 .807
Aug. 29 Oak 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .334 .474 .808
Aug. 28 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .333 .468 .801
Aug. 27 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .333 .469 .802
Aug. 26 Mia 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .333 .472 .805
Aug. 25 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .330 .470 .800
Aug. 24 @Oak 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .331 .472 .803
Aug. 23 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .330 .471 .801
Aug. 22 @Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .330 .473 .803
Aug. 21 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .333 .477 .810
Aug. 20 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .335 .480 .815
Aug. 19 @Bos 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .332 .480 .812
Aug. 18 @Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .329 .479 .808
Aug. 17 @Tex 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .328 .479 .807
Aug. 16 @Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .326 .478 .804
Aug. 15 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .271 .327 .474 .801
Aug. 13 Phi 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .326 .477 .803
Aug. 12 Phi 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .325 .476 .801
Aug. 10 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .324 .477 .801
Aug. 9 Bos 9 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .324 .480 .804
Aug. 8 Bos 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .326 .476 .802
Aug. 7 LAD 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .325 .475 .800
Aug. 6 LAD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .325 .475 .800
Aug. 5 @LAD 3 1 2 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .328 .479 .807
Aug. 4 @LAD 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .324 .468 .792
Aug. 3 @TB 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .323 .466 .789
Aug. 2 @TB 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .324 .470 .794
Aug. 1 @TB 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .323 .470 .793
Last 7 Days 26 3 7 0 0 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .321 .385 .706
Last 14 Days 52 6 15 0 0 1 8 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .339 .346 .685
Last 30 Days 114 14 31 8 0 4 16 14 10 1 0 0 0 0 .272 .352 .447 .799

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Albert Pujols: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 102 1 33
2013 34 65
2012 120 3 34
2011 146 7
2010 157
2009 159 1

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Albert Pujols Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014137186181.285.474.803
201389103100.213.393.690
20121552210321.290.581.926

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20144045618654.270.463.793
20133023914541.272.450.790
20124526320737.283.493.836

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142763612382.283.475.820
2013212258301.278.439.775
20122924014523.277.497.832

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20142653812453.264.457.771
2013179249340.235.436.758
20123154516535.292.533.884
Albert Pujols Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 25 MAJ STL 700 591 13.9% 9.3% 1.49 89% .318 .279
2006 26 MAJ STL 634 535 14.5% 7.9% 1.84 91% .294 .340
2007 27 MAJ STL 679 565 14.6% 8.5% 1.71 90% .322 .241
2008 28 MAJ STL 641 524 16.2% 8.4% 1.93 90% .346 .296
2009 29 MAJ STL 700 568 16.4% 9.1% 1.80 89% .304 .331
2010 30 MAJ STL 700 587 14.7% 10.9% 1.36 87% .301 .284
2011 31 MAJ STL 651 579 9.4% 8.9% 1.05 90% .281 .242
2012 32 MAJ LAA 670 607 7.8% 11.3% 0.68 87% .285 .231
2013 33 MAJ LAA 443 391 9% 12.4% 0.73 86% .263 .179
2014 34 MAJ LAA 593 537 7.4% 9.3% 0.80 90% .271 .193
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3-Year Averages     586 525 8.7% 10.8% 0.81 88% .279 .221
Career     9,139 7,847 12.2% 9.7% 1.25 89% .307 .272

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2014 Stat Review for Albert Pujols    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.276 AVG
GOOD
90% Contact Rate
ELITE
.271 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.469 SLG
GOOD
.193 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.80 BB/K
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7.4% BB Rate
WEAK
9.3% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.801 OPS
GOOD
.332 OBP
AVERAGE

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Albert Pujols: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pujols is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the A's, Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times reports.

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Pujols was removed from Wednesday's game against the Marlins due to feeling "a little tight," but he is expected to play Thursday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Pujols went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a win over the Rangers on Saturday.

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Pujols went 2-for-9 with a walk-off home run in a win over the Red Sox in 19 innings Saturday.

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Pujols went 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk and two RBI in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday.

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Pujols went 3-for-6 with a double in a win over the Orioles on Tuesday.

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Pujols went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in a win over the Rangers on Sunday.

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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a game-winning, two-run homer against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

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Pujols delivered for the Angels on Saturday, going 3-for-5 with a home run, a double, three RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Astros on Saturday.

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Pujols had a big night Friday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, a stolen base, two RBI and three runs scored against the Astros.

