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Prospectus Hit List for June 30



by Matt Sussman

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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.

New week, new Hit List.

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

51

30

54.6

52.7

52.2

.650

.667

75.7%

23.2%

98.9%

0.4%

1.6%

They signed a 10-year extension to stay in O.co Coliseum, but you just know that in 2017 they're going to trade the Coliseum to a contender for four minor league ballparks.
2

45

35

45.3

49.0

48.9

.588

.607

21.4%

69.6%

91.1%

-1.5%

5.0%

Mike Trout is super-good because of speed and defense. He is also third in the majors in slugging.
3

44

38

46.9

44.6

44.1

.548

.567

2.8%

41.1%

43.9%

6.9%

9.5%

For the third time in his career, Felix Hernandez has eight more wins than losses. But if he cared about that stat, he'd have pitched for someone else.
4

44

34

41.0

43.1

41.7

.544

.564

78.6%

7.0%

85.7%

-3.3%

4.8%

Miguel Cabrera went 0-for-13 in a series against the Astros, and this is why the lead bunker is freshly stocked with enough food and water for a month.
5

45

39

45.1

43.7

43.4

.528

.548

43.9%

8.9%

52.8%

-4.9%

-2.5%

"What did you do this weekend?" "Watched Dioner Navarro bat cleanup." "This is why you don't get invited to the company picnic."
6

47

37

48.2

47.4

45.9

.561

.541

66.6%

25.1%

91.7%

2.6%

4.5%

Scott Van Slyke was the latest victim of a hilarious hot foot prank! Haha, but seriously, they need to pare down their outfield depth chart somehow.
7

51

33

46.3

45.5

44.6

.558

.538

56.9%

26.6%

83.5%

-3.2%

0.2%

Seventeen years in, and over 2500 times on base, and Aramis Ramirez finally stole two bases in a game.
8

43

38

45.1

44.8

44.7

.548

.528

62.3%

10.2%

72.6%

0.6%

-2.2%

Ross Detwiler notched his first career save, but it was of the three-inning variety. "How did Rivera do this all those years," he mutters.
9

46

36

44.7

45.8

44.9

.548

.528

33.2%

42.7%

75.9%

-3.5%

-17.3%

They've lost 15 of their last 19. Where is Barry Bonds when they need him? Seriously, sign Barry Bonds today.
10

44

39

43.7

46.9

47.0

.547

.527

24.5%

29.5%

54.1%

-6.7%

-16.0%

Scoring only four runs in four games seems pretty bad. Better check the dugout to make sure Pete Kozma isn't hiding in there.
11

42

39

40.9

40.1

39.9

.503

.523

15.8%

8.2%

24.1%

-3.4%

-4.7%

Here is a complete list of games Ubaldo Jimenez has won this year: that one time, and that other time.
12

42

39

41.8

38.1

39.0

.497

.517

12.1%

13.0%

25.1%

5.9%

0.6%

Among qualified hitters, Billy Butler's ISO is 12th worst in baseball (.079), tied with Emilio Bonifacio's.
13

43

38

43.1

42.3

43.0

.529

.509

14.0%

30.7%

44.7%

7.2%

23.6%

Footage of Brayan Peņa running the bases during a triple is not found on the Internet because it would make the world too happy.
14

39

42

38.3

38.4

38.5

.476

.496

5.8%

7.8%

13.6%

-4.2%

-2.3%

On Saturday Josh Tomlin threw a one-hitter against Seattle. The next game Cleveland was limited to one hit themselves. Not so fun when it happens to you.
15

41

39

36.5

36.8

37.9

.476

.496

29.5%

8.5%

37.9%

-3.5%

-5.3%

Next year, Yankees games will be sizeably quicker once there are not periodic 45-minute standing ovations for Derek Jeter. (Next year they'll cut them down to a manageable 15 minutes.)
16

