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Yahoo Sports: How Albert Pujols has again become one of baseball's most feared hitters


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"A scout who has seen plenty of Pujols over the years said he sees a hitter back into his legs again, sturdy in the box after the leg problems of recent seasons, and so short to the ball and long through the strike zone again."

 

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-albert-pujols-has-again-become-one-of-baseball-s-most-feared-hitters-054507353.html

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It is a bit of a mystery. I'd like to think that finally his legs are healthy, but I'd really like to see how the rest of the year pans out.

 

Albert's best months as an Angel:

 

June, 2015: .355/.437/.868, 12 HR

July, 2012: .330/.411/.660, 8 HR

Aug, 2012: .312/.350/.677, 9 HR

June, 2012: .326/.409/.568, 4 HR

Mar/Apr, 2014: .279/.341/.586, 9 HR

July, 2014: .310/.350/.478, 4 HR

July, 2013: .297/.358/.473, 4 HR

 

As you can see, this month has easily been his best. The next three are all from 2012, when he was almost vintage Albert aside from an atrocious month and a half to start the year.

 

It is also worth noting that his BABIP is a career low .232, which means that he's actually been somewhat unlucky and should see his average rise. I think a .290/.350/.580 line with 40 HR is not out of the question.

 

Albert shouldn't retire.

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It is a bit of a mystery. I'd like to think that finally his legs are healthy, but I'd really like to see how the rest of the year pans out.

 

Albert's best months as an Angel:

 

June, 2015: .355/.437/.868, 12 HR

July, 2012: .330/.411/.660, 8 HR

Aug, 2012: .312/.350/.677, 9 HR

June, 2012: .326/.409/.568, 4 HR

Mar/Apr, 2014: .279/.341/.586, 9 HR

July, 2014: .310/.350/.478, 4 HR

July, 2013: .297/.358/.473, 4 HR

 

As you can see, this month has easily been his best. The next three are all from 2012, when he was almost vintage Albert aside from an atrocious month and a half to start the year.

 

It is also worth noting that his BABIP is a career low .232, which means that he's actually been somewhat unlucky and should see his average rise. I think a .290/.350/.580 line with 40 HR is not out of the question.

 

Albert shouldn't retire.

Until his next slump.

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Honestly, I think it's the crouch in his stance, reminiscent of his Cardinal days. This might have a lot to do with his healthy legs now, allowing him to feel more comfortable in that crouch. I think it allows him more plate coverage.

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Navarro our everyday 1st baseman, Pujols at DH, and Perez catching most of the games.

 

With Trout and Calhoun that gives us five decent-to-great hitters. Find another bat via trade to play LF, and we could have a nice summer.

I don't think Pujols needs to be full-time DH yet. He still has a lot of value as a fielder.

 

However, he should probably be DH'ing a couple days a week so his legs can stay healthy.

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It is a bit of a mystery. I'd like to think that finally his legs are healthy, but I'd really like to see how the rest of the year pans out.

 

Albert's best months as an Angel:

 

June, 2015: .355/.437/.868, 12 HR

July, 2012: .330/.411/.660, 8 HR

Aug, 2012: .312/.350/.677, 9 HR

June, 2012: .326/.409/.568, 4 HR

Mar/Apr, 2014: .279/.341/.586, 9 HR

July, 2014: .310/.350/.478, 4 HR

July, 2013: .297/.358/.473, 4 HR

 

As you can see, this month has easily been his best. The next three are all from 2012, when he was almost vintage Albert aside from an atrocious month and a half to start the year.

 

It is also worth noting that his BABIP is a career low .232, which means that he's actually been somewhat unlucky and should see his average rise. I think a .290/.350/.580 line with 40 HR is not out of the question.

 

Albert shouldn't retire.

 

Give him another extension IMO

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The new rallying cry.

Albert shouldn't be a full time DH, he's still very good defensively.

No Strad, I'm very happy to see what's going on with Pujols. I just think that we can save his legs long term and get sustainable future production. Albert has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Not bitching.

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No Strad, I'm very happy to see what's going on with Pujols. I just think that we can save his legs long term and get sustainable future production. Albert has been nothing short of phenomenal.

Not bitching.

Sorry I assumed when you said that Scioscia didn't have the balls to make Albert a full time DH that you were bitching, my apologies.

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