LA Angels of Anaheim
2015 Avg.
.239
 
Career Avg.
.316
Name  Albert Pujols
Born  1/16/1980
Height  6-3
Weight  230
Number  5
Position  1B
Bats  R
Throws  R
5/2/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is back in the lineup versus for Saturday's game
Insight: Pujols must be much better because he'll play first back and bat in his customary No. 3 spot. There had been speculation that he would miss the series in San Francisco.
 
5/1/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols was not in the lineup versus the Athletics on Thursday and is expected to miss Friday's game against San Francisco.
Insight: Pujols will probably not start over the weekend either because the Angels are headed to San Francisco, and they play real base there with no designated hitter.
 
4/30/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols told reports on Thursday his hamstring feels OK, but he is not in the lineup versus the Athletics according to the Ocean County Register.
Insight: Pujols will probably not start over the weekend either because the Angels are headed to San Francisco, and they play real base there with no designated hitter.
 
4/30/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols will add a hamstring issue to his early season woes.
Insight: Pujols is likely to miss a couple of games, but at least should avoid a trip to the DL. He's batting just .208 with a very un-Pujols-like .654 OPS.
 
4/28/2015 3:18:00 PM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has had very little success versus Athletics starting pitcher Sonny Gray in his career.
Insight: Pujols is 1-for-16 with one RBI versus Gray. That's a 0.63 batting average. Pujols' OPS against Gary is .121. It would be wise to find another first baseman for Tuesday night.
 
4/23/2015 10:31:00 AM
Description: Struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols gets a favorable matchup on Thursday.
Insight: Pujols is batting below the Mendoza Line thorugh his first 56 at-bats this season, but does have three home runs. He's a career 7-for-14 versus Oakland's Thursday starter Jesse Chavez.
 
4/22/2015 11:21:00 AM
Description: It might be time to finally sit the struggling Angels first baseman Albert Pujols.
Insight: Pujols is batting below the Mendoza Line in the first 52 at-bats this season, and against Athletics starter Sonny Gray, Pujols is just 1-for-13 in his career. Pujols does have two 2-for-4 games in the last three days, so there's always a chance he breaks out, but if owners have a better option, it is alright to sit Pujols.
 
4/19/2015 6:20:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit a solo bomb in the loss to the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Pujols went deep in the eighth to pull the Angels within one, but they didn't score again. Pujols has three home runs in 43 at-bats this season, but he is hitting just .186.
 
4/15/2015 5:49:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI in the, 10-2, blowout victory over the Rangers on Wednesday.
Insight: Pujols is still hitting just .188 this season despite the two hits Wednesday, so he is off to a very slow start. He singled in the second and sixth to score a run in each inning. Pujols came around to score in those frames as well.
 
4/12/2015 6:34:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 2-for-3 Sunday against Kansas City.
Insight: He had a double and a homer, and now has two home runs and three RBIs through six games this season.
 
4/8/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is a career .185 hitter against Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.
Insight: Both Pujols and Mike Trout struggle against Iwakuma, so expect a nice start from the Mariners starter. Pujols is 1-for-6 with two walks and a strikeout in two games this season.
 
9/22/2014 2:02:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is a career .438 hitter (7-for-16) with three home runs against Oakland right-hander Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Pujols has rebounded nicely in 2014 to bat .275 with 27 HR and 101 RBI. He's no longer "superstar Albert Pujols," but he's still pretty good.
 
9/21/2014 9:01:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had a big night to get to the 100 RBI plateau, on Saturday.
Insight: Although his second half of the season (.268 BA, 7 HR, 36 RBI) has not been as good as the first half (.279BA, 20 HR, 64 RBI), Pujols has rebounded nicely in 2014. While he will never be the player he once was, Pujols is still a major threat at the plate, and will continue to be over the next couple of seasons.
 
9/16/2014 6:04:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left last night's game with a left hamstring cramp. UPDATE: Pujols is in the Angels lineup Tuesday.
Insight: He had a bases-clearing double in the third inning, but seemed to come up lame on his way to second base. The news coming out of Los Angeles is that they are calling it just a cramp, which would be great news. Consider Pujols day-to-day.
 
9/8/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and three runs scored as the Angels defeat the Indians, 12-3, on Monday.
Insight: Pujols had a big day at the plate on Sunday, recording his 2,500th career hit and scoring his 1.500th career run. Monday was his third straight multi-hit game. Over that stretch, he is hitting .571 (8-for-14) with two home runs, two doubles and seven RBI.
 
9/6/2014 10:53:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols recorded his 2,500th career hit on Saturday in the Angels' 8-5 victory over the Twins.
Insight: The record-setting hit was a go-ahead two-run double in the top of the ninth. Pujols also had a home run and reached 1,500 career runs in the game. Pujols is the 16th player to reach the 2,500 hits, 500 home runs and 1,500 run clubs in his career. Pujols is batting .274 with 25 home runs and 87 RBI this year.
 
9/5/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been very successful when facing Minnesota right-hander Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: In 22 career at-bats, Pujols is batting .545 with three homers and 10 RBI. he's batting .271 with 24 HR and 83 RBI this season. Nice numbers, but hardly the Pujols we remember from years past.
 
8/30/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has gone 6-for-13 (.462) in his career against A's starter Jeff Samardzija.
Insight: Pujols went 2-for-4 with a home run on Friday. In August, the first baseman is hitting .291 with four home runs and 15 RBI.
 
8/28/2014 11:02:00 AM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Wednesday's game after fouling a ball of his calf, but is probable for Thursday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Pujols went 4-for-11 in the three-game series with Miami, but without an extra-base hit. Both the Angels and fantasy owners need him to provide more power.
 
Hot8/6/2014 12:28:00 PM
Description: Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has hit .345 with 10 doubles, four homers, 20 RBI and a .920 OPS in his last 28 games.
Insight: Pujols went 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and two RBI Tuesday against the Dodgers, snapping a 21-game home run drought in the process. He's hit just seven home runs in his last 60 games.