Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 7

RANK
PLAYER
CHANGE
COMMENTS
1-- 0
Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Even with three extra-base hits, it was an undeniably bad week for Trout. But let us not be fickle and drop him from the #1 spot because he had one week of not being superhuman.
2-- 0
Last Week: 2
Albert Pujols - Good thing Trout is slumping right now otherwise people would be totally freaking out over Pujols slumping as well.
3-- 0
Last Week: 3
C.J. Wilson - I refuse to penalize Wilson for having a great start that Scioscia tried to spoil by letting him pitch an extra inning.
4-- 0
Last Week: 4
Howie Kendrick - He isn't leading off anymore, but Kendrick is still inexplicably drawing walks, stealing bases and hitting for power. If anyone deserves credit for keeping the offense afloat during all of the injuries.
5green arrow up+2
Last Week: 7
Jered Weaver - Two vintage Weaver starts in a row, except for the part where he volunteered to leave the game. That's kind of weird and concerning, but I choose to bury my head in the sand.
6Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 5
Garrett Richards - Richards continues to pitch very well, but he drops in this week's rankings only because Weaver is pitching so much better.
7green arrow up+2
Last Week: 9
Tyler Skaggs - Look who is back on the highwire and doing backflips and all sorts of other tricks now!
8Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 6
Joe Smith - You barf in the bullpen and blow a save in the same week, you get dropped. It's in the MWAH power ranking bylaws. My hands are tied,
9Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 8
Erick Aybar - Aybar's leadoff magic has run out. In fact, it has gotten so bad that his OBP this week (.250) was lower than his batting average (.259). That's not easy to do.
10-- 0
Last Week: 10
Michael Kohn - Kohn hasn't allowed a hit since April 20th and hasn't allowed a run since April 1st. Someone please pass that memo onto Scioscia so Kohn can get into more than one meaningful game per week.
11-- 0
Last Week: 11
Ernesto Frieri - Even when Frieri looks great, he still gives up homers. It is time to admit that is just his normal state.
12green arrow up+1
Last Week: 13
Hank Conger - While nobody was paying attention, Hank Conger now boasts a .314/.364/.569 line on the season. Oh, and he is still a great framer (though the pitch blocking could use some work).
13Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 12
Chris Iannetta - My favorite part of the week was when Iannetta framed a strike so poorly that he fooled Joe Girardi into getting ejected for arguing. Good work, Chris! I think.
14green arrow up+3
Last Week: 17
C.J. Cron - So far, so good for Cron. I don't feel like his uber-aggressive approach will produce lasting results, but right now it is giving the Angels the big boost they needed.
15Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 14
Collin Cowgill - His BABIP didn't crash back to earth yet, but it has begun its descent. Fortunately, he's been drawing a lot of walks to keep his offensive contributions afloat as we await the return of Calhoun and Hamilton.
16-- 0
Last Week: 16
Fernando Salas - The suddenly little-used Salas made one appearance this week and this time it was he who was on the wrong end of another reliever letting inherited runners score. Not very fun, is it, Fernando?
17green arrow up+1
Last Week: 18
Mike Morin - Scioscia is still picking his spots with Morin, but I was impressed to see him get in trouble and pitch himself out of it. There hasn't been much of that from the rest of the relievers.
18

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Last Week: n/a
Grant Green- Green hasn't done much since being called up, but he also hasn't been given as much of a chance as he probably deserves. However, my wife is quite taken with him, so he has that going for him, which is nice.
19green arrow up+4
Last Week: 23
Raul Ibanez - Ibanez still isn't actually hitting the ball, but with six walks this week and only two strikeouts, he at least seems to be seeing the ball better. That at least gives us some hope now.
20-- 0
Last Week: 20
John McDonald> - If you are wondering why the Angels signed McDonald, look no further than the warm reception he received in Toronto. Utility infielders usually don't get that kind of a response, or any response, really, when they return to their former team.
21-- 0
Last Week: 21
Kevin Jepsen - With both De La Rosa and Burnett pitching rehab games, I'd start getting awfully concerned about my roster spot, if I were Jepsen.
22Red arrow down-3
Last Week: 19
Hector Santiago - Kudos to management for not waiting until late-July to punt Santiago from the rotation like they did with Blanton. Shame on management for not having a suitable option ready to step into Santiago's vacated rotation slot.
23-- 0
Last Week: n/a
Efren Navarro - In 1,857 plate appearances at Triple-A, Navarro has a measly .130 ISO, so it is only natural that he rips three doubles in nine plate appearances upon being called up to the majors.
24Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 22
Ian Stewart -
Stewart finally ended his 0-for-24 slump but now he is hurt again. Darn, he was getting so close to a 50.0% strikeout rate. We were almost there!
25

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Last Week: n/a
Cory Rasmus - Which happens first: Rasmus gets demoted in favor of Dane De La Rosa or Rasmus actually gets into another game?

Dropped From Rankings: Nick Maronde (can’t get anyone out), David Freese (broken)

Biggest Faller: Santiago, down three spots

Biggest Riser: Ibanez, up four spots

 

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