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Albert Pujols
AVG HR RBI
.257 30 64
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-3 / 230 NFBC ADP: 51.98
Position: 1BBorn: 1/16/1980 Birthplace: Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 13th Round by Cardinals (1999)


Latest News
July 21 3:19 PM PT4:19 PM MT5:19 PM CT6:19 PM ET18:19 ET22:19 GMT6:19 3:19 PM MST5:19 PM EST5:49 PM VEN2:19 UAE (+1)5:19 PM CT-Pujols homered three times in Monday's doubleheader wins over Boston.
Analysis: The slugger is past his mark of 28 homers from last season and is one off his first 30-homer season since 2012.
July 7 3:55 PM PT4:55 PM MT5:55 PM CT6:55 PM ET18:55 ET22:55 GMT6:55 3:55 PM MST5:55 PM EST6:25 PM VEN2:55 UAE (+1)5:55 PM CT-Pujols says he will compete in the All-Star Home Run Derby.
Analysis: This will be Pujols' fourth time competing in the Home Run Derby. He reached the semifinal in 2003, 2007 and 2009 but has never won the event.
July 1 12:54 PM PT1:54 PM MT2:54 PM CT3:54 PM ET15:54 ET19:54 GMT3:54 12:54 PM MST2:54 PM EST3:24 PM VEN23:54 UAE2:54 PM CT-Pujols set a franchise record Tuesday.
Analysis: Pujols launched his AL-leading 24th homer and the 544th of his career into the ficus trees beyond center field, setting an Angels record with his 13th homer of a spectacular month.
June 23 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Pujols homered twice, leading the Angels to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.
Analysis: Pujols is amazingly up to 23 dingers - five shy of his 2014 total. His .917 OPS is bringing back memories of his glory days with the Cards.
June 20 1:31 PM PT2:31 PM MT3:31 PM CT4:31 PM ET16:31 ET20:31 GMT4:31 1:31 PM MST3:31 PM EST4:01 PM VEN0:31 UAE (+1)3:31 PM CT-Pujols was reluctant to talk about his most recent power surge after another dominant effort Friday.
Analysis: Pujols hit his 20th home run of the season with a grand slamand drove in five runs and scored three times. It was the 540th career home run for the Angels' slugger and his 13th grand slam. "I'm just seeing the ball good and putting my best swing," the humble Pujols said.
June 14 12:17 PM PT1:17 PM MT2:17 PM CT3:17 PM ET15:17 ET19:17 GMT3:17 12:17 PM MST2:17 PM EST2:47 PM VEN23:17 UAE2:17 PM CT-The scorching hot Pujols went yard again Saturday.
Analysis: Pujols' drive into the left field bullpen gave him 18 homers for the season, tying Mike Trout for the club lead. The three-time NL MVP became the sixth player in Angels history to homer at least 10 times in a 15-game span, and the first since Mo Vaughn did it from May 8-25, 2000. He hit the 538th of his career and raised his RBI total to 1,636 - tying Ernie Banks for 29th place on that list.
June 11 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET22:59 ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST10:29 PM VEN6:59 UAE (+1)9:59 PM CT-Pujols has hit his 537th homer to move past Mickey Mantle into sole possession of 16th place on the career list.
Analysis: The Los Angeles Angels slugger connected in the ninth inning of Thursday night's game at Tampa Bay to break a tie with the New York Yankees great. Pujols hit a two-run shot to left on an 0-1 pitch from Preston Guilmet. He has gone deep nine times in his last 13 games.
June 10 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Pujols was 3 for 4 with his 16th home run and second in as many games Tuesday against the Rays.
Analysis: Pujols is hitting .395 with eight home runs and 13 RBIs in his last 11 games.
June 8 7:57 AM PT8:57 AM MT9:57 AM CT10:57 AM ET10:57 ET14:57 GMT22:57 7:57 AM MST9:57 AM EST10:27 AM VEN18:57 UAE9:57 AM CT-Pujols was 2 for 4 with a homer on Sunday.
Analysis: Pujols is turning back the clock with a .359 average and seven dingers and 12 RBIs in his last 10 games.
June 3 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET12:26 ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST11:56 AM VEN20:26 UAE11:26 AM CT-Pujols hit another home run in a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Pujols' solo shot in the fourth inning was his sixth in six games and 14th this season. He also tied Jimmie Foxx for 17th place on the career home run list with his 534th, putting him two behind Mickey Mantle. And he did it in his 8,134th big league at-bat - the exact same number that Foxx finished his career with.
June 2 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-Pujols continued his hot stretch with two more home runs Monday against Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Pujols owns a 1.025 OPS over his last 17 games with eight home runs, including five dingers in his last five contests.
May 31 12:29 PM PT1:29 PM MT2:29 PM CT3:29 PM ET15:29 ET19:29 GMT3:29 12:29 PM MST2:29 PM EST2:59 PM VEN23:29 UAE2:29 PM CT-Pujols homered for the third straight game Saturday against Detroit.
Analysis: Pujols is tormenting the Tigers in this series, going 5 for 10 with six RBIs.
May 30 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET15:55 GMT23:55 8:55 AM MST10:55 AM EST11:25 AM VEN19:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Pujols had his 530th career homer among three hits in the Los Angeles Angels' 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Analysis: Pujols is surging after a slow start despite impressive contact on a near-nightly basis. The three-time NL MVP is 8 for 18 midway through a 10-game homestand, and his average is up to .250 after languishing below .200 in early May. "It's a long season, so I just try to stay positive all the time and have quality at-bats," Pujols said.
May 29 12:50 PM PT1:50 PM MT2:50 PM CT3:50 PM ET15:50 ET19:50 GMT3:50 12:50 PM MST2:50 PM EST3:20 PM VEN23:50 UAE2:50 PM CT-Pujols hit his ninth homer Thursday versus Detroit.
Analysis: Pujols is definitely rosterable with 19 RBIs and nine homers in 45 games, but he's no longer the baseball savant of yesteryear. He owns an underwhelming .730 OPS.
May 20 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET20:48 ET0:48 GMT8:48 5:48 PM MST7:48 PM EST8:18 PM VEN4:48 UAE (+1)7:48 PM CT-Pujols is out of the Los Angeles Angels' lineup Thursday night in Toronto, a day after bruising his left hand when he was hit by a pitch.
Analysis: Pujols left the game Wednesday night in the fifth, one inning after being hit by Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison. X-rays were negative, but Pujols was unable to grip a bat because of pain and swelling. The slugger said he was unable to feel his fingers.
May 19 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET16:14 ET20:14 GMT4:14 1:14 PM MST3:14 PM EST3:44 PM VEN0:14 UAE (+1)3:14 PM CT-Pujols hit a solo homer and doubled in Monday's loss to Toronto.
Analysis: Pujols has four hits in his last two games but is still hitting just .237 on the season.
Apr. 30 9:01 PM PT10:01 PM MT11:01 PM CT12:01 AM ET0:01 ET4:01 GMT12:01 9:01 PM MST11:01 PM EST11:31 PM VEN8:01 UAE11:01 PM CT-Pujols returned Sunday and went 1 for 4 and is batting .212 as a fantasy flop.
Analysis: Pujols had not played since he left Wednesday night's game against the Oakland Athletics after appearing to injure his left leg while running to first base in sixth inning.
Apr. 13 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Pujols went deep for the first time this season and recorded his second double Sunday against the Royals.
Analysis: Pujols is just 4 for 22 thus far but maybe Sunday's pair of extra-base hits can get him going.
Apr. 9 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Pujols hit a two-run dinger for his 521st home run to move into 18th place on baseball's career list Wednesday.
Analysis: Pujols has failed to crack .800 in OPS the last two seasons so don't expect it to happen in 2015.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2001 StL 161 590 112 194 47 4 37 130 69 93 1 3 .329 .403 .610
2002 StL 157 590 118 185 40 2 34 127 72 69 2 4 .314 .394 .561
2003 StL 157 591 137 212 51 1 43 124 79 65 5 1 .359 .439 .667
2004 StL 154 592 133 196 51 2 46 123 84 52 5 5 .331 .415 .657
2005 StL 161 591 129 195 38 2 41 117 97 65 16 2 .330 .430 .609
2006 StL 143 535 119 177 33 1 49 137 92 50 7 2 .331 .431 .671
2007 StL 158 565 99 185 38 1 32 103 99 58 2 6 .327 .429 .568
2008 StL 148 524 100 187 44 0 37 116 104 54 7 3 .357 .462 .653
2009 StL 160 568 124 186 45 1 47 135 115 64 16 4 .327 .443 .658
2010 StL 159 587 115 183 39 1 42 118 103 76 14 4 .312 .414 .596
2011 StL 147 579 105 173 29 0 37 99 61 58 9 1 .299 .366 .541
2012 LAA 154 607 85 173 50 0 30 105 52 76 8 1 .285 .343 .516
2013 LAA 99 391 49 101 19 0 17 64 40 55 1 1 .258 .330 .437
2014 LAA 159 633 89 172 37 1 28 105 48 71 5 1 .272 .324 .466
2015 LAA 98 377 60 97 14 0 30 64 31 45 2 2 .257 .320 .533
Career 2215 8320 1574 2616 575 16 550 1667 1146 951 100 40 .314 .400 .586

