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Angels Week 8 Rankings - Position Players

The good, the bad, and the meh - Mendoza Lines R Us

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.


Over the last 4 weeks, the Angels have scored only 17 runs, 46 runs (yay!), 26 runs, and 17 runs. Yep. ONLY 17 runs last week. The entire offense went to sleep and scored the 4th fewest runs in all of baseball, somehow scoring more than the Diamondbacks, Nationals, and Orioles (well that one is not a shock). No regular player hit higher than .280 (Simmons) and Trout still managed a team leading .370 OBP and a pair of home runs but that was about it. This team hit .173 with a .258 OBP. Sure they faced some good pitching (at least a few of those days), but they played every day last week for an average of 2.4 runs per game. 4 weeks ago when they scored 17 runs it was over 6 games so they at least averaged 2.8 runs per game. This past week was EASILY the worst offensive week of the season.

Not on this list:

Nolan Fontana, AAA DL


May 18th Michael Hermosillo called up from Minors
May 20th Rene Rivera placed on 10 Day DL
May 20th Jose Briceno purchased from Minors

* Player is not on the active 25-man roster