An Interesting Stat Vis a Vis Albert Pujols

Alex Fritz, a St. Louis Cardinals’ fan tweeted a very interesting statistic recently that bolsters my argument that signing Albert Pujols is a smart move by the Angels. Fritz added together all the plate appearances by Hall of Fame batters from ages 32-41, the latter being Pujols’ age when his new contract runs out. The aggregate production us a .291 batting average, .365 on-base percentage, and a .441 slugging percentage. Those are mighty good numbers and indicate that Pujols will still be a productive player at the end of his contract. Will he be worth $25 million a season by age 41? Not likely, but if he leads the Angels to a couple of World Series’ titles, no one in Los Angeles will care.

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About Austin Gisriel

You know the guy that records a baseball game from the West Coast in July and doesn't watch it until January just to see baseball in the winter? That's me. I'm a writer always in search of a good story, baseball or otherwise.
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