The Pendleton Panther

Pujols Wins NL MVP

Posted on: November 29, 2009

St. Louis Cardinals’ slugging first baseman Albert Pujols has won the 2009 National League MVP Award. Pujols, who won the award unanimously, led the National League in home runs, runs, and slugging percentage. He hit .327, good for third in the NL, with 47 home runs, 135 rbi’s, 124 runs, and a .658 slugging percentage. Pujols also stole 17 bases, a very high figure for a first baseman. Pujols has hit at least 30 home runs in every season in his career and has 5 seasons of 40+ home runs. This is Pujols’s second straight MVP and third overall. In my opinion, Pujols is the best player in baseball due to his ability to hit for so much power and maintain a very high batting average. He is also a very good defensive player, having won a gold-glove in 2006 and finishing second this year. Pujols is also one of the game’s best base runners despite not having blazing speed. I believe if Pujols stays healthy, he will eventually be considered as one of the greatest players in the history of baseball.

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