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Albert Pujols (1B,DH)

Los Angeles Angels - 63% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Albert Pujols has been hitless in his last six games, finishing 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts against Seattle in a 4-2 Angels' win on Saturday night. Pujols has only gotten on base twice in his last six games and has a .132 batting average this season.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols may be struggling with getting on base over the last couple weeks, but does have 10 RBI this season, showing that he could be a useful player. He has a putrid .130 BABIP this season, mainly because he has hit more ground balls than he has ever hit in his career, and he has the lowest hard-hit ball percentage since 2002. If Pujols cannot hit the ball with more authority than he has in the early part of 2016, he will not be a worthy part of a fantasy roster.


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Albert Pujols slumping

Tue, Apr 19th 4:27am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Pujols is driving in runs, but has not hit for average, as he has 10 RBI and .180 batting average.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols does not seem like his old dominant self. Perhaps time has caught up to him. However, as long as the Angels keep putting him out there in the heart of the batting order, it is hard to completely give up on him as it is likely he will still drive in some runs.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a walk and a double. He also had two RBI in the Angels victory.

Fantasy Impact: Albert Pujols has played first base the last two games for the Angels. They were his first two games In the field this season. Pujols is recovering for offseason foot surgery, but has said he wants to play in the field. He started the season off slow, but has had a hit in each of the games he played first base.


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Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 in Thursday's win over the Rangers. His second hit was a walk-off RBI single after the Rangers decided to intentionally walk Mike Trout.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols was still looking for his first hit coming into the game, and left with two. His foot has not seemed to bother him in the first three games, but he will continue to DH. Pujols power has not been affected by his foot either, as he had five spring home runs and his walk-off hit was a hard one-hopper to the wall.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 in today's Angels win. His one hit was a second inning solo home run off of James Shields. It was his fourth long ball of he spring.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols may not be healthy enough to play first base much this season, but he is still able to hit. Most of his playing time will come at DH this season, but he still has the ability to slug 30 home runs. He will also have plenty of RBI opportunities with a revamped top of the order. Pujols still has the power, but do not expect him to hit for average.


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Albert Pujols went 3-for-3 with a single, a solo-homer, and a two-run home run against the Brewers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: If there was any doubt about Pujols being healthy enough to hit, Saturday's game erased it. The homers even came against a real major league pitcher, Wily Peralta, albeit not a good one, making them even less of a fluke. Pujols may not hit over .260 this year, but he still can crush 30-35 homers and 100 RBI, making him well worth his current draft spot (81 overall ADP).


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 today at DH for the Angels. His hit was a two-run home run in the first inning. It was his first home run of the spring.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is still recovering from offseason surgery on his right foot. So far this spring he has not seen action on the field. Pujols will start the year at DH, but this should not limit his production at the plate. Pujols will still provide plenty of power this season. He should also have tons of RBI opportunities with Trout hitting in front of him.


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Albert Pujols made his spring debut at DH on Sunday, and hit fourth at DH again on Monday. Through his first two games he is 0-for-5 with a walk and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is expected to stay off of his foot for most of the spring, but is on pace to be in the Angels Opening Day lineup. It is still unclear how often Pujols will play first base during the season. With Pujols being healthy enough to play Opening Day his fantasy value should not take a hit, since he will be able to DH for as long as he needs.


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Albert Pujols was able to resume running bases for the first time since undergoing offseason foot surgery. He's expected to begin playing in Spring Training games as soon as this weekend. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was another good step forward for Pujols. He could be active for the regular-season opener, but he may still require a DH-only role as he eases his foot back into action.


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Albert Pujols is still on track to be ready for Opening Day. Pujols is returning from a foot injury that required surgery in November. While he could be active when the regular season opens, it remains to be determined what his role will be. The veteran slugger could be limited to DH duties to open the year. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: While Pujols had a resurgence in 2015, the injury is a bit concerning considering the potential that it could linger or result in setbacks. Owners will want to monitor his progress (he's still not been cleared to run) and draft accordingly.


