Miguel Cabrera vs Albert Pujols

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
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Player Year Age Runs H.R. 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 4.328
Pujols 2006 26 119 49 137 331 431 671 4.578 Pujols
Cabrera 2010 27 111 38 126 328 420 622 4.477 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 76 338 440 534 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 3.966
Cabrera 2017 34
Pujols 2014 34 89 28 105 272 324 466 4.106
Cabrera 2018
Pujols 2015 35 85 40 95 244 307 480 4.085
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Pujols 2016 36 71 31 119 268 323 457 4.094
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Pujols 2017 37
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