LA Angels of Anaheim
2014 Avg.
.273
 
Career Avg.
.317
Name  Albert Pujols
Born  1/16/1980
Height  6-3
Weight  230
Number  5
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
9/8/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and three runs scored as the Angels defeat the Indians, 12-3, on Monday.
Insight: Pujols had a big day at the plate on Sunday, recording his 2,500th career hit and scoring his 1.500th career run. Monday was his third straight multi-hit game. Over that stretch, he is hitting .571 (8-for-14) with two home runs, two doubles and seven RBI.
 
9/6/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols recorded his 2,500th career hit on Saturday in the Angels' 8-5 victory over the Twins.
Insight: The record-setting hit was a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth. Pujols also had a home run and reached 1,500 career runs in the game. Pujols is the 16th player to reach the 2,500 hits, 500 home runs and 1,500 run clubs in his career. Pujols is batting .274 with 25 home runs and 87 RBI this year.
 
9/5/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been very successful when facing Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: In 22 career at-bats, Pujols is batting .545 with three homers and 10 RBI. he's batting .271 with 24 HR and 83 RBI this season. Nice numbers, but hardly the Pujols we remember from years past.
 
8/30/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has gone 6-for-13 (.462) in his career against A's starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run on Friday. In August, the first baseman is hitting .291 with four home runs and 15 RBI.
 
8/28/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game after fouling a ball of his calf, but is probable for Thursday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Pujols went 4-for-11 in the three-game series with Miami, but without an extra-base hit. Both the Angels and fantasy owners need him to provide more power.
 
Hot8/6/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has hit .345 with 10 doubles, four homers, 20 RBI and a .920 OPS in his last 28 games.
Insight: Pujols went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and two RBI Tuesday against the Dodgers, snapping a 21-game home run drought in the process. He's hit just seven home runs in his last 60 games.
 
8/5/2014 1:44:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is 8-for-18 (.444) with a 1.176 OPS against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Insight: Pujols put together a solid July, batting .310 with four homers and 18 RBI. He's not the St. Louis slugger we all remember, but he's still a fantasy-worthy starter.
 
7/18/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is 2-for-19 (.105) against Seattle right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Pujols has rediscovered his home run stroke after hitting just two round-trippers in 24 June games. He has hit four in the first two weeks of July and has 20 homers for the season.
 
Hot7/9/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has gone 12-for-25 (.480) with three homers and 10 RBI in his last six games.
Insight: Pujols has rediscovered his home run stroke after hitting just two round-trippers in June. He's fifth in the AL with 20 homers and tied for eighth with 60 RBI.
 
7/1/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols homered Tuesday at Chicago.
Insight: He hit just two home runs in June after putting up 14 in the first two months of the season. Pujols has a career-low fly-ball rate and a career-high infield fly-ball rate, so he's batting just .244 on balls in play and .259 overall.
 
7/1/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols is probable for Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury, but its an unfavorable matchup which fantasy owners should avoid.
Insight: Considering he's just 1-for-9 against Tuesday's first game starter. Hector Noesi, he could easily sit this one out. Fantasy owners can't start him anyway based on this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/30/2014 5:05:00 PM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols was questionable for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury, but is in the starting lineup.
Insight: Considering he's just 1-for-9 against Monday's starter. Hector Noesi, he could have easily sat this one out. Fantasy owners can't start him anyway based on this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/30/2014 10:10:00 AM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols is questionable for Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox with a groin injury.
Insight: Considering he's just 1-for-9 against Monday's starter. Hector Noesi, he'll probably sit this one out. Fantasy owners can't start him anyway based on this unfavorable matchup.
 
6/27/2014 11:15:00 AM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols is a career .316 hitter with four extra-base hits against Royals starter Jason Vargas.
Insight: We're excited about Pujols on Friday because he's in a good matchup and the wind in Kansas City will be blowing out to left field at 15-20 mph. That's a favorable combination.
 
6/26/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Angels 1B Albert Pujols belted three hits in Thursday's win over Minnesota.
Insight: Even with five hits in his last nine at bats, Pujols is still hitting just .262 with a .795 OPS. Pujols continues to be useful in fantasy but he's no longer a first-round value.
 
6/26/2014 9:23:00 AM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols is a career .526 hitter (10-for-19) with four doubles and three home runs against Minnesota starter Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: After a productive April, Pujols has failed to help fantasy owners in May and June. Pujols is batting .250 for the month and hit just two homers in 20 games. He's been dealing with a tight back of late, but we expect much more from the future Hall of Fame first baseman.
 
6/21/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols will take a seat Saturday versus Texas. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com
Insight: He's dealing with a tight back. Pujols (.255, 16 HR, 44 RBI) has slowed down considerably since his sizzling April, batting just .240 over his last 175 at bats. Efren Navarro (.310, 0 HR, 2 RBI) will handle things at first base.
 
6/20/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hasn't seen many pitchers he can't hit, but apparently Joe Saunders is one of the few.
Insight: Pujols is hitless in 11 at-bats against Saunders. Pujols started the season strong, slipped in May and has still not recovered to his earlier level, though he's batting .348 over the past week. It's best to avoid him Friday.
 
6/15/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 3-for-6 with a double, a homer and four RBI Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: Pujols has produced 16 doubles and 16 homers in 294 plate appearances this season, but he has to sacrifice average to hit for power these days. His line-drive rate is a career-low 16.1 percent and he has career highs with a 46.1 percent ground-ball rate and a 19.5 percent infield-fly-ball rate. As a result, he's hitting .235 on balls in play and .255 overall.
 
6/14/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles 1B Albert Pujols is a career .538 hitter with two homers and eight RBI in 13 at-bats against Braves starter Gavin Floyd.
Insight: Pujols has cooled after a hot start and is hitting .249 with a .786 OPS this season, though he does have 15 homers, 37 RBI and 35 runs. We still like him in this favorable matchup.