Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 10

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Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Trout is a monster again. Too bad he hulked out so much this week that he hurt his back for the final two games in Oakland. Really could've used him.
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Last Week: 4
C.J. Wilson - Don't blame C.J. for getting outdueled by Felix last week. He did what he could, the bats let him down.
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Last Week: 2
Albert Pujols - I hate to complain about a guy with a 129 wRC+, but Albert still isn't as "back" as everyone seems to think he is.
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Last Week: 5
Howie Kendrick - There was a lot of people to be blamed in the whole Oakland debacle, but Kendrick was one of the few guys who more than held up his end of the bargain.
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Last Week: 3
Jered Weaver - "Don't worry," they said. "Jered is always great against Oakland," they said. They don't know what they are talking about, apparently.
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Last Week: 9
Erick Aybar - A banner week for Aybar who finally surpassed, Ibanez, Pujols and Iannetta in stolen bases AND managed to produce while batting first or second in the order even though he pulled off the "batting average better than OBP" trick this week at the same time.
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Last Week: 7
Ernesto Frieri - Wait, how is Frieri the most reliable reliever now? That's not a good thing.
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Last Week: 10
Iannetta has a 191 wRC+ and .406 OBP against lefties this year. So, you know, feel free to bump him up the order, Sosh.
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Last Week: 8
Joe Smith - Smith has only allowed runs in three of his appearances this season, but boy when he allows him, he really does so with some panache.
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Last Week: 6
Garrett Richards - Way to step your game against top competition there, Garrett. But hey, at least the new haircut looks... sharp(?).
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Last Week: 11
Tyler Skaggs - Skaggs is really starting to step up his swing-and-miss game right as the bullpen and offense are stepping up their "not helping him out at all" game.
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Last Week: 13
C.J. Cron - Cron slugged .625 this week and had about half a dozen balls that came within a few feet of leaving the yard. I'm guessing he is the one who gets to stick around.
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Last Week: 16
Kole Calhoun - Calhoun really came alive in the last few days. Platoon or not, he is going to be a big boost for this offense. Too bad he isn't taller though, otherwise he might've actually caught that Cespedes triple back on Saturday. Oh, well.
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Last Week: 15
Collin Cowgill - His BABIP finally fell below .400, but he is still producing. You can't blame Scioscia for continuing to try and find spots to get Cowgill into the lineup.
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Last Week: 12
Hank Conger - Conger probably should just forget this week after going 0-for-the week and throwing a ball about 30 feet over Erick Aybar's head into center field.

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Last Week: 17
Grant Green- I'm not saying that Grant Green NEEDS to start taking grounders at third, but I do think it would be pretty good idea. Go ahead and get on that, Grant.

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Last Week: 18
Matt Shoemaker - The baseball gods found away to right the wrong done to Shoemaker and got him called up to not miss his next start. It wasn't his strongest outing, but it got the job done.
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Last Week: 19
Mike Morin - Not only did Morin bounceback nicely from a rough previous week, but Scioscia actually used Morin in a non-low leverage situation by his own free will for the very first time. Progress!
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Last Week: 14
Michael Kohn - Kohn lost the strike zone in the last few weeks. He's working hard to find it again, but right now it looks like he is using Apple Maps instead of Google Maps to find his way back.
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Last Week: 24
Kevin Jepsen - I see Kevin Jepsen is luring us all into a false sense of security again. I think we've all know how this story ends.
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Last Week: 23
John McDonald - McDonald had one at-bat all week and he drove in a run with it. How can I not bump him up a little bit for just being so darned efficient?
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Last Week: 21
Fernando Salas - Salas almost got through May without giving up a homer... almost. I still don't trust him at all.
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Last Week: 22
David Freese -
Freese sure is drawing a bunch of walks again. Now if only he could do something about that part of the game where the bat makes contact with the ball, he'd really be onto something.
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Last Week: 20
Raul Ibanez - Does anyone have Kendrys Morales' number? No reason, just asking for a friend.
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Last Week: n/a
Sean Burnett - Sean Burnett is back!
Aaaaaaaand he's hurt again.

RIP, Sean Burnett.

Dropped From Rankings: nobody, but I also ignored Wade LeBlanc and Jarrett Grube, because why shouldn’t I?

Biggest Faller: Michael Kohn, down five spots

Biggest Riser: Kevin Jepsen, up four spots

Garrett Wilson

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