In his final season, Albert Pujols put on a show.
Back with the St. Louis Cardinals to ride off into the sunset with Yadier Molina, Pujols hit 24 home runs and hit for a .270 average, helping lead the Cards to a 93-win season which netted them a division title.
Pujols even hit his 700th career home run.
Now, as voting for the All-MLB Team gets underway, Pujols is up for consideration as one of the candidates for the designated hitter position.
Best of the best!
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Pujols Earns All-MLB Team Nomination
At 42, Pujols proved he still had something left in the tank.
Originally signed to be somebody who could start against left-handed pitchers, Pujols had a tough first half and was hitting .189 as late as July 6.
But in typical Albert fashion, he got hot again and had a second half for the ages, hitting 20 total home runs and ultimately reaching 700 for his career.
Thanks to his surge, Pujols eventually became the full-time designated hitter for the Cardinals and was once again a bat that the Cardinals could count on at all times.
The top vote-getters will all be split into two teams.
Goldschmidt and Arenado are sure to be on the All-MLB Team.
It may be a bit of a stretch for Pujols, but the slugger certainly had a season to remember in what ended up being his last ride.