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Prospectus Hit List for August 10



by Ben Carsley

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Hit List updates are published Monday and Thursday through the 2017 season. Data 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.

Player's Day Jersey Edition: You play for what's on the back of the jersey, not the front of it.

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

80

33

77.9

80.5

79.9

.704

.700

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“Chicken Strip” - Ross Strippling: Pairs well with Chris “Hatch” Hatcher.
2

71

42

71.5

74.7

73.5

.643

.648

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“Ground Chuck” - Charlie Morton: I heard Roy Halladay once wore the same thing.
3

60

52

67.9

72.4

71.6

.607

.612

32.9%

57.5%

90.4%

3.6%

2.7%

“Red Thunder” - Clint Frazier: Reports indicate he asked for “The Mick” but was shut down.
4

67

45

67.4

70.3

68.4

.610

.605

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.1%

0.2%

“B. Good” - Brian Goodwin: Solid advice for any player, and especially for Washington’s relievers.
5

60

51

65.8

69.7

68.1

.594

.599

92.5%

3.0%

95.6%

-1.6%

0.5%

“Bauer Outage” - Trevor Bauer: Guess “Inside Job, 911” was vetoed.
6

64

49

68.6

68.1

67.5

.593

.588

0.0%

94.1%

94.1%

-0.4%

1.8%

“Flaco” - J.D. Martinez: But is he elite?
7

65

49

66.0

63.1

62.2

.562

.567

64.7%

31.2%

95.9%

2.3%

16.5%

“Astro’s Dad” - David Price: My dude, you have a literal son ...
8

59

54

60.2

64.3

64.1

.548

.543

62.5%

5.1%

67.5%

-6.9%

-18.0%

“Carl’s Jr.” - Carl Edwards Jr.: The only decent advertising for Carl’s Jr. to date.
9

58

56

62.5

63.3

64.1

.544

.539

27.0%

7.4%

34.4%

6.7%

16.0%

“Tsunami” - Carlos Martinez. Not that great, but it should surprise no one that the Cardinals were the most boring team.
10

65

49

61.6

57.9

57.6

.531

.526

0.0%

88.6%

88.6%

5.3%

6.3%

“Gray Wolf” - Jon Gray: Hope his next start isn’t at the Twins.
11

58

57

57.1

60.9

61.6

.516

.521

2.1%

27.7%

29.8%

-5.6%

-13.5%

“Big Fella” - Chase Whitley: Same, Chase. Same.
12

59

56

57.3

56.3

56.9

.499

.504

0.0%

34.3%

34.3%

3.0%

8.2%

“Corey’s Brother” - Kyle Seager: Funny, but this has to suck for Justin Seager.
13

54

59

56.9

53.8

53.7

.483

.488

0.0%

6.2%

6.2%

1.4%

0.3%

“Comando” - Elvis Andrus: Now we know why Beltre hates it when he rubs his head.
14

57

58

56.1

54.0

55.2

.483

.488

0.0%

8.6%

8.6%

1.7%

-0.0%

“El Grate” - Juan Graterol: This is *literally* grate stuff.
15

59

57

59.7

55.2

54.7

.493

.488

8.0%

2.6%

10.6%

-2.6%

-4.1%

“Jus Blaze” - Michael Blazek: Roger Goodell is trying to suspend him for this.
16

57

56

54.0

51.6

52.8

.477

.482

4.3%

12.4%

16.7%

-4.8%

-17.3%

“Sledge” - Peter Moylan and “Hammer” - Jason Hammel: Funny, but a little too on-the-nose in terms of what batters do to them.
17

53

59

53.8

54.0

54.8

.481

.476

0.0%

1.6%

1.6%

-0.9%

-2.5%

“Jarlin the Marlin” - Jarlin Garcia: Can’t wait to learn about his brother Joriole’s jersey.
18

52

61

53.8

53.9

52.9

.470

.475

0.4%

1.3%

1.7%

0.6%

-1.5%

“Dale” - Alex Wilson: Who knew he loved Pitbull so much?
19

56

56

50.0

49.0

49.6

.457

.462

2.8%

10.7%

13.5%

3.0%

7.4%

“The Doof” - Tyler Duffey: Somehow it’s just perfectly Minnesota.
20

56

58

53.7

51.7

51.2

.466

.461

2.5%

0.5%

3.1%

-1.0%

1.3%

“Davehuman” - David Freese: ... what?
21

56

58

51.7

49.2

50.8

.455

.460

0.2%

4.4%

4.6%

-2.6%

-2.0%

“Beef” - Welington Castillo: A rare funny jersey pun.
22

50

64

47.7

52.4

53.4

.446

.451

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.1%

-0.3%

“PTBNL” - Josh Phegley: Let’s give the man credit for being acutely aware of his circumstances.
23

53

60

47.3

49.1

50.5

.442

.447

0.1%

2.3%

2.5%

-0.9%

-0.9%

“No Panic” - Roberto Osuna: Clearly he hasn’t looked at Toronto’s record.
24

51

61

50.0

48.7

48.2

.442

.437

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.2%

-0.3%

“Newk” - Sean Newcomb: Well, it’s timely.
25

50

61

49.0

45.7

46.1

.430

.425

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

-0.7%

“Lil D” - Travis d’Arnaud: I guess we know why Kevin Plawecki needed that toy in his locker.
26

47

67

47.9

48.8

50.2

.425

.420

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“La Grasa” - Wandy Peralta: Same, Wandy. Same.
27

43

68

47.7

45.0

46.3

.410

.415

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“Mal Tiempo” - Jose Abreu: What we’re all praying for when the White Sox are scheduled to play.
28

42

69

46.5

46.5

47.1

.410

.405

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“A-a-ron” - Aaron Altherr: The 2017 Phillies; about as relevant as Key and Peele.
29

50

63

41.6

45.5

46.0

.405

.401

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

-0.1%

“Three-Six” - Jered Weaver: For the average velocity of his fastball.
30

46

70

47.3

43.0

44.1

.389

.384

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“The Preacher” - Ty Blach: I look forward to his inevitable trade to the Padres.

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