Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

Age: 42 (January 16, 1980) | aka Prince Albert,Phat Albert, The Machine, El Hombre | 6' 3" | 235lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-76 3B-1 DH-2
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAA AL 2018 117 465 50 114 28 65 20 0 19 64 1 0 .245 .289 .411 6 13 .247 40/22/37 13 12
LAA AL 2019 131 491 55 120 43 68 22 0 23 93 3 0 .244 .305 .430 8 12 .238 46/15/39 15 14
LAA AL 2020 39 152 15 34 9 25 8 0 6 25 0 0 .224 .270 .395 6 15 .230 40/20/41 9 9
LAA AL 2021 24 86 9 17 3 13 0 0 5 12 1 0 .198 .250 .372 3 14 .176 38/16/45 2 2
LAD NL 2021 85 189 20 48 11 32 3 0 12 38 1 0 .254 .299 .460 5 16 .245 50/16/35 9 8
STL NL 2022 64 180 20 44 18 32 9 0 8 26 1 1 .244 .324 .428 9 15 .250 40/19/41 6 6
Career 22yrs 3035 11294 1892 3345 1363 1381 681 16 687 2176 117 42 .296 .374 .542 11 11 .284 n/a
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Alex Patton Alex
Dec 15 '10
Jason Stark in his piece at ESPN about the NL MVP voting:

• And what happened in those two years when Sir Albert didn't finish in the top three? He came in fourth in one of them and ninth in the other. So he's never had a year in which he didn't show up in the top 10 in the MVP voting. Never. Not one. Musial and Willie Mays also had 10 top-10 finishes in a row once upon a time -- but not in their first 10 seasons.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 24 '10
I'm sure the Angels are happy they drafted Alfredo Amezaga just ahead of Pujols in 1999 (in the 13th round).
Thomas Rosenthal TommyR
Sep 24 '10
Truth be told I think Halladay is the MVP, but most people don't want to hear that about a guy who plays only 260 innings a year.

After that I have trouble distinguishing between the seasons of Votto, Adrian Gonzalez, and Votto. I wouldn't put Ryan Zimmerman too far behind them either. Defensive position matters and he plays a much more important one than the three leading candidates. Tulo would be there too, but for his layoff. I'd put him a solid #5 with room to grow. SS has a significant value in my book.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Sep 23 '10
My vote goes to Votto....and I don't think it should even be that close.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Sep 23 '10
Albert lets his bat remind everyone that he is still the best hitter in the game today!

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore?gid=300923123

What a stud!

I'm the biggest Padre (and hence Adrian Gonzalez) fan in the world ... and yes, Adrian deserves MVP consideration ... but I'd still vote for Albert. Wow!
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Sep 23 '10
It would be good for him to take the stage and speak out against the AZ immigration law (as he has in the past) and get booed of the stage. That would be very strategic of him and cement him as a great political thinker and leader.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 28 '10
I care. It bothered me that a bunch of Padres in the 80's and 90's were John Birchers. It bothered me that Curt Shilling supported Bush. I become a little bit bigger fan when players appear to have my political leaning (Tampa Bay players showing up at an Obama rally in 2008).
Thomas Rosenthal TommyR
Aug 28 '10
He's going to lose some fans after Saturday. I never understand why people on either side get all that worked up about what an entertainer with little to no political experience has to say about issues, so I don't really care either way.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Aug 27 '10
He's just the best ...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ak8NFOlwkNO8dZwBHPX3kTgRvLYF?slug=tsn-166422

My favorite fun-fact ...

Pujols has fewer strikeouts than Ichiro Suzuki in the same number of seasons, as well as a higher career batting average.

... can that be? Amazing!
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 27 '10