Albert Pujols Stats
Albert Pujols' statistics are perhaps the best of the modern generation. The St. Louis Cardinals are a storied franchise with many Hall of Famer players, and outside of Stan Musial, Pujols stands far above them all. Even compared to ‘Stan the man’, Pujols’ statistics stand up and even exceed the production of the Cardinals franchise's greatest player.
- Comparisons with greatness: Over a 162 game average, Stan Musial batted .331 with a .417 on-base percentage and 25 home runs and 104 RBI’s. Stan Musial played ten years at first base, and though he was a good first baseman, his statistics do not compare with Albert Pujols’ over the same sample size. Musial did league the league in assists in 1958 and did range in the top five in range factor at first base four times. Over Pujols’ career, his average statistics for a 162 game season are 42 home runs, a .330 batting average, 128 RBI’s and an on-base percentage of .424.
- Pujols’ statistics are staggering to say the least. At the age of 30, Albert Pujols compares to seven current Hall of Fame playersthat were the same age including Jimmie Foxx, Frank Robinson, Lou Gehrig, Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews. This is elite company even by Hall of Fame standards. Pujols’ statistics even shine during post-season play. Through 56 games, Pujols’ batting average is .322 and his on-base percentage is .431 with 13 home runs.
- Great in the field: Batting is not Pujols’ only claim to fame, he has Gold Glove awards in 2006 and 2010 and has led the league in putouts four times, and assists three times. According to modern advanced statistics, Pujols led the National League six times in Range Factor for first baseman and is the active leader among current players.
- Albert Pujols was drafted in the 13th round of the 1999 amateur draft and is currently in the final year of his contract with the St. Louis Cardinals.