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Postby mikhayl » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:09 am

Philliebuster wrote:This is why Pujols is better than anyone alive...he doesn't slump 8-o :

He's had one month in his entire career that wouldn't be considered at least pretty decent, and that was July 2001, his rookie year. In that month, Pujols hit .241 with a .333 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage, four homers and 12 RBIs.

Pujols' second-worst month, though, is probably a month that a whole lot of players would be pleased to have. That would be May 2002, when he hit .272/.348/.456 with five homers and 11 RBIs. And beyond those two, the others are all pretty remarkable. It's just another way to look at what has been an incredible career.


That's why he should've been the #1 pick in every single H2H league the past 2 years. If you took ARod first in your H2H this year, you should really be kicking yourself.

I've never seen anyone so consistent. The guy's a freak.
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Postby josebach » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:50 am

mikhayl wrote:
Philliebuster wrote:This is why Pujols is better than anyone alive...he doesn't slump 8-o :

He's had one month in his entire career that wouldn't be considered at least pretty decent, and that was July 2001, his rookie year. In that month, Pujols hit .241 with a .333 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage, four homers and 12 RBIs.

Pujols' second-worst month, though, is probably a month that a whole lot of players would be pleased to have. That would be May 2002, when he hit .272/.348/.456 with five homers and 11 RBIs. And beyond those two, the others are all pretty remarkable. It's just another way to look at what has been an incredible career.


That's why he should've been the #1 pick in every single H2H league the past 2 years. If you took ARod first in your H2H this year, you should really be kicking yourself.


Pujols has finished behind A-Rod in 4 of the last 5 years including last year. Add the fact that 3B is more shallow than 1B, A-Rod was the clear cut first round pick in this year's draft IMO. I congratulate you for having 20/20 hindsight.
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Postby WittyC » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:08 pm

josebach wrote:
mikhayl wrote:
Philliebuster wrote:This is why Pujols is better than anyone alive...he doesn't slump 8-o :

He's had one month in his entire career that wouldn't be considered at least pretty decent, and that was July 2001, his rookie year. In that month, Pujols hit .241 with a .333 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage, four homers and 12 RBIs.

Pujols' second-worst month, though, is probably a month that a whole lot of players would be pleased to have. That would be May 2002, when he hit .272/.348/.456 with five homers and 11 RBIs. And beyond those two, the others are all pretty remarkable. It's just another way to look at what has been an incredible career.


That's why he should've been the #1 pick in every single H2H league the past 2 years. If you took ARod first in your H2H this year, you should really be kicking yourself.


Pujols has finished behind A-Rod in 4 of the last 5 years including last year. Add the fact that 3B is more shallow than 1B, A-Rod was the clear cut first round pick in this year's draft IMO. I congratulate you for having 20/20 hindsight.


Pujols is also five years younger than A-Rod. I certainly didn't think either one was a "clear cut" #1 (I assume that's what you actually meant to say), but I gave Pujols the edge based on his youth and consistency. They'll still most likely finish 1-2, but the margin looks like it will be larger than it has in the past.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:08 pm

josebach wrote:
mikhayl wrote:
Philliebuster wrote:This is why Pujols is better than anyone alive...he doesn't slump 8-o :

He's had one month in his entire career that wouldn't be considered at least pretty decent, and that was July 2001, his rookie year. In that month, Pujols hit .241 with a .333 on-base percentage, .460 slugging percentage, four homers and 12 RBIs.

Pujols' second-worst month, though, is probably a month that a whole lot of players would be pleased to have. That would be May 2002, when he hit .272/.348/.456 with five homers and 11 RBIs. And beyond those two, the others are all pretty remarkable. It's just another way to look at what has been an incredible career.


That's why he should've been the #1 pick in every single H2H league the past 2 years. If you took ARod first in your H2H this year, you should really be kicking yourself.


Pujols has finished behind A-Rod in 4 of the last 5 years including last year. Add the fact that 3B is more shallow than 1B, A-Rod was the clear cut first round pick in this year's draft IMO. I congratulate you for having 20/20 hindsight.


In mikhayl's defense he said the #1 pick in h2h. He has a valid point - ARod seems to put up a lot of his numbers in bunches. If one of those bunches comes in the playoffs then you're golden...if it doesn't though you'd be much better off having Pujols that just hits week in and week out.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:12 pm

Mustangs989 wrote:I would guess McGwire's 1998 season is what Tav is talking about. If not I have no idea.


My thoughts as well.
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Postby mikhayl » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:12 pm

josebach wrote:Pujols has finished behind A-Rod in 4 of the last 5 years including last year. Add the fact that 3B is more shallow than 1B, A-Rod was the clear cut first round pick in this year's draft IMO. I congratulate you for having 20/20 hindsight.


Age, consistency, and a dramatic increase in SBs the 2nd half were enough for me to rank Pujols #1 for H2H.
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Postby WittyC » Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:18 pm

SI ran a story from BP that was pretty interesting about Pujols' first five seasons from an historic perspective. I don't know if it's been linked to on this board before, but...

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Pretty interesting read. ;-D
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