If there is a better hitter in baseball than Albert Pujols please report to the office immediately.
Only twenty-six years old, the same as Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, and already five full major league seasons under his belt. A base hit every third time he stands in. One home run roughly every fifteen AB’s or every fifth hit. Less than one strikeout per every nine plate appearances, remarkable for a power hitter. And get this: the guy stole sixteen bases in 2005, an uptrend from the five he stole in both 2003 and 2004.
And let’s not forget one more item: no one in baseball strikes more fear in the opposing pitcher every time he walks to the plate with the exception of Barry Bonds.
All hail King Albert, in town for two more nights.