Week 4 Power Rankings – Pitchers

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Pitching last week was not exactly an Angels strong point.  Only three players managed to not give up ANY runs - Tropeano, Street, and Bedrosian.  Yes, that Bedrosian! My rankings include the entire 40 man roster. 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. *** Salt Lake Bees Roster ** Arkansas Travelers Roster Changes: Cam Bedrosian called up from the minors Nick Tropeano (called up then sent down after 1 start) Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Huston Street 1 - 1 10 Triple threes last week - Ks, Save, and games. 2 Garrett Richards 9 +7 6 8 Much better than his first outing, Richard put up great numbers last…
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Week 4 Power Rankings – Position Players

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We finally had some signs of life in our offense last week with Cron and Calhoun leading that charge. Still waiting for the rest of the team (aside from Trout and Giavotella) to catch up. My rankings include the entire 40 man roster. 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. *** Salt Lake Bees Roster ** Arkansas Travelers Roster Changes: Efron Navarro sent to minors (Salt Lake) Gary Brown sent to minors (Claimed off waivers from St. Louis) Grant Green called up from the minors Removed Josh Hamilton (though he was technically on the roster last week) Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Mike Trout  1 - 1 1 Trout…
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What’s Wrong with the Angels Offense?

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We are three weeks into the season now and the Angels offensive numbers have been pretty, well, offensive. A few games recently have helped those numbers go in the right direction, but let's look where the Angels rank among all 30 teams: 24th in OPS @ .649 23rd in Batting Average @ .227 16th in Runs @ 75 24th in SB @ 6 (Mike Trout has 5) These numbers looked much worse one week ago before Kole Calhoun and CJ Cron found their groove.  Should we be concerned?  Perhaps.  Will our offense get better?  Most definitely.  Some of the current issues are noted below: Chris Iannetta .100/.220/.120 No one really expects Iannetta to equal his output of last year, which was pretty much his best pro year and probably an…
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Week 3 Power Ranking – Pitchers

Angels, pitching, Rankings
We've now had one full week of baseball so let's take a look at  the Angels power rankings leading into week 2.  Pitching was all over the place in week 1 and we apparently are currently without an "ace".  Most of the top performances came out of a bullpen that was pretty on target if you ignore Salas. My rankings include the entire 40 man roster. 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. *** Salt Lake Bees Roster ** Arkansas Travelers Roster Changes: Adam Wilk added to 40 man roster Tyler Skaggs removed from 40 man roster Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Huston Street 1 - 1 10 Still one…
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Week 3 Power Ranking – Position Players

Angels, Rankings
The ranking come a bit slow this week since Angels Stadium decided to give me food poisoning on Monday and I spent the past weekend at a tournament in Phoenix.  Still, here they are!  The Angels offense has still been weak but we'll see some changes in that for next week's ratings after last night's game. My rankings include the entire 40 man roster. 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. *** Salt Lake Bees Roster ** Arkansas Travelers Roster Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Mike Trout  1 - 1 1 "Slowed" down to a .385 OBP last week with 2 home runs and a double.  Must be rough…
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Week 2 Power Rankings – Pitchers

Angels, pitching, Rankings
We've now had one full week of baseball so let's take a look at  the Angels power rankings leading into week 2.  Pitching was all over the place in week 1 and we apparently are currently without an "ace".  Most of the top performances came out of a bullpen that was pretty on target if you ignore Salas. My rankings include the entire 40 man roster. 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. *** Salt Lake Bees Roster ** Arkansas Travelers Roster Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Huston Street 10 +9 1 10 Phew.  His spring performance was a fluke, which is good since it SUCKED.  So far with 2…
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Week 2 Power Rankings – Position Players

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We've now had one full week of baseball so let's take a look at  the Angels power rankings leading into week 2.  There are currently way too many batting averages on the team in the .000's, .100's and .200's ranges.  The Halos are currently on the bottom of the AL in AVG & SB and second from last in OBP, Walks and Runs.  Ouch. My rankings include the entire 40 man roster. 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. *** Salt Lake Bees Roster ** Arkansas Travelers Roster Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Mike Trout  1 - 1 1 Trout took his hot spring right into opening week and…
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Reflections on the Angels opening series

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Baseball season is finally upon us and the Angels started out their season with a series victory over the Seattle Mariners.k  I happened to be in the Safeco seats for the opening day game and have some reflection on that game as well as the series in it's entirety. The Good: Angels - Winning the opening series and starting the season win the green with a 2-1 record is a great start. CJ Wilson - Holy cow.  Who was this guy on Tuesday?  Most will call it a freak one off - but you don't pitch THAT well unless you have something in you.  The question is how consistent can he be?  Wilson was no doubt dialed in on Tuesday with career bests in all sorts of categories.  "He threw…
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Pre Season Power Rankings – Pitchers

Angels, pitching, Rankings
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 Jered Weaver - - 1 1 All this talk about Weaver's decline in velocity aside, this man can pitch.  He struck out 23 over 21 innings this spring on his way to a 2.53 ERA and 1.03WHIP.  The Weave is ready for opening day! 2 Drew Rucinski  - - 2 2 I honestly wish this guy had Santiago's rotation spot and perhaps he will once Richards comes back.  He gave up 2 HR in his last outing but was pretty dominant…
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Pre Season Power Rankings – Position Players

Angels, Rankings
This is one of my favorite features on the site - and it's back!! My rankings include the entire 40 man roster . 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 Mike Trout  - - 1 1 The 2014 AL MVP absolutely tore up spring training with a .541 OBP, 3 double, 3 triples, 5 HR and 5 stolen bases.  Let's hope he didn't peak too soon, but this is Mike Trout and he hasn't even hit full stride in MLB yet! 2 C.J. Cron - - 2 2 We may need Cron's bat in 2015 with Josh Hamilton (and even if Josh does…
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