35

49

37.8

43.4

43.3

.475

.495

1.7%

0.8%

2.5%

0.3%

0.2%

The Rays had their first seven-run inning of the year. Earlier this year they scored seven runs in a seven-day span.
17

44

38

41.0

40.5

41.4

.509

.489

34.1%

15.9%

50.0%

1.4%

14.1%

Gerald Laird is 16th among active players with 43 career bunt singles. Gerald Laird. The catcher.
18

42

40

40.0

41.6

42.7

.507

.487

4.5%

15.5%

20.0%

2.7%

3.0%

They swapped a Grilli for a Frieri, because you can trade struggling closers if they both sound like food preparation appliances.
19

38

44

37.3

38.4

38.4

.464

.484

9.1%

4.4%

13.5%

5.3%

-1.3%

It's rather audacious of the Red Sox to call up Mookie Betts when the rules pretty clearly state that there's no betting allowed in baseball.
20

37

43

36.9

37.3

37.2

.464

.484

2.1%

3.2%

5.3%

0.8%

-4.8%

In the last two games, the Twins have walked a total of twice, both times their no. 9-hitting shortstop. At this rate the Twins are on pace to stay in last place until forever.
21

39

44

38.3

37.5

37.3

.458

.478

1.4%

2.6%

3.9%

1.4%

0.9%

Now at 64 RBIs, Jose Abreu's total would have been second on last year's White Sox team.
22

36

47

35.7

37.4

39.2

.447

.467

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.2%

0.1%

Jose Altuve has stolen two stolen bases in four straight games, which hasn't happened since 1917. If Altuve includes this fact on his social studies essay, he will get extra credit.
23

37

45

40.9

39.8

39.8

.480

.460

1.9%

1.0%

2.8%

-0.8%

-1.5%

Take away all the pitcher at-bats, then add about 40 points and the Mets' batting average looks incredible.
24

39

43

40.5

38.3

38.0

.475

.455

1.0%

1.0%

2.0%

0.0%

-1.8%

Christian Yelich had his glove stolen from his luggage, but in a coincidental related story, a TSA official in Miami has a cool new utensil for collecting shampoo bottles that are too large.
25

36

46

40.2

41.4

39.5

.474

.455

0.2%

0.6%

0.7%

0.1%

-1.3%

With their 10-4 win on Sunday they are now 3-2 in their last five games in which they score 10 or more runs.
26

34

46

38.4

39.0

38.9

.470

.450

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

-0.5%

Chris Coghlan should get business cards that say "Chris Coghlan, 2009 NL Rookie of the Year." It's on mine, and nobody questions them.
27

37

44

34.6

31.8

33.0

.421

.441

0.0%

1.3%

1.3%

-0.3%

-1.8%

Yu Darvish can pitch only every fifth day, so the good news is that the Rangers are guaranteed at *least* a .200 record from here on out.
28

36

46

36.5

36.4

37.0

.445

.425

0.7%

0.4%

1.1%

-0.5%

-4.7%

If the Phillies are sellers at the deadline, they are basically selling large, custom-built refrigerators to citizens of Nome, Alaska.
29

35

49

34.8

35.8

35.9

.421

.402

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.1%

0.1%

The D-Backs took two of three games against the Padres while allowing just four runs. The last time they played the Padres, they didn't allow fewer than four runs in any game. (They still won two of three.)
30

35

47

33.4

30.2

30.2

.392

.374

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

-0.2%

Odrisamer Despaigne is an anagram for "San Diego Padres Rime," which makes no sense because I have no idea what "Rime" is, or even "San Diego Padres" for that matter.

Matt Sussman is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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1 comment has been left for this article.
bradleyhaag

Odrisamer Despaigne is also an anagram for 'San Diego Padres Mire', which is defined by Google as:

"2. a situation or state of difficulty, distress, or embarrassment from which it is hard to extricate oneself."

This might be the most poetic pairing of player and team in our lifetimes.

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