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Angels Week 1 Rankings - Pitchers

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The good, the bad, and the meh

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

If you read my articles last year, each week I wrote a summary of the best and and well, the not so good performances of the week. This year I’m changing the format a bit. I’ll cover the entire 40 man roster and will split it between position players and pitchers (generally 20 or so guys on each list). Each week the list will change based on the past week’s performance - but also taking into account their performance year to date. Ie. Mike Trout hits .400 through June and has a week where he bats .100. He’s not going to go down very many spots unless some other guys had amazing weeks. But with that kind of week, he would drop some.

Summary

Jesse Chavez was the only starter to notch a win, despite the Angels winning 5 games. Their bullpen took home 4 wins (2 each to Bailey and Alvarez). Angels starters had the 4th worst ERA over the past week at 4.66, and they gave up the 2nd most homeruns (7) thanks to Ricky Nolasco and Matt Shoemaker who each gave up 3.

Angels relievers fared a bit better than the starters and had the 3rd best BAA with .189 and second lowest WHIP at 0.86. However, they also blew 2 saves (JC Ramirez & Bud Norris) and allowed 8 ER for a 2.96 ERA which was 7th among AL bullpens.

These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, scribblings on Cam Bedrosian’s Five Guys wrappers, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Matt Shoemaker’s beard.

Not on this list:

Vicente Campos, 10 day DL
Huston Street, 10 day DL
Andrew Heaney, 10 day DL

Changes:

Garrett Richards was placed on the 10 day DL

* Player is not on the active 25-man roster

Rankings: