Albert Pujols: Is Anyone Better?

Adam LindemerSenior Analyst IMay 1, 2009

Albert Pujols: Is Anyone Better?

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 06:  :  :  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals takes a swing against the Pittsburgh Pirates during Opening Day on April 6, 2009  at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4

2001: NL Rookie of the Year

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    JUPITER, FL - MARCH 02:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals follows through on a single against the Florida Marlins during a Spring Training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2008 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

2002: Not Quite the MVP Yet

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    JUPITER, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stretches before taking on the Florida Marlins during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium February 25, 2009 in Jupiter, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

2003: Coming Up Short Again

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 15:  Infielder lbert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals in action during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 15, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Diamondbacks 12-7.  (Photo by Christian P

2004: Not Second, but Third This Time

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    NEW YORK - JULY 15:  Albert Pujols #5 of the National League All-Stars runs the bases against the American League All-Stars during the 79th MLB All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15, 2008 in New York, New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

2005: Finally the NL MVP

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals follows through on his swing during the MLB game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 9, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals defeated the Pirates 2-1.  (Photo by

2006: A Gold Glove in the Trophy Case

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 1: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals fields the ball against the Colorado Rockies during Opening Day on April 1, 2008 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.    (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

2007: An Off Year

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    CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 19: First baseman Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals plays in the dirt at first base during a pitching change against the Chicago Cubs at the Wrigley Field on September 19, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Boehm/

2008: NL MVP Once Again

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 07:  First baseman Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Houston Astros during the second  inning on April 7, 2008 at Minute Maid Park In Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

He's Only 29!!

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 06:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals is walked as catcher Ryan Doumit #41 of the Pittsburgh Pirates signals the walk during Opening Day on April 6, 2009  at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeate

Season Averages

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    ST. LOUIS - APRIL 9: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals stands at second base during the MLB game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 9, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri.  The Cardinals defeated the Pirates 2-1.  (Photo by Dilip V

2009: What's in Store for Albert?

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    ST. LOUIS, MO - APRIL 23: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds the bases after hitting his second home run of the game against the New York Mets on April 23, 2009 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals beat the Mets 12-8.  (P

A Look Into the Future

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    PHOENIX - APRIL 15:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats looks on from the dugout during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on April 15, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Diamondbacks 12-7.  (Photo by

There's More to Pujols Than Just Numbers

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