"I've said this a million times before – you are who you are," Angels veteran Torii Hunter said. "Once you have a track record in this game, you're not going to see guys change from that much. You are who you are."

If that is the case and the 162-game rigors of a baseball season filter out flukes – who was that guy playing first base for the Angels in April?

You remember him? Couldn't hit a home run. Bounced ground balls to the left side of the infield so frequently that teams began stacking their defenses on the left side.

"I knew it was going bad when people put on the shift against him," Angels right-hander Jason Isringhausen said. "Albert was never a guy who had to pull everything. I'd seen him threaten pitchers' lives with the way he worked the middle of the field. But (in April) he was trying to pull everything.