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Pujols went 1-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in a win over the White Sox in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

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Pujols (groin) is in the lineup Monday versus the White Sox in Chicago, Eric Kay of the Angels' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Pujols got off to a slow start for the second year in a row and finished the season with what were easily the worst numbers of his career despite turning things around about one quarter of the way through the year. Although his numbers were still excellent by the standards of nearly any other player, Pujols set career-lows in home runs, runs, batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage. The peripherals back up the numbers, as Pujols' strikeout rate of 11.3 percent was his highest since his rookie season, and his home run and walk rates (4.5% and 7.8%, respectively) were the lowest marks of his career. The good news is that Pujols should enter the season relatively healthy after undergoing a minor arthroscopic procedure on his knee in October, and he figures to improve a bit in his second season with the Angels, especially if he can avoid a slow start. Pujols' run as the best hitter in baseball has likely come to an end, but he still figures to be one of the top producers at first base this season, even if he is no longer in the same class as reigning AL MVP Miguel Cabrera.

2012

How would you like to have the kind of career where hitting .299 and driving in 99 runs is a disappointment? That's Pujols, who failed to reach 100 RBI and a .300 batting average for the first time in his illustrious career. That didn't stop him from hitting like an MVP down the stretch when he was carrying the Cardinals into the World Series. The dude can hit, and he'll continue to do so even in an Angels uniform, but he's 32 now. Another somewhat alarming note: his 61 walks were a career low and his BB:K ratio was his worst since 2002. His value isn't plummeting, but he no longer looks like the automatic top pick in fantasy drafts.

2011

It seemed like something was wrong with Pujols early in 2010, but it's doubtful anyone complained about his final line, which even included 14 stolen bases. He's as consistent as they come: 10 years in the league, and only that annoying 99-run effort in 2007 prevented him from 10 years of 30-100-100-.300. He should be the consensus No. 1 pick in mixed leagues again in 2011.

2010

Not much more can be said: Pujols is simply the best hitter in the league. The career-high 16 stolen bases probably won't be repeated next year, but you can feel safe picking him with the first pick in your league anyway. He had his long-awaited elbow surgery in October, but he should be fine by spring training.

2009

Pujols was rightfully awarded the MVP in 2008, finishing with 37 home runs, 116 RBI and a .357 batting average. Not bad for a guy whose price was depressed last spring due to questions surrounding his sore elbow. Pujols finally had surgery in October, but is expected to be ready for spring training. As long as he's healthy in March, he could very well be the No. 1 overall pick in most fantasy drafts.

2008

Although he only missed four games last season, Pujols played through numerous injuries all year and was on fumes during the last month. While his final stat line looks good, Pujols had career lows in runs, RBI and homers. Thatís more a testament to his great track record than to a bad year. Assuming he and the players around him stay healthy, thereís nothing keeping him from going back to being the best offensive player in the game this year.

2007

Despite landing on the DL for the first time in his career, Pujols had yet another MVP-caliber season in 2006 and won his first Gold Glove. His .671 SLG and 92:50 BB:K were career bests. He appears to have no holes in his game, although he likely wonít again approach the 16 stolen bases he had in 2005. Heíll enter 2007 as the consensus top pick in draft formats.

2006

In 2005, Pujols finally won the MVP award he has been so close to winning the previous four seasons. If we've learned anything from watching him in his first five seasons, it's that he's remarkably consistent. Expect more of the same stellar numbers in 2006.

2005

Pujols will enter the 2005 season at age 25, meaning he has yet to hit his statistical prime, which sabermetricians postulate comes after age 27. That's a scary thought considering he set career highs with 46 home runs and 84 walks. A batter without weakness, Pujols lowered his strikeout total from 93 as a rookie to just 52 in 2004. With pitchers unable to stop him, health becomes an issue. He battled through plantar fasciitis in his left foot from August through the end of the season. He was hardly slowed, hitting .344 in September and .414 with six home runs in the postseason. Winter treatments should heal that problem right up, giving pitchers even more pause.

2004

He can hit a little. Losing third-base eligibility is a minor blow; Pujols is a high draft pick no matter where he's eligible. Expect some dropoff from the big 2003, just enough to make him seem mortal. He's basically Vlad Guerrero with more plate discipline and less foot speed.

2003

Last seasonís runner-up in the NL MVP voting, Pujolsí numbers actually fell off a bit last season despite putting up a very solid .314/.394/.561. But that says more about how good his rookie season (.329/.403/.610) was than anything negative about Pujolsí development. In fact, Pujolsí batting eye improved last season as he walked three more times (72 from 69) and struck out 24 fewer (69 from 93). Given his age, 23, his work ethic and his attitude, we expect Pujols to match or exceed last seasonís numbers in 2003. Pujolsí positional flexibility (41 games at 3B, 21 at 1B, 118 in the OF) is an added bonus.