Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 12

1 — 0
Last Week: 1
Mike TroutWith the week he just had, the Angels should see to it that his entire extended family attends every single one of his games. I imagine giving him a fat contract extension would allow for him to pay for that himself. Sounds like a win-win.
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Last Week: 2
Howie Kendrick – It is official, Kendrick is in the conversation for a batting title now. I never thought this day would come. I can't wait to see how he screws it up.
3 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 5
Jason Vargas It was good to see him have a strong bounceback start in a bandbox stadium against potent lineup.
4 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 3
Jered Weaver That's weird. It is almost like him recovering a few ticks of velocity didn't fix everything.
5 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 4
Mark Trumbo Trumbo seems to be starting his second half swoon a little bit early this year.
6 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 7
Albert Pujols – A great week for The Machine marred by him ending it with a strikeout to abort what would've been an epic comeback victory for the Halos.
7 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 8
Kevin Jepsen He allowed his first run since coming back from injury, but it was unearned. He is making this not believing in him thing really difficult.
8 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 12
Ernesto FrieriThree innings, no hits, no walks and six strikeouts. Now this is the Ernasty we've been looking for.
9 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 10
Chris Iannetta He can't throw out base stealers, but at least he can pick guys off now.
10 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 11
Michael Kohn Two appearances, two batters faced, two strikeouts. Talk about making the most of limited opportunities.
11 Red arrow down-5
Last Week: 6
Erick Aybar – How has nobody mentioned that Aybar has ONE stolen base this season?!
12 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 14
C.J. Wilson Wilson had one of his best starts of the year but did it without Conger catching. Maybe Scioscia should see if that can become a trend.
13 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 16
Tommy Hanson Hanson looked fantastic this week, but was it because he was facing a lame Yankees lineup or because he is finally rounded into form after his long layoff?
14 Red arrow down-5
Last Week: 9
Jerome WilliamsSolid start against a good team? Still not good enough to replace Joe Blanton.
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Last Week: n/a
Peter Bourjos After his home run robbing catch against J.J. Hardly, I think we can all put the "Trout belong in center" debate to bed.
16 Red arrow down-3
Last Week: 13
Scott Downs Downs has one job, getting lefties out and now he can't even do that right.
17 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 21
Garrett RichardsIt has got to be the lack of nasty, crunchy long hair.
18 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 19
Hank Conger The whirly, over-the-head follow through on Hank's home run swings give me a great deal enjoyment.
19 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 15
Alberto Callaspo Callaspo has a .541 OPS this month. In completely unrelated news, Luis Jimenez has a .908 OPS this month. If you try and tie those two facts together to form a roster move suggestion, that's on you.
20 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 18
Josh HamiltonThe power came out a bit, but thus far it doesn't look like the two-hole experiment is going to work out.
21 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 20
J.B. Shuck  – As a guy who comes off the bench to try and draw a walk, Shuck is pretty useful. Let's try and keep him in that role.
22 Red arrow down-5
Last Week: 17
Dane De La RosaBack already? I didn't even get a chance to drop him from the rankings so I could re-add him.
23 — 0
Last Week: 23
Joe Blanton Best week ever! Blanton didn't pitch once. Let's do it again some time.
24 — 0
Last Week: 24
Brendan Harris We live in a world where having Brendan Harris play first base with Josh Hamilton on the bench and it doesn't really raise any eyebrows.
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Last Week: n/a
Brad Hawpe – I'm still confused about the fact that Brad Hawpe even still exists.

Dropped from rankings: Chris Nelson (DFA'd away), Robert Coello (fuckleballed up his shoulder)

Biggest Riser: Frieri, Conger, Richards; up four spots each

Biggest Dropper: Aybar, Williams, De La Rosa; down five spots each

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