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Prospectus Hit List for June 28



by Matthew Kory

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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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RkTmWL W1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

48

30

51.0

49.4

48.2

.583

.564

50.3%

44.7%

95.0%

0.2%

-2.2%

Apparently Albert Pujols still isn't happy about how the Cardinals dealt with his contract situation two years ago. Wonder if he'll demand a trade.
2

48

33

48.7

47.5

47.5

.564

.583

63.4%

23.5%

86.9%

2.4%

9.1%

After seven putrid starts in a row, Jon Lester finally spun a gem. Right up until the moment he hurt his hip in the eighth inning and was taken out. Can't win for losing.
3

45

34

46.0

46.1

44.6

.542

.522

81.9%

4.2%

86.1%

-0.4%

-2.4%

The Braves have struck out the most of any National League team, a fact which totally devalues their first place-itude.
4

42

35

45.8

51.3

51.0

.594

.613

85.6%

5.4%

91.0%

-0.3%

-3.2%

Between Doug Fister, Al Alburquerque, and Phil Coke it sometimes seems the Tigers are trying to get the batters to laugh themselves out.
5

46

34

45.8

46.1

44.5

.546

.566

35.7%

38.0%

73.8%

0.9%

2.4%

When asked about Puig, Yoenis Cespedes said, "Has he barbequed a pig in center field while doing handstand pushups? Come talk to me then."
6

45

34

44.7

45.7

45.7

.562

.542

20.1%

63.8%

83.8%

-0.3%

-5.5%

Reds pitchers have thrown the most pitches in the National League, a fact that would make Chris Sabo’s goggles shatter assuming he still wears them which why wouldn’t he.
7

48

30

43.3

42.1

43.3

.538

.518

29.6%

60.0%

89.6%

0.1%

20.1%

As we enter Day 2 of The Pirates having the best record in baseball it occurs to me that if they were to make a movie about this it might be called The Weirdening.
8

46

33

42.8

43.9

44.0

.557

.576

62.2%

23.8%

86.0%

3.0%

15.2%

After shutting out the Yankees 2-0, Derek Holland asked a reporter how the other half of New York's split-squad did.
9

39

41

42.6

44.9

43.2

.497

.477

9.8%

2.4%

12.2%

-2.9%

-3.7%

Since the start of May the Rockies are 23-30 proving once and for all that Germans love David Hasselhoff.
10

44

36

41.7

41.5

42.2

.500

.520

10.1%

23.8%

33.9%

5.1%

-11.7%

Manny Machado was ejected for arguing balls and strikes in the least argumentative way possible. Checked though and PITCHf/x would have thrown him out too.
11

41

38

41.4

44.2

45.1

.536

.556

10.0%

24.4%

34.4%

-1.6%

-1.1%

The Rays are six games behind Boston in the American League East and 3-9 against Boston on the season.
12

42

36

41.2

39.8

39.9

.520

.500

50.0%

4.9%

55.0%

6.1%

5.2%

Heath Bell has 14 saves and a 4.85 ERA. Saves: they’re dumb.
13

40

38

40.3

39.5

40.0

.503

.523

12.5%

14.3%

26.9%

-3.2%

3.1%

Your OPS leader among second basemen? That'd be Jason Kipnis and his .876, and that's even after a 1-for-4 with two strikeouts.
14

36

43

39.2

41.2

40.1

.530

.550

2.0%

8.6%

10.6%

1.8%

-2.9%

Yesterday J.B. Shuck led off for the Angels. I don't get why Mike Trout isn't leading off. For that matter, I don't get why Mike Trout isn't hitting in every spot in the lineup. Doesn't anyone make use of ghost runners anymore?
15

39

39

38.9

36.0

37.3

.492

.512

2.3%

6.9%

9.2%

-1.3%

0.9%

Blue Jays pitchers have picked off 12 runners this season, more than any team in baseball. As long as you're focusing on that stat, Blue Jays pitchers are pretty good!
16

36

40

38.7

32.5

33.4

.467

.487

1.1%

1.7%

2.7%

-1.5%

-2.6%

No, Mike Moustakas didn't homer, but he did think about it for a few seconds. Baby steps.
17

