2012 – Albert Pujols .285 30 HR 105 RBI & 8 SB
The 2012 season had a lot of standout performances for the Angels. It was the debut of Mike Trout who ended up winning the Rookie of the Year Award. Jered Weaver became only the seventh Angel pitcher to win 20 games in a season. These performances were noteworthy for sure, but there was one performance that trumped them all in my opinion and that was by Albert Pujols.
Albert Pujols was the biggest free-agent signing in Angels history other than Vladimir Guerrero. When he signed there were some great expectations put on him. In 2012 he met those expectations, but this was probably the only year of his 10-year deal thus far that he came close to meeting expectations.
Pujols hit .285 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs.and he also stole eight bases only being caught one time. Albert had a solid batting average (best he’s had as an Angel). Unfortunately since then it has been tough sledding ever for Pujols.