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Prospectus Hit List for June 21



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.

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RkTmWLW1W2W3HLF AHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

40

31

43.6

48.8

48.3

.604

.623

89.6%

4.6%

94.2%

1.0%

0.8%

The bullpen remains a daily soap opera. Tune in tomorrow when we find out Drew Smyly and Joaquin Benoit are long lost twins!
2

44

31

45.1

44.0

43.8

.561

.580

48.7%

29.2%

77.9%

-2.8%

-2.6%

Wait until we find out Andrew Bailey still plays Words With Friends with Bobby Valentine.
3

41

32

38.8

40.0

40.1

.549

.569

49.8%

20.9%

70.7%

2.4%

-5.1%

Craig Gentry could make a fortune if he made an instruction video on how to perfect the game-ending bobble/assist to home plate. Or at least enough for a hamburger.
4

47

26

48.3

46.2

44.9

.587

.567

62.8%

34.4%

97.2%

1.5%

1.2%

If Yadier Molina wins the batting title, get ready for a new advanced stat that correlates plate selection to neck tattoos.
5

43

32

42.5

43.4

42.1

.546

.566

45.6%

25.8%

71.4%

-2.7%

-7.2%

They've started 14 different batters in the 8-hole, because like everything else at work, if they don't get volunteers, everybody rotates.
6

38

35

38.3

40.8

41.8

.537

.556

11.3%

24.3%

35.5%

5.5%

-2.1%

Jose Molina was the DH yesterday, so he spent half the game looking around the dugout for things to frame.
7

44

30

43.8

43.8

43.1

.571

.552

28.0%

61.4%

89.5%

-2.2%

2.2%

Why bat Zack Cozart second when he's (a) not hitting well and (b) you could put Jay Bruce in there and have a 1-2 combo of Choo-Bruce? It's just more fun to say.
8

33

40

36.0

38.6

37.4

.531

.551

4.3%

9.2%

13.6%

2.2%

6.2%

Mike Trout was intentionally walked to bring up Albert Pujols and laugh in the face of the baseball gods. It did not work, because baseball gods do not get Comedy Central.
9

39

33

35.4

32.5

32.9

.527

.547

21.2%

30.4%

51.6%

-5.6%

-15.8%

In certain shady parts of the Big Apple, flimflammers set up gambling huts and grift money out of tourists by enticing them into quick-money games of "Yankees pitcher or Saturday Night Live member?" Nobody ever wins.
10

42

31

39.0

39.1

39.9

.507

.527

17.2%

28.5%

45.7%

2.4%

15.1%

Chris Davis is in an awful slump this month, with an OPS of .969 really dragging down his season numbers.
11

43

31

43.5

44.0

42.3

.546

.526

82.8%

6.2%

89.0%

-2.8%

-1.1%

Chris Johnson committed three errors but the other team didn't score any unearned runs, so it's all good.
12

36

35

36.8

35.6

36.4

.501

.521

8.7%

15.0%

23.8%

-1.2%

5.1%

What percentage of Indians fans think Jason Giambi is Jim Thome? Rephrase the question: what percentage of sober fans think this?
13

35

36

35.0

32.8

34.1

.492

.512

1.7%

6.5%

8.2%

0.4%

6.1%

No game, no arbitrary waiver claims ... these are the telltale signs of widespread office hooky.
14

43

30

39.0

37.2

38.1

.523

.503

9.2%

60.5%

69.7%

5.1%

12.4%

Have you ever sat down and read the rulebook? There's actually a provision wherein Pedro Alvarez isn't allowed to have back-to-back great games.
15

39

33

37.9

36.7

36.6

.520

.500

41.8%

9.0%

50.8%

1.4%

-7.9%

The intentional walk can be a sign of respect. Or in the case of Cliff Pennington with a team-best four intentional passes, it's a sign of batting eighth.
16

