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Albert Pujols

37-Year-Old First Baseman – Los Angeles Angels

2017 Stats

AVG

.242

HR

23

RBI

97

R

50

SB

2

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After having offseason surgery on his right foot, Pujols' availability for Opening Day was in question. Not only did the future Hall-of-Famer play the first 70 games of the 2016 campaign, he amassed a...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 240   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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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 159 695 633 89 172 66 37 1 28 105 5 1 48 71 0 9 5 .272 .324 .466 .790
2015 35 MAJ LAA 157 661 602 85 147 62 22 0 40 95 5 3 50 72 0 3 6 .244 .307 .480 .787
2016 36 MAJ LAA 152 650 593 71 159 50 19 0 31 119 4 0 49 75 0 6 2 .268 .323 .457 .780
2017 37 MAJ LAA 138 593 553 50 134 37 14 0 23 97 2 0 35 88 0 4 1 .242 .287 .392 .679
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3-Year Averages     156 668 609 81 159 59 26 0 33 106 4 1 49 72 0 6 4 .261 .317 .466 .784
Career  (View All)     2564 11,145 9,691 1,720 2,959 1,246 616 16 614 1,914 109 40 1,249 1,141 1 103 101 .305 .387 .562 .949

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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. 20 Cle 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .287 .392 .679
Sep. 19 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .287 .388 .675
Sep. 17 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .289 .391 .680
Sep. 16 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .289 .392 .681
Sep. 15 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .291 .395 .686
Sep. 14 Hou 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .291 .397 .688
Sep. 13 Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .290 .392 .682
Sep. 12 Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .290 .393 .683
Sep. 10 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .248 .292 .395 .687
Sep. 9 @Sea 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .292 .396 .688
Sep. 8 @Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .290 .395 .685
Sep. 6 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244 .289 .394 .683
Sep. 4 @Oak 5 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .289 .395 .684
Sep. 3 @Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .287 .393 .680
Sep. 2 @Tex 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .285 .394 .679
Sep. 1 @Tex 5 1 4 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .282 .393 .675
Aug. 30 Oak 4 3 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .232 .278 .387 .665
Aug. 29 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .274 .374 .648
Aug. 28 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .275 .376 .651
Aug. 27 Hou 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .277 .379 .656
Aug. 26 Hou 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .276 .379 .655
Aug. 25 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .274 .378 .652
Aug. 24 Tex 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .276 .381 .657
Aug. 23 Tex 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .276 .382 .658
Aug. 22 Tex 5 1 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .277 .384 .661
Aug. 21 Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .276 .375 .651
Aug. 20 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .277 .377 .654
Aug. 19 @Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .275 .378 .653
Aug. 18 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .230 .274 .380 .654
Last 7 Games 26 2 4 0 0 2 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .214 .385 .599
Last 14 Games 49 2 13 0 0 2 7 2 8 1 0 0 1 0 .265 .288 .388 .676
Last 30 Games 117 10 34 2 0 6 25 7 13 1 0 1 1 0 .291 .333 .462 .795

Albert Pujols: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 6 132
2016 28 123
2015 95 1 62
2014 116 1 43
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
201713182181.237.328.629
20161422110320.282.521.834
20151552011210.219.471.753

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20174144120781.246.411.696
20164515021874.264.437.763
20154476529745.253.483.799

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172842512520.236.387.671
20162903818542.269.479.797
20152974520454.269.505.834

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20172612410442.253.395.689
20163033313652.267.436.764
20153054020501.220.456.741
Albert Pujols vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Danny Salazar CLE 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583

