Week 4 Power Rankings – Pitchers

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 ph_434718Huston Street 1 1 10 Triple threes last week – Ks, Save, and games.
2 richardsGarrett Richards 9 uparrow+7 6 8 Much better than his first outing, Richard put up great numbers last week.  7IP, 5K, .86WHIP.
3 tropeanoNick Tropeano 14 uparrow+11 9 11 Poor Tropeano.  He was called up, pitched a scoreless 6 innings, then sent back down again.  It’s for his own benefit though so he can stay on a regular starting schedule.  This is no the last we’ll see of him in Anaheim this season.
4 josealverazJose Alvarez 10 uparrow+6 4 8 He gave up a run but was otherwise pretty on par with an .100BAA and .71WHIP in 5.2 IP.
5 santiagoHector Santiago 2 downarrow-3 2 14 Okay, so he answers the question about being our new ace.  Nope.  He had a good outing, then a BAD one.  All told he walked 9 and struck out 13 over 11.1 IP.  Control – he lost it.
6 smithJoe Smith 3 downarrow-3 3 13 Ouch.  Street saves three games in a row so we put in Smith who promptly blows a save and the Angels go on to lose that game.  Meet Joe Blow-it
7 ramosCesar Ramos 4 downarrow-3 5 7 His .6WHIP led the team.  Okay, so he only pitched 1.2 innings.
8 wilsonCJ Wilson 5 downarrow-3 8 12 Somehow he managed a 1.59ERA last week despite a .304BAA and 1.76WHIP.  The odds were definitely in his favor.
9 vinnieVinnie Pestano 6 downarrow-3 4 9 Pestano had a rough week.  We’ll leave it at that.
10 morinMike Morin 7 downarrow-3  3 10 3 ER in 3 IP?  Not great.
11 weaverJered Weaver 11 1 14 Better.  An ace?  Probably not. Decent pitcher still?   Probably.  0 walks in 6 innings and a .320 BAA.  He did not get the win.
12 shoemakerMatt Shoemaker 8 downarrow-4 7 12 Ouch.  Waiting for the second half 2014 Shoemaker to show up still.  He only lasted 3 innings in his last outing and struggled for control with a 3.33 WHIP.
13 bedrosianCam Bedrosian 15 uparrow+2 13 17 Cam who???  First time he’s been called up and hasn’t blown it.  2 solid innings.   Can he not blow it this time?
14 aheaneyAndrew Heaney 12 downarrow-2 10 16 All over the place.  Pitched twice.  5.1 innings each time.  2 earned runs in both outings.  Oddly, he struck out 9 one of those games and ZERO the other game.  Go figure.
15 rucinskiDrew Rucinski 13 downarrow-2 2 15 He must still be licking his big league wounds because last week in AAA was not that great for him either.
16 rasmusCory Rasmus 15 downarrow-1 12 16 Currently on the DL.
17 mybrydeJeremy McBryde 17 17 19 Snooze.
18 salasFernando Salas 18 15 18 He is just not that good anymore?  Probably.
 19 reynoldsDanny Reynolds 19 18 19 4Ks in 3 innings.  Okay.
20 skaggsAdam Wilk*** 20 20 20 Pitched well for Salt Lake with 4Ks and zero runs over 6 innings.

 

 

 

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