Remain grounded on outlook for Pujols

With one week left in April, Albert Pujols is already tied for his second-most homers in the month. Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The fact that Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols became the first player to hit his 499th and 500th career home runs in the same game Tuesday night is not reason alone for fantasy owners to trust the future Hall of Famer this season. After all, Pujols has been around for a long time and been rather successful, and few would presume the ol’ MVP version is back. Then again, the two home runs he hit off Washington Nationals right-hander Taylor Jordan Tuesday gave him eight in April, more than anyone else, and all in the past 13 games.