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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% .316 .279
2006 26 MAJ STL 634 535 14.5% 7.9% 1.84 91% .292 .340
2007 27 MAJ STL 679 565 14.6% 8.5% 1.71 90% .317 .241
2008 28 MAJ STL 641 524 16.2% 8.4% 1.93 90% .340 .296
2009 29 MAJ STL 700 568 16.4% 9.1% 1.80 89% .299 .331
2010 30 MAJ STL 700 587 14.7% 10.9% 1.36 87% .297 .284
2011 31 MAJ STL 651 579 9.4% 8.9% 1.05 90% .277 .242
2012 32 MAJ LAA 670 607 7.8% 11.3% 0.68 87% .282 .231
2013 33 MAJ LAA 443 391 9% 12.4% 0.73 86% .258 .179
2014 34 MAJ LAA 695 633 6.9% 10.2% 0.68 89% .265 .194
2015 35 MAJ LAA 661 602 7.6% 10.9% 0.69 88% .217 .236
2016 36 MAJ LAA 650 593 7.5% 11.5% 0.65 87% .260 .189
2017 37 MAJ LAA 593 553 5.9% 14.8% 0.40 84% .249 .150
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3-Year Averages     668 609 7.3% 10.8% 0.68 88% .247 .205
Career     11,145 9,691 11.2% 10.2% 1.09 88% .292 .257

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Albert Pujols Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 804 7 87 4 1 6 372 4 314 -2 3 2 -1
2015 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 233.7 -5 22 -5 0 -5 71 -2 54 -1 -2 -1 -2
2017 1B 50 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 8 0 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B -1 0 0 5 0 4
2015 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1B 0 0 0 -4 0 -4
2017 1B 0 0 -1 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Albert Pujols    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
5.9% BB Rate
POOR
14.8% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.679 OPS
TERRIBLE
.287 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.242 AVG
POOR
.249 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.392 SLG
POOR
.150 ISO
WEAK

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

Pujols (knee) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

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Pujols received a lubricating injection in his left knee Thursday, and could return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mariners, Pedro Moura of The Los Angeles Times reports.

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Pujols is dealing with knee soreness but is expected to be ready for Friday's game against the Mariners, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

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Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Athletics.

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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.

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Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and four RBI in a 10-1 win over the Rangers on Tuesday.

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Pujols went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Orioles.

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Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

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Pujols went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run in Friday's 6-5 win over Seattle.

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Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

In what may be considered one of the most inexplicable feats of last season, Pujols reached the 40-home run plateau for the first time since 2010. The 35-year-old dealt with what have become customary aches and pains along the way, but still played in 157 games. The wear and tear seemed to take a toll in the second half for the second consecutive season, however, as he tallied an OPS of just .707 with 14 homers after the All-Star break. While there's no arguing with the power, the batting average was a black mark, sinking to a career-low .244. A .217 batting average on balls in play is likely the major culprit, but it's worth noting that his line drive percentage fell to just under 16 percent, representing the second-lowest mark of his career. Pujols underwent foot surgery this winter and while he hasn't been ruled out for Opening Day, be wary of a perpetually ailing slugger who has shown a tendency to taper off after hot starts in recent years.

2015

Pujols aimed to redeem himself in 2014 after missing most of the previous season due to plantar fasciitis, and started off that pursuit with a bang, tallying a .927 OPS with nine home runs in April. The 34-year-old's production vacillated for much of the rest of the season while he dealt with minor ailments, but he still finished the year with a 272/.324/.466 line, 28 home runs and 105 RBI. While the counting numbers bounced back somewhat, it was hardly a vintage season, as Pujols' walk rate reached a career-low 6.9% and he failed to tally a .200 ISO for the second consecutive year. Pujols said in November that he is optimistic about his prospects in 2015, as he will head into the season with a healthy right knee, which has not been at full strength since 2012. While it seems like a reach to expect more from Pujols in 2015, he could be a relatively cheap source of home runs and RBI once again.

2014

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 more problematic, as the former MVP told reporters he was "dying" as a result of the pain he was feeling in his foot in April. This pain likely resulted in Pujols once again having the worst statistical year of his career, as the first baseman's numbers showed a decline across the board, and he finished the year with 17 home runs and a 116 OPS+ before he was finally shut down for good in August. While Pujols' numbers on the year may be fine for most players, they simply won't do for King Albert, who has failed to produce after signing a 10-year, $254 million contract with the Angels in December 2011. There are reasons to be optimistic heading into 2014, as Pujols resumed baseball activities early in the offseason, but it seems likely that his days of being baseball's best hitter are well behind him.

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.