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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||620.00||26.00||.273||100.00||86.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City||23||5||0|| .296|| .261|| .217|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||35||7||1|| .429||.222||.200|
|vs RHP||477||131||22|| .331|| .476|| .275|
|12/26/2014||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA||Marcus Stroman, SP TOR|
|12/26/2014||Kyle Seager, 3B SEA|
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
Fernando Rodney, RP SEA
Jose Quintana, SP CHW
Alexei Ramirez, SS CHW
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Tanner Roark, SP WAS
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
Rick Porcello, SP BOS
Jimmy Rollins, SS LAD
Salvador Perez, C KC
|Jake Peavy, SP SF|
James Paxton, SP SEA
Collin McHugh, SP HOU
Buster Posey, C SF
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Dustin Pedroia, 2B BOS
Joe Nathan, RP DET
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Shelby Miller, SP ATL
Hanley Ramirez, SS BOS
Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL
|12/26/2014||Taylor Lindsey, SS SD|
Brian McCann, C NYY
Brian Goodwin, CF WAS
|Albert Pujols, 1B LAA|
|Last 10 Games|
Healthy Albert Pujols hitting well for Angels
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Albert Pujols entered spring training feeling healthy this season, and it's showing at the plate.
Pujols is hitting .326 with four home runs, for the Angels this spring, with all the homers coming in the last six games.
"You could tell the difference when you're in good health, and he is right now," shortstop Erick Aybar said of Pujols, per MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.
"His lower half looks strong; as strong as I've seen it over the last few years," third baseman David Freese agreed.
"He's certainly in great shape, and he's moving well," manager Mike Scioscia said.
Angels 1B Albert Pujols: Bring on the shift
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/27/15) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols found himself batting against the shift more than any other player in 2014, but he said Friday he's happy to take on the altered defensive alignment, MLB.com reports.
"They think they're screwing with your mind, but actually it's worse because they're telling you how they're going to pitch to you," Pujols said. "So actually it's the opposite. It's helping a hitter to know how they're going to pitch to you."
Pujols also said his right knee, on which he underwent arthroscopic surgery in 2012, finally feels good again.
"Just crossing my fingers," Pujols said. "It's a long season."
Pujols hit .272/.324/.466 with 28 home runs and 105 RBI in 633 at-bats in 2014.
Angels 1B Albert Pujols could retire if daughter makes Olympics
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(2/22/15) For Angels first baseman Albert Pujols, family comes first.
If Pujols' daughter, Sophia, reaches the 2020 Olympics in gymnastics, that could be the year he retires.
"That might have to be the year I retire," Pujols said, via the Los Angeles Times. "You can put that in the paper, because I don't want to miss it. … Either that, or they'll have to put me on the disabled list for two weeks."
Pujols is 35 and will be 40 by the time that comes. Pujols' daughter is 9 and considered to be a high-caliber gymnast.
Pujols' 10-year, $240-million contract expires in 2021.
Angels' Albert Pujols focused on having productive 2015 season
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/11/14) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is looking forward to the offseason since he feels it will present a chance to build up his strength after the two previous offseasons he had to deal with injury issues.
Even though Pujols said he wasn't bothered by his right knee or left foot in 2014, he added his right side hasn't been at full strength since the 2012 season, according to MLB.com.
"The thing that I'm excited about is just to get my leg strong," Pujols said. "I think that's something I'm going to be able to do this year."
Pujols is confident he will be able to have a productive season in 2015, even at 35 years old. But he added the key is making sure his right knee is at full strength. Pujols underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee leading up to the 2013 season.
"You just never know until you come to spring training and start the season, but I'm pretty sure it's going to help me a lot more," Pujols said. "It was a good year (in 2014), but I think it could've been better. I'm going to be able to cover the plate a little bit more (in 2015). You're not going to see me [strike out] as much as I did the first couple of years here, and hopefully driving the ball a little better."
Albert Pujols hits 27th home run
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/21/14) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols clubbed his 27th home run Saturday against the Rangers.
Pujols struck in the fifth inning. With a man on, Pujols belted a 90 mph fastball out to center for the two-run shot. He would also single twice during the game. Pujols finished 3 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI.
|2014 summary: After being hobbled by plantar fasciitis that eventually shut him down in 2013, Albert Pujols turned in a relatively healthy 2014 and rebounded about as well as anyone could have hoped. True, the decline in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage continued, but with offense waning across the league, he still stood out among his peers, ranking third among first basemen in Head-to-Head points leagues and fifth in Rotisserie. |
Playing time status: Pujols hasn't been a model of health with the Angels, which is understandable for a player in his mid-30s, but he's good about playing through injuries, trying his best to do so even in 2013, when just watching him run around the bases was painful. The Angels have also taken to playing him at DH more, which should help keep him on the field.
2015 outlook: No doubt, Pujols is in the twilight of his career, but as good as he was during his prime, he's still far from washed up in Fantasy. Drafting him at face value is dangerous, both because of the mounting injury history and steady downward trend, but targeting him in the early rounds as your starting first baseman is still plenty justified. He remains one of the better home run hitters in the game, and his high contact rate should at least keep his batting average respectable.
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