Pujols best of 25-and-under group

Editor's note: MLB analyst John Kruk discusses the best 25-and-under players in the majors.

Albert Pujols, 25, St. Louis Cardinals

It's almost unfair to have him on this list because he may be the best overall hitter in the league. It's amazing the numbers he puts up even though he's just 25 years old.

A player isn't supposed to start to truly understand the game and all the little things that surround it until he's played four or five years, which makes what Pujols has done all the more astounding. This guy came into the league hitting the ball extremely well, hard and to all fields. He has a great understanding of pitch counts and what he's supposed to do in every situation.