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Prospectus Hit List for May 28



by Matthew Kory

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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.

We've got one last punnin' without Yu :(

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

31

21

36.6

36.5

36.3

.596

.615

47.6%

35.0%

82.6%

-4.1%

-4.0%

The A’s beat up on Max Scherzer but couldn’t solve Al Alburquerque or Joba Chamberlain. Relief pitching, I don’t know…
2

29

22

30.2

33.0

32.4

.577

.597

45.4%

37.1%

82.4%

2.4%

5.4%

Which is stranger: that a team with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols used David Freese as its cleanup hitter, or that they pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning?
3

29

19

26.1

26.5

25.7

.553

.572

83.5%

5.7%

89.2%

3.3%

-4.2%

M. Cabrera hit his eighth homer which ties him with M. Cabrera for the lead among M. Cabreras.
4

31

22

29.6

28.6

28.0

.533

.553

46.2%

16.6%

62.8%

3.6%

29.6%

“Hey, who is responsible for all these parrot droppings? What? Encarnacion homered again? Well can’t he run around the bases with a gerbil or something? This is disgusting!”
5

29

24

27.7

27.9

27.0

.569

.549

46.0%

41.2%

87.1%

-0.3%

2.2%

Between Andre Either’s triple and homer, and Chone Figgins’s single and double, they combined to hit for a wait Chone Figgins hit a double?
6

33

19

31.4

28.9

29.0

.556

.536

47.7%

38.7%

86.4%

-0.8%

9.5%

Pablo Sandoval has streaked so hard that he has probably been the worst hitter in baseball or the best hitter in baseball every day of this season. His OPS+ is 99.
7

29

23

29.4

30.3

29.6

.556

.536

62.0%

14.1%

76.1%

2.5%

12.2%

Matt Carpenter has lost 130 points of slugging from last year. My mom always said to check where you were last. I wonder if he’s looked in Busch Stadium.
8

23

30

23.7

25.3

25.6

.502

.522

8.9%

10.5%

19.3%

-1.7%

0.5%

“Shift! Shift again! Shifting! Let’s shift!” – Joe Maddon driving to last night’s game
9

27

24

24.4

23.5

23.4

.501

.521

22.6%

18.6%

41.2%

-5.8%

-1.9%

The Yankees were shut out 6-0, the first time in Yankees history the Yankees have ever been shut out ever in Yankees history say their fans.
10

25

25

26.6

24.7

25.6

.500

.520

4.0%

16.3%

20.3%

1.2%

-7.3%

Robinson Cano has twice as many homers as Ben Revere oh come on it’s true what?
11

26

24

24.4

23.5

22.9

.497

.517

16.4%

15.3%

31.7%

7.1%

6.8%

“It was a horrible, horrible mistake to walk Reynolds with nobody on and a pitcher coming up and I’ve learned from my mistakes and I’ll never make that one again.” – Buck Showalter, presumably
12

22

29

23.1

22.4

22.4

.487

.507

5.9%

8.4%

14.3%

0.4%

-14.7%

The Red Sox won their second game in a row after losing 10 straight. “The monkey is finally off our back,” said Jonny Gomes, which explains a lot.
13

25

26

26.0

25.9

26.1

.524

.504

39.9%

11.7%

51.5%

-0.8%

-11.8%

In case you were wondering, Tanner Roark’s name is pronounced ‘Tan-er’.
14

28

23

26.7

28.0

28.1

.524

.504

45.4%

13.3%

58.7%

-5.3%

-2.2%

The Braves have now lost two in a row to a team that was on a 10-game losing streak.
15

28

24

30.2

30.7

29.1

.523

.503

4.4%

23.7%

28.1%

0.0%

-9.4%

It’s almost June and Troy Tulowitzki (.373/.476/.711) is hitting like it’s April 6th.
16

25

26

23.9

22.6

23.5

.475

.495

3.1%

9.9%

13.0%

-4.3%

-1.7%

The Rangers have been thrown out a league-leading 22 times trying to steal. Eh, but don’t worry, stealing is easy. Tell ‘em, Wash.
17

31

22

27.9

28.5

28.0

.515

.495

30.8%

23.6%

54.4%

4.4%

5.2%

Yovanni Gallardo doubled in the winning run after being inserted as a pinch-hitter in the 10th inning after Buck Showalter intentionally walked the winning run to first base is a sentence I just wrote and you just read.
18

24

29

24.0

24.7

25.4

.474

.494

4.0%

7.3%

11.3%

-2.5%

-2.1%

Justin Masterson was pulled after three innings of a long rain delay to avoid injury, yet Cleveland was perfectly content to leave eight other players in the game not to mention 14,237 fans? We demand answers!
19

24

27

24.3

22.5

22.2

.468

.488

3.8%

5.5%

9.3%

-2.5%

-5.8%

Good news and bad news! The good news is, according to the Royals, Yordano Ventura isn’t hurt now. The bad news is Yordano Ventura can now get hurt later.
20

27

27

25.9

25.1

24.5

.467

.487

4.8%

7.2%

12.0%

1.9%

2.0%

Adam Dunn played first base so Paul Konerko could make lots of outs. The plan worked perfectly.
21

24

25

21.9

22.7

22.6

.460

.480

3.9%

6.2%

10.1%

1.1%

-2.7%

Look, Twins, we’re happy for you, we really are, it’s just that Eduardo Nunez doesn’t seem like a sustainable strategy.
22

24

29

23.7

21.8

22.4

.484

.464

1.8%

11.0%

12.8%

7.8%

5.1%

The Padres slugging percentage is still not worse than any other team’s on-base percentage goes a bad team slogan.
23

22

28

23.1

24.8

24.8

.478

.458

3.5%

5.4%

9.0%

-2.5%

-8.7%

Billy Hamilton leads baseball in ‘stealings, getting caught.’
24

27

25

28.2

28.2

28.3

.477

.457

6.4%

4.3%

10.6%

0.1%

3.2%

Giancarlo Stanton has 49 RBI, which contradicts the belief that you need opportunities to collect RBIs.
25

23

28

22.9

22.8

23.6

.472

.452

3.2%

5.4%

8.6%

-2.8%

2.5%

The Pirates have been hit by more pitches than any other team, and Neil Walker is tied for the league lead with eight. Asked about his pre-game prep, Walker said, “I eat a sandwich and watch that clip from Happy Gilmore where he stands in the batting cages without a bat.”
26

21

32

21.5

23.4

24.7

.425

.445

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

0.3%

George Springer has five homers in the last five games so I guess you could say Springer has sprung /ducks
27

19

31

24.3

25.7

25.5

.464

.444

0.5%

1.2%

1.7%

-0.2%

-0.4%

Jeff Samardzija got his first win in his 11th start on Monday ending the burgeoning sabermetric campaign to have the Cy Young awarded to a pitcher with no wins before it could fully burgeon.
28

23

28

24.0

22.2

22.2

.455

.435

3.4%

2.2%

5.7%

0.8%

0.1%

The Mets couldn’t have a bad pitching performance yesterday so I could compare them negatively to 50 Cent’s first pitch that was closer to a first throw over to first base? Nope. Thanks for nothing, Mets.
29

22

27

21.2

20.7

21.5

.454

.434

4.9%

3.0%

7.9%

-1.6%

-6.3%

If Ben Revere’s home run proves anything it proves that anything is possible once every 1,565 times.
30

21

33

20.0

21.9

22.3

.435

.415

0.1%

1.3%

1.4%

-1.3%

-1.1%

Wade Miley had 11 strikeouts but ultimately failed in his attempt to strikeout to the score.

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