Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 week ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger sandwiched the All-Star break with a pair of solo homers, bringing his season total up to 14. Pujols value has been hampered by a .241 batting average, but he has still generating power and an ability to drive in runs (55 RBI) in the heart of the Angels order. The 37-year-old should continue to be a good source of RBI in the second half with the return of Mike Trout to the lineup.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 weeks ago

Pujols went 1-for-2 with a homer and two walks Sunday in Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols' 407-foot first-inning solo shot off Yu Darvish is all the offense the Angels needed in this 3-0 win. The 37-year-old Pujols is putting up career-lows across the board with his .241/.288/.387 line, but his 13 homers in 83 games show that the future Hall-of-Famer still can't be taken lightly. Two of those long balls have come in the past five contests after he went 14 without one.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 weeks ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run -- the 603rd of his career -- in Tuesday's loss to the Twins.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran slugger has been quiet since hitting his historic 600th homer June 3, slashing a meager .209/.246/.318 in 28 games. At 37 years old, a decline in production was to be expected, and we are seeing it happen to one of the game's greats before our very eyes. Outside of Pujols' ability to drive in runs effectively (51 RBI) and the occasional long ball (12 homers), he isn't providing enough to warrant consideration in standard fantasy formats, especially if he lacks first base eligibility.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
4 weeks ago

Pujols is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

The Angels are without a DH for the second straight game, giving Pujols a chance to get a rest day following his start at first base Monday. The 37-year-old has played in every game this month, despite posting an batting average of .208 during that stretch, so expect him back in the No. 3 hole when the team returns home Wednesday.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 month ago

Pujols went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a pair of runs in Saturday's win over the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

The aging slugger has seen his production dip at the plate this season, slashing a career-worst .240/.287/.394 through 275 plate appearances. His placement in the heart of the Angels lineup has kept his fantasy value afloat with high RBI totals (48 RBI ranks 11th in the league), but his lack of a defensive position in most formats handcuffs his owners and limits their roster flexibility. Pujols still carries name value, but his declining skills at the plate make him a feast-or-famine fantasy option.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
1 month ago

Pujols went 1-for-5 with a solo home run during Sunday's win over Houston.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran is morphing into even more of a feast-or-famine hitter of late and has just two multi-hit games through his past 18 outings for a .224/.280/.463 slash line. He's collected five homers and 13 RBI during that span, but his .686 OPS for the campaign is still well below the .783 mark he posted over the past four seasons. Father Time appears to be finally catching up to Pujols.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

After smacking his 600th career home run on a grand slam Saturday, Pujols will be awarded a routine day off in the series finale. Luis Valbuena will serve as the Angels' designated hitter for the day, opening a spot in the lineup for C.J. Cron at first base.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 6-3 loss to Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The solo shot inched the 37-year-old closer to the historic 600-homer mark. His power (.395 slugging percentage) hasn't emerged yet this season, but he has been providing value to fantasy owners with 35 RBI. That said, Pujols could see a slight drop in run production with Mike Trout (thumb) being sidelined for 6-8 weeks.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Pujols likely would be in the lineup for the series finale if the DH spot was available, but manager Mike Scioscia will give the former MVP a day off following back-to-back days in the field. Jefry Marte will check in at first base in place of Pujols.

Albert Pujols
1B/DH LAA
2 months ago

Pujols is batting cleanup and starting at first base Friday against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

It will mark just the third time this season Pujols has started at first base, but the Angels prefer to keep his bat in the lineup as much as possible. The 37-year-old is hitting .265 with three home runs and 12 RBI this month.