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Prospectus Hit List for July 11



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.

Lose yourself in the Hit List the jokin' you own it you better never let it go

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

33

57

34.3

31.8

32.3

.394

.375

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

"Jacob Turner Standup Triple" certainly needs to be a name for something. Does Pitbull have a backup band?
2

32

59

31.6

27.0

29.2

.360

.379

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

A solitary Chris Carter will continue to mash home runs until someone notices.
3

41

51

40.6

40.3

40.1

.452

.432

0.9%

0.1%

1.0%

-0.7%

-4.3%

If the ball gets trapped in Andrew Cashner's beard, the pitch should be a do-over.
4

37

53

38.1

40.6

41.9

.453

.434

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

-0.0%

Perhaps they should start filling their baseball bats with light beer. It wouldn't improve their offense, but it would get people's interest.
5

45

47

40.7

41.7

42.0

.464

.445

1.7%

2.4%

4.1%

-1.7%

1.4%

Cliff Lee throws 76 pitches, lasts seven innings, throws 12 balls, gives up four home runs, and we're supposed to believe this is true?
6

40

48

41.2

40.0

39.7

.467

.447

0.3%

0.9%

1.2%

0.1%

0.4%

How does a team go 10 below .500 at home and two over .500 on the road? Simple: the Citi Field home clubhouse is infested with gremlins.
7

37

51

38.3

39.5

40.0

.429

.449

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

Aaron Hicks is starting to finally play well for a rookie, and extremely well for a balding rookie.
8

40

49

43.4

44.4

44.6

.477

.458

0.0%

0.6%

0.6%

-1.1%

-0.2%

How does one sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" at Wrigley Field with the home team down 10 runs without sobbing uncontrollably?
9

35

53

37.1

38.1

36.6

.440

.459

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

We're going to start calling Dylan Axelrod "The Poet Mechanic" until we change our mind or receive a cease and desist letter, whichever comes last.
10

40

50

39.4

42.9

43.8

.482

.462

3.0%

0.5%

3.5%

-1.3%

-8.9%

The good news for Matt Cain is the California state legislature just recently decriminalized "failure to complete an inning against the Mets."
11

44

48

46.2

47.8

45.6

.484

.464

9.2%

0.6%

9.8%

0.6%

-3.9%

No, this isn't a Wiccan altar dedicated to bringing Roger Clemens into the Rockies rotation. It's rude of you to assume.
12

40

51

38.3

42.1

42.3

.462

.482

0.0%

0.2%

0.2%

0.0%

-0.1%

I reckon few would object to letting Raul Ibaņez bring a chair or stool into left field for those lengthy night games.
13

47

44

46.5

43.9

43.9

.504

.484

32.1%

3.7%

35.7%

-8.5%

-2.2%

Heath Bell couldn't be less popular in Arizona if he left his sprinklers on all day.
14

43

45

44.3

38.5

39.2

.472

.492

1.0%

0.9%

1.9%

-0.9%

-0.9%

Of course Greg Holland is their closer. If you remember back in history class, Holland is a monarchy.
15

47

44

44.5

43.1

42.9

.517

.497

14.2%

15.9%

30.1%

4.9%

15.0%

They went 0-for-16 against Philly this series with runners in scoring position, so it's all solo homers from here on out.
16

44

46

44.2

41.9

43.8

.495

.515

0.4%

3.6%

4.0%

1.1%

-1.6%

Hi, you've reached the Corey Hotline. 4.95 loonies a minute. Here are some words that rhyme with Corey: Gory, Story, Munenori
17

50

42

48.3

47.2

48.0

.498

.518

5.6%

16.7%

22.4%

1.5%

-20.4%

Manny Machado hit a triple, which was like a double that went through puberty. Here, watch this instructional video to see what your double is going through.
18

