Albert Pujols sure has been fun to watch this season.
Yesterday was no exception, as he came off the bench to hit a grand slam for career home run No. 690.
Pujols is now just 10 home runs shy of reaching the all-important 700-homer mark.
This is a guy who has had a legendary career and might just be the best right-handed hitter the game of baseball has ever seen.
He put on a show yesterday against the Colorado Rockies.
But with his recent resurgence, Pujols now finds himself back above 100 for his career WAR.
One St. Louis Cardinals fan took a screenshot of his Baseball Reference page and posted it on Twitter.
— Cards Convo ™ (@CardinalsConvo) August 19, 2022
This puts Pujols at 21st all-time in WAR for position players.
He was not off to a great start this season.
After a hot April, he cooled off in May and June and had an average of .189 entering the game on July 6.
But from then on, Pujols has kicked it up a notch and is hitting just like he used to.
In a sense, he’s turning back the clock.
In his last 30 games, he is hitting .342 with seven home runs and 18 RBI.
For the season, Pujols has 11 home runs, 35 RBI, and an average of .258.
His farewell tour has been more than just your average farewell tour.
He has proven that he is still fully capable of producing at the big-league level and is reminding everybody why he’s one of the greatest hitters of all time.
He may be 42, but he’s saving his best for last as he draws ever closer to 700 home runs.
Being 21st all time in position player WAR isn’t too shabby either.