Found May 12, 2012 on
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The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers.
(1) Jered Weaver retains the current top spot on the Factor12 Top12 in 2012 with a 32.589 rating. The Los Angeles Angels right-hander followed up his no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins with 6IP / 3H / 1ER / 2BB / 2K against the same Minneapolis squad. Weaver has compiled a 1.60 ERA and 0.79 WHIP during his first seven starts.
(2) Jake Peavy has regained his 2007 NL Cy Young form. The Chicago White Sox hurler has pitched outstanding baseball over his first seven starts of the season. Peavy has thrown 52.33 IP / 35H / 11ER / 7BB / 44K while posting a 1.89 ERA and 0.80 WHIP.
(3) Gio Gonzalez has baffled opposing hitters in his last five starts. The left-hander has thrown 33 IP / 13H / 3ER / 10BB / 35K. Gonzalez’ veteran presence has contributed to the Nationals’ best starting pitching in the game.
(4) Stephen Strasburg continues to dominate...
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There was an unusual moment during the Angels’ postgame handshake lineup on Wednesday night. After beating the Twins 6-2, the Angels players lined up for handshakes and high-fives to celebrate the win. For some reason, Albert Pujols chucked his glove at teammate Erick Aybar. The move was strange and made Pujols look like a jerk, but SI injury...
ARLINGTON, Texas Jered Weaver was not auditioning for "American Idol," but as he walked off the mound in the fourth inning Sunday night, he sang along to his own exit music.
While the song "Hit the Road, Jack" played over the stadium public address system, Weaver could be seen mouthing the words to the Ray Charles hit.
"I was singing the song, 'Hit...
The Angels aren't really getting their money's worth. After inking a 10-year, $254 million deal this offseason, Albert Pujols has sputtered out of the gate. The first baseman is hitting .192 with just one home run and 11 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .228. Obviously, those numbers sit well below Pujols' career averages, so the safe bet is that he'll turn things...
Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout is the American League version of Bryce Harper, so how the heck did he fall to the 25th pick of the 2009 draft?
"You got me," says Trout's father, Jeff.
Call it anti-East Coast bias. Anti-New Jersey bias. Maybe even anti-Billy Rowell bias.
There is more to the story, much more, but what the heck. Let's start by...
By Scott Stedman - AngelsWin.com Minor League Reporter
Salt Lake Bees - The Salt Lake Bees have have struggled since the losses of Mike Trout, Alexi Amarista and Jorge Cantu. Overall, they are 18-19 on the season, good for 3rd place in the Pacific Coast League. Offensively, the Bees have been led by Andrew Romine, Kole Calhoun and the veteran Ryan Langerhans. Andrew...
ARLINGTON, Texas -- In a season that veered off course early and still hasn't gone right, the Angels occasionally have shown glimpses of what they could be.
On good days, they find ways to get on base, move runners over and pressure their opponents with timely hits. On bad days, they seem lifeless and unable to do anything right.
Maybe, as Mark Trumbo said, it's an attitude...
Pardon me for hitting this point again and again, but it's by far the most fascinating part of Albert Pujols' season so far. Anybody can go into a home run drought; the difference between a home run and a flyout is, what, the width of a cuticle? It's very easy for a home-run hitter to not hit a home run. They do it all the time. But to not walk is just so deliberate...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Angels won't have designated hitter Kendrys Morales for at least one game, and possibly two, of their most important series of the season.
Morales, who missed all of last season while recovering from a broken left ankle he suffered in May 2010, reported a sore left Achilles tendon and was not in the starting lineup Friday for the Angels' series opener...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Nelson Cruz hit his third career grand slam, Josh Hamilton drove in three runs and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 13-6 on Sunday night to hand Jered Weaver his first loss.
The slam by Cruz capped a five-run third for the Rangers. Hamilton chased Weaver an inning later with a two-run double that made it 8-2.
Weaver (5-1), in his second start...
C.J. Wilson returns to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington tonight to oppose the only franchise he had ever played for prior to this season.
I am curious how Rangers fans will treat him, and I’m curious how other people think they should treat him.
And I’m curious, in general, what the “protocol” should be in cases such as this when a player who isn’t especially well-liked, but...
Maybe you do hate losing to the Rangers just as much if not more so than myself and Garrett. But here's the real measure of an irate fan, do you vent your frustrations over twitter? If not, sit back and learn how to get it all out in cyber space for God and everyone (including the players) to see.I'm going to give it to you Quentin Tarentino style, which is to say I&...
According to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports, the Angels and Nationals have discussed the possibility of a trade that would send outfielder Peter Bourjos to Washington.
Even after releasing Bobby Abreu, the Angels have a crowded outfield after calling up top prospect Mike Trout. The Nationals are dealing with an injury to Jayson Werth, who could potentially be out for two months.
The Peter Bourjos trade rumors have started to circulate again. The primary discussant in the linked article is the Nationals, but the Royals, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays are also mentioned. With super-prospect Mike Trout in the majors, the Angels already having something of an outfield crunch and Bourjos flat-lining on offense so far this season, there is a surface rationality...
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (14-19) @ Texas Rangers (22-11)
Pitching Probables: LAA – CJ Wilson (4-3, 3.46 ERA) MIN – Matt Harrison (4-2, 5.11 ERA)
Game Info: 10:05 AM PT; TV - Fox ; Radio - KLAA 830 You have to feel kind of bad for CJ Wilson. Not often does a pitcher's ERA jump almost 1 whole run overnight and then he has to go out and pitch again the...
ARLINGTON, Texas The Los Angeles Angels decided to challenge the best hitter in baseball when they didn't have to. Already trailing by four runs in the fourth inning, Angels manager Mike Scioscia allowed his ace, Jered Weaver, to pitch to Josh Hamilton with one out and runners on second and third.
Weaver may have thrown a no-hitter earlier this month, but he had just given...