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2001 StL Total 5 18 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 .111 .200 .278
    LDS 5 18 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 0 .111 .200 .278
2002 StL Total 8 29 5 8 1 1 1 5 5 6 0 0 .276 .400 .483
    LDS 3 10 3 3 0 1 0 3 3 1 0 0 .300 .462 .500
    LCS 5 19 2 5 1 0 1 2 2 5 0 0 .263 .364 .474
2004 StL Total 15 58 15 24 4 0 6 14 8 6 0 0 .414 .493 .793
    LDS 4 15 4 5 0 0 2 5 3 0 0 0 .333 .444 .733
    LCS 7 28 10 14 2 0 4 9 4 3 0 0 .500 .563 1.000
    WS 4 15 1 5 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .333 .412 .467
2005 StL Total 9 32 7 12 2 0 2 8 5 3 0 0 .375 .447 .625
    LDS 3 9 4 5 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .556 .692 .778
    LCS 6 23 3 7 0 0 2 6 1 3 0 0 .304 .320 .565
2006 StL Total 16 52 11 15 3 0 3 6 13 10 0 1 .288 .439 .519
    LDS 4 15 3 5 1 0 1 3 1 4 0 0 .333 .375 .600
    LCS 7 22 5 7 1 0 1 1 7 3 0 0 .318 .483 .500
    WS 5 15 3 3 1 0 1 2 5 3 0 1 .200 .429 .467
2009 StL Total 3 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 .300 .462 .300
    LDS 3 10 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 .300 .462 .300
2011 StL Total 18 68 15 24 8 0 5 16 12 11 1 1 .353 .463 .691
    LDS 5 20 2 7 3 0 0 1 2 4 1 1 .350 .409 .500
    LCS 6 23 5 11 4 0 2 9 4 4 0 0 .478 .556 .913
    WS 7 25 8 6 1 0 3 6 6 3 0 0 .240 .424 .640
2014 LAA Total 3 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .167 .231 .417
    LDS 3 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 .167 .231 .417
Career 77 279 55 90 18 1 19 54 49 40 1 2 .323 .431 .599


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