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Prospectus Hit List for June 10



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.

Hit List Hit LIst, so good to me.

RkTmWLW1 W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

18

44

21.2

18.5

18.0

.354

.336

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

In honor of winning a 20-inning marathon, management chipped in and gave the team free ice cream. One pint, one spoon.
2

22

42

22.2

20.1

22.2

.361

.380

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Just like that, they've scored five runs in four games. Sigh. Nothing lasts forever.
3

23

35

24.1

23.6

22.9

.448

.428

0.3%

1.0%

1.3%

0.0%

-0.7%

Thirty innings of losses spanning two games? Well, that's a fate worse than Mets.
4

28

32

30.5

25.3

25.3

.463

.483

1.1%

2.3%

3.4%

0.3%

1.3%

Five wins? Well that's a little less than expected but make sense when-- oh, you mean all in a row?
5

27

34

26.4

26.3

25.0

.446

.465

0.6%

0.9%

1.5%

-0.2%

-2.7%

Jesse Crain is tied for the AL lead in holds, which is like having the most 2-dollar bills in your wallet.
6

27

35

27.7

26.5

28.4

.471

.491

0.3%

1.6%

1.9%

-0.4%

0.5%

It's been a long road back to the majors for Dustin McGowan. He really should move closer.
7

25

37

25.6

26.6

27.6

.452

.432

0.0%

0.7%

0.7%

0.3%

0.0%

Carlos Gomez homered on his own bobblehead day and you didn't. Unless you are Carlos Gomez reading this, in which case ... hi!
8

27

33

27.3

27.1

28.2

.433

.453

0.2%

0.5%

0.7%

-0.3%

-0.7%

This weekend was the Twins' first game in Washington since 1971. They tried to dig up the spot where they buried their time capsule but somebody took it :-(
9

31

31

27.8

27.2

27.4

.490

.470

7.8%

16.2%

23.9%

2.5%

-2.8%

Does sweeping a doubleheader count as bipartisan leadership? Sorry, I fell asleep during civics class.
10

27

35

25.9

27.5

27.7

.501

.481

8.7%

4.7%

13.4%

-2.7%

-2.6%

Yasiel Puig already has as many home runs as Andre Ethier. He may also have his house and butler. Could be a Trading Places situation.
11

31

33

27.4

27.8

27.0

.459

.440

1.6%

4.5%

6.2%

-2.2%

-0.3%

Ben Revere's groundout/fly out ratio is over 3.4, highest among qualified batters by over 1.2 ... ratiopoints?
12

29

34

28.7

28.7

28.6

.464

.444

2.6%

1.3%

3.9%

-0.4%

0.7%

Their bullpen has the third best WHIP in the National League. For bonus points: name a Padres reliever.
13

27

37

26.6

29.8

30.2

.461

.481

0.2%

0.8%

1.0%

-0.2%

-0.0%

Jeremy Bonderman is back in the majors, winning games against the Yankees, which explains Friendster's sudden popularity resurgence.
14

27

36

29.2

30.6

29.6

.512

.532

2.0%

6.6%

8.6%

-2.2%

-7.0%

Brad Hawpe is back in the major leagues, because evidently the Angels need help in the outfield?
15

30

32

31.5

30.8

32.1

.497

.517

4.8%

10.1%

14.9%

-2.7%

-19.2%

They've enjoyed winning records in May for the last three seasons, followed by losing records in June. So far this June: 1-7.
16

25

35

29.7

31.3

31.2

.483

.463

0.1%

1.7%

1.8%

0.6%

-0.4%

Their hottest hitter is Cody Ransom. I could be making that up. I could be going by body temperature.
17

37

26

33.2

31.4

32.2

.518

.498

10.1%

44.8%

54.9%

-2.7%

-6.4%

Why does it have to be grilled cheese? Why couldn't Jason Grilli promote something healthier like grilled vegetables?
18

37

26

33.4

31.6

32.1

.553

.572

39.2%

37.9%

77.1%

4.8%

19.7%

Andy Pettitte's son was drafted by the Yankees the day he won his 250th career game, because Dad can't help but show off.
19

33

29

29.9

32.3

33.6

.516

.496

30.5%

10.4%

40.9%

7.0%

11.7%

In an effort highlight baseball's more exciting points, MLB.com posted a video of a Chad Gaudin balk that was three minutes and 50 seconds long.
20

35

28

33.7

32.6

33.4

.527

.507

41.9%

14.5%

56.4%

-5.1%

-8.0%

Paul Goldschmidt's 17 RBI this month are as many as his next three teammates (Parra, Kubel, Pollock) combined.
21

35

28

32.8

33.0

33.0

.499

.519

4.1%

16.9%

20.9%

2.6%

-4.5%

Congratulations and welcome to the first 0-for-5 effort Chris Davis had in a nine-inning game this year.
22

34

28

33.7

34.2

35.4

.541

.561

13.2%

30.8%

43.9%

-6.2%

-3.4%

Matt Moore became the first Rays pitcher since 2010 (James Shields) to allow seven extra-base hits in a game. Of course, Shields gave up six home runs and Moore gave up six doubles, the bagged cereal of home runs.
23

37

25

35.5

35.4

35.4

.564

.584

64.9%

18.2%

83.2%

3.2%

-5.5%

Jeff Baker leads the team in RBIs this month, meaning either RBIs is a meaningless stat, or the lineup's blood sugar is the null set.
24

37

26

37.0

37.1

36.5

.568

.549

22.4%

59.9%

82.3%

-4.2%

-6.0%

Ballet dancers in the greater Cincinnati area practice the Bronson Arroyo windup, known as the Graceful Oops That's A Home Run.
25

38

27

36.9

37.1

35.8

.545

.564

32.9%

32.9%

65.8%

-2.6%

4.7%

The A's drafted nothing but nerds in all 40 rounds of the draft. Nerds, dorks and socially awkward people who love spreadsheets.
26

34

30

35.6

37.5

36.7

.513

.493

16.2%

8.1%

24.3%

3.1%

4.6%

The Rockies drafted Rex Brothers' sibling Hunter, because you pretty much have to take a chance on the Brothers brothers.
27

39

24

39.0

39.4

37.8

.566

.546

90.3%

4.3%

94.6%

2.2%

7.7%

Chris Johnson is fourth among third baseman in NL All-Star voting, because enough beers and his name looks like Chipper Jones.
28

41

22

41.9

40.0

39.2

.592

.572

67.4%

27.9%

95.3%

1.6%

2.5%

Winning extra-inning games by seven runs is just one of the many ways the Cardinals suck souls out of other baseball fans.
29

39

25

40.1

40.6

40.0

.579

.598

43.3%

38.5%

81.8%

2.7%

9.1%

One fan in Fenway Park caught two home run balls, and he didn't even have a HIT IT HERE sign. Let that be a lesson to you kids: play "hard to get."
30

35

26

38.9

43.0

42.4

.611

.630

93.4%

2.0%

95.4%

1.4%

7.8%

Jose Alvarez's 68 game score is the highest for a Tigers pitcher making his major league debut since Andy Van Hekken in 2002. Starting at shortstop for both games: Ramon Santiago.

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