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Albert Pujols said his foot felt great three days after surgery and he expects to be back by opening day. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Albert Pujols has always been ahead of any timeline he has ever been given. That being said, he is 36 years old and his body is not what it used to be. As one of the greatest hitter of all time, coming off of a 40 HR season, it would be great to see him ready by the start of the season. As of now he should be drafted knowing that he might miss some time. Proceed with caution.


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Albert Pujols took Cole Hamels deep on Sunday to start the scoring, though the Angels were defeated 9-2, effectively eliminating them from postseason play.

Fantasy Impact: Pjuols had a tremendous season and ended it in a great way - taking an ace deep. All told Pujols owned a 40 HR 95 RBI season while maintaining a serviceable .244 average and .787 OPS. His on-base numbers are down but his production remains. He will be a safe bet in 2016, but expect some age-related regression.


Mike Trout and Albert Pujols hit back-to-back homers in the first inning and the Angels held on for an important 4-3 victory over the Astros.

Fantasy Impact: Albert Pujols broke out of his slump against the Astros last night in Houston. He went 2-4 with a single and a home run. Pujols has had a historically bad September only batting .162. This was a huge win that the Angels needed to keep pace with the Astros for the wild card. They face the Astros again today with Mike Fiers pitching for Houston.


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A day after the Angels swept a day-night doubleheader to pass the Twins in the wild-card standings, rookie Tyler Duffey (4-1) allowed three hits in seven shutout innings. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Albert Pujols went 2-4 in the Angels Saturday night game to break his hit less streak only to go 0-4 on Sunday. He is batting .152 for the month of September going 10-66 at the plate. If you have him on your fantasy team, bench him. If the Angles want to make a run at the playoffs they may need to make a change fast to get someone in there who is going to at least get on base.


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A September skid was starting to threaten the Los Angeles Angels' playoff chances, and they started a series against wild-card competition in Minnesota in the worst possible way.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is in a historic slump right now. He has not had a hit in his last five games and in those games he is a combined 0-for-19. He is batting in the clean up spot for the Angels right now, but how much longer can he stay there without producing a single hit? It looks like his shoulder pain is hurting him more than he leads on. He also had an MRI on Tuesday that reveled inflammation in his right foot but was ruled as nothing major. Currently there are better options for your lineup than Pujols, at least until he is declared healthy and starts to produce like everyone knows he can.


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Hisashi Iwakuma (8-4) allowed one run and struck out a season-high nine in six strong innings to help the Mariners win for the 10th time in 15 games. The loss dropped the Angels five games behind Texas in the AL West, but they remained 3 1/2 games behind Houston in the AL wild-card race.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols went 0-for-4 with one strikeout against the Mariners on Wednesday night. The struggles have continued for Albert who is 0-for-15 in his last four games. His batting average over these games has dropped from .248 down to .241. Fantasy owners need to keep a close watch on him as he is now in a full slump.


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Pujols drove in Kole Calhoun with the tie-breaking run in the eighth inning and the Angels snapped their eight-game skid in the Freeway Series with a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Even though he only went 1-for-4 in the 3-2 win over the Dodgers, he had the most important hit of the game. Not a spectacular night for Pujols but he got the job done and that is all that matters right now in the Angels playoff race. Look for the Angels to make one last push and start putting together some hits this weekend in a pivotal series against division-leading Houston.


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It is a wonder what Angels manager Mike Scioscia is asking of his players. The Angels had a two-game lead atop the AL West on July 22, but they are 15-29 since and are 5 1/2 games behind Houston while trailing Texas by 4 1/2 for the second wild card.

Fantasy Impact: Tough night for the Angels against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers, as Pujols went 0-for-4 with a strikeout to continue his streaky play as of late.


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Albert Pujols drove in three runs on Wednesday as part of the Angels 9-4 win over Oakland. He was 2-for-5 and hit a two-run home run in the second to break the game open.

Fantasy Impact: With Mike Trout breaking out of his mini-slump, Pujols is starting to do the same. The Angels lineup is completely dependent on the two of them, and they both contributed on Wednesday. Pujols is always a solid play in daily leagues as he has one of the highest upsides imaginable.


