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Prospectus Hit List for May 27



by Matthew Kory

Hit List for May 23
Hit List updates are published Monday and Friday through the 2016 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.

This one's got a little salt in its language.

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

31

14

34.3

35.5

35.1

.666

.662

92.3%

6.0%

98.2%

-0.0%

-0.2%

If you sort Cubs hitters by PAs, 12 of the first 13 have walk rates of at least 10 percent. Damn you, Javier Baez!
2

29

18

30.2

31.1

30.5

.592

.597

66.2%

18.4%

84.6%

-0.4%

6.8%

Jackie Bradleyís 29-game hitting streak came to an end last night. Before that, the last time he failed to get a hit was April 23rd, when he was hitting .222/.271/.315. Now heís hitting .350/.417/.625.
3

29

19

30.2

31.4

32.0

.591

.587

48.3%

34.5%

82.8%

-0.0%

0.0%

There was more than one mention of Bryce Harperís slump ending after his 450 foot homer last night. He went into the game with a .962 OPS. Heís redefining the word slump.
4

28

18

28.8

28.9

27.0

.571

.576

72.2%

9.8%

82.0%

0.1%

8.4%

Did you hear about the guy who had his penis bitten by a snake while sitting on a toilet? Good news! It wasnít Robinson Cano.
5

25

23

26.7

30.4

29.0

.577

.572

46.6%

21.0%

67.6%

-1.6%

-0.3%

19-year-old Julio Urias debuted for the Dodgers today by throwing a perfect game with 27 strikeouts, Iím assuming based on what Iíve heard about him.
6

27

19

26.8

27.5

26.3

.575

.570

47.3%

34.5%

81.7%

0.6%

6.2%

If Matt Harvey canít get the New York media to stop riding him, perhaps he should throw at them. They seem to appreciate that kind of grit.
7

25

20

26.1

24.9

24.8

.560

.565

59.4%

19.6%

79.0%

0.0%

5.0%

Yan Gomes is hitting .177/.216/.377, the kind of numbers that make players who arenít catchers into catchers. Fortunately Gomes is already a catcher so heís got a leg up there.
8

27

21

26.9

27.6

26.7

.543

.548

29.8%

27.6%

57.4%

0.4%

-13.6%

The White Sox are 3-7 against left-handers, or as Hawk Harrelson now calls them, Devilsiders.
9

21

24

22.9

25.1

25.7

.535

.540

11.4%

23.4%

34.9%

-2.5%

-16.6%

Brandon Guyerís .971 OPS is exactly 200 points above last yearís mark, proving heís not just a Guyer.
10

24

24

27.9

29.6

29.7

.542

.537

1.7%

20.0%

21.7%

-4.8%

-16.1%

Itís important to understand that Matt Carpenterís paternity leave isnít, as was widely assumed, to help his wife and bond with his new child. Itís to annoy idiots online. Most of that is a joke.
11

30

19

26.0

26.6

26.2

.540

.535

48.0%

20.5%

68.5%

-1.1%

11.3%

Looking up Jake Peavyís stats I mistook one column for another and thought for a moment that heíd given up 39 homers this season. Perhaps the strangest part about that was that in the moment it didnít seem all that implausible.
12

24

25

24.7

25.4

26.0

.519

.524

9.1%

22.3%

31.4%

5.3%

4.0%

Russell Martin followed his two-homer game up with an 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. Said the .470 OPS-having catcher, ďIím easing into it.Ē
13

27

19

25.5

24.5

23.7

.528

.523

5.9%

37.6%

43.5%

6.0%

9.6%

After giving up a double and a homer to the Pirates pitcher, about the only good news for the Diamondbacks is they can read this whole comment without reading the words ďShelby MillerĒ oops.
14

26

19

24.7

24.8

24.1

.513

.518

7.8%

16.3%

24.1%

-5.0%

-5.7%

There was a time getting swept by the Astros wasnít all that surprising. The Orioles are a time machine, all the way to the year 2015!
15

20

28

20.9

21.7

22.2

.494

.499

8.5%

11.4%

19.9%

2.4%

-5.1%

To better his 2015 seasonís ERA, Ken Giles will have to throw 50 innings while giving up no more than one run. Cue Rob Schneider: You can do it!
16