47

44

47.1

45.3

46.0

.500

.520

8.7%

9.6%

18.3%

-7.6%

-19.2%

Nick Swisher didn't fall down, so it was a good day.`
19

54

36

50.5

49.9

51.4

.541

.521

29.8%

60.6%

90.4%

1.6%

-3.9%

It took the entire dawn of history, but they finally beat the Oakland Athletics in their 12th game against them.
20

45

45

42.9

45.2

44.2

.548

.528

54.9%

2.0%

56.9%

8.8%

20.3%

Their two most valuables players according to WARP are Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig, each whom have played fewer than half their team's games. What a goofy team.
21

52

39

54.6

54.5

52.4

.550

.530

83.8%

5.9%

89.7%

-1.5%

-4.0%

First five games for Justin Upton: 5 home runs, 21 PA. Last 64 games: 5 home runs, 284 PA. Justin Upton clearly does more damage while under pressure to file his taxes.
22

49

42

45.6

42.2

42.7

.525

.544

6.2%

26.0%

32.3%

7.9%

-0.6%

When do teams start considering intentionally walking Lyle Overbay with the bases loaded?
23

51

40

52.4

54.0

54.0

.565

.545

15.1%

65.4%

80.5%

-1.5%

-11.6%

Shin-Soo Choo hasn't been hit by a pitch all month. If he doesn't get nicked by a pitch soon, he's going to forget how to feel pain.
24

44

46

45.8

47.8

46.5

.535

.555

2.5%

7.8%

10.3%

1.3%

-0.3%

Look, it's Josh Hamilton's first multi-home run game of the year, which is totally worth another shampoo commercial.
25

55

34

57.9

56.7

54.9

.578

.558

55.0%

41.5%

96.5%

0.3%

1.8%

They're last in the league in stolen bases, which will happen when speedsters like Pujols and Berkman opt for free agency.
26

54

38

52.5

51.8

50.2

.544

.564

47.6%

33.6%

81.2%

-4.0%

9.0%

No truth to the rumor of Wednesday's game being delayed due to Bartolo Colon running out a groundball from Tuesday's game.
27

53

38

48.7

48.8

48.7

.545

.564

49.9%

29.6%

79.5%

-5.8%

2.3%

I guess it's possible to say Yu Darvish is the "second person" on the disabled list. I'm going to keep nudging you until you get this joke.
28

52

40

51.7

54.6

55.0

.556

.575

21.6%

45.6%

67.2%

4.0%

26.5%

Ben Zobrist is continuing to show off his versatility. Sometimes he gets the game-winning hit. Sometimes he doesn't. He can do it all.
29

56

37

55.7

54.9

54.6

.564

.584

66.2%

23.5%

89.7%

0.3%

-0.4%

Congratulations to David Ortiz for setting the record of "most hits without having to field." He will be rewarded with a golden dugout bench, and by "will" I mean "should."
30

50

40

53.9

59.2

58.8

.592

.611

90.2%

2.8%

93.0%

2.2%

6.0%

Bruce Rondon with convenient spacing spells "Bruce Ron Don," which means the closer of their future is the sum of your three coolest uncles.

Matt Sussman is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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7 comments have been left for this article.
Bob Stocking

Darvish has to be the second person on the DL, because Erick Aybar is the first person.

Jul 11, 2013 07:48 AM
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gjhardy

I get it, I get it. Do Yu?

Jul 11, 2013 09:46 AM
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Nathan Aderhold

That would make Heath Bell the third person to go on the DL, though somehow it's still a singular achievement.

Jul 12, 2013 11:20 AM
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lonechicken

Remember the days when Berkman helped out in the SB category of your fantasy teams? Good times.

Jul 11, 2013 09:13 AM
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RHParn

I don't get the Yu Darvish joke...

Jul 11, 2013 12:09 PM
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pearlysoames

You were conjugating the verb "to darvish", weren't yu?

Jul 11, 2013 13:12 PM
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Llarry

"So let's root, root, root for the ,
If they don't win it's the same..."

Jul 11, 2013 13:52 PM
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