In the grand scheme of the 2013 baseball season, July was pivotal for the Los Angeles Angels. Upon entering the month, the team was riding a seven-game winning streak and for all intents and purposes appeared to be turning its season around.
Fast forward 31 days, when the Angels found themselves as sellers heading toward the July 31 trade deadline—the result of a 9-15 record in the month of July and a season-high 14-game AL West deficit.
While injuries played a part in the team's overall performance, poor on-field play and blown leads are primarily to blame for the Angels' summer free fall. The following slideshow reveals player grades for the month of July.
*All statistics courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com (unless otherwise noted) and are current through July 31.