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.
Angels starting pitching showed some glimmers of hope over the past week withe bounce back performances by Matt Shoemaker and Tyler Skaggs. The bullpen wasn’t super great over the past week either, and Angels pitchers overall have given up 20 home runs this season which puts them right up there with the Phillies (21), Marlins (20), and Padres (20). Those are not the pitching staffs they probably want to be compared to. Norris, Skaggs, and Shoemaker all climbed the most this week but almost half the pitchers in this list were pretty meh.
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, 60 day DL
Garrett Richards, 10 day DL
Daniel Wright was called up then sent back down to AAA
Deolis Guerra was called up from AAA
* Player is not on the active 25-man roster