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Prospectus Hit List for June 25



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.

Jeter's farewell tour continues, with an appearance in today's Hit List!

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

47

30

51.8

50.4

49.9

.647

.665

65.0%

31.7%

96.7%

-1.0%

2.2%

Scott Kazmir gave up three homers in three innings to the Mets in case you thought you had this whole baseball thing figured out.
2

42

33

42.1

46.1

46.1

.588

.607

30.0%

58.5%

88.5%

4.0%

6.7%

After an Angels hitter homers the field is covered with thick smoke from the resultant fireworks. This means defensive players canít see. This is called a home field advantage.
3

42

36

45.1

42.5

42.0

.550

.570

5.0%

40.3%

45.4%

6.0%

16.5%

Endy Chavez went 3-for-5 with a triple and you didnít even know he was still on a major-league roster.
4

41

32

37.9

39.5

38.5

.537

.557

74.8%

7.1%

81.9%

2.3%

14.1%

Ian Kinsler homered in his first at-bat back in Texas and then waved to the Rangers dugout as he went by. Canít imagine why they traded him.
5

44

35

42.7

41.1

40.9

.534

.554

54.3%

10.2%

64.6%

5.2%

-2.1%

Jose Reyes is hitting the most entertaining .250 youíve ever seen.
6

45

32

43.4

44.0

43.4

.565

.545

56.0%

33.7%

89.7%

0.0%

-3.0%

Through May Tim Hudson had walked six guys in 70.1 innings. Last night he walked two of the first 12 guys he faced.
7

42

36

42.4

45.0

45.1

.559

.539

35.4%

28.6%

64.0%

-6.3%

-15.7%

Itís time to play Americaís favorite game show, Injuring Pitchers, the game that actually injures pitchers right here in the studio! Todayís categories: The Cardinals and the Cardinals and the Cardinals. Pick a category!
8

41

35

43.3

42.7

42.7

.558

.538

71.7%

7.6%

79.3%

-0.2%

6.7%

The best thing about lots of extra innings is, inevitably and despite tons of extra chances, someone goes 0-for-the game. Last night both Jayson Werth and Danny Espinosa were both 0-for-7. Delicious.
9

40

36

39.0

38.7

38.3

.513

.533

16.4%

11.0%

27.4%

-4.2%

5.6%

The Orioles grounded into four double plays, an efficient level of self-defeat typically seen only at fast food restaurants.
10

47

32

43.0

41.9

41.2

.548

.528

51.1%

27.6%

78.7%

-1.0%

4.6%

By BWARP, the Brewers have two of the 10 best hitters in baseball this season, the only team with two.
11

43

36

44.0

43.7

42.2

.547

.527

43.6%

42.4%

86.0%

3.0%

3.9%

Clayton Kershaw has a 2.24 ERA in 72.1 innings this year which means some team somewhere scored on him. I blame Hanley Ramirez.
12

40

37

40.1

36.3

36.9

.498

.518

12.5%

11.8%

24.3%

-0.9%

-10.4%

Mike Moustakas might be the best power hitter on the Royals is a thing that would be true, if not for the word hitter.
13

36

39

35.6

35.9

35.8

.478

.498

4.7%

4.8%

9.4%

-1.4%

1.7%

In just 13 games Kendrys Morales has made quite an impression on the Twins ha ha thatís silly no he hasnít.
14

39

37

34.1

34.3

35.6

.470

.490

24.0%

10.9%

34.8%

-3.3%

-6.5%

Derek Jeter hit his second homer, his first since May 7th, to push his slugging percentage above his on-base percentage. Asked about it after the game, Jeter said, ďYou gotta play Ďem one game at a time.Ē
15

37

40

35.7

35.7

35.9

.469

.489

6.7%

6.9%

13.6%

-2.7%

-10.9%

You know what is great? Two out, bases empty weak pop-ups to center in the bottom of the 13th inning when you have a Hit List to write.
16

39

38

37.4

39.5

40.5

.508

.488

6.5%

15.9%

22.5%

2.1%

6.9%

Pedro Alvarez played DH last night. It mustíve been like walking into that new house where you just sigh and know youíre home.
17

35

43

35.4

36.7

36.6

.461

.481

4.8%

3.8%

8.7%

-1.9%

-6.9%

David Ortiz went 0-for-3, but he's lobbying the league to change the official scoring of those three outs to hits.
18

38

38

38.6

37.5

38.1

.501

.481

6.7%

16.0%

22.7%

-5.0%

4.9%

Did you know Alfredo Simon is second in baseball in wins? No you didnít because you donít care about pitcher wins and you donít care about Alfredo Simon.
19

31

48

34.2

39.5

39.4

.456

.476

0.5%

0.3%

0.9%

-0.5%

-1.0%

/Phone rings ďHello?Ē ďWhatís the price...for Price?Ē ďDammit, Towers, THATíS ENOUGH!Ē ď[giggles]Ē /hangs up
20

36

42

36.0

35.3

35.0

.456

.476

1.4%

1.4%

2.8%

0.3%

-2.7%

Can someone invent an annoying overhyped style of music so the White Sox can set it on fire in the middle of their infield?
21

39

37

36.4

36.6

37.8

.493

.473

20.5%

16.3%

36.8%

2.5%

-5.1%

B.J. Upton hit leadoff last night despite a .270 on-base percentage in his past 752 plate appearances. But hey, maybe itíll wor /is bludgeoned by chairs
22

36

41

39.3

37.3

37.4

.487

.467

3.5%

3.1%

6.6%

2.5%

4.5%

Bartolo Colon: Still good. Reality is its own satire.
23

38

39

38.7

36.4

35.9

.484

.464

2.0%

2.3%

4.3%

-0.5%

-4.3%

The Marlins have been caught stealing the fewest times of any team in baseball. See? Bad on-base percentages do have good outcomes.
24

35

42

38.0

39.4

37.1

.481

.461

0.3%

2.6%

2.9%

1.0%

-4.1%

MLB is close to implementing a new rule that would not only force Colorado to keep baseballs in a humidor, but would require all players to sit in a hot tub for 30 minutes before game time on the theory that itís harder to hit with prune hands.
25

33

45

32.9

34.9

36.6

.440

.460

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.3%

-0.7%

If you forfeit every game after it becomes official can you pay your players half their salaries? Asking for a friend.
26

32

43

36.3

37.7

37.4

.478

.458

0.2%

1.0%

1.2%

0.6%

0.3%

Jake Arrieta retired the first 18 Reds he faced, leading baseball fans everywhere to turn the game on, realize heís not Clayton Kershaw, go ďehĒ and find something else to do.
27

35

41

32.5

29.9

31.2

.423

.443

0.0%

0.9%

0.9%

-1.6%

-5.5%

The Rangers have the lowest defensive efficiency in baseball, so bad in fact, one might say their defensive efficiency is offensively inefficient.
28

35

41

35.0

33.8

34.5

.455

.435

2.3%

1.9%

4.2%

0.8%

0.1%

Oddly Cole Hamels is at the top of the Pitcher Abuse Points leaderboard but Hole Camels is nowhere to be found.
29

33

47

33.3

34.6

34.8

.424

.404

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

-0.3%

The Diamondbacks are fifth best in adding runs through catcher framing which means catcher framing is now officially gritty. Beware the catcher framing backlash!
30

34

44

32.3

29.6

29.7

.402

.383

0.1%

0.6%

0.7%

0.5%

0.6%

After beating the Giants, itís clear all the Padres need to do to win consistently is fire their GM every single day of the year forever.

Matthew Kory is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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#20 - "Brostep Demolition Night?" Done, and done.

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