Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Man Crush- Albert Pujols

I love the Philadelphia Phillies. I have an unhealthy obsession with the Philadelphia Phillies. I named my first born after a Phillies player, but there's something about Albert Pujols that I simply can't resist. He's amazing, and amazing is an understatement. He's been in the majors for 8 seasons now (currently in season 9), and he's already cemented his place in history as one of the best hitters of all-time.

Career So Far:
*967 runs scored. He would have 8 straight seasons of 100+ runs, but he fell one short in 2007 scoring only 99.

*1554 hits, with no fewer than 177 in a season.

*346 doubles, twice hitting 51.

*326 homeruns, with no fewer than 32 in a season.

*1002 rbi, and has cleared 103 rbi in all 8 full seasons thus far.

*.335 batting average, never batting below .314 (ranks 23rd all-time).

*48 stolen bases, a very smart base runner that takes the extra base when the occasion arises.

*1.051 OPS, that's astronomical (ranks 5th all-time).

*Has 202 more walks (712) than strikeouts (510).

*In 53 postseason games- .323 avg, 1.021 OPS, 10 dbl, 13 hr, 39 r, and 35 rbi.

He's won 2 MVP's, finished 2nd 3 times, and finished 9th or better in the balloting every season. Has 4 Silver Slugger Awards, 1 Gold Glove, and is a 7 time all-star.

What's not to love?

Pujols really does hit everything.

Link Love:
*Major League Jerk thinks OSU should be a better collegiate football team with all the players drafted from there.

*The World of Isaac has a photo of a chesty Russian tennis player...don't worry it's a girl.

*No Guts, No Glory has visual evidence of father pimping his daughter out of BoSox Jacoby Ellsbury.

*Bootlegger Sports focuses on JC Romero's lawsuit against the company that made the supplement that caused him to fail a drug test, get suspended 50 games, and pay a $1M+ fine.


tamtam said...

i cant say that im a pujols fan, but my god! if only that man played for the sox. he'd be a fine replacement for that old gasbag paul konerko (sorry paulie, but its time for you to go...)

GM-Carson said...

Konerko is a good guy, and has had solid production throughout his MLB career, but his best years are behind him.

Pujols is a beast. I pray to God that his name/body remain clean and not a word about enhancements is said in a damning way about him.

YouGabSports said...

Pujols has been a monster thus far in his career. Many people talk about Manny Ramirez being one of the best right-handed hitters the game has ever seen, but Pujols has been just as good, with less protection throughout the early years of his career.

Burton said...

I know it sounds like I am jumping on the Pujols bandwagon, but
I practically worship the guy.
I agree YouGab, Pujols is a better player, and has better sportsmanship than Ramirez. I'm glad GM_Carson has put into words the feeling I, too, have had for Pujols.

Bradley said...

Albert Pujols...RULES.

Nuff said!