Angels Power Rankings Post All Star – Batters

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

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.

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Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments
1 troutMike Trout  1  – 1 1 All Star Game MVP.  Another home run.  *snooze*.   Wake me when he hits 5 home runs in one game.  Slacker.
2 puljosAlbert Pujols 2 2 2 1-for-14 his last three games.  But no one impressed enough to take over the 2 spot.
3 kendrickHowie Kendrick  5 downarrow +2 3 5 6-for-15 this past weekend.  Howie was reliable to say the least!
4 calhounKole Calhoun  3 downarrow -1 3 4 Calhoun had a decent weekend.  Nothing too bad & nothing too good.
5 aybarErick Aybar 4 downarrow -1 4 4 This first time all star has been having a great season.  Let’s hope he gets back to playing health soon!
6 freeseDavid Freese  6 6 6 Freese has been doing amazing things with his bat lately.
7 hamiltonJosh Hamilton 7 7 7 Hamilton started great then screwed up his thumb.  Then he came back and started great again.  Now he’s clinging to the #7 spot.
8   Vacancy.  Inquire within.
9 navarroEfren Navarro  11 downarrow +2 9 11 Navarro has done pretty well in the bigs and is doing well in SLC this year.  He could move higher if he stands out more.
10 greenGrant Green  12 downarrow +2 10 12 My comments for Green I could almost cut and paste from Navarro.  Green can play just about anywhere but his playing time on the active roster will likely be limited.
11 ianettaChris Iannetta  9 downarrow -2 9 9 The best catcher on the roster (though there are only 3 of them on the 40 man).  Iannetta is having a good season.
12 cron
C.J. Cron, SLC
 8 downarrow -4  12  8 Poor Cron.  He got bumped from the active roster.  Kind of a surprise to many.  I’m sure he’ll be back eventually.
13 congerHank Conger  13  – 13 13 King Conger is great.  He’s fun.  He has a sense of humor and might like long walks on the beach.  He’s an excellent pitch framer but his hitting has been pretty lack luster.
14 boeschBrennan Boesch, SLC  14  – 14 14 This kid is doing great in AAA. His 13 at bats for the Angels leave something to be desire though.
15 campanaTony Campana, SLC  18 downarrow +3 18 18 Just came from Arizona and is doing okay in AAA.
16 shuckJ.B. Shuck, SLC  16  – 16 16 I really wanted to put Shuck higher.  In fact, he’s not lower because there are some pretty crappy players below him.  That’s about all I can say.
17 jimenezLuis Jimenez, SLC  17  – 17 17 They say he has potential and he has 15 home runs in AAA this year.  Let’s see what he can do.
18 fieldTommy Field, SLC  15 downarrow -3 15 18 Batted .429 in 14 at bats with the Angels and currently playing well in SLC but had a rough past week.
19  The space for sale
20 mcdonaldJohn McDonald  19 downarrow -1 19 20 I’d put McDonald lower if there was room to move down further.  He continues to un-impress.

Updates to List:

Ian Stewart was removed from the 40 man roster
Collin Cowgill was placed on the DL to learn how to bunt

Notes:

There are only 18 position players in the rankings this week.  I’ve left the total to 20 so some people don’t arbitrarily move up.  Some spots will be vacant.

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