Angels Players Power Rankings – Week 20

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Mike Trout - Trout realized a little too late this week that he needs to put the offense on his back for the next little while.
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Garrett Richards - A complete game shutout followed by a no-hitter through six. Yeah, that's pretty decent, I think.
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Last Week: 4
Albert Pujols - Albert finally regained his power stroke this week. Somehow the team still isn't scoring, but with him and Trout heating up, it should only be a matter of time.
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Last Week: 3
Jered Weaver - See Richards' comment above in reference to what he did to get the Angels out of his slump. Then look at the mediocre outing Weaver turned in this week and you tell me who the staff ace is. Go ahead, I'll wait.
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Last Week: 6
Huston Street - Nice to see that the Angels acquired an elite closer just in time for them to go into a losing streak and have no games that require closing. Ti-ming.
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Last Week: 5
Kole Calhoun - The small slump Calhoun went through is just one of the reasons for the flagging offense, but at least it looks like Kole is starting to come out of it.
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Last Week: 9
Joe Smith - So much for that whole "no runs allowed since June 22nd streak." Bad timing strikes once again.
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Last Week: 7
Erick Aybar - Aybar hasn't hit a lick in the second half, yet he got battlefield promotions to the lead-off spot and clean-up spot this week. Scioscia's lineups make my head hurt.

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Last Week: 14
Matt Shoemaker - Shoemaker literally did it all this week by throwing a quality start and being lights out in relief.
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Howie Kendrick - Once everyone gets bored of complaining how poorly Hamilton and Aybar have been hitting lately, they are going to be super pissed about how poorly Kendrick has also been hitting without getting his fair share of the fan rage.
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Last Week: 11
Kevin Jepsen - It was a bad week for shutout streaks as Jepsen allowed his first run to score since June 21st. His was unearned, but it resulted in a loss just the same.

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Last Week: 8
Josh Hamilton- That toe tap must not have had staying power, what with Hambone going 2-for-28 with 11 Ks this week. Woof.
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Last Week: 16
David Freese - Freese hit well this week, but he made a few more errors in the process. Even when he's playing well he can't do anything right.
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Last Week: 13
Chris Iannetta - Iannetta hit poorly this week and failed to do the one thing his position demands he do: "catch" the baseball.
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Collin Cowgill - So long as Scioscia platoons Cowgill with Navarro and not Calhoun, then I can be glad that Cowgill is back.
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Last Week: 19
Jason Grilli - Grilli has been getting overworked like crazy recently. It is almost like Scioscia wants Grilli's arm to fall off so that the Frieri-Grilli trade ends up being a push.
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Hector Santiago - Two solid starts this week for Santiago, yet it still seems like the Angels would be better off trading for a more reliable starter and moving Hector into the bullpen. I feel like I've been writing that for months. Sooner or later it will come true, right?
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Last Week: 18
Efren Navarro - All Efren did this week was get one hit and make one costly error. Suffice it to say the love affair is over.
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Fernando Salas - Salas is back, getting worked hard and actually pitching really well. The Angels literally have too many good relievers right now, even with all the guys on the DL.
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Last Week: 22
Cory Rasmus - Rasmus hasn't had an appearance in which he worked just one inning since June.
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Last Week: 20
C.J. Wilson - C.J. is on the beam right now, but he's just laying on top of the beam, curled up in the fetal position. I guess that's progress, right?
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Last Week: 21
C.J. Cron - C.J. Cron has never seen a first pitch he didn't swing at. He's also never seen a first pitch that he could actually make solid contact with. Now he's seeing a plane ticket on his hand flying him from Orange County to Salt Lake.
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Last Week: 23
Hank Conger - Conger's offensive numbers are getting dangerously close to Jeff Mathis levels.
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Cam Bedrosian - He's already back in the minors, but Baby Bedrock looked much improved in this brief stint.
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Last Week: 25
John McDonald - McDonald has played in parts of 34 games since June 16th and has just one hit in that span. How is that a good use of a roster spot?

Dropped From Rankings: Joe Thatcher (hurt himself fielding a bunt, like a moron), Mike Morin (enjoys long walks on the beach too much), Tyler Skaggs (needs TJ surgery after all)

Biggest Faller: Hamilton, down four spots

Biggest Riser: Shoemaker, up five spots

Garrett Wilson

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