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Albert Pujols had a .255 batting average and 26 home runs in the first half, but only has a .233 batting average and eight home runs in the second half. Pujols does have 50 extra-base hits for the season, but had a .642 OPS in August. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Pujols looked like a top-five 1B for the season after building on his OPS in each of the first three months of the season, but his second half drop off has demolished his stock. He should still start for fantasy owners, and is one of three 1B with 30 home runs, but owners cannot rely on him for much more than his power potential.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 while collecting an RBI in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols has been one of several Angels to struggle this month. Since his strong June, his numbers have dropped off over the past two months. Fantasy owners are hoping for a resurgence down the stretch.


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Angels slugger Albert Pujols reached another milestone Wednedsay, hitting his 550th career home run in a loss to the Astros. Pujols' deep blast, his 30th of the season, came in the ninth inning of the 6-3 defeat. Pujols is now five homers away from tying Manny Ramirez for 14th place on the all-time home run list.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols continues hit the ball well this year and is moving up the record books as he does it. He is now hitting .260 for the year with 30 home runs and 64 RBI.


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Albert Pujols had a monster day as he went 4 for 7 in a doubleheader against the Red Sox. He had three home runs, four RBI, and scored five runs. The multi-hit performance was a breakthrough for Pujols, who entered the game hitting a modest .138 with just four hits and five strikeouts over his last seven games.

Fantasy Impact: What a way to break out of a slump for Albert. The Angels crushed the Red Sox in both games of the doubleheader and were led by Pujols three home runs. He now has moved himself into the top of the leaderboard in home runs with 29, which is just ahead of his teammate Mike Trout.


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Angels first baseman Albert Pujols started his eighth All Star Game, his first since 2010. In his ninth overall All Star appearance, Tuesday, Pujols went 0 for 2 with a walk and run scored. It was Pujols' second career All Star run and first since 2004. He's 6 for 19 in his All Star career

Fantasy Impact: Pujols teammate Mike Trout was the one stealing the show on Tuesday night as he took home MVP honors with his lead off home run. However, Pujols ended up having a very productive few days in Cincinnati as he took Joc Pederson to the limit in the semi-finals of the Home Run Derby and scored a run in the All Star Game.


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The pairings were drawn for Mondays Home Run Derby and the new format has paired some pretty interesting match ups. Albert Pujols will face off against rookie sensation Kris Bryant. Two-time champion Prince Fielder will face Cincinnati's Todd Frazier. Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson will face off against hot hitting Manny Machado and Chicago's Anthony Rizzo will face Toronto slugger Josh Donaldson. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Pujols matchup seems most intriguing as Pujols has been hitting the ball out of the park like crazy lately and he's going up against a rookie who hits the ball like a young Albert Pujols. Pujols leads the American League with 26 home runs.


Albert Pujols went 1-for-5 with a three-run homer against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the sixth time Pujols has hit home runs in back-to-back games since May 28th. The slugger is absolutely mashing the ball, now up to 26 home runs, just two shy of last year's total, and good for second in MLB (to the injured Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)). This will be a career year for Pujols if he can keep this going into the second half.


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Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with a RBI-single and a solo-HR against the Rangers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is on pace to have a career year, with 25 homers already with six games left to go in the first half of the season, putting him in line to surpass his 49 homer season in 2006. Pujols has also raised his average from a rough .231 to a solid .265 in just a month and a half, meaning he is on track to surpass the .285 mark (his highest as an Angel in 2012).


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Angels first baseman Albert Pujols continued his hot streak in Monday night's 4-3 win over the Astros. Pujols hit two home runs in the game, giving him 23 for the year. He hit his first in the fifth inning on a two-run shot. Pujols' second came in the seventh inning on a solo bomb. Pujols finished the game with 2 for 3 with 3 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: I don't think there is anyone swinging a better bat then Pujols right now. Pujols has now hit 15 home runs, 30 RBI and only four strikeouts in his last 24 games. He now has a slash line of .275/.336/.581.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run HR against the Athletics on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is fourth in MLB in homers with 21, and the two RBI he tacked on have him tied for 15th in that category. Pujols is having a ridiculous June, with 10 homers, 21 RBI, and a .338 average. Enjoy the hot streak as long as it lasts.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run HR against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is having his best season in an Angels uniform, as his 19 homers have him on pace to finish well ahead of his best mark with them (30 in '12), and his solid average (.273) is on the upswing. Pujols is having a monster June batting .370 with eight homers, 13 RBI and 12 runs. Enjoy the throwback performance if you own him.


