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.
Angels offense struggled. Angels offense struggled. Aren’t we hearing that too much lately? This year? The Angels offense has been on a downward spiral and had the second worst offense in terms of run production in ALL of MLB over the past week. Danny Espinosa, Juan Graterol, Cliff Pennington, and Eric Young Jr all combined for 21 ABs and ZERO hits. Luis Valbuena, Nick Franklin, and Cameron Maybin didn’t fare much better and combined for just 6 hits in 49 ABs which amounted to a .122 AVG.
Over the past two weeks, they sit dead last in runs and this team just can not produce. Sure the Angels’ offense has had some good moments this year but overall it’s been pretty lackluster since day 1. On the season, the Angels have produced just 374 runs - only better than the Blue Jays and Royals in the AL.
The ratings were hard this week, so bear with me as I try to sort them out and make some sense of this (mostly) crap pile of performances.
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:
Mike Trout, 10 day DL
7/5 Mike Trout send to minors for Rehabilitation
7/7 C.J. Cron called up from minors
* Player is not on the active 25-man roster