Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 15

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Last Week: 1
Mike TroutFor all the great things he does on a regular basis, I am left in disbelief that he ended up on the blooper real for turning a leaping catch at the wall into a home run. I actually think that might be a sign that the Rapture draws nigh.
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Last Week: 2
Jered Weaver Reports of the demise of Jered Weaver's career have been greatly exaggerated.
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Last Week: 3
Howie Kendrick – He may not be an All-Star for real, but he is an All-Star in my heart… at least until he grounds into his next rally crushing double play.
4 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 6
C.J. Wilson C.J. wasn't his sharpest against the Sox, but it probably would've been a lot better if anyone in the outfield could catch the ball.
5 green arrow up+5
Last Week: 10
Ernesto FrieriErnasty is back! He recorded nine outs this week, eight of them were strikeouts.
6 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 7
Erick Aybar – His walk-off winner against the Cardinals earned him a reprieve from me mentioning that he hasn't yet walked in July. Oops!
7 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 5
Albert Pujols – There is nobody in baseball that needs the extended time off during the All-Star break more than Pujols.
8 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 4
Mark Trumbo At least we won't be able to blame the Home Run Derby for putting Trumbo into a prolonged slump.
9 green arrow up+7
Last Week: 16
Josh HamiltonThis massive jump up the ratings is sponsored by Skoal.
10 green arrow up+8
Last Week: 18
J.B. Shuck  – This was going to be the usual comment about his brutal defense, but how can I ignore that J.B. had two, TWO!, extra-base hits in one week. He should probably retire now.
11 green arrow up+8
Last Week: 19
Hank Conger Hank earned more playing time this week and put on a clinic of making the most of limited opportunities by going 2-for-10 on the week, but those two hits were home runs.
12 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 11
Chris Iannetta I wonder if Iannetta consulted with Mike Napoli about how to deal with Scioscia's defensive demands when Boston was in town this week?
13 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 17
Dane De La RosaHe finally got touched up this week, but that hasn't stopped Scioscia from overworking him at an almost comical level.
14 green arrow up+6
Last Week: 20
Scott Downs For one week, Downs looked like his (less) old self.
15 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 14
Joe Blanton The calendar turns to July and suddenly Blanton begins to morph back into a pumpkin.
16 Red arrow down-7
Last Week: 9
Kevin Jepsen Shaky Jepsen is back, just like we all knew he would be.
17 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 12
Jerome WilliamsRemember when we all wanted Williams to stay in the rotation and Joe Blanton to be tarred and feathered? Yeah, about that…
18 Red arrow down-3
Last Week: 15
Alberto Callaspo Anytime Dipoto wants to acquire an insurance plan for Yippee McThrowingError, go ahead and feel free.
19 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 21
Garrett RichardsHis role in keeping the game close on Saturday should not go unnoticed. Nor should his inability to stop overthrowing.
20 Red arrow down-7
Last Week: 13
Michael Kohn The wheels are starting to get wobbly again.
21 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 22
Billy Buckner Mop, mop, mop all day long. Mop, mop, mop while I sing this song.
22 green arrow up+3
Last Week: 25
Michael RothI feel a little bit robbed that Roth didn't get to make a start this week, but he didn't exactly inspire a lot of confidence during his two relief appearances.
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Last Week: 23
Brad Hawpe – Brad Hawpe: still not Kole Calhoun.
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Last Week: 24
Brendan Harris Why? Why is Brendan Harris still getting playing time? Why is he still on the roster? Why is he still in the majors? Why is he still on this earth?
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Last Week: n/a
Collin Cowgill The first person to make a "more Cowgill" joke gets banned from the site.

Dropped from rankings: Peter Bourjos (injured… again)

Biggest Riser: Shuck and Conger, up eight spots each

Biggest Dropper: Kohn and Jepsen, down seven spots each

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