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.
Week 3 was perhaps equally full of suck as week 2. The Angels have the worst run differential in the AL and only one team (The Padres) have a worse differential in all of baseball. Ouch.
The Angels were 12th for worst batting average and OBP over the past week and they had the 2nd most strikeouts. Yunel Escobar made two more errors (4 on the season) and both Mike Trout and Cameron Maybin had outfield assists. Kole Calhoun and Andrelton Simmons flashed some impressive leather (video below).
Five players who had double digit at bats hit below .200. Is there good news? Sure. The Angels scored 12 runs over two games on Friday and Saturday so the offense had some small signs of life over the past 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
Carlos Perez sent to minors on 4/19
Juan Graterol traded from from Blue Jays on 4/18
Ryan LaMarre DFAd on 4/18 then traded to the A’s on 4/23
* Player is not on the active 25-man roster