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Being on the Angels, Erick Aybar, Bobby Abreu and Vernon Wells are potential candidates to bat ahead of Pujols.
Pujols will either bat third or cleanup in the lineup. Either way, leadoff man Erick Aybar posted a .279 batting average last season, with a .322 on-base percentage.
Last season with the Cardinals, Pujols had either Ryan Theriot or Rafael Furcal ahead of him at leadoff. Theriot and Furcal both posted lower batting averages and on-base percentages than Aybar.
Another factor of having Aybar as his leadoff man is his ability to steal bases. Aybar stole 30 bases last season, while Theriot only stole four, and Furcal nine.
With Aybar's ability to get into scoring position, Pujols will have many chances to punch in more runs for the Angels this season, which could lead to Pujols earning his fourth MVP.