42

36

38.4

35.3

35.8

.520

.540

14.2%

28.4%

42.6%

-5.8%

-9.0%

Yesterday the Rangers shut out the Yankees. It’s almost like a lineup with Jayson Nix, Vernon Wells, Lyle Overbay, David Adams, Zoilo Almonte, and Alberto Gonzalez isn't good.
18

33

44

37.2

39.4

39.6

.480

.461

0.0%

0.9%

0.9%

0.3%

0.3%

For Sale: spitty, scruffy, right-handed pitcher. Recently healthy. Intense. Not bad. Paid a lot. Hot prospects/obo. Call Theo.
19

39

40

37.0

36.5

36.4

.471

.451

8.2%

1.6%

9.8%

0.9%

-3.0%

Pedro Ciriaco has played in 12 games for the Padres and has the highest OPS on the team.
20

38

40

36.8

39.5

40.3

.503

.483

16.3%

2.8%

19.1%

-1.5%

-15.3%

The Giants have the longest current losing streak in baseball at four games. This of course means they're going to win the World Series.
21

39

39

35.6

34.9

35.2

.493

.473

14.7%

8.9%

23.6%

-1.7%

-1.8%

Bet Stephen Strasburg would be a dynamite closer.
22

35

40

34.8

34.9

35.4

.441

.460

0.6%

0.8%

1.4%

0.5%

-0.1%

The Twins have grounded into just 43 double plays, fewest in baseball. This is normally where a joke about the Twins on-base percentage would go but they’re 14th in baseball there. So, uh, bravo?
23

36

42

34.7

36.4

36.7

.518

.498

15.7%

3.1%

18.8%

-0.4%

9.2%

Yasiel Puig puig’d a two-out, two-run, bases-loaded puig in the bottom half of the eighth inning, thereby puiging the Phillies and winning the game for the Los Angeles Puigs.
24

38

42

33.9

35.2

34.8

.460

.440

2.4%

1.6%

4.0%

-0.7%

-1.6%

Imagine what an old fat man would do if asked to field a bunt from first base. That’s exactly what Ryan Howard did in last night’s game.
25

32

45

33.5

35.6

36.7

.465

.445

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.3%

-0.0%

What's blue and gold and loses a lot?
26

32

43

33.3

33.0

31.0

.446

.466

0.2%

0.2%

0.4%

0.1%

0.3%

Adam Dunn has 20 homers already but just a .460 slugging percentage because there's sadly more to slugging percentage than homers, walks, and strikeouts.
27

32

43

33.1

32.5

32.1

.462

.442

1.0%

0.7%

1.7%

0.7%

0.8%

Marlon Byrd hit cleanup for the Mets. So of course he homered.
28

34

45

32.3

34.5

34.9

.454

.474

0.1%

0.2%

0.3%

-0.0%

-0.4%

The Mariners have hit the fewest triples in baseball with four, 26 fewer than the first-place Brewers.
29

30

49

29.0

24.9

26.6

.368

.386

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

After giving up over 150 runs in each of the first two months of the season the Astros have given up only 96 runs in June. Improvement (provided they don’t give up 13 runs in each of the remaining three games)!
30

27

50

28.4

24.9

24.9

.375

.356

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Marlins announced they won’t be signing their second pick in the draft, the 35th player overall because, I mean, where would they put him?

Matthew Kory is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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4 comments have been left for this article.
bobbygrace

I wonder if football fans are getting as annoyed about constantly hearing the name Puig as I was about constantly hearing the name Tebow a couple of years ago.

I hope so. Puig it up, Hit List!

Jun 28, 2013 07:35 AM
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BP staff member Matt Kory

Consider it Puig'd!

Jun 29, 2013 13:49 PM
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NatsLady

Did you just run out of things to say about the Nats or did you think Strasburg should have pitched the 11th inning? Nats already have three closers, none of whom are screwing up--at the moment.

Jun 28, 2013 09:14 AM
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DetroitDale

"what's blue and gold and loses a lot?"

Rich Rodriguez, until Michigan finally fired him.

No, I still haven't forgiven.

Jun 29, 2013 05:45 AM
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