Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 13

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Mike Trout - Now that Mike Trout has his #FutureGetsFaster shoe, does that mean he's going to start stealing bases again? That would be swell.

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Josh Hamilton- With Hamilton fanning 10 times this week, it might be time to back off the "he's back and better than ever" narrative.
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Garrett Richards - Almost 100 innings into the season, Richards actually has more strikeouts than innings pitched. I think he might be for real.
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C.J. Wilson - C.J. just keeps on being excellent and getting no real attention for it.
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Albert Pujols - Is Pujols just hurt or just in decline or both?
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Last Week: 8
Jered Weaver - We got some vintage Weaver this week. Really, he's been just fine this year except for all of the homers.
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Last Week: 6
Erick Aybar - Between his strong play and the weak competition (Aybar leads all AL SS in fWAR and wRC+), it looks like Aybar could be on his way to the All-Star Game.
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Last Week: 7
Howie Kendrick - I approve of any Angels player that makes a habit of walk-off hits against the Rangers.
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Kole Calhoun - It took awhile but Calhoun is finally performing a that high level that everyone had been hoping for.
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Last Week: 12
Joe Smith - If Scioscia still needs help with determining which match-ups to use Smith at closer for, start with "batters you actually want to get out."
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Last Week: 15
C.J. Cron - C.J. Cron just starts cranking homers the instant Ibanez got released. I'm pretty sure he's trolling Scioscia.
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Last Week: 10
Chris Iannetta - I don't want to alarm anyone, but Chris Iannetta hasn't drawn a walk in two weeks.
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Mike Morin - Mike Morin is really good in his role of "the guy who cleans up after the guy who he should have been in for in the first place."
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Collin Cowgill - Cowgill didn't get much of a chance to play with all the righties of late, but he might get fewer chances going forward if Calhoun doesn't cool off.
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Last Week: 17
Hank Conger - Not sure if Conger that good at framing or Chad Fairchild that bad at calling balls and strikes.

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Last Week: 21
Matt Shoemaker - Wait, so Shoemaker is actually, like, good? Like, pretty good? I'm not sure how to process this.
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Last Week: 18
David Freese - Ladies and gentlemen, David Freese had an actual extra base hit this week! We did it!
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Last Week: 19
Hector Santiago - With Shoemaker dealing and the bullpen reeling, has there been any more obvious move than to just make Santiago a high leverage reliever right away?
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Last Week: 16
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Ernesto Frieri - We're done with this whole "Frieri as closer" thing forever, right? Right.
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Grant Green - Green is back in the majors but it isn't entirely clear why.
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Last Week: 20
John McDonald - McDonald is now the remaining token old man in the clubhouse.
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Last Week: 22
Cory Rasmus - Rasmus did make an appearance this week, but he didn't actually, you know, get anyone out. That's kind of a problem.
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Cam Bedrosian - Note to Mike Scioscia: Cam Bedrosian is the closer of the future. The "FUTURE," not the present. This is a very important distinction.
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Raul Ibanez - Were the Angels able to just release Ibanez outright or did they have to destroy all the horcruxes first? Come to think of it, that would explain why it took so long.

Dropped From Rankings: Fernando Salas (bad shoulder)

Biggest Faller: Frieri, down nine spots

Biggest Riser: Shoemaker, up five spots

Garrett Wilson

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