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Los Angeles Angels AL West
Albert Pujols • #5 • 1B
Status:Off season (on 40-man roster)
Ht/Wt:6'3", 235 lbs.
Born:Jan 16, 1980 (40 yrs) in Santo Domingo, DOM
Hometown:Independence, MO
Experience:19 years
Drafted:Drafted by St. Louis in 1999 (13/402).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2011.
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Scouting Report
Is every pitcher's nightmare at the plate: incredibly patient, shows pinpoint strike-zone judgment and has a smooth, compact swing with great power. As consistent and unflappable as they come, he also surprises with the odd stolen base. Is also incredibly durable. Can make his share of mistakes fielding first base and is in decline defensively. Is prone to hitting slumps from time to time. After several years of playing nearly every day, he is starting to slow down a little bit in terms of injury and his dominance against pitchers.
Long Range Potential: All-time great slugger in decline.
Career Honors & Awards
League Honor Description
NL Most Valuable Player Award 2009, 2008, 2005
NL Hank Aaron Award 2009, 2003
NL Rookie of the Year 2001
Roberto Clemente Man of the Year 2008
NL Silver Slugger 2010, 2009, 2008, 2004, 2003, 2001
NL Rawlings Gold Glove Award 2010, 2006
MLB Players Choice Awards - Player of the Year 2003
NL Players Choice Awards - Outstanding Player 2003
NL Players Choice Awards - Rookie of the Year 2001
MLB Players Choice Awards - Man of the Year 2006
NL National League Championship - Most Valuable Player 2004
MLB Named to the All-Star Game 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2001
Midwest League (A) Most Valuable Player 2000
Midwest League (A) Prospect of the Year 2000
Midwest League (A) All-Star Team 2000
Class A- All-Star Team 2000
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