|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||590.00||28.00||.268||91.00||77.00||0.00|
|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|
|12/18/2014||Garin Cecchini, 3B BOS|
Jacob deGrom, SP NYM
Javier Baez, 2B CHC
|Albert Pujols, 1B LAA|
|12/18/2014||Prince Fielder, 1B TEX||Albert Pujols, 1B LAA|
|12/18/2014||Ryan Braun, RF MIL|
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|Justin Masterson, SP BOS|
Robert Stephenson, SP CIN
Michael Saunders, LF TOR
|Last 10 Games|
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.
Angels issue skeleton lineup for Thursday game
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/18/14) Angels top hitters Albert Pujols, Mike Trout and Howie Kendrick are three of many starters sitting Thursday against Seattle after the team clinched the division title.
Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton back in lineup Tuesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols and outfielder Josh Hamilton are back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mariners.
Pujols left Monday's game with a hamstring injury, but it won't cost him any time. Hamilton, who will be the team's designated hitter Tuesday, has been out since Sept. 4 while recovering from a right shoulder injury.
Albert Pujols exits game with hamstring issue
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/15/14) Angels first baseman Albert Pujols left Monday's game against the Mariners with a left hamstring issue, according to USA Today.
Pujols hit a bases-clearing double in the third inning and grabbed the underside of his left thigh as he approached second base, which caused him to leave the game. He is hitting .274/.328/.469 with 26 homers and 97 RBI over 595 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Tuesday.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||MIL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/6/15||COL||3:10 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ OAK||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||KC||4:10 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ CIN||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||TEX||4:10 pm|| |
|3/11/15||@ ARI||4:00 pm|| |