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.
The Angels committed 4 more errors last week and their 9 errors now puts them at third in the AL behind the Rangers and A’s.
There isn’t much good to say about the offense this past week since aside from Mike Trout and Danny Espinosa, no one really did much at all. Espinosa and Cowart (who had a great week in AAA) both moved up quite a bit thanks to the poor performances at almost every position player moving down. CJ Cron ends up in the 3 spots mostly because everyone else dropped. Plus - how about this improved defense by Cron this year??
After a 35 run first week, the Angels could only muster 15 runs in their last 6 games and just 9 runs over their last 5 games during their losing streak. After two dramatic comebacks, the Angels offense reminded me of an Olympic diver you have really high hopes for - then he does this.
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