Baseballs Greatest Hitters of All Time

Miguel Cabrera vs. Albert Pujols

Listed below is our chart comparing the hitting seasons of Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols. We started with the 2001 rookie season of Albert Pujols and the 2004 season in the career of Miguel Cabrera, his second year, but first full season. Over past few years, we have seen Cabrera grab the headlines as the best hitter in baseball and called one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game. His 2012 Triple Crown Season,  the first in 45 years, has a magical affect on how the players hitting dominance is viewed, but our research finds his 2013 season, statistically, was actually a better hitting season. The 2012 season will also show a sharp decline in the numbers put up by Pujols. Using our rating system and comparing these two great hitters season by season, our results will clearly show that in their first thirteen seasons, Albert Pujols gets the nod over Miguel Cabrera by a decisive 9 to 4 margin.
The Top Five Hitting Seasons:   1.) Pujols -   2003 - 4.603 Points   2.) Pujols -   2006 - 4.578 Points   3.) Pujols -   2009 - 4.572 Points   4.) Pujols -   2008 - 4.553 Points   5.) Cabrera -2013 -  4.545 Points

Player
Year
Age
Runs
HR
RBI's
Avg.
OB%
Slg%
Points
Edge
Cabrera
2004
21
101
33
112
294
366
512
4.242

Pujols
2001
21
112
37
130
329
403
610
4.449
Pujols











Cabrera
2005
22
106
33
116
323
385
561
4.348

Pujols
2002
22
118
34
127
314
394
561
4.373
Pujols











Cabrera
2006
23
112
26
114
339
430
568
4.406

Pujols
2003
23
137
43
124
359
439
667
4.603
Pujols











Cabrera
2007
24
 91
34
119
320
401
565
4.355

Pujols
2004
24
133
46
123
331
415
657
4.542
Pujols











Cabrera
2008
25
 85
37
127
292
349
537
4.255

Pujols
2005
25
129
41
117
330
430
609
4.488
Pujols











Cabrera
2009
26
 96
34
103
324
396
547
4.325

Pujols
2006
26
119
49
137
331
431
671
4.578
Pujols











Cabrera
2010
27
111
38
126
328
420
622
4.474
Cabrera
Pujols
2007
27
 99
32
103
337
429
568
4.391












Cabrera
2011
28
111
30
105
344
448
586
4.465

Pujols
2008
28
100
37
116
357
462
653
4.553
Pujols











Cabrera
2012
29
109
44
139
330
393
606
4.456

Pujols
2009
29
124
47
135
327
443
658
4.572
Pujols











Cabrera
2013
30
103
44 137
348
442
636
4.545
Cabrera
Pujols
2010
30
115
42
118
312
414
596
4.430












Cabrera
2014
31
101
25
109
313
371
524
4.259
 
Pujols
2011
31
105
37
 99
299
366
541
4.275
 Pujols











Cabrera
2015
32
64
18
76
338
440
53  4.261
Cabrera
Pujols
2012
32
85
30
105
285
343
516
4.188












Cabrera
2016
33
92
38
108
316
393
563
4.527
Cabrera
Pujols
2013
33
49
17
64
258
330
437
4.151












Cabrera
2017
34








Pujols
2014
34
89
28
105
272
324
466













Cabrera
2018
35








Pujols
2015
35








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