Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 19

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Mike Trout - In a week in which Trout supposedly slumped, he has a .452 OBP. If only we could all slump like that.
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Garrett Richards - Is this just a little slump for Richards or is he starting to hit the wall now that he's on the verge to pass his career-high in innings pitched?
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Jered Weaver - Weaver had more hits allowed than innings pitched and more walks than strikeouts this week. That's good, right?
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Albert Pujols - Three GIDPs in one week? He's making a real push to take over the MLB lead from Casey McGehee. You can do it, Albert!
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Kole Calhoun - It was bound to happen, but Calhoun finally hit a rough patch this week. Just in time for Scioscia to find an excuse to platoon him with Collin Cowgill again.
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Huston Street - I forgot what it was like to have a closer that didn't just fall to pieces when he finds himself in a jam. Miss you, Ernesto!
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Erick Aybar - After a week of a .427 OPS, let's see if Scioscia still finds himself committed to to keeping Aybar in the five-hole

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Josh Hamilton- It was a great week for Josh right up until he got hit on the hand. It is like the baseball gods feel they need to intervene any time it looks like Hamilton might be returning to his prime form.
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Joe Smith - Smith is getting almost no attention for it, but he hasn't allowed a run since June 22nd.
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Howie Kendrick - Howie set a new career-high in walks in a season this week. Unfortunately, he also is on pace to set a career-low in slugging percentage.
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Kevin Jepsen - Jepsen came dangerously close to a hidden no-hitter before giving up a hit on Sunday. I don't know what I would've done with myself if that happened.
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Tyler Skaggs - I'm convinced that Skaggs got hurt just to make a point about how the Angels should've acquired more rotation depth. Point taken.
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Chris Iannetta - Very, very quietly, Iannetta has become the undisputed primary catcher.

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Matt Shoemaker - It appears that Shoemaker is falling into a pattern of alternating great starts with bad starts.
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Mike Morin - Way to ruin the no-hitter, Mike. YOU BLEW IT!
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David Freese - Freese hadn't made an error in ages but that streak came to an end this week and, boy, it was a doozy of an error.
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Hector Santiago - Why is it every time the Angels are about to have to kick Santiago out of the rotation, someone gets hurt? Are we sure Santiago isn't a witch?
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Efren Navarro - The Efren Navarro euphoria came to an abrupt halt this week. I blame J.B. Shuck.
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Jason Grilli - Grilli spit the bit this week, but he wasn't awful. Or maybe he just wasn't awful as compared to Ernesto Frieri.
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C.J. Wilson - Dammit, C.J,. Just... dammit.
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C.J. Cron - Cron barely played last week and the Angels are about to play some game in an NL park. It wouldn't at all be a surprise if Cron got sent back to the minors when Cowgill comes off the DL.
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Cory Rasmus - Rasmus had a pretty great week except for that whole walk-off homer allowed to Manny Machado thing.
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Hank Conger - ???
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Joe Thatcher - I think Thatcher sprained his ankle just because he was so surprised to actually get into a game.
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John McDonald - McDonald played in three games but didn't get any plate appearances. This is known as a good week for McDonald.

Dropped From Rankings: Fernando Salas (brief vacation in Salt Lake)

Biggest Faller: Kendrick, down three spots

Biggest Riser: Street and Santiago, up two spots each

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