Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 14

1 — 0
Last Week: 1
Mike TroutNot to be petty, but I still get a kick out of Trout besting Miguel Cabrera when they go head-to-head.
2 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 6
Jered Weaver Weaver looking like his old self and against Detroit no less. Let's just say that isn't a cell phone in my pocket and I'm not just happy to see you.
3 — 0
Last Week: 3
Howie Kendrick – So maybe all that batting title talk was a bit premature. We should've known better.
4 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 5
Mark Trumbo So, um, when do we start talking about the team's cleanup hitter posting a .667 OPS in the month of June?
5 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 4
Albert Pujols – I know he had some clutch moments this week, but that doesn't mean he is as fixed as we all hoped. Or did you not notice that he went 4-for-26 this week?
6 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 8
C.J. Wilson He did his best to spoil that blowout win over the Tigers, so let's not get too crazy over him dominating a lousy Houston lineup.
7 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 9
Erick Aybar – Yay! His OBP is finally over .300. Now I can only be extremely annoyed instead of enraged when Scioscia bats him leadoff.
8 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 7
Peter Bourjos Someone just wrap his ass in bubble wrap already, would ya?
9 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 10
Kevin Jepsen A solid month in the books for Jepsen. Still don't trust him.
10 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 12
Ernesto FrieriI'll give him credit for keeping his stuff together after his meltdown against Pittsburgh even though he certainly had some harrowing moments.
11 — 0
Last Week: 11
Chris Iannetta An Italian-American catcher who is going to lose playing time due to defensive woes despite his clear offensive superiority? That would never happen on Scioscia's watch.
12 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 15
Jerome WilliamsWell, everyone wanted Williams to keep his rotation spot. I just don't think they wanted to have 40% of the rotation land on the DL to make that happen.
13 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 14
Michael Kohn Can we start calling him Kevin Jepsen Jr.? Because he is another guy with great numbers who I don't trust for one second.
14 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 17
Joe Blanton I really don't know how to react to a week in which both Blanton and Hamilton are performing at high levels.
15 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 13
Alberto Callaspo Why third base is a position where Scioscia is willing to suffer through defensive struggles without at least trying to mix in someone different is beyond me.
16 green arrow up+6
Last Week: 22
Josh HamiltonShh! The Hamilton is playing well. Be very quiet and make no sudden movements or you might scare it away.
17 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 19
Dane De La RosaHe might be the best reliever right now, but he is still working long relief. I can't decide if Scioscia is dumb for not using him in more high leverage situations or a genius for not being lulled into a false sense of security by his hot streak.
18 green arrow up+5
Last Week: 23
J.B. Shuck  – I still don't like him as an everyday player, but he's getting it done of late, so I'll hold my tongue and save the "FREE KOLE CALHOUN" campaign for later.
19 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 20
Hank Conger I warned you last week that Conger could be working his way into more playing time. Lo and behold the prophecy has come to pass. All hail the Monkey!
20 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 18
Scott Downs Downs worked more than four out for the first time since April. In a surprising twist, he did not immediately turn into dust.
21 — 0
Last Week: 21
Garrett RichardsA month ago the team looked like they were panicking by shifting him out of the rotation and into the bullpen. Now he is almost a forgotten member of the pen and might get moved back into the rotation anyway. Baseball is weird.
22 — 0
Last Week: n/a
Billy Buckner Buckner can jump on a grenade with the best of them.
23 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 25
Brad Hawpe – At least the man can still manage to work some walks.
24 — 0
Last Week: 24
Brendan Harris I just want to point out that Brendan Harris has two hits since May 10th.
25 — 0
Last Week: n/a
Michael Roth Well, he didn't do anything, but I like the idea of having a second lefty in the bullpen. So there's that.

Dropped from rankings: Jason Vargas (getting unclotted), Tommy Hanson (pretending he doesn't need Tommy John surgery)

Biggest Riser: Hamilton, up six spots

Biggest Dropper: Downs and Callaspo, down two spots each

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