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Prospectus Hit List for June 26



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.

Mostly LOLs, a few SMHs, and one or two SMDHs

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

42

33

45.3

50.6

50.2

.598

.617

88.4%

5.0%

93.4%

-1.9%

-0.9%

Rick Porcello's career ERA against the Angels is ... a frowny face? Let me check the math. Yep, it's a frowny face.
2

45

33

45.6

45.9

44.4

.544

.524

86.1%

3.6%

89.6%

1.2%

-0.5%

B.J. Upton's batting average of .177 is nearly as high as it's been all year, and will continue to improve with every additional 1-for-5 night.
3

44

33

41.2

42.0

42.2

.550

.570

59.2%

19.9%

79.1%

-5.7%

14.1%

Tanner Scheppers has allowed five runs this season, three on home runs.
4

48

29

50.6

48.6

47.5

.584

.565

53.0%

42.8%

95.9%

0.8%

0.4%

Allen Craig has been thrown out at home six times, twice more than anybody else in the league.
5

46

33

47.2

46.0

46.0

.560

.580

51.1%

31.4%

82.5%

4.3%

-2.7%

If they ever need to repaint the Green Monster, just coat the baseballs in paint and pitch to David Ortiz.
6

41

35

40.2

38.9

39.1

.520

.500

47.9%

5.5%

53.4%

1.1%

6.8%

Eric Hinske's suspension was reduced from five games to one because MLB confused him with failed Reagan assassin John Hinckley.
7

45

34

44.7

45.0

43.3

.542

.562

39.3%

31.0%

70.3%

3.7%

-8.8%

A man who does amazing things just by walking across a street is known as a Cespedestrian.
8

42

34

38.0

35.2

35.6

.534

.554

25.7%

33.4%

59.1%

3.2%

-3.1%

If Brian Cashman wants to yell obscenities about Alex Rodriguez on Twitter he should have the dignity to sign up for an account and do it like the rest of us.
9

47

30

42.6

41.6

43.0

.537

.518

24.7%

62.2%

86.8%

3.4%

18.7%

This week Tony Sanchez became the first National League player to make his major league debut as a DH since Nick Stavinoha for the Cardinals in 2008.
10

45

33

44.8

45.7

45.6

.566

.546

22.3%

63.7%

86.0%

-1.5%

-4.1%

They're in Oakland this week, but can't find a decent chili place anywhere. What is this, seaweed?!
11

38

39

36.6

39.5

40.3

.507

.487

17.3%

3.5%

20.8%

-3.4%

-15.3%

AT&T Park kindly asks you to stop bringing repellent into the stadium. Hunter Pence has been sneezing too much lately.
12

39

39

41.8

44.2

42.6

.500

.480

14.6%

2.9%

17.6%

-1.4%

-4.7%

The best kept secret in Denver is Michael Cuddyer's 22-game hitting streak, or maybe that one restaurant with the pancakes.
13

41

37

41.2

44.1

45.1

.540

.560

12.3%

28.0%

40.3%

2.0%

14.7%

Yunel Escobar, a shortstop, finally. stole his first base of the season. Catcher Jose Molina, a Molina, already has two.
14

34

42

33.2

35.2

35.6

.515

.495

11.7%

1.9%

13.6%

1.1%

3.3%

Matt Kemp is back! A reminder of who Matt Kemp is for Dodgers fans: Matt Kemp was an easier-to-spell Yasiel Puig.
15

38

38

34.7

33.9

34.2

.492

.472

11.6%

9.1%

20.7%

1.2%

2.2%

Bryce Harper is doing a rehab assignment with Class A Potomac. He is the youngest player on the roster by nine months.
16

39

37

39.7

38.1

38.7

.502

.522

10.3%

15.0%

25.3%

-1.9%

4.1%

Kipnisness (n): the state or property of being Jason Kipnis. See also: Kipnissitiude, Kipnicity, Kipnistentialism
17

43

35

40.4

40.9

41.5

.499

.519

9.4%

22.1%

31.5%

0.6%

-8.6%

Alexi Casilla has hit two home runs in the last two seasons, both off Justin Masterson.
18