37

35

35.1

37.4

38.6

.514

.494

28.4%

5.3%

33.8%

-5.2%

-1.9%

What's the purpose of the AT&T Park right field wall? Take it out, and if the ball rolls into the ocean, make the fielder canoe out to get it. The ball floats, as does my undying optimism for a multi-surface sport.
17

34

36

36.9

30.5

31.7

.472

.492

1.4%

4.0%

5.3%

-1.0%

0.5%

I don't know what they do on off days, but judging by their stats I imagine they don't go on a ... WALK!
18

30

41

30.0

31.7

32.1

.507

.487

7.5%

1.9%

9.4%

-2.1%

-2.3%

< Logo should just be Yasiel Puig's head at this point.
19

37

37

40.0

42.6

41.1

.503

.483

12.2%

3.4%

15.6%

-1.5%

-5.8%

Shoot. I took the under on "10.5 strikeouts for Roy Oswalt" last night, and now I'm all out of bitcoins.
20

32

42

30.3

32.7

33.2

.456

.476

0.3%

0.3%

0.7%

-0.4%

-0.4%

Would Felix Hernandez even recognize eight runs of support in a game if he saw it? Then it's not his fault he let the Angels come back to tie the game.
21

36

36

33.1

32.3

32.4

.493

.473

13.7%

11.2%

24.9%

3.8%

-3.9%

Ryan Zimmermann picked up his 10th win, or as he likes to call them, "winns."
22

33

36

32.4

32.4

33.3

.444

.464

0.3%

1.2%

1.5%

0.1%

0.6%

They did a bang-up job sweeping the White Sox, but most people just machine wash them and don't fold them like THAT.
23

37

36

35.0

34.8

34.9

.478

.458

10.0%

2.7%

12.7%

2.3%

7.3%

For whatever reason Pedro Ciriaco feels right at home in a ballpark that looks like a normal baseball park.
24

29

41

30.1

29.3

27.7

.436

.456

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.3%

-1.1%

"Danks For Nothing" Chicago newspaper headline or proposed trade?
25

29

42

33.2

34.9

35.5

.471

.451

0.0%

0.6%

0.6%

-0.2%

0.2%

As a team they're hitting .203 this month, proving some teams are starting to buy into the fact that batting average is overrated.
26

29

42

30.4

32.1

32.9

.460

.440

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.4%

-0.3%

They already have 30 triples this year, as many or more than 17 teams hit last season.
27

35

38

30.9

31.8

31.2

.459

.439

3.1%

2.5%

5.6%

0.1%

-0.3%

The Phillies should trade Cliff Lee for wait, hear me out Cliff Lee. Win-win for all teams involved.
28

28

41

29.0

28.6

28.2

.452

.432

0.3%

0.5%

0.9%

0.1%

0.2%

David Wright's 20th career multi-homer game was his fifth against the Braves. If he's not careful he's going to get a reputation as a Brave killer.
29

28

46

28.0

24.6

26.3

.373

.392

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Carlos Pena hit his sixth career walkoff homer. The only team he hasn't homered against is the Cubs, but he's never faced them either. How convenient.
30

23

49

24.7

21.5

21.3

.360

.342

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It's entirely possible Tom Koehler picked the wrong night to take a no-hitter into the sixth inning, given the general state of Miami sports.

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

"if the ball rolls into the ocean" that would be quite a hit, since AT&T Park is on the shore of San Francisco Bay.

Jun 21, 2013 10:34 AM
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Shaun P.

"<— Logo should just be Yasiel Puig's head at this point."

Awesome. Not sure if I like this or the "Real World" homage intro better.

Jun 21, 2013 11:05 AM
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klipzlskim

I'd prefer Bruce-Choo. Sounds like a chewing tobacco endorsed by The Boss. Not that The Boss would ever endorse chewing tobacco.

Jun 21, 2013 13:25 PM
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laynef

The Nationals comment should have Jordan Zimmermann, not Ryan.

Jun 21, 2013 13:43 PM
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