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Albert Pujols

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2014 Stats

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.282

HR

6

RBI

14

R

11

SB

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2014 RotoWire 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.

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Pujols went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Tigers on Saturday.

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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 17 79 71 11 20 11 5 0 6 14 0 0 7 7 0 0 1 .282 .354 .606 .960
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Albert Pujols
3-Year Averages MAJ   133 586 525 79 149 60 32 0 28 89 6 1 51 63 0 6 4 .284 .348 .505 .853
Career  (View All) MAJ   1975 8625 7381 1436 2367 1042 529 15 498 1512 93 36 1074 842 1 81 88 .321 .410 .599 1.008

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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
Apr. 19 @Det 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .354 .606 .960
Apr. 18 @Det 4 2 2 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .347 .574 .921
Apr. 16 Oak 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .338 .516 .854
Apr. 15 Oak 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .308 .508 .816
Apr. 14 Oak 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .322 .556 .878
Apr. 13 NYM 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .309 .500 .809
Apr. 12 NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .239 .300 .457 .757
Apr. 11 NYM 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .311 .488 .799
Apr. 9 @Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .528 .836
Apr. 8 @Sea 2 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .286 .438 .724
Apr. 7 @Hou 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .226 .333 .559
Apr. 6 @Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .231 .320 .551
Apr. 5 @Hou 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .190 .227 .333 .560
Apr. 4 @Hou 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .176 .294 .470
Apr. 2 Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500
Apr. 1 Sea 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Mar. 31 Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Last 7 Days 30 5 10 1 0 4 9 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .412 .767 1.179
Last 14 Days 59 10 18 3 0 6 13 7 4 0 0 1 0 1 .305 .388 .661 1.049
Last 30 Days 71 11 20 5 0 6 14 7 7 0 0 1 0 1 .282 .354 .606 .960

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Albert Pujols: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 3
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
201389103100.213.393.690
20121552210321.290.581.926
2011112249234.295.607.946

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133023914541.272.450.790
20124526320737.283.493.836
20114678128765.300.525.897

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013212258301.278.439.775
20122924014523.277.497.832
20112744816506.321.558.948

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013179249340.235.436.758
20123154516535.292.533.884
20113055721493.279.525.868
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 79 71 8.9% 8.9% 1.00 90% .241 .324
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3-Year Averages MAJ   586 525 8.7% 10.8% 0.81 88% .279 .221
Career MAJ   8625 7381 12.5% 9.8% 1.28 89% .309 .278

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.282 AVG
GOOD
90% Contact Rate
ELITE
.241 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.606 SLG
ELITE
.324 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.00 BB/K
ELITE
8.9% BB Rate
GOOD
8.9% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.960 OPS
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.354 OBP
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Best Matchups for Albert Pujols (by OPS, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ricky Nolasco MIN 19 10 3 8 0 0 0 .526 1.211 1.711
Chris Capuano BOS 40 21 5 12 6 3 0 .525 1.000 1.604
Paul Maholm LA 39 22 2 8 6 1 0 .564 .897 1.506
Chad Qualls HOU 18 7 3 7 2 2 0 .389 1.000 1.450
Yovani Gallardo MIL 27 12 4 11 5 3 1 .444 .926 1.441
Zach Duke MIL 44 19 4 6 3 2 0 .432 .818 1.286
Oliver Perez AZ 31 11 3 9 4 4 0 .355 .839 1.283
Tommy Milone OAK 16 7 0 0 1 0 0 .438 .813 1.283
Ryan Dempster BOS 60 20 8 17 13 2 1 .333 .800 1.247
Manny Parra CIN 26 8 3 4 8 5 0 .308 .769 1.226

Worst Matchups for Albert Pujols (by OPS, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Anibal Sanchez DET 19 5 0 1 1 3 0 .263 .368 .668
Felix Hernandez SEA 29 6 1 6 0 9 1 .207 .448 .655
Cole Hamels PHI 23 4 2 4 0 3 0 .174 .478 .645
Charlie Morton PIT 24 5 0 5 5 2 2 .208 .292 .625
Johnny Cueto CIN 29 7 0 1 3 4 0 .241 .276 .588
Bud Norris BAL 36 7 0 2 5 4 0 .194 .278 .570
Chad Billingsley LA 21 4 0 0 3 1 0 .190 .238 .558
Jarrod Parker OAK 16 3 0 0 1 2 0 .188 .250 .528
Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 19 2 0 0 0 5 0 .105 .211 .316
Jonathan Broxton CIN 18 2 0 0 2 4 0 .111 .111 .311

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

Manager Mike Scioscia said Saturday that Pujols was dealing with a bruised left heel during the opening week of the season, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Pujols had a big night at the plate Friday, going 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, a double and two runs scored in a win over the Tigers.

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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Aís on Monday.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a homer and a walk in a win over the Mets on Sunday.

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Pujols will be the designated hitter for the Angels against the Mets on Sunday, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.

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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in a win over the Mariners on Wednesday.

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Pujols hit a milestone in his career Tuesday, becoming just the second current player to tally 1,500 or more RBI after hitting a two-run homer in the first inning of a loss to the Mariners.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's game against the Astros.

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Pujols was "dinged up" with a right arm injury Saturday but remained in the game, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored Tuesday in a loss to the Mariners.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in an Opening Day loss to the Mariners on Monday.

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Pujols went 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, an RBI and a run scored against the Indians on Sunday.

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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.