Albert Pujols
DH LAA
4 days ago

The Angels hope Pujols can play first base two days a week in 2018 in order to get Shohei Ohtani starts at designated hitter, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He reportedly feels great and has shed a walking boot that he was wearing earlier this winter. Even so, Pujols is unlikely to be even average defensively at first base at this stage in his career, but the Angels need to get creative in order to get Ohtani's bat in the lineup when he is not pitching. Pujols is coming off by far the worst offensive season of his career, hitting .241/.286/.386 with 23 home runs in 636 plate appearances. He played just six games at first base last season, but it sounds like he is on track to regain eligibility there in most formats.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Friday's 6-5 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners may have done a double take when they saw a stolen base attached to Pujols' stat line. The 37-year-old has actually chipped in three steals this season, which is impressive considering he owns the 14th-worst speed score (2.1 SpD) among all qualified batters (stat provided by fangraphs.com). The unexpected thievery was a cherry on top of a renaissance month at the plate for Pujols, who is hitting .305 with two home runs and 17 RBI through 25 September starts.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 6-5 loss to the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols continues his September swoon, batting .323 with two homers and 14 RBI through 16 games. It has been an up-and-down season for the aging slugger, but his recent hot streak has given him fantasy value down the stretch.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-3 with a walk and his 22nd home run of the season in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

While this was the veteran slugger's first homer of the month, he has maintained his hot-hitting ways since returning from a minor knee injury Sept. 8. Pujols is batting .419 (18-for-43) with 13 RBI through 11 September starts, numbers that should help fantasy owners in almost any format down the stretch.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols (knee) is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols received a lubricating injection during Thursday's off day, and looks to be ready to go for Friday's series opener following a couple days of rest. The 37-year-old will bat fourth and hit out of the DH spot against Mike Leake. Over his past six games, Pujols has gone 13-for-26 with a pair of home runs and 14 RBI.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols received a lubricating injection in his left knee Thursday, and could return to the lineup for Friday's series opener against the Mariners, Pedro Moura of The Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols was cleared to play by Dr. Steve Yoon after being diagnosed with a bone bruise that forced him to take a seat during Wednesday's game. With a scheduled day off Thursday, the 37-year-old is afforded a little extra rest, but remains day-to-day for the time being.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols is dealing with knee soreness but is expected to be ready for Friday's game against the Mariners, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols was withheld from Wednesday's lineup and is scheduled to receive treatment on his sore knee. Fortunately for the 37-year-old slugger, the Angels have Thursday off, so he'll have an extra to rest. At this point in time, it's expected that he'll be ready to return Friday, but he should be considered day-to-day until then.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols is out of the lineup Wednesday against the A's, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wednesday will mark Pujols' first absence from the lineup since Aug. 16. In the time since, he's played in 18 games and hit .325 with an .876 OPS and 21 RBI. Mike Trout will serve as the Angels' DH on Wednesday while Eric Young heads to center field.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
3 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a pair of RBI in Tuesday's 8-7 win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols has been on a tear over his last six contests, batting .500 (13-for-26) with two home runs and a whopping 14 RBI over that span. The 37-year-old's inconsistent hitting has limited his fantasy value, but it is hard to ignore the slugger's current hot streak at such a pivotal point of the season, regardless of league size.

Albert Pujols
DH LAA
4 months ago

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a pair of two-run home runs in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols reminded Kendall Graveman that he still has some gas left the tank in the twilight stage of his 13-year career. Wednesday's outburst followed a rough 6-for-29 (.207) stretch with no RBI over his last seven contests, presenting fantasy owners with a clear picture of his feast-or-famine production this season.