Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols

1B,DH - LAA
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 37College: Maple Woods CC, MOBats: RThrows: RCountry: Dominican Republic

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Projection (?) 3.9 pts

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89%
 
ESPN
87%

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Albert Pujols knocks in a run on Monday

The Angels beat the Blue Jays 2-1 on Monday. Albert Pujols drove in the first run for the Angels in the fourth inning. He finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Fantasy Impact

Pujols is one reason why the Angels have been struggling. He is only hitting .238 right now. His exit velocity is only 86.87 mph, which is below the league average of 87.90. Pujols will be owned in most leagues based on his name, but his fantasy value has dropped drastically. With a wOBA way below his career average, this could be the beginning of the end for Pujols or it could mean he will see positive regression back to his average. Look for a more productive player at this point.

Albert Pujols off to a slow start

Albert Pujols went 0-for-2 on Sunday, dropping his batting average to an even .200. Pujols has just one home run and a .280 slugging percentage this season.

Fantasy Impact

Considering that Pujols was iffy for the start of the season, owners shouldn't panic if it takes him a few weeks to find his groove. It's worth noting that Pujols batted just .176 last April, so he may just be a slow starter at this point. Given his recent history, it might not be a bad idea to bench Pujols for a bit, until he shows that he's ready to kick things into the next gear.

Dan Harris1 week ago
Albert Pujols hits his first HR on Sunday

The Angels beat the Mariners in a high-scoring game on Sunday, and they did it by scoring seven runs in the ninth inning. The Angels won 10-9 to advance to 5-2 on the season. Albert Pujols had his best day at the plate this year and hit a solo shot in the ninth inning to help the Angels pull off a crazy comeback victory! Pujols finished 2-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored.

Fantasy Impact

Pujols was off to a slow start this year, but he still holds value in many fantasy leagues. Pujols hit 31 HR last season and is projected for 26 in 2017. Look for the veteran to push for the 30 mark though. He holds more value in points leagues and DFS than category leagues.

Albert Pujols goes 0-for-3 in the Angels' season opener

The Angels were doubled up by the Athletics on Monday. Albert Pujols did not do much with his bat. He finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout.

Fantasy Impact

Pujols is not as consistent as he once was, but he still has power potential. He holds more value in DFS than season-long leagues. He finished last season with .268 average, but 31 HR. Pujols should be owned in most leagues, but he should only be used as a situational guy or off-day fill-in. He does most of his damage against right-handed pitching.

Albert Pujols questionable for Opening Day

While Albert Pujols' rehab is on schedule, Angels' GM Billy Eppler was not prepared to say that Pujols is ready for Opening Day. Pujols had foot surgery in December and the 37-year-old DH is looking to be healthy for 2017. He had a .780 OPS in 2016.

Fantasy Impact

There was a key statement made in the news section; Pujols is the DH for the Angels, as CJ Cron and the newly-acquired Luis Valbuena will be manning first base in Los Angeles this season. While not worrying about playing the field, Pujols can continue to mash the ball, as he has 71 home runs over the last two seasons. While 71 home runs over the last two seasons looks good, his injury history is poor over his Angels' tenure and a serious foot injury for an aging slugger could sap his power. There is no reason to take Pujols off of your draft board, but move him down a round or two.

Chris Zolli13 weeks ago