Albert Pujols Fantasy Baseball Hitter
Albert Pujols is arguably the best player in Major League Baseball today. The 27 year old entered the major leagues in 2001. Since that time, he has led the majors in runs, RBI's, bases totalled and extra bases hit. Albert Pujols also places second in home runs and batting average over that time.
The right-handed hitting first baseman is the quickest to ever hit 250 homers, and is the first player since Ted Williams to start a career with 6 seasons of 100 RBIs.
Albert Pujols is also a skilled fielder, winning the NL Golden Glove for first base in 2006. Albert Pujols led his team to a World series championship the same year.
Why Draft Albert Pujols?
At 27, Albert Pujols is in the prime of his career. He is simply the most consistent performer in the major leagues right now. Draft Albert, put him in the lineup and expect production all year long.
Albert Pujols started slowly, but that only means he will heat up and even things out by the end of the year. Don't dare take Pujols out of the lineup for anything short of an injury. These things even out, and when Albert gets going, he will.
Albert Pujols - A Character Guy
Albert is a character guy. He is a major contributor in the community and has his own foundation. Pujols's son was born with Down Syndrome, so that Albert and his wife run a foundation for children with the condition. He is respected in St. Louis for his work in the community and will probably become one of the most well-loved St. Louis figures in that city's rich sports history.
Of course, that hardly matters to a someone drafting Pujols to their fantasy roster. The point is, Pujols is a stand-up, character player, so you don't have to worry about him doing something stupid in the middle of the season to screw up your team.
Posted July 7, 2007.