LA Angels Week Two Power Rankings

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Mike Trout
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 08: Mike Trout /
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ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 04: Tyler Skaggs
ANAHEIM, CA – APRIL 04: Tyler Skaggs /

5.) Tyler Skaggs (3)

While everyone expected Tyler Skaggs to be the third or fourth best pitcher for the Halos this year, he is slowly showing that he has ace potential. After pitching 6.1 scoreless innings in his first start of the season, he followed that up with 4.2 innings of good work, where he allowed two runs. This start was not phenomenal by any means, but it showed a different side of Skaggs. While he dominated in his first start with his variety of pitches, he did not have all of them working in his second start. Nevertheless, that did not stop Skaggs from working through a tough start and minimizing the damage.

Aces don’t always have the best stuff every time they take the mound. However, the best pitchers in the league always find a way to get through the day, batter by batter. We saw that with Skaggs in his last start, as he was not locating his pitches to his best potential. It was huge for Skaggs to get through that game with only two earned runs, as we have seen him collapse in games like that earlier in his career. The Tyler Skaggs breakout hype is real, and he will look to prove it even more this week in Texas.