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Prospectus Hit List for July 8



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.

Hey now, you're an All-Star edition of the Daily Hit List

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

54

36

54.1

53.0

52.8

.565

.585

64.9%

24.5%

89.3%

-2.0%

2.4%

Climbing up on Ellsbury Hill / I could steal the second base / Count was favorable, two and one / should've seen the pitcher's face
2

53

34

48.5

47.5

48.7

.537

.517

31.3%

58.2%

89.5%

-3.1%

-4.8%

From now on, A.J. Burnett will bring his own rosin bag from home.
3

53

34

56.5

55.4

53.9

.576

.556

48.4%

46.9%

95.4%

1.1%

2.4%

Yesterday they scored five runs and went 1-for-1 with runners in scoring position, which is weird. But, statistics!
4

52

37

51.2

51.0

49.3

.547

.567

46.2%

31.7%

77.9%

1.9%

3.6%

Bartolo Colon has now been named to three All-Star Games, each in separate decades.
5

51

37

47.0

47.5

47.5

.551

.571

51.4%

26.7%

78.1%

3.0%

-7.1%

Joakim Soria's back! I told you we should have had practice drills for this.
6

50

38

52.7

53.0

51.2

.552

.532

82.1%

5.7%

87.8%

-1.4%

-5.8%

#VoteFreddie isn't a bad hashtag for Freeman's Final Vote campaign, but why not just use his initials? Let me see if anybody else uses #FF...
7

50

38

50.7

52.3

52.4

.567

.547

20.3%

66.0%

86.3%

-2.9%

3.2%

I don't care that he isn't worthy of the National League Final Vote. What am I going to do with all these "Choo Choo Choose Choo" buttons? Why did I order them?
8

49

40

49.4

52.4

52.9

.552

.572

16.6%

35.8%

52.4%

-0.3%

15.5%

They had their fake '70s throwback day this weekend. A real '70s throwback day for them is more commonly known as "an off-day."
9

49

40

47.0

45.5

46.2

.499

.519

8.0%

21.7%

29.7%

1.6%

-13.9%

Chris Davis leads the league in homers, Manny Machado in doubles, and Nick Markakis is in the top four in the American League in singles.
10

48

39

52.7

58.4

58.1

.595

.615

87.7%

4.9%

92.6%

-1.3%

8.9%

Al Alburquerque allowed his first home run in 77 2/3 career regular season innings. In the postseason he's allowed two homers in 5 1/3 innings.
11

48

40

44.0

40.8

41.4

.525

.545

10.1%

28.1%

38.2%

-5.1%

12.8%

Mariano Rivera remembers a simpler time when Orioles were easier to strike out.
12

47

41

46.3

44.2

44.0

.514

.494

54.4%

2.8%

57.2%

3.1%

17.9%

Their five-game winning streak is the longest in baseball, but it's a dry winning streak.
13

46

42

42.8

41.1

41.0

.509

.489

15.7%

13.4%

29.1%

4.6%

7.1%

Ryan Zimmerman seems to own the Padres. Not literally. Although with 13 homers in 36 games, that has to be worth stock options.
14

46

42

45.6

44.0

44.7

.503

.523

11.4%

13.1%

24.5%

2.6%

-15.0%

If I told you Michael Brantley was the centerpiece of the CC Sabathia trade to Milwaukee and Matt LaPorta was the throw-in, I'd merely be a decoy while my assistant stole your life savings.
15

43

46

39.4

40.7

40.9

.466

.446

1.9%

1.7%

3.7%

0.1%

0.9%

It shows leadership by Michael Young to deflect all the trade rumors onto himself so his teammates can just worry about playing baseball.
16

43

45

43.4

40.8

42.7

.491

.511

0.5%

2.6%

3.1%

0.1%

-3.9%

Steve Delabar might win the All-Star Final Vote, but in Ontario first he has to win his riding.
17

43

45

44.2

46.1

44.9

.532

.552

2.4%

9.7%

12.1%

0.8%

-1.3%

Of all the Angels to need a shampoo commercial, it's Jered Weaver.
18

42

47

44.5

46.1

44.1

.484

.464

7.2%

0.7%

7.9%

-0.6%

-12.8%

Carlos Gonzalez leads his team in hits, doubles, triples, homers, runs, RBIs, stolen bases, zips, zops, blips, bleeps, hocuses, pocuses, and Z's in last name.
19

42

45

40.0

41.9

41.1

.530

.510

29.5%

2.5%

32.1%

1.9%

8.9%

Juan Uribe's seven RBIs on Friday is the most for a Dodger since 2006 when James Loney had nine RBIs. Related: James Loney once had nine RBIs in a game.
20

41

44

43.0

37.0

37.8

.469

.489

0.9%

1.0%

1.9%

-1.1%

-1.3%

TWO All-Stars? This snaps a nine-year streak of their All-Star representative being Crippling Self-Loathing. Heck of a run, though.
21

40

49

39.3

39.0

38.6

.456

.436

1.6%

0.1%

1.6%

-1.1%

-6.9%

Losing nine straight would knock most teams out of contention. But this is the NL West, land of opportunity!
22

40

47

39.0

41.5

42.4

.487

.467

7.3%

0.7%

8.0%

-2.2%

-9.9%

The latest statue on display at AT&T Park: Gaudin's "The Sinker."
23

39

49

37.0

41.1

41.4

.465

.485

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.1%

0.1%

Brad Miller is the first person to hit two triples in a game in Great American Ball Park history. #SeattleForNLCentral
24

38

48

41.9

42.9

43.1

.480

.460

0.0%

0.9%

0.9%

0.3%

-0.1%

You can't trade Alfonso Soriano before the Fourth of July, because he hooks everybody up with the coolest fireworks.
25

37

48

38.6

38.4

38.1

.470

.450

0.3%

0.4%

0.7%

0.3%

0.0%

Ike Davis is back from his stint in Triple-A Las Vegas and won't explain the new tattoo.
26

37

48

37.6

38.7

39.1

.433

.453

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

-0.7%

Their pitching is like a weird European film: lots of things you don't understand and then it ends with "Fien."
27

35

52

36.7

39.2

40.2

.455

.435

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

-0.1%

Rickie Weeks sounds like the coolest festival in Wisconsin, at least in the non-food-themed category.
28

34

51

35.8

36.6

34.7

.439

.459

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

-0.1%

In their last eight games they've scored 17 runs. Before that, they scored 18 runs in a doubleheader in which they were swept.
29

32

55

33.2

30.3

30.6

.384

.365

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

With Ricky Nolasco finally traded, the largest earners on the team are Adeiny Hechavarria and Placido Polanco ($2.75 million each). THAT'S STILL A LOT OF MONEY.
30

32

57

31.0

26.3

28.4

.356

.375

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Jose Altuve didn't make the All-Star Game, narrowly beaten out for the final Home Run Derby outfield shagging spot by Jaysen, a 13-year-old from North Carolina.

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

The funniest thing today was the Royals having two all-stars! I giggled at that joke so hard my milk came out of my nose. (that was a joke, right? )

Jul 08, 2013 06:32 AM
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NatsLady

Make that 13 for Ryan Zimmerman. And No. 13 was a grand slam.

Jul 08, 2013 07:42 AM
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BP staff member Ben Lindbergh

I saw no. 13 in person! Fixed.

Jul 08, 2013 10:38 AM
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NYYanks826

I noticed that on the Rays' 70s throwback uniforms, they were still named the Rays. Since the uniforms were supposed to be from before 2008, shouldn't they have been named the Devil Rays?

Jul 08, 2013 09:43 AM
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BayCityM

The Twins one.

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