Player Profile: Albert Pujols
Update – 1.24.2013Bat – Marucci AP5 Low Density Maple
- From gameusedbats.com.
The photo above is of a bat from Pujols’ 2010 season, but he’s still swinging the AP5. The version he swings now is a low density maple, and the only difference we saw from an March 2012 bat is the weight is 1/10th of an ounce heavier (31.8 oz, photo below).
It’s not easy to see, but the number on the right is 1-8, a 34 inch, 31.8 oz bat.Batting Gloves – Nike Show Elite Pujols GB0261 (available in white/blue at Dakota Sports)
At home, Pujols is wearing the same Nike Show Elite white on white gloves with a red swoosh. For away games, now, he is wearing the same style with a blue swoosh (photo below).
Cleats – Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly (new colors, available but not in Pujols exclusives)
Also, try NIKEiD for your own exclusive Diamond Elite Fly styles.
Pujols wears the grey-toed version of the Nike Air Max Diamond Elite Fly MCS that you see above for away games. For home games, he wears a similar black-toed version (see below).
- Source: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images North America
I love the black—looks like a matte finish. What do you think?
- Back view of Pujols’ away cleats. SoleCollector.com
Pujols has also been wearing a black Nike wristband lately that, NO SURPRISE, you cannot find anywhere online. Check it out and we’ll just have to keep dreaming until Nike smartens up and starts producing these for the masses.
- Source: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images North America
Pujols, known mostly for punishing baseballs at the plate, isn’t too shabby a defender either. Earlier in his career, Pujols played a serviceable third base and outfield for Tony LaRussa, before settling in at first base. There he has won two Gold Glove Awards (’06, ’10). Pujols has worn a few different variations of the above Rawlings PROCMHCB. This Heart of the Hide has gold accents (because of his gold glove award), red lacing, and a “horizontal bar with X-laced” web. Pujols has recently been using the same model but with a red web (below). There is a discontinued glove called the PROAP5 that you might be able to find if you snoop around the internet, which is most similar to Pujols game glove.
Just an FYI, the glove referred to on Rawlings custom glove configuration tool as Pujols’ is not actually the right glove. The web is totally wrong. That site is not reliable at all, actually. Every glove we have checked there has been incorrect. The most similar glove you’ll find to Pujols’ currently is the Rawlings PROCMHCB2, which is the same great first baseman’s glove, just without the red lacing and webbing.
We would be remiss not to at least mention Albert Pujols’ chain. You’ve all probably noticed over his career that he wears a gigantic metal rope around his neck, and we did a little research to try to figure out what it is.
Pujols’ wears a titanium chain. There are many styles online and we even think we found Albert’s. Beware: that thing looks like it would weigh a lot of us down!
Here are the links:
Pujols’ latest chain (yes I looked that closely!): Ultimate Tungsten Carbide Wheat Link Chain