23

23

22.5

23.1

22.6

.494

.499

6.3%

11.4%

17.7%

-0.4%

2.9%

Ever been in the middle of a see-saw when one person jumped off? Thatís about the only way the Tigers are going to win the division.
17

27

20

25.1

22.2

22.0

.493

.498

17.3%

16.6%

33.9%

0.6%

11.1%

Nomar Mazara hit one 491 feet which would have cleared the center field wall at the old Polo Grounds in New York by 36 feet or 6.66 Altuves.
18

22

24

20.9

21.2

21.9

.489

.494

5.5%

10.8%

16.2%

-1.2%

4.5%

Despite striking out the side, Aroldis Chapman gave up a run on three hits. If thereís anything more amazing than a 104 mph Chapman fastball, itís someone hitting a 104 mph Chapman fastball.
19

25

22

23.3

24.9

25.5

.497

.492

3.6%

13.8%

17.4%

1.2%

0.9%

The Marlins sat Giancarlo Stanton so of course they scored nine runs. Warning Marlins: correlation is not causation.
20

24

22

22.3

21.0

20.4

.471

.476

4.5%

8.9%

13.3%

1.6%

4.7%

Now without Mike Moustakas for the year, perhaps the Royals can teach Alcides Escobar to hit for power. Donít you dare doubt it!
21

22

24

21.8

23.1

24.2

.479

.474

2.8%

3.9%

6.7%

1.0%

-4.1%

If at the beginning of the year you had a 29-game hitting streak by Jackie Bradley being ended by excellent Rockies pitching you should stop injecting hallucinogenics into your nipples.
22

21

28

22.4

23.3

24.7

.475

.470

2.4%

2.0%

4.4%

-1.2%

-2.4%

Itís like Shelby Miller thought to himself, my trade wasnít silly enough. How can I make it even more ridiculous? Oh! I know! 7.09 ERA! Bingo!
23

21

26

21.1

19.1

19.7

.446

.451

1.0%

1.8%

2.8%

-0.8%

-2.7%

The Angels lead baseball by grounding into 49 double plays, which might sound bad, but they didnít injure any pitchers so.
24

26

21

19.7

20.3

19.4

.440

.435

0.8%

4.4%

5.3%

0.2%

-3.3%

The Phillies are 14-4 in one-run games and 12-17 in other run games. In games with no runs at all they are 0-0.
25

20

28

18.0

16.9

18.0

.426

.431

0.9%

1.6%

2.5%

-0.0%

-3.4%

The Aís best healthy hitter right now might just be Danny Valencia, who was cut by the Blue Jays last August. Their worst hitter is probably everyone else.
26

21

26

20.1

17.6

16.8

.434

.430

0.1%

1.5%

1.5%

0.0%

-0.6%

So. Ryan Braunís having a pretty good season.
27

19

29

19.5

15.6

16.4

.415

.411

0.2%

0.3%

0.5%

-0.1%

-0.9%

The Padres managed to accidentally insult gay people by not letting the San Diego Gay Menís Chorus sing the National Anthem before Saturdayís game. Then after that, even more insulting, they had to watch the Padres play.
28

12

34

14.8

14.7

14.8

.396

.401

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.0%

-0.3%

The Twins suspended their pitching coach following his arrest for driving while intoxicated. The crime is a heinous one but as far as the Twins go, have you seen their pitching? I think theyíll be fine.
29

12

34

14.4

15.4

16.6

.373

.368

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

The Braves are 2-20 at home, but in those two wins theyíve outscored their opponents 13-2. Scoreboard!
30

15

32

14.3

11.0

12.4

.361

.357

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

The Reds bullpen has organized a charity walk called Everyone Walks To Stop Walking Everyone.

Matthew Kory is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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2 comments have been left for this article.
lipitorkid

Best line "The Angels lead baseball by grounding into 49 double plays, which might sound bad, but they didn’t injure any pitchers so."

Tragedy+Time= Comedy.

May 27, 2016 06:42 AM
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ceadie

If it was Cano would he be on the 15 or 60 day DL ?

May 27, 2016 09:45 AM
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