The LA Angels had a perfect week, going 6-0 against the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. It was a team effort, but who rose and fell in this weeks player power rankings?
As always, these rankings are about each LA Angels contributions to the team this season, with a bias towards recent performance.
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Falling Out: In no fault of his own, Blake Wood has fallen out of the rankings even after posting a 0.00 ERA this week. He pitched 2.1 scoreless innings, but allowed two hits and a walk in those innings. When you’re on this Halos team, that’s enough to take you out of the Top Ten.
There’s a few honorable mentions this week. Luke Bard once again flashed last week, pitching two innings in his only outing. He did not allow a run, but allowed two hits while only striking out one. Jaime Barria and Nick Tropeano both made their debuts this week. In Barria’s first major league start, he casually threw five innings of one run baseball on one hit. He walked three, but sent down just as many on strikes in an overall promising debut. Tropeano, in his first start since July of 2016, showed how much potential he really has after pitching 6.2 innings of shutout baseball in his return from Tommy John surgery.