Sports are always a topic of debate, and baseball is no exception. If you are a fan, you will undoubtedly have been asked at sometime if you think that the best hitter you’ve ever seen is Albert Pujols.
To keep the debate modern and up to date, we shall only compare Pujols with players we are familiar with from the past thirty years. this puts a modern spin on things since it’s so hard to compare modern day players to ones who we were never alive to see.
Today’s baseball bears little resemblance to the game that was played in past eras, so a comparison between Albert Pujols and Willie Mays for example just doesn’t stand up. The game has simply changed too much in order to make a reasonable determination in that regard. only players from the modern game could be compared.
Would Albert Pujols have been so formidable in a different era? How would Ted Williams have played in today’s game? These questions are unanswerable, so let’s just look at what Pujols has going for him in the modern game.
His standard of play now is awesome, and the prospect that Pujols could improve even more is mouth watering. Just shy of his 30th birthday, there are seasons ahead for Pujols to keep up his consistent form and establish himself as one of the modern day greats. this should very well happen if history is any sort of an indicator. no one, simply no one, has been as consistently great as Pujols has during the course of his entire career – spanning all the way back to his rookie season in 2002.
Albert Pujols has a career average that is capable of winning a league. His overall average is an amazing.334. His second season brought about the lowest average of.312 and his worst since has been .327. Pujols is an MLB player and has now played 9 seasons in this league. During 5 of those he has hit 40 home runs. The lowest amount he has ever hit in a season is 32; this is an outstanding stat by anyone’s standards.
There are many for’s in the debate about Pujols being a terrific hitter, and, so far, no against’s. each year his consistency is awesome and it’s hard to believe now that anyone can take his place as the best batsman we will have ever seen.