Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 5

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Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Even with all of the strikeouts, Trout continues to put up fantastic numbers. I'm just saying, maybe we should all just lay off the guy.
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Last Week: 2
Albert Pujols - I feel like I should have moved Albert up in the rankings in honor of his 500th homer, but I want to feed the media narrative that his achievement continues to fly under the radar.
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Last Week: 4
C.J. Wilson - Wilson bounced back well against the Yankees, but is back to his old inefficient pitch count habits.
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Last Week: 3
Howie Kendrick - Kendrick hit well this week, but he also primarily batted clean up and failed to drive in a run. I know RBIs are wildly overrated, but I am compelled to punish him for all of the LOBs.
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Last Week: 5
Jered Weaver - Weaver had one of his best starts of the year this last week, but he just still doesn't look like the ace of old. I fear that man might be gone for good.
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Last Week: 8
Garrett Richards - Richards is really starting to look pretty fantastic and did so in two starts against tough competition this last week. I'm slowly starting to believe.
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Last Week: 7
Joe Smith - Welcome to the closer role, Joe. Don't get too comfortable because Scioscia changes his mind pretty quickly on this sort of thing.
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Last Week: 6
Tyler Skaggs - The highwire act continues for Skaggs as he turned in a quality start this week despite some more command issues.
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Last Week: 14
Erick Aybar - Aybar hit so well this week, that he got to bat fifth multiple times and it wasn't the craziest idea. It wasn't a good idea, but it wasn't the craziest.
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Last Week: 10
Michael Kohn - In his first real shot at moving up the bullpen totem pole as a setup man type, Kohn instead setup the Angels for a loss. It just keeps getting better, doesn't it?
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Last Week: 11
Chris Iannetta - I am torn on whether or not to reward Iannetta for posting a .500 OBP last week or punish him for forgetting how to catch a pitch in the eighth inning of Sunday's game.
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Last Week: 9
Ernesto Frieri - Can I have all of the NOPE?
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Last Week: 12
Hector Santiago - Santiago struggled again, but at least this time it was just because of allowing too many hits and a stupid balk, instead of walks. That's... progress?
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Last Week: 13
Collin Cowgill - Well, the Cowgill bubble finally popped as he whiffed eight times in 16 at-bats this week.
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Last Week: 27
Hank Conger - Conger spent most of the week in the doghouse, but he made good on his lone start, bashing the ball all over Yankee Stadium. He probably still is in the doghouse though.
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Last Week: 21
Kevin Jepsen - A perfect week for Jepsen who actually did well bailing out all the other crappy relievers in this bullpen.
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Last Week: 15
Ian Stewart -
Stewart somehow seems to have worked his way into being a regular. After fanning 11 times in 18 at-bats, let's see if Scioscia still feels the same going forward.
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Last Week: 16
Raul Ibanez - Ibanez had to ride the pine quite a bit this week, even after they returned to AL parks. Are the Angels already losing faith?
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Last Week: 19
John McDonald> - Sorry, Mike Scioscia had no real use for McDonald this week. Please try again next week.
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Last Week: 23
David Freese- Freese was used judiciously this week and actually hit .200, including a real life home run! Let's move him up the rankings a bit so that maybe he can start feeling good about himself.
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Last Week: 18
J.B. Shuck - Shuck still isn't hitting or walking yet he is still playing everyday. Paging Matt Long. Paging Matt Long!
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Last Week: 20
Fernando Salas - Another week, another inherited runner, another inherited runner scored, another loss thanks to Salas being used in high leverage.
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Last Week: 24
Yoslan Herrera - Herrera was shaky in his lone outing, but continues to do just enough to not be in immediate danger of losing his roster spot.
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Last Week: n/a
Nick Maronde - Scioscia went out of his way to avoid Maronde this week, then when he finally did use him... well, yeah.
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Last Week: 24
Brennan Boesch - It was so nice of the Angels to call up Boesch so that they could just completely ignore him. Oh well, back to the minors with you.

Dropped From Rankings: Josh Wall (demoted for being just terrible)

Biggest Faller: Frieri and Shuck, down three spots each

Biggest Riser: Aybar and Jepsen, up five spots each


Garrett Wilson

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