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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Sam Miller at BP:

... Unlike Iannetta, he’s not historically a low-BABIP guy, but the recent history suggests that “historically” is becoming irrelevant to evaluating Pujols. Through 2009, he had a .317 career BABIP. Since then, over the course of three and a half seasons, he has a .281 BABIP...

He has one hit to right field this year—not one homer, but one hit... nearly all teams now employing heavy shifts against him that leave the second base position unoccupied. He can’t run. He has a .167 BABIP on grounders (career: .260), and the highest groundball rate of his career...
Alex Patton Alex
May 8 '13
Higher Avg than BABIP. And he walks. See Musial and Mattingly threads.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Apr 13 '13
31 might be his expected earnings - but I'd say it's closer to being the floor of his earnings than the ceiling. In other words - I'd certainly be willing to pay a bit more for the peace of mind that comes with seeing Pujols in my lineup all year.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Jan 19 '13
Lowest HR/Fly of his career(14.0%) and only the 2nd time it's ever been under 18%; the other time was 2007 when unusually cold weather affected his lingering elbow injury and cause him to have an awful 1st 2 weeks.
van wilhoite LVW
Jan 19 '13
The Rotoman bid limit for Albert Pujols this year (in the upcoming Guide): $31.

In other words, Peter is recommending that you let someone else have Pujols.

Which is perfectly reasonable. But if you're in a room and the bidding stumbles to a halt at $31 (not counting inflation), will you be able to keep your mouth shut?

Not me.
Alex Patton Alex
Jan 19 '13
It's also interesting to compare his career BABIP to his BABIPs the last four years.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 25 '12
The visible scan from 2008 forward shows a visible decline in BAVG and OBP year over year and nearly every year in SLG as well. The corresponding OPS+ have been 192, 189, 173, 148, 141. He'll be 33 next year and is at least one step behind Miguel Cabrera among the non-stealers.

You know how younger players have their doubles convert into HR. Pujols is the first player I've noticed the opposite happen. But, mayhaps that's just a park effect.

Only nine years to go on his contract.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Dec 25 '12
The uniformly sanguine bids for Albert from PK, MF and AP last April are now archived in "Last season." Our uniformly chastened bids for 2013 will be posted in late January or early February.

Merry Christmas indeed to all the winter faithful! Let's post a bunch of comments before the bids are posted.
Alex Patton Alex
Dec 25 '12
not sure you are getting much of a discount, but there's at least a decent chance that 2011 is being treated as the baseline.

I guess I am saying there might be room to buy stats and leave just a pinch of room for profit if the average comes back with fury. Though the Hamilton signing may put an end to that

oh, and merry christmas!

Justin Dowling BGWoodsman
Dec 24 '12