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Is there any question as to who would be No. 1?
Albert Pujols has been one of the best players in the Major League ever since he was drafted 402nd overall by the St Louis Cardinals.
Even though Pujols was injured last year, he still managed to put up above-average numbers. He hit .299 with 37 home runs and 99 RBI. He showed great plate discipline with 61 walks and only 58 strikeouts.
He has won the Silver Slugger award for first base six times, the last coming in 2010.
His batting production also bleeds into the postseason. Last year, when the Cardinals won the World Series, he blasted five home runs and had 16 RBI.
Not only is he one of the best hitters of his era, he can also play a mean first base.
He has won the Gold Glove twice in his career, in 2006 and 2010.
His transition to the American league will not effect his playing at all. His ability to swing the bat and hit for power and well as average will make him a force to reckon with.
His first matchup against the Tigers and the Yankees will be a must-watch as fans will see how Pujols fares against the likes of C.C. Sabathia and Justin Verlander in a non All-Star Game.