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LA Angels Week Three Power Rankings

By Vincent Page
KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 14: Luis Valbuena
KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 14: Luis Valbuena /
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ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 10: Mike Trout
ARLINGTON, TX – APRIL 10: Mike Trout /

3.) Mike Trout (10)

For the first time this season, Mike Trout has cracked the Top Three. After slumping hard in the second week of the season, Trout has homered three times in six games. He is finally getting back into the elite form he has maintained since debuting in the big leagues. He hit .348 this week, bringing his average to .266 on the season after an abysmal .143 average in week two. He is striking out at a slightly higher rate, but also walking a good amount with five throughout the week.

Trout is also dazzling on defense again, something he has not been doing as consistently in years past. In the bottom of the eighth inning in with the Angels one run ahead of the Royals, Trout made one of the best catches of the season to save a potential run. With the ball tailing away from him, Trout covered nearly thirty feet a second to keep the Angels ahead.

Trout was one of the best players in baseball last week, nothing new for the two-time MVP. If he can continue to do this, the Angels league-best offense will take even more steps towards maintaining their lead on the Houston Astros in the AL West.

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