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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He's on the cover of SI's baseball preview. A fold-out cover at that. You were right to stop bidding, Eugene.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 27 '12
I was a bit upset I went as far as I did on Upton, but I had him calculated at $46 and Pujols at $57. Both were $5 values, so to speak, compared to inflation.

Johnson was a hard line decision I made before the auction. He was the #1 secondbaseman on my board. I had him inflated to $24 and paid same. Howie Kendrick #2 ($21) went for $29. The only other starters were Giovotella (oops) went for $9, and Gordon Beckham, went $16. I'm actually pleased there.

Upton may have been a mistake given I got a lot of speed late. Teixeira was the buy. I reported Pujols $52, Fielder $47, AGonzalez $46. Tex went for only $38 and in OBP he doesn't give as much away to these guys. I already had Upton, though. Kicked myself a few times there.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 25 '12
Perez was a great buy. But with your killer freeze list, you should have kept going on Pujols. If $53 wouldn't do it, then fine; let him go.

Instead you get Kelly Johnson and BJ Upton for a combined $65? Say it ain't so!
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 25 '12
I had a draft today. Didn't push Pujols to my full inflation value of $57. I bowed out at $51 and he went for $52. I also pushed Fielder to $47, and Adrian Gonzalez to $46 and got none of them in my 11 team, 5x5, with OBP. Once a year I forget who deep an 11 team league is- then I get toward the end game in this league and watch people take subs when starters are still out there. So I clean up with starters for $1. (Next week in a 12 team league things will be different).

Here's the roster I finished with - I found 55% hitting inflation, 40% pitching inflation. Keepers in ALL CAPS

C NAPOLI 16
C AVILA 3
1b b allen 5
2b k johnson 24
3b LAWRIE 6
Ss as cabrera 27
Co valencia 1
Mi a escobar 17
Of FRANCOEUR 9
Of BRANTLEY 14
Of bj upton 41
Of borbon 1
Of gomes 1
Ut morel 1

P VERLANDER 36
P ROMERO 7
P u jimenez 25
P vargas 2
P b anderson 1
P ROBERTSON 1
P c perez 13
P BALFOUR 3
P SANTOS 6

Reserves
MATT MOORE $7 in for anderson
travis d'arnaud $6
fukudome $5
JACOB TURNER $4
taijuan walker $3
jake marisinick $2
xander bogaerts $1

How's that for no closers? Backed into both- took Santos last year in week #2 and Balfour as a MR in last year's draft. Named closer on the morning of keeper day. Got Perez to win saves for $22.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 25 '12
I've got a draft Sunday. My secondary league 5x5, 11 team AL, w/OBP instead of Bavg. I have Pujols calculated to $57 w/ inflation. I have the most value going into the draft with $91 in savings. I just have a hard time paying so much for a single player. I can imagine him going in that range. Miguel Cabrera went for $48 two years ago and has been kept last year and this. Adrian Gonzalez went for $45 last year. If I draft Pujols over $55+ I can see myself entering the twilight zone and never coming back out.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Mar 23 '12
LABR has been Stage Three for years.

If anything, their prices were slightly higher than they have been the last few years.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Mar 4 '12
$41 in LABR tonight.

Whichever salary scan you look at, that leaves the possibility of profits.

That doesn't mean some other team should have bid $42. Just means that LABR is setting sail on a Stage Three auction.
Alex Patton Alex
Mar 3 '12
Eugene: We've got a picture of Eddie Murray in this year's Guide. Page 15. Illustrates half of Alex's Strategies of Champions story.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 15 '12
Anyone see the HBO Documentary about Curt Flood? It was quite interesting, especially what happened to him after baseball.
He changed the system for good, was treated as a pariah by MLB and never got a plug nickel from challenging the reserve system.
GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Feb 15 '12
@Alex: the proverbial Curt "Flood Gates"?

@tex: askrotoman.com
John Toczydlowski Toz
Feb 15 '12