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5 Albert Pujols DH

Los Angeles Angels

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
63%42%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
59323.241101533
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016LAA1525937115931119497540.323.457.268
2017LAA1495935314323101379330.286.386.241

Player Updates

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Angels' Albert Pujols: Lined up to be primary first baseman
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols lost around 15 pounds this offseason in an attempt to be more fit for regular first base duty this season, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

Injuries and younger options at first largely limited the veteran slugger to designated hitting over the past few years, but with C.J. Cron being dealt to Tampa Bay, Pujols is in line to act as the Angels' primary first baseman more often than not. Given that he's 38 years old, he may still need a good number of days at DH, but he seems to be atop the depth chart at first base right now. This likely bumps Luis Valbuena into the designated hitter role whenever Shohei Ohtani (elbow, ankle) isn't in the batting lineup.

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Angels' Albert Pujols: To get starts at first base
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Angels hope Pujols can play first base two days a week in 2018 in order to get Shohei Ohtani starts at designated hitter, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

He reportedly feels great and has shed a walking boot that he was wearing earlier this winter. Even so, Pujols is unlikely to be even average defensively at first base at this stage in his career, but the Angels need to get creative in order to get Ohtani's bat in the lineup when he is not pitching. Pujols is coming off by far the worst offensive season of his career, hitting .241/.286/.386 with 23 home runs in 636 plate appearances. He played just six games at first base last season, but it sounds like he is on track to regain eligibility there in most formats.

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Angels' Albert Pujols: Provides unexpected steal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners.

Fantasy owners may have done a double take when they saw a stolen base attached to Pujols' stat line. The 37-year-old has actually chipped in three steals this season, which is impressive considering he owns the 14th-worst speed score (2.1 SpD) among all qualified batters, according to fangraphs.com. The unexpected thievery was a cherry on top of a renaissance month at the plate for Pujols, who is hitting .305 with two home runs and 17 RBI through 25 September starts.

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Angels' Albert Pujols: Cranks home run No. 23
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Indians.

Pujols continues his September swoon, batting .323 with two homers and 14 RBI through 16 games. It has been an up-and-down season for the aging slugger, but his recent hot streak has given him fantasy value down the stretch.

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Angels' Albert Pujols: Goes yard Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pujols went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 22nd home run of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Astros.

While this was the veteran slugger's first homer of the month, he has maintained his hot-hitting ways since returning from a minor knee injury Sept. 8. Pujols is batting .419 (18-for-43) with 13 RBI through 11 September starts, numbers that should help fantasy owners in almost any format down the stretch.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Seattle76241 .342 .421 .316
vs Rodgers (Career)000000
vs RHP45411121 .285 .407 .244
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/25@CHW4000000
9/26@CHW4120200
9/27@CHW4020000
9/28@CHW4000000
9/29SEA4120001
9/30SEA5000100
10/1SEA2000000
Two Week Schedule
FEBRUARY /MARCH
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Fantasy Points by Week
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14

19

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25

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21

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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2001STL16159011219437130699313 .403 .610 .329
2002STL15759011818534127726924 .394 .561 .314
2003STL15759113721243124796551 .439 .667 .359
2004STL15459213319646123845255 .415 .657 .331
2005STL161591129195411179765162 .430 .609 .330
2006STL14353511917749137925072 .431 .671 .331
2007STL1585659918532103995826 .429 .568 .327
2008STL148524100187371161045473 .462 .653 .357
2009STL1605681241864713511564164 .443 .658 .327
2010STL1595871151834211810376144 .414 .596 .312
2011STL1475791051733799615891 .366 .541 .299
2012LAA1546078517330105527681 .343 .516 .285
2013LAA99391491011764405511 .330 .437 .258
2014LAA1596338917228105487151 .324 .466 .272
2015LAA157602851474095507253 .307 .480 .244
2016LAA1525937115931119497540 .323 .457 .268
2017LAA471891748838143310 .304 .413 .254
Total 247393271687287359918551228108610841 .391 .569 .308
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2001STL1B423130728319527 .984
2001STL3B5552161401111017 .938
2001STLOF7871139128650 .964
2002STL1B211615414013124 .994
2002STL3B413797256666 .938
2002STLSS1000000 ---
2002STLOF118101181173440 .978
2003STL1B623637434033134 .997
2003STLOF113113208198730 .986
2004STL1B1501501582145811410136 .994
2005STL1B157154170815979714175 .992
2006STL1B143142146413481106145 .996
2007STL1B154153145713251248132 .995
2008STL1B144140143812971356119 .996
2008STL2B10110001.000
2009STL1B1591571671147318513150 .992
2010STL1B157157161914581574146 .998
2011STL1B1461411430125416511134 .992
2011STL3B741721232 .824
2012LAA1B1201181117101397795 .994
2012LAA3B32413021.000
2013LAA1B343429726529324 .990
2014LAA1B11611696287980378 .997
2014LAA3B10101001.000
2015LAA1B959577871855557 .994
2015LAA3B1000000 ---
2016LAA1B282821820016220 .991
2017LAA1B442825124 .929
Total  20692052174131564116401321527 .992
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2001STL474360719621
2002STL4023314091320
2003STL51139450101213
2004STL5123899071221
2005STL3823603092719
2006STL3313593042820
2007STL3813218072227
2008STL4403428053416
2009STL4513748094423
2010STL3913506043823
2011STL2903137041529
2012LAA5003136051619
2013LAA190171705818
2014LAA3712959051128
2015LAA2202893061015
2016LAA190271602624
2017LAA607810033
Total 6081653101001100305339
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2001STL51812122200 .200 .278 .111
2002STL82958155600 .400 .483 .276
2004STL155815246148600 .493 .793 .414
2005STL932712285300 .447 .625 .375
2006STL1652111536131001 .439 .519 .288
2009STL31003013100 .462 .300 .300
2011STL18681524516121111 .463 .691 .353
2014LAA31212121100 .231 .417 .167
Total 7727955901954494012 .431 .599 .323
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2000AAA-Memphis3141310021210 .267 .286 .214
2000 A-Peoria109395621283261784383724 .389 .565 .324
2000 A-Potomac21811123812107811 .341 .481 .284
2001 R-St. Louis251000000--100 .000 .000 .000
Total 158491741544171996464845 .375 .542 .314
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/230
Birthdate:
1/16/1980
Age:
38
Hometown:
Santo Domingo, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Los Angeles Angels
College:

MLB Experience:
17
Awards:

2001: NL Rookie of the Year
2003: NL Batting Champion;NL Hank Aaron Award
2004: NL LCS MVP
2005: NL Most Valuable Player
2006: NL Gold Glove-1B
2008: NL Most Valuable Player
2009: NL Most Valuable Player;NL Hank Aaron Award;NL Home Run Champion
2010: NL Home Run Champion;NL RBI Leader;NL Gold Glove-1B