Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 12

RANK
PLAYER
CHANGE
COMMENTS
1-- 0
Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - Mike Trout's strikeout rate in June is 12.0%, so, you know, shut up everyone back in May.
2

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Last Week: 2
Josh Hamilton- Hamilton slowed down a bit this week, but he continues to be effective against left-handed pitching which is still hard to get my head around.
3green arrow up+1
Last Week: 4
Albert Pujols - The simple solution to getting Pujols out of a slump is for the hand-wringing fans to ask if he should be moved down in the batting order. 50% of the time, it works every time!
4Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 3
C.J. Wilson - So do we applaud Wilson for bouncing back after giving up four runs in the first or blast him for giving up those runs? I'm so confused.
5green arrow up+3
Last Week: 8
Garrett Richards - Time to dust off the "Richards might be an ace" narrative again after two stellar starts this week.
6green arrow up+1
Last Week: 7
Erick Aybar - Aybar had a terrific week with the bat and the glove and then got hurt because of course.
7Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 5
Howie Kendrick - Kendrick had three hits all week, which helps explain the Angels' offensive inconsistency this week.
8Red arrow down-2
Last Week: 6
Jered Weaver - Weaver is certainly having a down year in terms of ERA and all that, but the bigger issue might be that he isn't eating innings anymore, six innings or fewer in his last four starts.
9green arrow up+3
Last Week: 12
Kole Calhoun - Calhoun was just a monster this week which is going to make the current platoon arrangement in right hard for Scioscia to justify. He will find a way, it is just going to be harder to do.
10Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 9
Chris Iannetta - Tired of drawing so many walks, Iannetta decided he'd get on base this week primarily via the HBP. A bold move, but I like it.
11Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 10
Ernesto Frieri - And here comes the closer controversy again. That blown save was probably the fault of Scioscia for overworking Frieri, but he is only going to get a pass with that excuse for so long.
12green arrow up+1
Last Week: 13
Joe Smith - A solo homer aside, Smith at least looks like he is back to being a shutdown reliever, which is good given Frieri might be headed into another slump.
13green arrow up+5
Last Week: 18
Mike Morin - Let's take a bet on how low Morin's ERA has to get before he is used in high leverage situation by choice rather than necessity? I'll take a 0.72 ERA.
14green arrow up+1
Last Week: 15
Collin Cowgill - Oh, right, Cowgill had a monster week as well. The platoon justification isn't going to be hard at all.
15Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 14
C.J. Cron - A lost week for Cron due to the games in Atlanta, but he did draw a walk, which is pretty noteworthy.
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Last Week: 16
Kevin Jepsen - Just when you thought it was safe to trust Jepsen... the blown save happens! Don't say I didn't warn you.
17green arrow up+3
Last Week: 20
Hank Conger - Phew! Conger finally remembered how to hit, the secretly awesome catcher platoon can go back to being secretly awesome now.
18Red arrow down-1
Last Week: 17
David Freese -
Drat, Freese has gone back to being terrible, not hitting, not walking and striking out. Grant Green is taking balls at third in Salt Lake, right? Just checking.
19-- 0
Last Week: n/a
Hector Santiago - Santiago is back and better than ever, at least in terms of his Angel career, which is a pretty low bar to clear.
20green arrow up+2
Last Week: 22
John McDonald - McDonald got a rare start this week but might be in line for more depending on how severe Aybar's hip injury proves to be.
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Last Week: 21
Matt Shoemaker - They tried awfully hard not to use Shoemaker this week, but were still compelled to. Better luck next week.
22-- 0
Last Week: n/a
Cory Rasmus - I'm starting to think that Rasmus might actually be one of these guys that is mostly good, but when he's bad, he's REALLY bad.
23-- 0
Last Week: 23
Fernando Salas - Salas had shoulder issues in St. Louis and is now out with another such issue. That Freese-Bourjos swap is the gift that just keeps on giving.
24-- 0
Last Week: 24
Cam Bedrosian - So I guess Cam Bedrosian isn't quite the savior everyone was hoping for, at least not now.
25-- 0
Last Week: 25
Raul Ibanez - Two hits? In the same week?! Ibanez should quit while he is ahead. No, seriously, please quit. Just retire. Go away.

Dropped From Rankings: Tyler Skaggs (hammy), Grant Green (demoted because life isn’t fair)

Biggest Faller: Kendrick and Weaver, down two spots each

Biggest Riser: Morin, up five spots

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