Angels Power Rankings – Pitchers – July 28th

My rankings include the entire 40 man roster – not just the active 25 man.

This week was tough since pitching was pretty great (for the most part).  The Angels had 4 pitchers with at least 2 appearances that all gave up zero runs.  These four (Jepsen, Rasmus, Smith, Street) combined for 13 strikeouts, 2 hits, and 1 walk in 11.1 innings.  4 of the 5 starters (Richards had an off weak) all had ERAs below 3 and WHIPs no higher than 1.06.  It was definitely a great pitching week for the Halos.

These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Shoemaker’s beard.

Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments
1 ph_434718Huston Street 4 uparrow+3  1  4 3 save appearances = 3 saves.  4Ks in 3 innings.  Earning his keep!
2 weaverJered Weaver 2 2 2 Weaver stays put. Struck out 6 and only gave up 2 runs in 8 innings.
3 smithJoe Smith 3 3 3 Continues to be reliable.  Hitters had a ZERO average and ZERO on base against him in 3 innings.
4 richardsGarrett Richards 1 downarrow +3 1 4 Can’t win em all.  Only Morin had a higher opponent batting average than Richards last week.
5 jepsenKevin Jepsen 6 uparrow+1 5 6 Two innings, 0.00 WHIP and 3 Ks.  Another solid reliever last week.
6 grilliJason Grilli 5 downarrow -1 4 6 Down twice in two weeks.  Let’s hope this trend doesn’t continue.
7 santiagoHector Santiago 12 uparrow+5 7 12 It pains me a little to see Santiago pitch so well since I see him more as a middle reliever.  However, in 10.1 innings last week he only have up 1 run and had a .87 ERA.  Still only making it 5 innings per game.  He throws a lot of pitches.
8 rasmusCory Rasmus 11 uparrow+3 8 11 5 Ks in 3.1 innings with only 1 hit.
9 skaggsTyler Skaggs  10 uparrow+1 9 10 All he got for it was a no decision but he pitched 5.2 innings only giving up 1 run.
10 morinMike Morin 7 downarrow -3 6 10 Morin had a very high 7 Ks in 3.1 innings last week but I’m moving him down 3 spots for blowing a game and getting his third loss.
11 shoemakerMatt Shoemaker 13 uparrow+3 11 13 The Beard!  The Shoe!  15 Ks in 12.2 innings, .178 opponent batting average, a .63 WHIP but he ended up 1-1 on the week.
12 thatcherJoe Thatcher 8 downarrow -4 7 12 Didn’t pitch.  Moved down to make room for those that needed to go up!
13 bedrosianCam Bedrosian, ARK 16 downarrow +3 13 19 Stellar again and keeps moving up.  1 save and 5Ks in 2 innings pitched.
14 salasFernando Salas, SLC  9 downarrow -5 8 14 Welcome to Salt Lake Salas.  You just got bumped down to make room for Shuck.
15 carpenterDavid Carpenter , SLC 15 15 16 Two saves last week.  only 1 K in 5 innings pitched with a walk and 2 hits.
16 rothMichael Roth, ARK 14 downarrow-2 13 15 Struck out 10 in 11.2 innings and 2 starts but gave up 8 walks and 6 runs.
17 alvarezJose Alvarez, SLC 17  – 17 17 Didn’t pitch
18 rucinskiDrew Rucinski, ARK 20 downarrow+2 18 20 Average start last week.  Better than he’s pitched and better than Kohn who gave up 2 long balls.
19 delarossaDane De La Rosa, SLC 19 18 19 Didn’t pitch.
20 kohnMichael Kohn, SLC 18 downarrow-2 16 20 Gave up 2 home runs in 3.1 innings last week.

Updates to List:

Salas sent down to AAA

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