Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 15

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Mike Trout - That walk-off homer was great and all, but the best thing Trout did this week was turn down the Home Run Derby.
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Last Week: 2
Garrett Richards - If it makes you feel any better, Garrett, you have my Final Vote. It doesn't? Oh, well, that's all I got. Sorry.

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Last Week: 3
Josh Hamilton- The committee (of one) was torn this week on whether to punish Hamilton for whiffing 12 times or reward him for homering twice and walking five times. It ended up being a push
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Last Week: 5
Albert Pujols - I was fully primed to drop Pujols way down the list this week, but then he went and had a huge week. See, people? The Power Rankings are a motivating tool!
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Last Week: 4
Jered Weaver - To think, I was actually starting to believe that Weaver had solved his home run problems.
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Last Week: 8
Kole Calhoun - How many 1.000+ OPS weeks does Calhoun have to have before he stops getting platooned?
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Last Week: 9
Howie Kendrick - Howie had a rough June, but he seems to have flipped the switch so far in July.
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Last Week: 7
Erick Aybar - Aybar fell flat this week, almost as if he was trying to make sure he got snubbed for the All-Star Game.
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Last Week: 10
Joe Smith - Joe Smith is the Rodney Dangerfield of the Angels bullpen. He pitched four innings this week, allowed one baserunner and had two saves in one day and yet fans still pine for Huston Street.
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Last Week: 11
C.J. Cron - PECOTA and ZiPS continue to project doom for Cron, but Cron continues to hit at a high level. In fact, pretty soon the natives are going to start getting restless about Cron hitting in the bottom third of the order.
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Last Week: 6
C.J. Wilson - Wait, how did C.J. suddenly become the problems spot in the rotation?
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Last Week: 14
David Freese - Two homers in one week AND three doubles! Where is the real David Freese and what have you done with him?
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Last Week: 12
Chris Iannetta - Well, at least one of the catchers decided to remember how to hit.
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Last Week: 12
Mike Morin - Mike Morin almost never allows runs, but when he does, it is right when he seems to be on the verge of a bigger role in the bullpen.
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Last Week: 16
Kevin Jepsen - Jepsen was perfect this week in three innings, including five strikeouts. Alright, fine. I relent. He's good. I believe now.

(Apologies in advance for Jepsen's forthcoming meltdown now that I said all that.)

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Last Week: 19
Matt Shoemaker - And he's back! Just when it looked like Shoemaker had earned himself a ticket back to Triple-A, he turns in a solid start and probably bought himself a little more time (assuming management is willing to risk damaging Santiago's ego with another demotion).
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Last Week: 15
Collin Cowgill - A 2-for-14 week for Cowgill in the same week that Calhoun had a 1.454 OPS. You're move, Scioscia.
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Last Week: 23
Jason Grilli - He hasn't been as shaky as Frieri but he hasn't done anything suggest that he should take over as closer. That probably won't stop Scioscia from promoting him to that role though.
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Last Week: 17
Hector Santiago - The grand slam aside, Santiago wasn't awful in his start this week, but was he good enough to stay in the Angels rotation? I'm not so sure.
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Last Week: 18
Hank Conger - Hey, Don Baylor, we need a little help over here.
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Last Week: 20
Grant Green - So if Freese sits for two games this week and McDonald gets both those starts, why is it that Grant Green is on the roster at all?
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Last Week: 21
Cory Rasmus - Rasmus didn't do anything wrong but finds himself in the minors again. It could be worse, they could've sent him to Pittsburgh.
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Joe Thatcher - Welcome, Joe! Try not to screw it up, but if you do, don't worry, you'll definitely fit in.
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Last Week: 22
John McDonald - No, no, no. McDonald is only supposed to field not hit. Someone please make sure Scioscia gets the memo.
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Rich Hill - Hill faced four hitters and allowed one hit and three walks, somehow making the $1 the Angels paid to acquire him a poor investment.

Dropped From Rankings: Ernesto Frieri (doesn’t work here anymore)

Biggest Faller: Wilson, down five spots

Biggest Riser: Grilli, up five spots

Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.