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Angels Week 8 Rankings - Pitchers

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The good, the bad, and the meh - Starters hit a high note

MLB: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Angels Kelvin Kuo-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.

Summary

Angels starters threw 44.1 innings last week which was tied for most in baseball (with the Mariners). They also had the lowest ERA (1.83) and the most Ks (48) - edging out the Red Sox who notched 44 in the same amount of games. The starting staff was on fire with 6 out of 7 quality starts (Tropeano on Friday being the lone blemish). Sadly, all those great performances only resulted in a 2-4 record thanks to a lack of support by the offense and bullpen.

Speaking of the bullpen, it had a pretty terrible 5.79 ERA last week with a loss, blown save, and -0.1 WAR. They also were apparently throwing batting practice with a .321 BAA - second worst in the league behind the Phillies (.338). It’s shame all those great starts were wasting by a lethargic offense and lackluster bullpen.

Not on this list:

Alex Meyer, 60 day DL
Matt Shoemaker, 60 day DL
Miguel Almonte, AAA DL
JC Ramirez, 60 day DL

Changes:

May 14th Felix Pena called up from Minors
May 15th Jaime Barria sent to Minors
May 16th Eduardo Paredes called up from Minors
May 18th Felix Pena sent to Minors
May 19th Matt Shoemaker transferred to 60 day DL
May 19th Ian Krol Purchased from Minors
May 19th Eduardo Paredes sent to Minors
May 20th Keynan Middleton transferred to 60 day DL (out for season)

* Player is not on the active 25-man roster

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