September 10, 2008

Pujols, Lee represent best in NL as slick-fielding first basemen


Pujols, Lee represent best in NL as slick-fielding first basemen: "The top defensive first basemen in the National League were on display Tuesday night at Busch Stadium.

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals and Derrek Lee of the Chicago Cubs have combined to win four of the last five Gold Gloves. Lee won in 2003 with Florida and 2005 and 2007 with the Cubs. Pujols won in 2006."

4thebirds...
... David Wilhelm hits upon defense here, a welcome change when it comes to Pujols and his home runs of late. Many people don't realize just how good a first baseman is, and Derrek Lee is no slouch, either, having won more Gold Gloves than Pujols.


photo by Gerri Novak