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Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles and a RBI against the A's on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols knocked in the lone run for the Angels as they couldn't get anything going against Oakland SP Sonny Gray. Pujols had his seventh multi-hit game of the month, as he's batting a ridiculous .396 in June with seven home runs. His overall average has jumped from .245 on May 31st to a solid .276 now, as Pujols gives a throwback performance reminding fans of his peak years. Keep him active in all formats and enjoy the ride.


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Albert Pujols

Mon, Jun 15th 9:30am EDT
By Jamison Malasko

Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had his third multi-hit game in the last four, going 2 for 3 in Sunday's loss to Oakland. Pujols also drove in the Angels' only run of the day, giving him RBI in three of the last four gamse as well.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is seeing the ball extremely well lately as he has been red hot at the plate. He has 12 hits in last 27 AB including 4 Home runs. He is clearly a must start in all fantasy formats right now.


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Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his 537th career home run, passing legend Mickey Mantle for 16th all-time, in his team's 6-2 win over the Rays on Thursday. Pujols went 2 for 5 with a home run, his 17th of the year, and two RBI. The long-ball came in form of a two-run shot in the top of the ninth inning.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols is swinging a hot bat at the moment as he has homered in 5 of his last 8 games. Pujols is hitting .267 with 17 home runs and 32 RBI in 221 at-bats this season.


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Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols went 2 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-2 loss to the Yankees on Sunday. Pujols was able to follow a Mike Trout homer with one of his own in the top of first inning, but that would be all the offense the Angels would muster in the game.

Fantasy Impact: After a slow start to the season Pujols has started to turn it on. In June he is batting 9 for 25 with 4 home runs and 6 RBI. For the season he has hit .258/.307/.507 with 15 home runs and 29 RBI in 209 at-bats.


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Albert Pujols hit his 534th career home run against the Rays last night and is now tied with Jimmie Foxx for 17th All-Time.

Fantasy Impact: It's his 14th home run of the season and he actually leads the team in home runs after his two home run performance last game. That gives him three home runs in the past two games. The batting average is low but the power is still there. Next on the career home run list is Mickey Mantle at 536 followed by Mike Schmidt at 548. He should pass all of them this season.


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Albert Pujols blasted his 12th and 13th HR of the year going 3-for5 and driving in three runs with no strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: All he does is hit home runs. Pujols now has five HR's in his last five games and appears to be heating up. Still, he's not walking as much as he use to and his batting average is down so right now would probably be the best time to sell high. He still has his power but his peripherals are starting to fade.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a three-run HR against the Tigers on Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: Pujols, like most of the Angels bats, made his one hit count in the first couple innings, hitting his 11th homer of the season. The three-run blast came at the end of a five-HR party off of Detroit starter Shane Greene, with the one by Pujols being the final straw. The slugger has raised his average to a serviceable .250, and has eight homers in May. Keep him active in all formats.


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Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a single, a strikeout and left three on base in a loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: He missed some RBI opportunities in this game but a .235 batting average will tell you he's not exactly making enough contact to drive in runs like he use too. Still, he's a pretty good first baseman in most formats but he's not going to put up big numbers. Plus, the Angels offense has been struggling of late so if you have a better option you may want to sit Pujols until he shows signs of heating up.


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Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 hitting two singles and didn't strike out once in a tenth inning loss to the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Angels offense struggled and only registered five hits as a team, two of which came from Pujols. He's not having the type of year you hoped for or that the Angels are paying for but he is still a solid fantasy first baseman. He has 20 runs, 17 RBI and eight HR's but is only batting .235 this year, that should come up a little though.


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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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