Albert Pujols is spending his last season in MLB as a mentor (and part-time pitcher) for the St. Louis Cardinals. With youngsters like Dylan Carlson, Juan Yepez and Nolan Gorman looking to become the future for the red birds, Pujols is making sure they all develop into good players.

One Cardinals youngster, in particular, has caught his eye. According to Jesse Rogers of ESPN, Pujols had some remarkably high praise for Yepez, a 24-year-old rookie. He said at his charity golf event last week that Yepez has the potential to break his records.

“He met my fiancée and told her I was going to break all his records,” Yepez said. “I was like ‘What? Are you crazy? I've looked at your numbers, it's impossible to break.”

“I wasn't kidding. I think he has the talent and ability to do it,” Pujols said. “I believe he can do it. I see the dedication and work he puts in, day in and day out.”

Breaking the many records that Pujols has seems just extremely unlikely. The three-time MVP is fourth all-time in total bases, fifth all-time in home runs and 11th all-time in hits. On the Cardinals franchise leaderboard, he is top five in nearly every hitting stat.

Still, Yepez is off to a solid start to his career with St. Louis. He has notched 26 hits, including five doubles and four home runs, with an OPS of .781 in 26 games so far. Not only that, he has Pujols himself working with him on his swing and encouraging him. His ability to play both corner outfield and first base gives the Cardinals some interesting lineup flexibility.

Matching Pujols' production seems very unlikely but Yepez could still become a solid player for the Cardinals. With so many other good players around him, he could be a part of their next playoff run.