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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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