Angels Power Rankings Post All Star – Pitchers

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My rankings 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.

Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments
1 richardsGarrett Richards  1  – 1 1 Just missed being the only Angels Pitcher to make the All Star Game.  He’s been the ace so far this season
2 weaverJered Weaver  2  – 2 2 8 strikeouts through 6 innings of the marathon game on Friday.  Nicely done Weaver.
3 smithJoe Smith 3 3 3 We’ll let his few bad games go since he has a .90 WHIP and is a beast against righties (.149 Avg) and in away games (.143 Avg)
4 ph_434718Huston Street n/a  –  4  4 Welcome to the club Street!  Nice to have an all star closer to help get through the second half of the season.
5 grilliJason Grilli  4 downarrow -1 4 5 Bumped down because of Street.  A short stint with the Halos but so far he’s holding it down well. (sorry you got stuck with Frieri Pittsburg!)
6 jepsenKevin Jepsen  5 downarrow -1 5 6 He’s been solid in the bullpen with a .171 opponent batting average and a .67 WHIP in away games.  Also bumped down because of Street.
7 morinMike Morin  6 downarrow -1 6 7 Morin hasn’t walked anyone in his last 11 appearances and holds a 1.13 WHIP and 2.04 ERA on the season  He did blow a save on Friday so gets bumped down a spot.  Another victim of Street arriving.
8 thatcherJoe Thatcher  7 downarrow -1 7 8 Responsible for the loss in Saturday’s close Mariner’s game and the win in Sunday’s game.  Still moves down a spot due to Street joining the roster.
9 salasFernando Salas  8 downarrow -1 8 9 Pitching well and leaving lots of runners on base (83%)
10 skaggsTyler Skaggs  10  – 10 10 A respectable 1.25 WHIP this season.  However, only 1 win in his last 6 starts.
11 rasmusCory Rasmus  11  – 11 11 Rasmus has a crappy May but has just been getting better since then and has cut his ERA in half the past few weeks.
12 santiagoHector Santiago  12  – 12 12 Santiago pitched excellent in June with a .96 WHIP.  His win to loss ratio isn’t an exact measure of his skill but he does seem to have a problem getting quality starts.
13 shoemakerMatt Shoemaker  13  – 13 13 The Shoe had a great May but not so hot June and July.  Can someone just tell him it’s still May?
14 rothMichael Roth, ARK  14  – 14 14 Roth pitched pretty well for 2 innings and has done decent enough in AA
15 carpenterDavid Carpenter , SLC  15  – 15 15 Only 2 innings pitched but he’s perfect with zero runs allowed, zero hits, and zero walks and also decent in the minors.
16 bedrosianCam Bedrosian, ARK 19 downarrow +3 16 19 Stellar in AA Saturday with 5 strikeouts in 2 innings and earning his 13th save.
17 alvarezJose Alvarez, SLC  17  – 17 17 Alverez just hasn’t been that great at SLC.  His WHIP is 1.63 and he only has 17 Ks in 30 innings with 15 walks.  He may only be on the 40 man since we have a weak farm system.
18 kohnMichael Kohn, SLC  16 downarrow -2 16 18 The wrath of Kohn had a horrible outing on Saturday with 3 walks, 3 earned runs, and one strikeout in .2 innings.
19 delarossaDane De La Rosa, SLC 18 downarrow -1 18 19 Opposing batters just teed off on De La Rosa with a .375 batting average.  He’s doing remarkably better in the minors which is where he should stay for now.
20 rucinskiDrew Rucinski, ARK  20  – 20 20 Struck out 7 in 4 innings yesterday but gave up 9 hits and 6 runs.  Can we say consistency issues?

Updates to List:

Removed CJ Wilson (15 Day DL)


Several pitchers got bumped down a spot this week to make room for Street.  Sort of like Conger losing his number due to “veteran” preference.  Sorry number 24!



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