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Prospectus Hit List for September 2



by Matt Sussman

Hit List for August 31
Hit List updates are published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting April 2, 2014. Data presented here is based on games through the day prior to publication.
Teams are ordered based on Adjusted Hit List Factor, a computer generated number, and the author isn't responsible for the order of the teams.

Congrats, the Hit List has received a September call up!

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

75

57

85.0

80.5

80.3

.608

.627

69.6%

30.1%

99.7%

0.4%

1.2%

The Blue Jays called up Munenori Kawasaki, and really ought to do that every year until the Earth plummets into eternal darkness.
2

73

60

77.8

80.1

80.2

.585

.604

87.7%

8.5%

96.2%

-1.9%

0.2%

Jonathan Villar is back up with the team, and his job is basically to make sure Carlos Correa gets to the ballpark on time.
3

86

46

83.4

76.3

76.0

.609

.590

92.7%

7.3%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Cardinals haven't called up Bo Hart ... yet.
4

80

51

74.9

70.9

71.6

.568

.587

99.9%

0.1%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Welcome back to the show, Terrence Gore. Billy Butler is gone, but man oh man Kendrys Morales is just as unlikely to reach second base. Welcome to Flavortown.
5

73

58

73.6

74.1

74.2

.563

.582

30.2%

66.6%

96.7%

0.6%

3.2%

The Yankees didn't make all the callups they wanted, because they didn't want to start using numbers in the 100s.
6

74

57

73.1

80.4

78.8

.585

.565

94.0%

0.5%

94.5%

2.6%

12.1%

Has Justin Ruggiano ever broken up a no-hitter in the ninth? The Dodgers plan to find out this month.
7

79

51

73.9

73.7

72.8

.576

.556

6.7%

93.0%

99.8%

0.0%

0.6%

Jaff Decker was called back up. Hopefully he figured out correct vowel usage in the minors.
8

64

67

65.3

74.4

75.4

.533

.552

0.0%

13.0%

13.1%

-5.8%

7.3%

Among September callups, Gavin Floyd was activated from the disabled list ... very carefully.
9

66

66

64.8

69.4

69.9

.512

.532

0.3%

12.6%

12.9%

1.2%

-3.8%

The Rays called up Matt Moore, an obscure pitcher in their minor league system who once finished in the top 10 of Cy Young voting. Other than that he hasn't done much, but has earned a shot in the big leagues.
10

75

56

68.1

72.1

71.5

.547

.527

0.5%

95.3%

95.9%

2.9%

-1.0%

The Cubs called up Quintin Berry and some others, but mostly Quintin Berry. I didn't hear any of the other names over Quintin Berry clapping.
11

73

59

71.6

72.2

70.8

.545

.525

92.6%

0.1%

92.7%

-1.2%

3.7%

Their September callups included a black cat that walked under a ladder and over a broken mirror, but don't read anything into it.
12

58

75

68.1

70.1

71.6

.503

.523

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

-0.1%

A few of the A's callups include Carson Blair, Arnold Leon and Cody Martin. Or perhaps Blair Arnold, Leon Cody, and Martin Carson. Or Blair Leon, Arnold Martin, and Carson Cody. We'll figure this out and get back to you.
13

69

63

72.7

72.0

72.0

.541

.521

5.9%

2.9%

8.8%

-4.5%

-10.2%

The Giants called up Marty McFly, to send them back to the future (presumably an even year.)
14

63

69

69.0

64.1

64.4

.493

.513

0.0%

0.5%

0.5%

-0.5%

-6.6%

The Orioles called up ... Steve Johnson? Folks, we can't riff on that. Go back to Triple-A and find someone better.
15

69

62

63.0

60.7

61.3

.485

.505

10.5%

38.4%

48.8%

4.9%

14.9%

Josh Hamilton was activated, while Joey Gallo and Drew Stubbs were called up, so it's time to break whatever the September strikeout record is.
16

66

65

68.5

71.2

69.2

.525

.505

7.4%

0.8%

8.2%

0.1%

-3.9%

Technically Dan Uggla is not a September call-up, he was just activated from the disabled list yesterday, but in our heart of hearts, we know the truth.
17

66

66

63.8

62.0

63.2

.483

.503

1.8%

8.6%

10.4%

0.7%

-19.9%

Jett Bandy was among the callups, and I sure hope they play "Are You Gonna Be My Girl" this month.
18

61

71

62.0

63.3

63.0

.472

.492

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

0.0%

Allen Craig got a September callup. All those who knew Allen Craig was still in the organization, raise your hand. [Dave Dombrowski's hand is not raised]
19

68

63

65.0

56.3

56.9

.470

.490

0.0%

20.7%

20.7%

0.8%

6.3%

If we're expanding the roster, just give Paul Molitor some at bats and see what happens.
20

61

70

58.2

62.0

62.9

.466

.486

0.0%

0.5%

0.5%

0.1%

-1.0%

The Tigers called up Bryan Holaday, that way they can use him on Friday and with Labor Day they get a four-day weekend.
21

65

68

69.4

67.3

66.6

.504

.484

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.9%

I heard they tried to call up Touki Toussaint, just to see if declaring it worked and nobody remembered that trade.
22

62

71

56.3

62.1

63.4

.458

.478

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

0.0%

-0.1%

The Mariners called up Tony Zych, who is now the alphabetically last player in baseball. The Mariners: inventing new ways to be last™.
23

61

69

58.3

56.7

57.7

.449

.469

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.4%

-1.7%

Third catcher callup Rob Brantly hasn't been in the majors since 2013, but neither have the White Sox, so this works out.
24

64

68

61.5

59.5

59.2

.463

.443

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

-0.3%

Nick Vincent was added to the September roster. Not much is known about Nick Vincent, as is common with many longtime Padres players, but one thing we can probably assume is he enjoys playing baseball.
25

54

77

58.6

61.2

61.3

.449

.429

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Why call up Ramon Cabrera now? Because his walkup song in the minors in 2013 was "Harlem Shake," and it's been long enough that nobody else remembers that.
26

54

79

59.9

60.4

59.5

.439

.420

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Marlins called up ... nobody. They're the only team that didn't, because the Marlins still think it's June 2006.
27

56

75

58.3

55.5

55.9

.431

.411

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Brewers brought up Zach Davies, although it would make more sense if they brought up Kyle Davies.
28

53

78

54.9

53.3

51.9

.407

.388

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Rex Brothers is back on the active roster, and you know when you think about it, that would have been a better name for Jurassic World.
29

54

78

50.1

50.7

50.6

.389

.370

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Among others, they called up Hector Olivera, who played 35 games for six different minor league clubs this year and is now on his seventh team. He doesn't even need to do laundry anymore, just throw on a new jersey to bed each night.
30

53

80

50.2

48.4

48.1

.375

.357

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Phillies called up ... 2010 Roy Halladay. I think they have a chance!

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2 comments have been left for this article.
ceadie

The Rogers Centre will survive eternal darkness with the dome closed. Long live September call ups favorite son.

Sep 02, 2015 13:56 PM
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thephilipbrown

I'm going to call Jurassic World Rex Brothers from this point forward. I audibly laughed

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