Fantasy: Pujols a Riskier Option Than Most Realize

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Fantasy: Pujols a Riskier Option Than Most Realize
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The idea that Albert Pujols, nine-time All-Star and three-time MVP, carries any risk at all is an entirely new concept. He has been widely regarded as a first-round fantasy pick for the past decade, and more often than not he has been considered top-three, if not No. 1. All told, popular opinion on the slugger hasn't changed much in 2013. He ranks as the No. 5 player in ESPN live draft results, and he ranks seventh overall in ESPN's staff rankings. In other words, he's being drafted like he's still elite. Of course, the trouble with treating Pujols like he's still elite is that, well, he's not.

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