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It's been well documented that Albert Pujols is struggling to adapt to the American League. Most of us know he has yet to hit a homerun. After a base on balls in the 8th inning of tonight's game, he's currently in an 0-19 slump - the worst hitless streak of his career. His current batting average (.222) is lower than the millions of dollars on his contract ($240,000,000).Small sample size and all that, but Fangraphs shows Albert Pujols has also been the worst base runner in the game this year:Being a worse base runnerthan El Caballo ain't easy.Albert Pujols -2.5 BsRCarlos Lee -1.9 BsRDavid Ortiz -1.8 BsRJason Kubel -1.6 BsRNick Hundley -1.4 BsRNick Swisher -1.4 BsRJaime Garcia -1.1 BsRRamon Hernandez -1.1 BsRBuster Posey -1.0 BsRJustin Smoak -1.0 BsRAlbert Pujols is too talented to struggle this mightily for long. He'll probably hit 10 homeruns in May, and still hit over 30 on the year. After adjusting to the league, he will most certainly have a better 2013 seas...
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