Albert Pujols Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 41 (January 16, 1980) | aka Prince Albert,Phat Albert, The Machine, El Hombre | 6' 3" | 240lbs. | Bats: Right 1B-26 DH-12
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
STL NL 2002 157 590 118 185 72 69 40 2 34 127 2 4 .314 .394 .561 11 10 .308 n/a 36
STL NL 2003 157 591 137 212 79 65 51 1 43 124 5 1 .359 .439 .667 12 9 .346 n/a 48
STL NL 2004 154 592 133 196 84 52 51 2 46 123 5 5 .331 .415 .657 12 8 .298 n/a 42
STL NL 2005 161 591 129 195 97 65 38 2 41 117 16 2 .330 .430 .609 14 9 .316 n/a 47
STL NL 2006 143 535 119 177 92 50 33 1 49 137 7 2 .331 .431 .671 15 8 .292 n/a 44
STL NL 2007 158 565 99 185 99 58 38 1 32 103 2 6 .327 .429 .568 15 9 .317 n/a 33 30
STL NL 2008 148 524 100 187 104 54 44 0 37 116 7 3 .357 .462 .653 16 8 .340 n/a 44 39
STL NL 2009 160 568 124 186 115 64 45 1 47 135 16 4 .327 .443 .658 16 9 .299 n/a 52 45
STL NL 2010 159 587 115 183 103 76 39 1 42 118 14 4 .312 .414 .596 15 11 .297 n/a 46 40
STL NL 2011 147 579 105 173 61 58 29 0 37 99 9 1 .299 .366 .541 9 9 .277 45/17/38 38 34
LAA AL 2012 154 607 85 173 52 76 50 0 30 105 8 1 .285 .343 .516 8 11 .282 41/19/40 30 26
LAA AL 2013 99 391 49 101 40 55 19 0 17 64 1 1 .258 .330 .437 9 12 .258 38/20/42 14 12
LAA AL 2014 159 633 89 172 48 71 37 1 28 105 5 1 .272 .324 .466 7 10 .265 46/19/35 30 28
LAA AL 2015 157 602 85 147 50 72 22 0 40 95 5 3 .244 .307 .480 8 11 .217 42/16/42 25 24
LAA AL 2016 152 593 71 159 49 75 19 0 31 119 4 0 .268 .323 .457 8 12 .260 44/17/40 27 24
LAA AL 2017 149 593 53 143 37 93 17 0 23 101 3 0 .241 .286 .386 6 15 .249 43/18/38 16 14
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 1
LAD NL 2021 76 176 18 46 10 29 3 0 12 37 1 0 .261 .305 .483 5 15 .248 49/16/35 8 7
Career 21yrs 2962 11101 1870 3299 1344 1346 672 16 679 2149 116 41 .297 .375 .544 11 11 .285 n/a
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Pujols is clearly pressing. His situation is very similar to Dan Uggla's early 2011. Pujols is swinging at more junk, resulting in more K's and weaker contact. Good thing is that his contact and LD rate are still intact. He is too good of a hitter to let this continue. I think he breaks out of it big time at some point.
E Park yoda
May 17 '12
HR #446 without Mickey Hatcher today. One with Hatcher. Maybe it was his fault.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
May 16 '12
Ah. It was Mickey Hatcher's fault. He's been fired.

Jim Eppard, until recently the hitting coach at Salt Lake, is rehearsing what he's going to say to Pujols as he introduces himself.
Alex Patton Alex
May 16 '12
I've tried to create a link to the BP spray chart for the mob that wants to lynch Albert, which is headed by me.

Why doesn't he simply try to whack the ball back at the pitcher? That's all it would take. Instead he tries to yank each and every pitch, wherever it is pitched, into the left field grandstands.

The most basic mistake a hitter can make! Which he seems to be more determined each day to keep on making. Totally baffling.
Alex Patton Alex
May 16 '12
I'm fascinated by his slump ... did you see he had 3 hits yesterday? Not all 3-hit games are created equal ...
BP's take
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 16 '12
BP commentents are guessing, based on lack of walks, that it's a vision issue?

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=16898

... which does seem reasonable to me. .514 OPS??? Ouch ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
May 13 '12
Statistically the worst everyday player in the AL to date. He has to break out of this soon, right? When he does, look out....he go on a streak that can carry your team for a couple of months. He has to be pressing right now, as he was hitting the ball great this spring, he's not injured and has proven he can mash AL pitching during his inter-league career. You have to hope he figures it out soon.

Keith Cromer Slyke
May 6 '12
He recently was traded for Matt Moore in the XFL. But that was a record-early fire sale. Lawr Micahel spent $66 for Pujols and $42 for Halladay, and both have already been moved.
Alex Patton Alex
May 2 '12
Angel of the Silences.

If you own Pujols, what's the weakest 1-for-1 offer you'd accept? If you *don't* own Pujols, what's the best 1-for-1 offer you'd put out for him right now?

I'm glad I don't have him. I thought he was a very safe Top 5 mixed bat, maybe Top 3-4. I didn't have him at the top, but big deal. I'm lucky I missed him.
scott pianowski ballfour
May 2 '12
Was April the cruelest month or just the first?

He's opening up too soon and, worse, swinging at bad pitches, taking fat pitches.

Thank you, SI.

Yep. I invested. In a league with 10 percent hitting inflation, with a very good freeze list (the second best), $46. Perfectly reasonable, so it seemed, considering the 4x4 salary scan.

So that was the calculated Cadillac player.

The second was Jose Bautista, a total accident.

$37.

Another team had the topper on Bautista and when the gavel was about to come down at $36, I said 37 because, you know, somebody has to uphold standards. Especially at the very beginning of an auction.

The topper was declined.

As we enter May, with $83 invested in Albert Pujols and Jose Bautista, Moose Factory is fifth, four and a half points out of first. How can that be?

Two words.

Jake Peavy.

A month from now, we'll probably still be in fifth.

Regression is a bitch.

Alex Patton Alex
May 1 '12