Albert Pujols doesn't need to watch hours of video to know why so many of his at-bats -- 58 of 174 (33%) to be exact -- have resulted in ground-ball outs to the shortstop or third baseman.

"It's probably from expanding the strike zone," the Angels first baseman said. "Forty thousand people in the stadium can see that. The people watching on TV can see it. I'm not doing that right now."

He's nowhere near the Albert Pujols of old, the three-time National League most valuable player who was baseball's most feared slugger for a decade -- his paltry average of .213 is well off his career mark of .328 entering the season.