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Angels Week 1 Rankings - Position Players

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The good, the bad, and the meh

MLB: Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels Jayne Kamin-Oncea-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

5 Errors from the team already this past week. Escobar had 2 and even Mike Trout made a rare error. Not a great start for a team with “improved” defense this year.

The Angels offense was on fire and led the AL with a .291 AVG and 35 runs scored. They also had the 7th most strikeouts and 2nd fewest stolen bases. For a team that should strike out less and swipe more bags, it was an interesting first week.

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:

Luis Valbuena, 10 day DL

* Player is not on the active 25-man roster

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