Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 3

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Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Just imagine how much better his stats would look if he could apply what he's been doing in the first inning to every at-bat.
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Last Week: 3
Albert Pujols - Remember how we were all worried about Pujols in the first week? Yeah, stop worrying. He may not be a superstar anymore, but he can still produce.
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Last Week: 5
C.J. Wilson - Not that he's been facing the toughest competition, but Wilson allowed just three runs in 15 innings of work last week. That'll do just fine.
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Last Week: 6
Joe Smith - Thus far, Smith has been everything that Dipoto (over)paid for.
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Last Week: 10
Tyler Skaggs - He got BABIP'd a little in his second start, but still showed great composure and efficiency. There is a lot to like here.
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Last Week: 13
Ernesto Frieri - Four innings, no hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Maybe this new changeup is exactly what was needed to get Ernasty back.
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Last Week: 4
Jered Weaver - The line has always been that Jered can survive at low velocity because of his superb command. It would be super swell if he could recover that superb command, because he isn't going to survive like this much longer.
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Last Week: 11
Garrett Richards - This time out, Richards finished off strong after starting so well.
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Last Week: 8
Kole Calhoun - The slugging and OBP is starting to show, but Kole isn't there quite yet. It feels like it is just around the corner though.
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Last Week: 7
Howie Kendrick - Kendrick is being asked to step up in the middle of the order now that Hamilton is out, but thus far, he isn't answering the call.
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Last Week: 17
Raul Ibanez - The strikeouts are down, the homers are up. His line still isn't pretty, but it is good enough for now.
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Last Week: 9
Erick Aybar - Just a dreadful offensive week fro Aybar as he hit just .167 and is only barely above the Mendoza Line on the season.
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Last Week: n/a
J.B. Shuck - Shuck is back, clubbing clutch homers and hitting well. This vexes me. I am vexed
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Last Week: 16
Hank Conger - He's a better defender than Iannetta and hitting better this year, yet he still can't seem to earn more playing time. Let's see if that changes this week.
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Last Week: 20
Michael Kohn - It is not even that Kohn is this good, it is more that he is the least untrustworthy of the middle relief corps for the time being.
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Last Week: 14
David Freese- Getting his first homer somehow only sent him even deeper into his slump.
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Last Week: 21
Collin Cowgill - I still don't like it, but Cowgill is making the most of his time at the top of the order.
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Last Week: 18
John McDonald> - He had another error this week, but he also went 3-for-4 as his bizarro season continues.
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Last Week: 15
Chris Iannetta - He had some clutch moments this week, but Iannetta still isn't hitting or even walking all that much.
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Last Week: 12
Hector Santiago - Let's hope Santiago's struggles are simply because the Mariners have his number. Wait, the Mariners having someone's number? That isn't a thing, is it?
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Last Week: 23
Ian Stewart -
Stewart ended up getting a fair amount of playing time this week and managed to squeeze out a homer in between striking out 50% of the time.
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Last Week: 19
Kevin Jepsen - We've reached a point where you can tell that even Scioscia doesn't want to use Jepsen unless he absolutely has to. I consider this progress.
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Last Week: 24
Matt Shoemaker - Shoemaker didn't last long, but he could be back soon, though that probably means someone got hurt. Don't hurry back, Matt.
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Last Week: 25
Fernando Salas - When will Scioscia learn that Salas just isn't the guy to come in and save the day? He's 0-for-3 thus far this season. Let's hope he doesn't get another chance.
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Last Week: n/a
Yoslan Herrera - Still have no idea who he is.

Dropped From Rankings: Josh Hamilton (slid into first base like an idiot), Nick Maronde (demoted for iffy reasons)

Biggest Faller: Hector Santiago, down eight spots

Biggest Riser: Ernesto Frieri, up seven spots


Garrett Wilson

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