Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

yort1919

Albert Pujols 2013 Outlook

512 posts in this topic

Does Albert Pujols turn it up a notch this coming season? 2nd year with LAA could be a good thing. Projected numbers?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Barring another atrocious start to the season, I would anticipate something in the .295-.305 range with 35HR 115RBI close to 100 runs and hopefully a mid .900 OPS. I think expectations are down some as he has shown signs of decline but what he did from after the first month or so on is probably a good barometer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

After the slow start for almost 2 months, he became the animal he is.

June .326/.409/.568

July .330/.411/.660

Aug .312/.350/.677

Check out those slugging #s. It took him awhile to adjust to the AL, but he's still a beat.

*Played hurt in September with a bad leg, numbers slipped.

For 2013, I would be comfortable in predicting 90-100 R, 35-40 HR, 110-120 RBI, .300+ avg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He should be back to the old reliable Pujols this year. He depends on knowing every pitcher's weaknesses and how they pitch around him. He basically lost most of that advantage when he switched leagues last year. He should be much more consistent this year now that he has an idea of most of the AL pitchers that he will face this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He should be back to the old reliable Pujols this year. He depends on knowing every pitcher's weaknesses and how they pitch around him. He basically lost most of that advantage when he switched leagues last year. He should be much more consistent this year now that he has an idea of most of the AL pitchers that he will face this year.

He should be back to the old reliable Pujols this year. He depends on knowing every pitcher's weaknesses and how they pitch around him. He basically lost most of that advantage when he switched leagues last year. He should be much more consistent this year now that he has an idea of most of the AL pitchers that he will face this year.

Excellent point.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think he's going to have a monster year and could fall to you in the middle or end of the 1st. Buying. Would anyone really be that shocked if he was the #1 player this year? I wouldnt.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i'm torn. logic says he is on the downside, but in my gut i feel like he has one monster year left, and this will be it. if you get him back of the first, it's a smart pick. he may not win you the league, but he won't kill you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pujols is in the Kobe mold where if he has a down year and you count him out, no matter what his age is, he will come back and just DOMINATE. I hope his price is reasonable in my auction this year, because I think he is going to go bananas. He will also have a full season of on-base machine Mike Trout ahead of him, and as mentioned will now be more settled in as he starts his second season in LA. He will still be a 1st round pick so it's not like you will get a massive discount, but I project around .310ave/38hr/120rbi/10sb

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do you guys think for the mighty Pujols?

.290/33/110/10 sound okay?

I think he outperforms those numbers - if you take away the first month and a half he was adjusting to a new league, he had a monster 4-5 months last year. Add Hamilton to that lineup, and there's no reason to think his numbers won't go up. I think closer to .310/38/110/110/5 (I think he runs less with Hamilton behind him, we'll see). This is the first year in a while that he will be a bargain at his current ADP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do I think. One word to describe Albert, SAFE.

That's what you want in a first round pick. I would love him anywhere from picks 4-7.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm picking eighth in my H2H pts league next year, and unlike past seasons, I think it's really a great spot

What do I think. One word to describe Albert, SAFE.

That's what you want in a first round pick. I would love him anywhere from picks 4-7.

+1

I'm picking eighth in my H2H points league draft next month and for the first time in a LONG time, am thrilled with picking in the back end. Based on the likelihood of Miggy and the top 4 OFs all going in the first 6 or so picks, the fact that you are almost guaranteed a shot to nab Pujols, Votto or to a slightly lesser degree Prince in this range gives you a fantastic shot for success.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hard to throw out his first "adjustment" month, because he has started slow 2-3 years in a row now- he led the league in GIDPs in may 2011, and then struggled again in 2012 early.

I think he will have a good season, but I think last years roto line is a fair projection because i don't buy into ignoring his slow starts

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He's a wobbler.....I'm having a tough time picturing this.....Still thinks he'll be ready for the opener.

According to FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi, Albert Pujols (knee) "wobbled as he ran Wednesday."

Pujols has finally been cleared to run the bases in live games, but it's obvious to everyone who has watched him this spring that he is not at 100 percent. The 33-year-old slugger underwent knee surgery in October and is being limited to DH duties for the time being in the Cactus League. There's no timetable for his debut at first base.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What do I think. One word to describe Albert, SAFE.

That's what you want in a first round pick. I would love him anywhere from picks 4-7.

Prince Fielder is safer than Pujols. Similar upside, but you don't deal with the headache of the injury recovery or the slow start. IMO, those worries aren't worth 10 SBs, which comes out to fewer than 1 every 2 weeks if you play in H2H.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

His OBP trend is a concern for people in that kind of format.

2008: .462

2009: .443

2010: .414

2011: .366

2012: .343

BA is in similar decline -- 4 consecutive years of drops.

He's still awesome but at this point I'd rather take a guy in the first round who doesn't show this kind of slope.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember, MLB is testing for HGH this season. Previous years Pujols was such a quick healer...wonder why it's taking so long this year.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember, MLB is testing for HGH this season. Previous years Pujols was such a quick healer...wonder why it's taking so long this year.

Did you really just like your own post?

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember, MLB is testing for HGH this season. Previous years Pujols was such a quick healer...wonder why it's taking so long this year.

Did you really just like your own post?

Funny stuff. But to answer the question: he's getting older. Healing slower happens to all of us as we get older. There's no need to try and cast dirt on Albert.

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember, MLB is testing for HGH this season. Previous years Pujols was such a quick healer...wonder why it's taking so long this year.

So, yes...unfounded accusations of a guy who likes his own post. Please keep those out of here, there's a massive thread somewhere on here to make those. Or at least talk about them.

On the topic of Albert, yes, it's a bit scary he's not ready yet, but his April last year couldn't have gone any worse...As long as he's there on Opening Day, he's good to go.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just remember, MLB is testing for HGH this season. Previous years Pujols was such a quick healer...wonder why it's taking so long this year.

Did you really just like your own post?

Funny stuff. But to answer the question: he's getting older. Healing slower happens to all of us as we get older. There's no need to try and cast dirt on Albert.

Exactly. Really not hard to understand.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not good. Did you hear MLB started testing for HGH this season?

Albert Pujols is dealing with some plantar fasciitis in his left foot.

Pujols played first base for the first time this spring Tuesday, and he appears to have gotten over the hump with his surgically-repaired knee. He now has the foot issue to deal with, though Angels manage Mike Scioscia isn't concerned. Pujols might go back to the DH spot Wednesday.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Scioscia isn't concerned hey? I would be! That is a definite nagging injury. I'm not touching Pujols in R1 as a result.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites