LA Angels of Anaheim
2014 Avg.
.279
 
Career Avg.
.321
Name  Albert Pujols
Born  1/16/1980
Height  6-3
Weight  230
Number  5
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/16/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is 7-for-14 with six doubles against Oakland's Tommy Milone.
Insight: Don't be fooled by Pujols' .237 average. The 34-year-old has hit four home runs in his last seven games and flew out to the deepest part of Angels Ballpark in dead center Tuesday night. He also has struck out just four times and physically looks much better than he did last year.
 
Hot4/13/2014 9:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols homered for the third time in his last five games Sunday against the Mets.
Insight: Pujols is hitting just .240 so far, but he extended his hitting streak to nine games Sunday and hasn't struck out in his last seven. Overall he looks much better and healthier than he did in 2013.
 
4/9/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols drove in two runs Tuesday against the Mariners, giving him 1,501 RBI for his career.
Insight: Only 52 players in MLB history have reached that milestone. Among active players, he's second behind New York's Alex Rodriguez. Pujols (.219, 1 HR, 3 RBI) could realistically move into the top-40 before the end of this season.
 
3/31/2014 2:38:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols hasn't had much luck against M's ace Felix Hernandez.
Insight: He's hitting only .192 in 26 at bats against the former Cy Young winner. Pujols (.258, 17 HR, 64 RBI in 2013) set career-lows in almost every statistic last season. Of course, much of that had to do with the torn plantar fascia he played through most of the year. We'll see if Pujols can stay healthy in 2014.
 
2/13/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is down seven pounds and says both his knee and foot are 100 percent.
Insight: Pujols had knee surgery before last season and then played through a torn plantar fascia in his foot. In 99 games, he hit a career-low .258 with 17 home runs and a .767 OPS, but he should bounce back at least to his 2012 numbers this season now that he's healthy.
 
2/6/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: In the no news is good news category, Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols is having a "normal" offseason, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Insight: Pujols didn't play after late July and produced a career-low 17 HR and 64 RBI. He might end up being a fantasy bargain if fantasy owners think at 34-years-old he might not return to his regular production level.
 
8/19/2013 7:29:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols will not return this season. He's been out since late July with a torn plantar fascia in his left foot. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com
Insight: In 99 games, he produced a career-low 17 HR and 64 RBI. Pujols will turn 34 in January. At this stage of his career, he no longer warrants a first round fantasy selection.
 
8/5/2013 9:24:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols believes he'll be able to return before the end of the season. SOURCE: Alden Gonzalez, MLB.com
Insight: A torn plantar fascia has sidelined Pujols for the last week and a half. For now, Pujols will hold off on surgery though he could wait to have it after the season. Mark Trumbo has been playing first base in his absence.
 
7/28/2013 5:17:00 PM
Description: According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that Albert Pujols (foot) will be out "a significant amount of time" and possibly the rest of the season.
Insight: He's dealing with a partial tear of the left plantar fascia. Pujols has been playing through plantar fasciitis for the entire season and it is most likely the reason why he is hitting just .258 with 17 home runs and a .767 OPS this year. The soreness in his plant foot has sapped Pujols' power -- he's hitting just .190 on flyballs and has a career-low 11.1 percent HR/FB.
 
7/28/2013 12:45:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols has been placed on the disabled list.
Insight: He's dealing with a partial tear of the left plantar fascia. From the looks of it, Pujols could be out for a long time. The injury's been bothering him since spring training so give Pujols credit for hanging in there as long as he did.
 
7/27/2013 3:37:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (foot) is undergoing an MRI on his left foot to determine if he has a torn tendon, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. He's likely to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Pujols has dealt with plantar fasciitis all season but had played 99 of Los Angeles' 101 games prior to sitting out Saturday. The condition didn't improve during the All-Star break. He'll receive a cortisone shot if he doesn't have a tear.
 
7/27/2013 12:53:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is getting Saturday's game off.
Insight: Despite dealing with plantar fasciitis all season, a condition that didn't improve over the All-Star break according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, Pujols has played 99 of Los Angeles' 101 games (albeit just 34 at first base).
 
7/27/2013 9:26:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has doubled six times off Athletics starter Tommy Milone in 14 career at-bats.
Insight: Pujols is 7-for-14 (.500) against Milone and is hitting .444 with a 1.085 OPS over his last four games.
 
7/26/2013 9:35:00 AM
Description: After going 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI Thursday against Oakland, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is hitting .259 with 62 RBI.
Insight: Pujols' batting average and OPS are down, but he's still on pace for 29 homers and 103 RBI per 162 games. He has gone 7-for-13 (.538) with one homer and four RBI over his last three contests.
 
7/21/2013 12:36:00 PM
Description: Los Angeles first baseman Albert Pujols has an excellent track record against Oakland starter Bartolo Colon.
Insight: The three-time MVP holds a .417 career average versus Colon. Pujols is hitting .292 in July, his highest average for any month this season.
 
7/14/2013 12:00:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has gone just 2-for-16 with five strikeouts against Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Iwakuma has allowed at least four earned runs in each of his last five starts, but he still has a 2.97 ERA and has been able to keep Pujols in check.
 
7/12/2013 10:11:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is hitless in eight at-bats versus Seattle left-hander Joe Saunders.
Insight: Pujols is not the hitter he once was, but has gone 6-for-13 with a pair of homers over his last four games. This isn't a favorable matchup.
 
Hot7/10/2013 10:45:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is 5-for-12 with a pair of home runs versus Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Pujols is not the hitter he once was, but is having a good week (.350 over the past five games) and has a favorable matchup. Start him.
 
7/9/2013 10:53:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols took Cubs lefty Travis Wood deep in the seventh inning Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
Insight: Pujols used to crush left-handers but he came into Tuesday's game batting .200 with two homers in 80 at-bats against southpaws this season.
 
7/6/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: First baseman Albert Pujols has faced Boston starter Ryan Dempster many times when both were in the NL Central and Pujols got the best of the matchups going 21-for-60 with eight home runs and a 1.294 OPS.
Insight: Pujols is just 6-for-49 over the past 12 games, so may not be able to take advantage of this favorable matchup.