Albert Pujols was arguably the best hitter in baseball before coming to the Los Angeles Angels. Ever since joining the team, he has not met expectations and his career is quickly declining.
Don’t get me wrong, Pujols still managed to smack out 30 home runs last season and he racked up 105 RBI. Those are great numbers to say the least, but his .285 batting average was the worst of his career so far. This year will likely be even worse, since he is currently batting .258.
Injuries may have something to do with his decline or the fact that he is simply getting older. He is 33 years old now.
Pujols is currently on the DL, which does not help his case or the Angels. Los Angeles has so much talent, but still manages to have a record of 49-58.
Pujols has 17 bombs on the season along with 64 RBI. Those are respectable numbers, but if Pujols does not come back from his injury, they will mark by far the worst season statistically in his career. Even if he does come back from his injury, which I am sure he will, he has to have a full recovery to be the man that he once was not too long ago.
He is still a great baseball player, but his career is quickly declining before our eyes.
With that said, he still has a lot of baseball left in him. It wasn’t long ago when he was considered the best baseball player in the MLB. Switching teams, let alone leagues is never an easy thing and that is apparent with Albert Pujols.
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