Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 2

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Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Trout had a slow, by his standards, start to 2013 but he has busted out of the gate in 2014. Be afraid. Be very afraid.
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Last Week: 7
Josh Hamilton - Nobody make a sound. Move very slowly. We don't want to start The Hamilton while it is playing well. Don't be the guy that ruins it for everyone.
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Last Week: 2
Albert Pujols - So if he's healthy and feeling good and still not producing, what gives? It is too early to worry, but maybe we need to at least start thinking about how much a 34-year old can really bounce back.
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Last Week: 3
Jered Weaver - (No comment available as the author is trying to get his head deeper into the sand.)
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Last Week: 4
C.J. Wilson - A rough start to the year for C.J., but not bad enough to trump any of the other concerns on the pitching staff.
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Last Week: 13
Joe Smith - A big boost up the rankings as he is the only reliever on the team who is actually worth a damn.
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Last Week: 6
Howie Kendrick - Nice to see that Howie got his first GIDP out of the way so early in the season.
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Last Week: 5
Kole Calhoun - OK, maybe #5 was too high for Calhoun. He is going to have to earn his ranking back. I think he will, but for now he has the look of a guy trying that is trying way too hard.
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Last Week: 10
Erick Aybar - I had game #9 in the pool for when Aybar drew his first walk. Lo and behold he already has two!
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Last Week: 16
Tyler Skaggs - Must not get too excited. Must remember he was facing Houston. Must... stay... cautiously optimistic.
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Last Week: 12
Garrett Richards - Sooooo close to having a great first start. Instead, he reminded us of why the franchise has had so much trouble committing to him over the years.
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Last Week: 8
Hector Santiago - I told you, people. Those command issues are a real thing worth worrying about.
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Last Week: 9
Ernesto Frieri - Just because the rest of the bullpen was terrible this week doesn't mean Frieri gets a free pass for giving up two homers in his lone appearances this season.
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Last Week: 11
David Freese- Spring Training is over and the regular season is underway and yet we still have yet to witness a David Freese extra base hit.
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Last Week: 14
Chris Iannetta - His hot spring hasn't carried over thus far, but it does appear to have earned him the larger share of playing time from Scioscia... for now.
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Last Week: 17
Hank Conger - Just patiently biding his time until Iannetta gets his turn in the doghouse.
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Last Week: 15
Raul Ibanez - 10 strikeouts in 20 plate appearances. It is almost like Trumbo never left.
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Last Week: 20
John McDonald> - Known for his glove, it is only natural that McDonald collects two hits and an error that allowed a run to score.
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Last Week: 24
Nick Maronde - His control still seems all over the place, but the results for Maronde haven't been half bad.
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Last Week: 21
Michael Kohn - The strikeouts are so tantalizing, but the walks and homers continue to be a problem.
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Last Week: 22
Collin Cowgill - Not only did Cowgill get a surprise start, but he was even allowed to bat leadoff. I don't know what's going on anymore.
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Last Week: 19
Kevin Jepsen - Only in the Bullpen of Perpetual Sorrow is Kevin Jepsen not the biggest problem.
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Last Week: 23
Ian Stewart -
I feel bad for Ian. He was the only Angel to not get a start in the first week.
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Last Week: 25
Matt Shoemaker - With Dane De La Rosa due back later this week, we may not be seeing Shoemaker much longer.
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Last Week: 18
Fernando Salas - Welp, I guess we don't have to look too hard to find the new goat on the roster now that Blanton is gone.

Biggest Faller: Fernando Salas, down seven spots because he is just the worst and Scioscia doesn’t realize it

Biggest Riser: Joe Smith, up seven spots because the rest of the bullpen blows


Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.