Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 11

If Scioscia can shake up the lineup and the rotation, well then why can't I shake up the Power Rankings?

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Last Week: 1
Mike TroutNow that he's back batting leadoff, maybe it will get everyone to shut the hell up about the fact that he is shifting back to left field this week.
2 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 4
Howie Kendrick – Howie hit a ridiculous .542 this week, yet I am still terrified of the Human GIDP Machine now batting in a prominent RBI slot in the order.
3 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 2
Jered Weaver Not the greatest follow up start against the Cubs and his velocity was down a tick, but we remain optimistic about the man Jose Mota calls "The Weave."
4 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 5
Mark Trumbo Not only does Trumbo have 15 homers, but he also has 16 doubles, which is just three fewer than he had in 2012.
5 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 3
Jason Vargas Jason Vargas, I'd like to introduce you to regression to the mean. Oh! I see you two have already met.
6 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 9
Erick Aybar – Go figure that Aybar finally gets moved out of the leadoff spot and then draws two walks in three games after not walking once since May 22nd.
7 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 8
Albert Pujols – We're all in agreement that one game-winning homer is all we need to pretend like Pujols is actually going to turn his season around, right? Good. I'm glad we had this talk.
8 green arrow up+8
Last Week: 16
Kevin Jepsen Aw, crap. Here we go again. Jepsen being all great and making me think about trusting him again. I promised myself I'd never go back. I PROMISED.
9 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 7
Jerome WilliamsBest ERA in the entire rotation? BACK TO LONG RELIEF WITH YOU!
10 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 6
Chris Iannetta Ah, I see we are back to the all-walk, no-hit version of Iannetta. Well, it was fun while it lasted.
11 green arrow up+6
Last Week: 17
Michael Kohn Kohn has been charged with one earned run since May 2nd. That is some really nice work that has gone mostly under the radar.
12 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 15
Ernesto FrieriMy ulcer has a first name. It's E-R-N-E-S-T-O. My ulcer has a second name. It's F-R-I-E-R-I.
13 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 14
Scott Downs Downs is looking more and more competent. He still is mainly a LOOGY, but a very good one. Let's hope he keeps it up long enough to get a nice return for him at the trade deadline.
14 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 10
C.J. Wilson I've figured it out, Wilson is an anti-ace. To most, the definition of an ace is that when the team really needs a great start from a pitcher, the ace steps up and gives them that start. When Wilson is put in those situations, that, without fail, is when he is at his worst.
15 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 11
Alberto Callaspo Callaspo isn't fielding well, but at least he isn't hitting either.
16 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 12
Tommy Hanson He is walking a dangerous tightrope of keeping his team in the game despite a 2.00+ WHIP. It sure seems like he is bound to fall off sooner rather than later.
17 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 13
Dane De La RosaDespite not getting called up until over a week into the season, DDLR leads all Angel relievers in innings, being routinely overworked by Scioscia and still carrying a 4.05 ERA. His reward? Demoted in favor of Brad freaking Hawpe.
18 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 21
Josh HamiltonAnytime you can move your wildly underachieving slugger into the most important spot in the batting order, you just have to do it.
19 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 23
Hank Conger With Wilson continuing to struggle, might it not be time for Scioscia to question this whole Conger as his personal catcher thing?
20 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 22
J.B. Shuck  – Thanks for filling in, Shucky Boy. Now get the hell out of the way so Bourjos can play.
21 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 19
Garrett RichardsRichards can be a great reliever if Scioscia can just find a way to never use him when there are two outs in an inning.
22 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 18
Robert Coello Methinks the fuckleball is starting to lose its mystery and novelty. Just a hunch triggered by his 23.14 ERA last week.
23 Red arrow down-3
Last Week: 20
Joe Blanton Nice to see Blanton make such a strong showing in his last start to prove that Scioscia made the right choice in sticking with him in the rotation. In a related story, they really need to finally invent that sarcasm font.
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Last Week: 24
Brendan Harris Well, at least he didn't have to make a start at first base this week.
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Last Week: 25
Chris Nelson – Either Nelson or Hawpe are going to get demoted today. Honestly, I am hoping it is Nelson so his Yankee headshot will stop haunting these rankings.

Dropped from rankings: Brad Hawpe, sort of, he was never really added but he is going to get dropped next week anyway

Biggest Riser: Jepsen, up eight spots

Biggest Dropper: Iannetta, Wilson, Callaspo, De La Rosa, Hanson and Coello, down four spots each

Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.