ALBERT

PUJOLS#5

FIRST BASE
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
AB
593
AVG
.241
HR
23
RBI
101
SLG
.386
OPS
.672
HEIGHT
6'3"
WEIGHT
240 lbs
AGE
38
BATS
RIGHT
DRAFTED
1999: R13
YEARS PRO
17
39d | RotoWire

News

The Angels hope Pujols can play first base two days a week in 2018 in order to get Shohei Ohtani starts at designated hitter, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

Impact

He reportedly feels great and has shed a walking boot that he was wearing earlier this winter. Even so, Pujols is unlikely to be even average defensively at first base at this stage in his career, but the Angels need to get creative in order to get Ohtani's bat in the lineup when he is not pitching. Pujols is coming off by far the worst offensive season of his career, hitting .241/.286/.386 with 23 home runs in 636 plate appearances. He played just six games at first base last season, but it sounds like he is on track to regain eligibility there in most formats.

Date Opp Result AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
10/01 vs SEA W 6-2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .286 .386
09/30 vs SEA L 4-6 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .242 .287 .387
09/29 vs SEA W 6-5 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .244 .289 .391
09/28 at CWS L 4-5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .288 .388
09/27 at CWS L 4-6 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .290 .391
Totals: 19 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .243 .288 .389
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG WAR
2006 STL 143 535 119 177 33 1 49 137 92 50 7 .331 .431 .671 9.2
2007 STL 158 565 99 185 38 1 32 103 99 58 2 .327 .429 .568 8.4
2008 STL 148 524 100 187 44 0 37 116 104 54 7 .357 .462 .653 9.4
2009 STL 160 568 124 186 45 1 47 135 115 64 16 .327 .443 .658 9.6
2010 STL 159 587 115 183 39 1 42 118 103 76 14 .312 .414 .596 7.5
2011 STL 147 579 105 173 29 0 37 99 61 58 9 .299 .366 .541 5.5
2012 LAA 154 607 85 173 50 0 30 105 52 76 8 .285 .343 .516 3.7
2013 LAA 99 391 49 101 19 0 17 64 40 55 1 .258 .330 .437 1.0
2014 LAA 159 633 89 172 37 1 28 105 48 71 5 .272 .324 .466 3.6
2015 LAA 157 602 85 147 22 0 40 95 50 72 5 .244 .307 .480 2.3
2016 LAA 152 593 71 159 19 0 31 119 49 75 4 .268 .323 .457 0.9
2017 LAA 149 593 53 143 17 0 23 101 37 93 3 .241 .286 .386 -1.2
Totals: 2575 9731 1723 2968 619 16 614 1918 1251 1146 110 .305 .386 .561
Season Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
2014-15 LAA 3 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 .167 .231 .417
Totals: 3 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 .167 .231 .417