Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 9

The winning streak is over and the rankings are a day late, this can't be a coincidence. Or maybe I was just too lazy to write something for Memorial Day. Yeah, probably that….

RANK PLAYER CHANGE COMMENTS
1 – 0
Last Week: 1
Mike TroutOnly Trout could hit for the cycle and have it turn out to be a Super Cycle.
2 – 0
Last Week: 2
Howie Kendrick – I'm already excited to get way too upset when Howie gets snubbed from the All-Star team.
3 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 4
Jason Vargas - Facing bad teams in a big ballpark makes Jason Vargas look downright dominant.
4 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 3
Mark Trumbo - To give you an idea of how well the Angels have been playing, Mark Trumbo had the worst OPS out of all the regulars in the last week at .732.
5 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 6
Albert Pujols – This is like the third or fourth straight week in which Pujols has put up a strong line, yet for some reason it seems like his overall slash line isn't improving at all.
6 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 7
Alberto Callaspo - All of the sudden, Callaspo is a doubles machine.
7 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 5
C.J. Wilson - Just when it looks like he is about to turn the corner, he goes and craps the bed against the Dodgers.
8 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 9
Jerome WilliamsHe has gone four straight starts of allowing two or fewer runs in six or more innings of work and yet somehow his rotation spot is in question. OK.
9 green arrow up+4
Last Week: 13
Josh HamiltonHamilton has been much better of late, but he had so far to go to get his numbers looking respectable that he only just in the last week elevated his slugging percentage over that of J.B. Shuck.
10 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 11
Erick Aybar – His bat is coming to life, but it sure seems like the Baseball Gods are out to get him injured again what with Nick "The Shredder" Punto delivering a flying knee to his ribs.
11 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 12
Chris Iannetta - All those walks are so much better when they come with power.
12 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 8
Ernesto FrieriWe're all in agreement that Frieri should never be allowed to pitch in Kansas City again, right?
13 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 14
Dane De La RosaDe La Rosa has pitched three innings more than any other Angel reliever which I am totally sure Jerry Dipoto fully planned on when he constructed this bullpen.
14 Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 10
Scott Downs - Downs hasn't faced more than three batters in an appearance since April 25th.
15 green arrow up+2
Last Week: 17
J.B. Shuck  - Alright, I guess Shuck is pretty decent. I relent (please nobody tell Peter Bourjos or Kole Calhoun I said that).
16 Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 15
Robert Coello - Robert Coello has a save. Robert Coello, a pitcher for a team with a $140 million payroll, registered a save.
17 – 0
Last Week: n/a
Sean Burnett - Yay! Sean Burnett is back! Aaaaaand he's hurt again.
18 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 16
Michael Kohn - The wheels are still a bit wobbly on Kohn, but it isn't yet clear if they are going to come all the way off.
19 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 20
Garrett RichardsI give up on figuring out Richards. One week he looks like he needs to be demoted, the next he is making guys look foolish with his slider en route to a five-out save.
20 green arrow up+1
Last Week: 21
Joe Blanton - DAMMIT! Why did he have to pitch just barely well enough to earn himself one more start and keep us on the string like this. Stupid, Blanton.
21 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 19
Hank Conger - Conger is making it hard to love him. He knocked the cover off the ball this week, but he also upped his season total to four GIDPs in just 67 plate appearances, which trails only Kendrick, Iannetta and Pujols for the team lead.
22 Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 18
Brendan Harris - Nothing against Brendan, but it was finally nice for the Angels to go a week without needing him.
23 – 0
Last Week: n/a
Billy Buckner - Thanks for not ruining the winning streak, now please return to your life of being confused with the infamous Red Sox first baseman.
24 – 0
Last Week: 24
Mark Lowe - At one point in the KC series, Lowe was warming up before the ninth inning in which the Angels led by three runs and I nearly had a heart attack.
25 – 0
Last Week: n/a
Chris Nelson – Anytime you can pick up the unwanted trash of the Rockies and Yankees, you just have to do it.

Dropped from rankings: Barry Enright (soulless ginger that can't pitch), Michael Roth (sacrificial lamb), Luis Jimenez (flashed in the pan)

Biggest Riser: Downs and Frieri, down four spots each

Biggest Dropper: Hamilton, up four spots

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