Angels Player Power Rankings – Week 11

RANK
PLAYER
CHANGE
COMMENTS
1-- 0
Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Remember when we were all worried about Mike Trout? Silly rabbits.
2

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Last Week: n/a
Josh Hamilton- I don't think anyone actually expected Hamilton to pick up where he left off, but somehow he did.
3Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 2
C.J. Wilson - C. J. was great against the ChiSox and all, but I'm still feeling nauseous over his illness-addled start against Houston.
4Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 3
Albert Pujols - Trout is fixed. Hamilton is back. Even Freese is finally producing. So NOW can we finally start talking about Pujols' slump? Everyone keeps trying to ignore it for some reason.
5Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 4
Howie Kendrick - A tough week for Howie, but he's entitled to one after helping carry the load back when everyone else was hurt or slumping.
6Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 5
Jered Weaver - Weaver has 27 walks already this year after having just 37 last year. Oh, and his velocity is down a full mile per hour. Other than that, things are looking up.
7Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 6
Erick Aybar - Erick Aybar is tied for second in RBIs on the team because RBIs are dumb.
8green arrow up+2
Last Week: 10
Garrett Richards - Awesome! Garrett decided to be dominant again.
9Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 8
Chris Iannetta - A step back for Iannetta this week, which is what happens when Scioscia let's Iannetta face right-handed pitching.
10Red arrow down-3
Last Week: 7
Ernesto Frieri - Great, Frieri is back to giving up homers again. I'm sure it is just a phase. A career-long phase.
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Last Week: 11
Tyler Skaggs - Not the best week for Skaggs who continues to bleed to death via infield hits, or at least that is how it feels.
12green arrow up+1
Last Week: 13
Kole Calhoun - Not the best week for Calhoun, but good enough for him to remain atop the order. Most days, at least.
13Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 8
Joe Smith - Smith is really starting to look pretty shaky. If he wasn't so adept and inducing GIDPs to escape bad situations, his line would be a lot worse.
14Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 12
C.J. Cron - Cron won the stand-off between him and Grant Green. Now he looks poised to take out Raul Ibanez next.
15Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 14
Collin Cowgill - Not much playing time this week for Cowgill, but he still made himself noticed. No offense, but let's hope to see even less of Cowgill now that Trout's back is healed up.
16green arrow up+4
Last Week: 20
Kevin Jepsen - Well, it happened. Jepsen is back in Scioscia's good graces. Don't say I didn't warn you.
17green arrow up+6
Last Week: 23
David Freese -
So many walks! So many hits! Freese has finally begun to thaw!
18-- 0
Last Week: 18
Mike Morin - Morin is still doing just fine, but doesn't look like he is going to be given much of a chance to move up the depth chart.
19Red arrow down-3
Last Week: 16
Grant Green - No shame in getting demoted after what he did for the Angels. My wife is sorely disappointed though.
20Red arrow down-5
Last Week: 15
Hank Conger - Conger got a hit this week, so that's progress, right?
21

Red arrow down-4
Last Week: 17
Matt Shoemaker - Shoemaker is doing what he can to keep the Angels in the game, but he is killing the bullpen by never being able to get out of the sixth inning, if he even gets there.
22Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 21
John McDonald - Four games, no plate appearances, nothing but defensive work. Is that really worth a roster spot? I'm pretty sure he would at least make a better third base coach than DiSarcina.
23Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 22
Fernando Salas - With Kohn gone, Salas is now one rung closer to falling off the bullpen ladder and he didn't do anything this week but make sure that his grip on that run got looser.
24-- 0
Last Week: n/a
Cam Bedrosian - The Bedrosian euphoria didn't last very long, did it? Turns out you need to throw the ball over the plate if you want to strike everyone out.
25Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 24
Raul Ibanez - Ibanez lives to see another week but the job security questions aren't going away anytime soon.

Dropped From Rankings: Sean Burnett (RIP), Michael Kohn (still trying to locate the strike zone)

Biggest Faller: Conger, down five spots

Biggest Riser: Freese, up six spots

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