Could Albert Pujols Reach 700 Homers?

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Updated: March 13, 2017

The legacy of Albert Pujols continues in 2017, as he approaches the 600 home run mark. Currently Pujols is at 591 homers heading into the 2017 season. If healthy Pujols will easily hit the 600 homer mark, but can he accomplish 700 home runs during his career?

Pujols believes he can, and he’s probably right. The 37-year-old slugger is heading into his sixth season with the Angels. He’s signed through the 2021 season, which gives him plenty of time to reach 700 home runs.

Last season Pujols hit .268 with 31 home runs and 119 RBI in 152 games. Pujols has hit 30 home runs or more in 14 of his 16 Major League seasons. His power numbers have not decreased with age, and if they don’t he’ll easily reach 700 home runs.

If this trend continues it will only take Pujols roughly three seasons to reach 700 home runs. That means he’ll still have two years on his deal to add-on even more homers to his already fantastic career. The big question is: Can Pujols stay healthy?

He underwent surgery over the off-season to release his plantar faciitis in his right foot. Pujols has already started playing in Spring Training and does not expect to miss any time this season. Pujols has played in over 140 games every season, but the 2013 season.

He’s been a workhorse since 2001, and does not show any signs of slowing down. The Angels will likely start to ease Pujols into the DH role which could be a better fit for him. He recently had surgery, and the Halos want to get as much offense as possible from Pujols.

If Pujols can stay healthy, reaching the 700 home run total should be no problem for the soon to be Hall of Famer.

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