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Prospectus Hit List for June 6



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.

All that she wants is another hit list, it's gone tomorrow

RkTm WLW1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

38

21

38.4

36.5

35.6

.582

.563

53.5%

38.2%

91.7%

0.2%

1.0%

Yadier Molina is tied for the team lead with five stolen base attempts, because he wants to try and throw himself out.
2

37

22

36.7

36.6

35.1

.564

.544

85.0%

6.8%

91.8%

2.0%

15.3%

Julio Teheran took a no-hitter into the eighth, which is ... hold on let me count ... yep that's everybody.
3

36

24

37.3

37.7

37.1

.576

.595

40.8%

35.1%

75.9%

-2.7%

11.2%

Shane Victorino will begin Triple-A rehab today to get his timing back on being the center of funny GIFs, and to teach the young players how to become GIFs as well.
4

36

22

34.2

33.6

33.8

.573

.592

69.4%

18.4%

87.8%

2.5%

2.6%

In the last 30 days their second highest OPS belongs to Mitch Moreland.
5

36

25

35.1

35.8

34.6

.550

.569

28.2%

38.6%

66.7%

3.6%

13.4%

Bartolo Colon's last win against the Brewers, before yesterday, was in 2002 when he was an Expo.
6

36

24

36.8

36.5

35.5

.581

.561

37.8%

48.6%

86.4%

-1.5%

-0.7%

Cesar Izturis's career June OPS (.504) is more than 100 points below any other month. His least favorite insect: june bug. Least favorite Cleaver: oddly enough, Ward.
7

35

25

31.4

29.9

30.7

.515

.495

8.5%

38.7%

47.2%

-4.5%

-11.8%

This is most definitely the year the Pirates finally make the playoffs. All that's left to figure out is whether or not jinxes are real.
8

34

25

30.8

29.0

29.5

.544

.564

36.1%

31.3%

67.4%

4.4%

-4.1%

Travis Hafner has four home runs in eight games against the Indians. He should have left Cleveland years ago!
9

34

25

32.9

32.7

33.1

.543

.523

54.5%

14.1%

68.6%

7.6%

6.7%

A paltry 2-for-4 day lowered Willie Bloomquist's average to .611 in four games. Starting to think he won't be able to keep this up.
10

33

26

31.2

31.4

31.5

.503

.523

5.6%

16.6%

22.1%

-5.8%

2.3%

Antique stores. Goodwill. Online auctions. There are plenty of places to find cheap, reliable starting pitching.
11

32

26

31.4

32.0

32.8

.540

.560

17.3%

28.1%

45.3%

3.5%

4.3%

Free business idea: Fernando Rodney sundial. The shadow is the brim.
12

32

28

33.8

35.8

35.1

.516

.496

13.7%

10.7%

24.5%

5.6%

8.5%

They went 1-for-9 with runners in scoring position, which is unclutch and horrible so they made Carlos Gonzalez just hit dingers until the game was over.
13

31

26

35.8

39.7

39.2

.607

.625

84.7%

5.0%

89.7%

-1.1%

0.2%

They've scored 30 runs in their last eight games; 10 each in two games, and three shutouts.
14

31

28

27.7

29.5

30.9

.506

.486

19.3%

10.0%

29.2%

-3.6%

2.1%

Barry Zito went six innings and didn't strike anybody out, the first time by a Giants starter since May 12, 2007 when someone named Barry Zito did the same thing.
15

30

30

26.0

26.6

25.7

.466

.446

3.7%

6.0%

9.7%

1.5%

0.7%

How much housework did YOU get done during Ryan Howard's triple?
16

30

29

30.7

30.2

30.9

.505

.525

12.4%

12.4%

24.8%

-3.4%

-12.0%

Corey Kluber was relieved by Matt Langwell, but you'd think the Kluber-Langwell combination would be more suited for a Chicago team.
17

29

30

25.4

25.3

25.6

.488

.468

10.7%

15.7%

26.3%

-3.7%

-12.4%

They're free falling in the standings, just like that one Tom Petty song, "Mary Jane's Last Dance."
18

27

32

26.6

26.5

26.4

.461

.442

2.1%

1.4%

3.5%

1.3%

-0.5%

They're the only team this year who has yet to hit a home run on Thursday. They hate Thursdays almost as much as they hate the absence of camouflage.
19

26

30

26.4

25.7

26.7

.439

.459

0.5%

0.6%

1.1%

-0.1%

0.6%

Don't worry, they'll skyrocket in the standings once the Hit List formula incorporates the Byron Buxton Hope Component.
20

26

34

25.3

28.5

29.0

.464

.484

0.5%

1.7%

2.2%

0.5%

0.8%

"Hey Kyle Seager, do you have another extra innings grand slam in you?" is an example of a question that makes insanely more sense than it did a day ago.
21

26

34

28.3

30.0

28.6

.516

.536

1.9%

9.1%

11.0%

-3.4%

-12.0%

Two of Mark Trumbo's three multi-homer games have been against the National League, but I'm not sure what they did to anger him, other than insult his family name.
22

25

32

24.1

23.5

22.2

.442

.462

1.4%

1.1%

2.5%

0.8%

-5.4%

Ocean's Fourteen (3 1/2 stars): Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and crew get together for one last hurrah by rigging the 14th inning of the White Sox-Mariners game as a decoy to rob every Starbucks in Seattle.
23

25

33

24.2

26.2

26.2

.506

.486

10.4%

6.1%

16.5%

-5.8%

-7.2%

Only one player (Adrian Gonzalez) has more than 20 RBI for the team. The Brewers have five such players.
24

25

34

25.8

25.0

26.5

.466

.486

0.2%

1.0%

1.2%

0.3%

-1.8%

R.A. Dickey allowed two singles and hit a double of his own, which should offset each other and equal a no-hitter if I were president.
25

24

32

27.0

22.3

22.7

.450

.470

1.1%

1.1%

2.3%

0.9%

-0.1%

It's hard to tell if George Brett as hitting coach has made an impact, but nobody's been ejected over pine tar so probably not.
26

24

33

28.5

29.7

29.6

.486

.466

0.2%

2.2%

2.4%

0.5%

0.6%

It was just a magical day for Chicago teams to win extra-inning games on the road. Every city gets one day like this a year.
27

23

33

23.7

23.3

22.7

.449

.429

0.6%

1.2%

1.9%

0.5%

-1.7%

Marlon Byrd hit two home runs in the first three innings, because if you get your work done early you can sneak out and catch a matinee.
28

22

38

21.4

19.2

21.5

.367

.385

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Another failure to lose a baseball game. These guys have truly lost it.
29

22

36

23.0

23.9

25.2

.444

.424

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.2%

-0.4%

Not enough attention is being made about the Brewers having a player named Scooter Gennett. This is criminal.
30

16

44

19.7

16.8

16.6

.343

.326

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Juan Pierre had more career plate appearances than the other eight men in their lineup by over 6,000.

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NYYanks826

Kluber-Langwell would only work well if it was with the White Sox, since they're the South Side team.

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