Week 3 Power Ranking – Position Players

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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 troutMike Trout  1 1 1 “Slowed” down to a .385 OBP last week with 2 home runs and a double.  Must be rough for that to be a slower week.
2 giovotellaJohnny Giavotella 8 uparrow+6 2 9 Johnny G has been amazing and almost make you forget about Howie Kendrick.  He had a .368 avg last week with 2 doubles.
3 calhounKole Calhoun 6 uparrow+3 3 12 Finally starting to get hot!  Calhoun had an amazing .462 OBP last week.  We need this in our leadoff hitter!
4 pujolsAlbert Pujols 4 downarrow-2 2 4 Pujols continues to struggle a bit.  He hit .190 last week but drew some walks for a .320 OBP and also hit a home run.
5 aybarErick Aybar 3 downarrow-2 3 8 Picking up the pace ever so slightly, as is most of the Angels offense.  .240 OBP last week and measly .174 avg.
6 freeseDavid Freese 4 downarrow-2 4 6 7 K’s last week so he’s still doing that.  Also hit a homer – yay!
7 cowgillCollin Cowgill 7 5 7 Cowgill instead of Joyce.  Please??  Cowgill had a key HR last week as well as two more doubles.  He doesn’t run into people, hits better an strikes out less that Joyce.
8 cron
C.J. Cron
10 uparrow+2 2 10 Finally starting to hit a little with a .267 avg last week and 1 home run.
9 mattjoyceMatt Joyce 9 7 9 Ho hum.  6 strikeouts in 20 at bats and a whopping .200 average.  He is this year’s Ibanez.
10 navarroEfren Navarro 5 downarrow-5 4 10 Hasn’t seen much play time and only had 1 hit in 9 at bats.
11 kubitzaKyle Kubitza*** 14 uparrow+3 10 14 Tearing it UP last week!  Kubitza went 16 for 29 last week and now has 2 triples and 9 doubles on the season.
12 greenGrant Green*** 12 12 16 Still playing well and still hates to walk.  Green is .438 against lefties this year in AAA.
13 carlosperezCarlos Perez*** 13 13 14 Love this guy.  His bat is still hot and he went 8 for 22 last week with 6 RBIs.
14 jettbandyJett Bandy*** 18 uparrow+4 18 19 Bandy went 5 for 14 last week and is batting .389 on the season with 17 at bats.
15 featherstonTaylor Featherson 15 15 15 Taylor who?  Batting a whole 2 times last week with no trips to first base.
16 ianettaChris Iannetta 16 11 16 Still pretty stinky.  Somehow has managed a .350 OBP but he is .188 when he tries to hit.
17 buteraDrew Butera 17 17 18 Hit .500 last week. Wow! Okay, so it was only 2 at bats.
18 rutledgeJosh Rutledge*** 19 uparrow+1 17 19 Almost doubled his batting average last week to .341.
19 robertsonDaniel Robertson*** 11 downarrow-8 11 19 Started out strong but went 2 for 27 last week and now has a .200 avg on the year.
20 hamiltonJosh Hamilton 20 20 20 May or may not still be an Angel.  May or may not be playing in June.  The saga continues.



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