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Prospectus Hit List for May 20



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.

This hit list is wack-ey

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLF Win Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

29

15

27.8

28.4

27.8

.598

.617

88.6%

4.1%

92.7%

0.9%

4.4%

Jurickson Profar is back in the major leagues. With all the positions taken, they just need to invent a place for him to play. They're leaning toward zflurth base.
2

23

19

25.7

28.4

27.5

.599

.618

66.8%

16.6%

83.3%

-2.2%

-5.7%

Justin Verlander and Anibal Sanchez went a combined 5 1/3 innings, allowing 14 runs at Texas. As we expected.
3

25

18

25.4

25.7

25.0

.553

.533

61.3%

15.5%

76.8%

7.4%

10.9%

Somehow, some way, their no. 8 hitters have a higher slugging (.490) than their cleanup hitters (.441).
4

27

16

24.3

22.6

22.3

.563

.582

55.0%

27.1%

82.0%

-0.1%

-1.9%

Nobody enjoys reminiscing about the 90s more than CC Sabathia's fastball.
5

28

15

27.1

25.3

25.2

.567

.547

43.9%

33.0%

76.9%

2.2%

9.1%

Their wins leader in May, with three? Seth Maness. The hands of fate.
6

26

18

27.3

26.9

25.7

.579

.559

40.9%

36.9%

77.8%

-3.2%

5.2%

Don't worry, Aroldis Chapman. Who among us hasn't given up back-to-back home runs against the bottom of the Phillies lineup?
7

25

19

24.9

24.1

24.2

.540

.520

38.2%

17.4%

55.6%

-2.4%

7.9%

Did you see Josh Collmenter's catch yesterday? The catcher tried to catch it, but then he couldn't, then Collmenter tried to catch it, then almost didn't, then finally caught it. I guess this is why we still need video.
8

23

21

20.0

19.9

20.1

.503

.483

31.6%

18.5%

50.1%

-8.3%

-8.0%

They came in confident and wearing bright red, yet got embarrassed by a ragtag team wearing camouflage. This was the Revolutionary War all over again.
9

27

17

25.9

26.8

26.0

.565

.585

28.7%

38.4%

67.0%

3.8%

12.7%

It looks like John Lackey is back-ey! I'm sorry, that was a bit hacky.
10

24

20

21.5

21.9

22.9

.513

.493

27.9%

12.7%

40.7%

-3.1%

-17.1%

They allowed 52 runs in their six-game road trip, but the real reason they went 1-5 in this games? They forgot to pack enough clean underwear.
11

25

17

24.6

25.1

24.7

.547

.567

26.7%

28.1%

54.7%

2.9%

12.4%

Don't mind them, they just tagged Felix Hernandez for six runs and improved to 7-1 against Cy Young winners.
12

17

25

16.6

19.0

19.0

.498

.478

17.1%

9.1%

26.2%

-2.9%

-13.5%

To quote Twitter savant @BobbyBigWheel, "Don Mattingly will become the first person fired by both Magic Johnson and Mr. Burns."
13

26

18

24.2

24.0

23.9

.528

.508

13.8%

28.4%

42.2%

4.1%

5.4%

They haven't allowed more than six runs in a game all month. This fact would be funnier on May 1.
14

24

20

25.2

26.5

26.1

.521

.501

13.7%

9.8%

23.6%

3.6%

5.0%

Dexter Fowler went 10-for-20 with seven runs against the Giants. Now That's What I Call A Series, Vol. 46!
15

23

20

22.8

23.9

25.1

.541

.561

13.1%

29.2%

42.2%

4.4%

6.4%

Only two of the 14 runs Matt Moore has allowed this season have not been via the home run.
16

23

22

22.8

22.5

22.0

.506

.526

7.3%

15.8%

23.1%

0.9%

1.0%

They swept Kansas City, making it the cleanest it's been in years.
17

21

23

18.1

17.9

18.1

.452

.432

4.5%

5.0%

9.5%

1.7%

-1.1%

When Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis hit back-to-back home runs off Aroldis Chapman, you can assume there's a glitch in the matrix.
18

20

20

21.6

18.8

19.0

.487

.507

4.1%

9.2%

13.3%

-2.6%

-3.6%

For someone with a 6.51 ERA in five starts, a 1-2 record for Luis Mendoza is lucky.
19

20

23

20.2

19.8

19.9

.467

.448

3.0%

2.4%

5.5%

0.8%

1.7%

Twice they've scored at least 13 runs this year, which is twice more than last year.
20

23

20

23.3

22.5

22.5

.499

.519

3.0%

10.0%

13.0%

-3.3%

-15.1%

You know it's another strange year for them when the big story is part of their foul pole not painted yellow.
21

17

27

18.2

19.8

19.3

.486

.506

2.7%

9.6%

12.3%

0.3%

-8.3%

Joe Blanton is allowing 15.4 hits per nine innings. I don't think that's good.
22

17

24

17.6

17.1

16.7

.451

.432

2.7%

2.9%

5.5%

1.1%

-2.3%

Marlon Byrd batted cleanup? On purpose?
23

19

23

19.3

19.6

19.2

.465

.485

2.4%

4.5%

6.9%

-1.2%

1.4%

After zero walks heading into this series, Jeff Keppinger walked twice against the Angels this weekend, so this isn't funny anymore.
24

20

24

19.7

22.1

22.4

.477

.497

1.4%

4.5%

5.9%

-3.6%

-2.9%

Man, Eric Wedge losing three straight games in Cleveland really takes him back.
25

18

25

21.2

22.7

22.8

.491

.471

0.8%

5.5%

6.3%

-0.4%

-0.1%

They're the first team to have two pitchers hit home runs this year. Congratulations!
26

17

25

17.9

19.2

20.5

.461

.442

0.6%

2.8%

3.4%

-0.8%

-3.0%

On Friday Aramis Ramirez had six RBIs, and his team lost 7-6. He should've made one more player reach base.
27

17

26

17.0

15.6

17.0

.445

.465

0.3%

2.5%

2.8%

-0.1%

0.0%

What was supposed to be a day of R.A. Dickey pitching against the Yankees, thanks to rain, turned into a day of claiming Thad Weber off waivers.
28

18

22

18.9

17.0

18.0

.426

.446

0.1%

0.5%

0.6%

-0.1%

-0.9%

How long until Twins fans are allowed to complain about outdoor baseball weather? Their time of game on Sunday was 3:15 with a three-hour delay.
29

12

32

13.2

11.6

11.4

.339

.321

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

Don't look now, but they're on a tear, winning one of their last one games.
30

12

32

13.7

11.7

13.6

.337

.355

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Against the Pirates this weekend, they lost on a dropped pop-fly, they lost 1-0, and they "won" a game, which is the weirdest type of loss.

Matt Sussman is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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3 comments have been left for this article.
Ogremace

Last two comments: brilliant!

May 20, 2013 08:37 AM
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Nils J

The Marlins comment looks like it was made by #SCOUT

May 20, 2013 14:47 PM
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pobothecat

Six AL teams are better than the best NL team? I think the adjusted part of AHLF needs adjusting.

May 20, 2013 10:39 AM
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