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Albert Pujols (1B,DH)

Los Angeles Angels - 96% owned

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Bats: R, Throws: R

Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 hitting a double and scored a run with no strikeouts in a losing effort against the Redsox.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols remains a contributor in most fantasy formats all though days of elite numbers from him are gone. He is still a solid option at first base even though he's only batting .235 right now. That should come up but don't expect him to hit higher than .265 this year. He has eight HR's and 16 RBI and hits third in a good Angels line-up.

 

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-6 with a double and a solo-HR against the Red Sox on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Coming off of a hand contusion didn't seem to phase Pujols, as he had a pair of hard hit balls on Friday. The slugger is hitting a decent .264 with five homers in May, and should be active in all fantasy formats.

 

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Albert Pujols left today's game after being hit by a pitch on his left wrist by starting pitcher Drew Hutchison. (Source: Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He actually stayed in the game but was replaced before his next at-bat by Marc Krauss. It's his left wrist which is the same wrist that kept him on the bench in 2011. General Manager Jerry Dipoto called it a bruise and said Pujols will be "OK" and there were no fractures or broken bones. It looks like he will avoid a DL stint.

 

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with a single and a solo-HR against the Blue Jays on Monday. He also struckout twice in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols has come back strong after a rough April, hitting for a .274 average with four homers so far in May. The seventh HR only ties him for 24th in MLB, but considering how bad the year started, fantasy owners should be satisfied. Keep Pujols in your lineup in all fantasy formats, and use him in daily fantasy as a nice (and cheap) option at 1B as he's been consistently productive this month.

 

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a single and a double and didn't strike out once.

Fantasy Impact: He raised his season batting average slightly but it's still a disappointing .231. That's about all he did this game as his stats are down across the board and he may finally be showing his age. Still, he's a good option at first base in most leagues.

 

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Albert Pujols went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in a win against the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols was starting to heat up and pull his batting average out of the basement but today did not help his cause. Bad days happen but he is now hitting a disappointing .223 on the season with six HR's, 14 RBI and 16 runs. He's a decent option at first base but is no longer top tier.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR against the Orioles on Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols hit the home run in the first inning, and while he went quiet after that it is clear that the slugger is at least back to last season's form. Pujols is hitting a respectable .271 so far in May with three homers, and has earned the trust of fantasy owners once again. He's worth owning in all but the most shallow of mixed leagues.

 

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Albert Pujols plays hero

Thu, May 14th 5:00pm EDT
By Ryan Trammell

Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 driving in one run with a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols made his only RBI of the game count as it was the game winner. That doesn't mean much from a fantasy perspective but it's an RBI. His days of being an elite 1B are gone but he is still a good option and a stat producer in a good Angels line-up.

 

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles against the Astros on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: To go along with the 10-game hitting streak, Pujols also has had multi-hit games in three of his last four, and two homers in his last six. The slugger is getting back to form, and has raised his average from .177 to .250 since the streak began. Get him active in your lineup if he isn't already or try to buy low on Pujols if any owners in your league can be outfoxed.

 

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with two runs, two RBI, a HR and a walk in a come from behind victory over the Mariners last night.

Fantasy Impact: He has a nice eight game hitting streak going and is 11-for-30 with at .366 batting average, two HR's and five RBI during that stretch. He looks to be over the hamstring injury that kept him out for two games. Pujols is starting to heat up so deploy him with confidence.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a single and a strikeout against the Giants on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: It may have only been a single (one of three hits the Angels had all afternoon), but it extended the hitting streak Pujols is building up to six games now, easily his longest of the young season. Pujols remains an AL-Only play with his .212 average, especially at a relatively deep position, but the four homers and his new hitting streak have made him worth monitoring in deeper mixed leagues.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo-HR against the Giants on Saturday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: It was great to see Pujols get his power stroke going, as it was his first home run since April 19th. Pujols had struggled to begin the season, but now even has a bit of a hitting streak going at five games with at least one. He still only has a .210 average, but you can consider starting him in deeper mixed leagues, and he's a good play for AL-Only. Pujols is also a good buy-low candidate if you don't own him.

 

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Albert Pujols left the game on Wednesday after hitting a single in the sixth inning. He has some soreness in his left hamstring. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: While a DL stint doesn't seem guaranteed, Pujols will at least miss Thursday's game against the A's. At 35 this might take longer than expected to heal, however, so be prepared to use other options for the next week or so if necessary. Regardless of this injury, Pujols has not been the star player of years past, and is a lesser fantasy option at this point.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a RBI-single and a walk against the Rangers on Saturday. He also scored a run in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols was very productive on Saturday, a welcome sign for fantasy owners as he's had a rough start to the season. The three homers have helped mitigate the low batting average (.185 now), but the veteran needs to pick it up soon for fantasy owners to see a good return on their investment. Keep Pujols in your lineup for now except in the most shallow of mixed leagues.

 

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Albert Pujols went 0-for-5 with two strike outs in yesterday's Angels 14-1 win. He was the only starter to not get a hit.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols has been ice cold to start off the season and is only hitting .192. He does have three home runs, but that has been his only upside. Pujols is not a hot pick to start at first base right now, but he is the machine and could turn it around at any moment.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-5 in yesterday's Angels win. His one hit was a first inning home run, and it was his 521st in his career. He is now tied for 18th all time with Ted Williams, Frank Thomas, and Willie McCovey.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols seems to be completely healthy this season, and his swing looks better than in years before. Pujols only has two hits so far this season, but both were for extra bases. Albert will be a nice provider of RBIs this season like always, especially with Mike Trout hitting in front of him.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a double in yesterday's Angels win. This was Pujols first hit of the season to go along with his two walks on Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols regained his form last season, but was not the same as his days with the Cardinals. Pujols may never be that good again, but with a healthy season he can easily hit .280 with 30 HRs and 100 RBIs.

 

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Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a 3-run HR against the Cubs on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is heating up in a big way as the regular season approaches, having hit a home run in four of his last six appearances. Pujols is still a 30+ HR threat, that will even steal a few bases for you, and his batting average might even see a bump up this year closer to the .280 range. Take him in the 4th/5th round in mixed leagues with confidence.

 

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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a HR against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols has really started to heat up, hitting three home runs in his last five games. While he may not be the Albert Pujols of old, this is still a very reliable source of HRs and RBIs. Grab him in the fourth or fifth round in mixed leagues.

 

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Albert Pujols had two hits on Thursday, including his first home run this spring during the first inning. He added another RBI with a line drive single in the second.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is batting .357, with that HR being his only extra-base hit after playing 10 games. Albert's tater pace may be behind the 7 HRs he hit in Spring 2012, but fantasy players should be able to again depend on his situational hitting with 7 RBIs in 28 ABs and only 2 Ks thus far. With 1B so deep this season, the shrewd owner can stock up elsewhere and then grab Albert in the 4th round (per current ADP).

 

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