39

39

36.7

36.2

36.2

.473

.453

8.5%

1.5%

10.0%

-2.4%

-2.6%

Everybody wants to move the Petco Park fences in, but Alexi Amarista just wants to see over them. Here, hop on my shoulders.
19

37

41

32.9

33.7

33.2

.457

.437

1.8%

1.6%

3.4%

0.4%

-3.8%

Jonathan Papelbon should focus harder when pitching. So hard, his mouth continually shrinks until it completely disappears.
20

38

38

37.9

34.9

36.1

.492

.512

1.5%

6.0%

7.6%

-2.6%

0.5%

Jose Reyes is returning from injury at a moment in history where we can't figure out if the Blue Jays are for real, so it's like he never left.
21

34

43

37.7

39.9

38.6

.525

.545

1.5%

5.2%

6.7%

0.8%

-3.2%

They've won seven straight games against Detroit, building a strong argument to relocate to the AL Central in their heads.
22

35

39

37.8

31.4

32.2

.465

.485

0.9%

1.5%

2.4%

-1.7%

-5.1%

The only home run Ervin Santana has allowed this month in five starts was to the Astros. He's also faced Texas, Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Atlanta.
23

30

43

31.7

31.2

30.9

.459

.439

0.5%

0.4%

0.9%

-0.6%

-0.1%

No jokes, just hug a Mets fan when you see one wandering the streets without a sense of purpose or hope in their eyes. Look, there's one!
24

34

39

33.8

34.2

34.8

.441

.461

0.3%

0.9%

1.2%

-0.1%

0.2%

Go into any hamburger joint in Minneapolis and order "The Mauer"; you'll get two singles but still be left wanting more.
25

32

42

33.1

32.7

30.6

.447

.467

0.1%

0.2%

0.3%

-0.2%

-0.3%

They are 9-13 against the AL Central. They have not played the Tigers yet.
26

34

44

32.0

34.0

34.3

.453

.473

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

-0.4%

-0.8%

Kyle Seager quietly leads the team in doubles, walks and night moves.
27

26

50

27.7

24.1

24.1

.371

.353

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Several teams have been asking about Ricky Nolasco, including a few confused stockbrokers trying to find a company called Nolasco's financial portfolio.
28

31

44

35.5

38.0

38.4

.477

.457

0.0%

0.7%

0.7%

-0.0%

-0.4%

If you love something, like Carlos Marmol, set it free. If he comes back, you forgot to change the locks.
29

29

49

28.4

24.7

26.3

.366

.385

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Well, the new logo hasn't lost its sparkling color off after literally dozens of loads of laundry.
30

32

43

33.1

34.9

36.0

.469

.449

0.0%

0.7%

0.7%

0.0%

0.3%

They have more wins against the Phillies this year than any other team. Makes total sense.

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4 comments have been left for this article.
fgbaloh

Hey, enough already! The Pirates deserve more respect now. #13 is too low. Move them up where they belong. You can always crush them when they blow up in a few weeks. lol.

frank

Jun 26, 2013 06:13 AM
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gweedoh565

I think you guys should re-paste the caveat about the rankings being algorithm-generated right next to the comment box.

And also implement some sort of filter on all submitted comments. (filter on: "deserve", "respect", "why", "ranking", "how could you", "how is it possible", "Hey!", "come on", "give me a break", "#", "!")

Jun 26, 2013 07:01 AM
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trueblue33

Hey, come on...how could you suggest that? How is it possible that you don't respect that these people just want to know why their teams ranking is so low? Why, I think they deserve better than that. I mean, give me a break!!

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...this thing on?

Jun 26, 2013 11:03 AM
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fgbaloh

Lighten up Francis. It was a joke. Who taught you how to spell algorithm anyway? By the way, lol means laugh out loud. Aka it was a joke. there are also those of us that think algorithms that try to predict baseball are equally funny. Lol

Frank

Jun 26, 2013 19:47 PM
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