Quantcast

Prospectus Hit List for August 26



by Matt Sussman

Hit List for August 23 Hit List for August 27
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.

"You'll love this Hit List!" -- Adam Rosales' fortune teller

Rk TmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

65

65

62.7

63.2

63.1

.488

.468

0.0%

1.7%

1.7%

-0.2%

0.5%

It's not so much me taking bets on them finishing 81-81, so much as it is me stealing your money because this is absolutely happening.
2

58

73

59.8

58.2

60.4

.451

.471

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Not swept by the Astros! Hope for the future!
3

75

55

73.0

72.8

71.6

.562

.582

78.5%

12.2%

90.7%

-2.8%

1.8%

Adam Rosales appeared in all three games for the Rangers this weekend. Just like his fortune teller told him. But she's been wrong before.
4

74

54

70.7

76.4

76.4

.581

.600

37.0%

54.2%

91.2%

-3.2%

2.1%

Evan Longoria has hit three home runs in three different series this year, two against the Yankees.
5

76

54

80.9

77.3

76.2

.597

.577

46.1%

53.2%

99.4%

0.1%

2.6%

This month Pete Kozma is hitting .071/.220/.095. He's been on base 10 times, three of them on intentional walks.
6

58

72

55.8

60.0

60.9

.451

.432

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Ryan Vogelsong is on yet another comeback tour, which should make him the Rolling Stones' bassist by 2015.
7

59

70

54.4

57.8

57.6

.444

.463

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

A little advice to the team that scored two runs this weekend: the wooden bats are for swinging at the little white round thing. And for the team that only drew four walks: don't swing at the bad ones.
8

59

71

55.9

57.9

58.1

.444

.424

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Man, Edinson Volquez has definitely fallen fast. What I'm trying to say is he is trapped in a hole in the ground. Stop reading this and help him out.
9

76

54

71.0

72.0

73.0

.562

.542

35.1%

64.1%

99.2%

-0.1%

1.7%

If it's not a charmed team, how else do you explain a win coming off a Clint Barmes three-run homer?
10

59

71

53.8

53.2

55.1

.425

.406

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

A healthy and effective Roy Halladay probably bumps Casper Wells out of the rotation.
11

72

57

70.8

70.7

68.4

.546

.566

21.5%

37.5%

59.0%

-9.4%

-19.8%

Jarrod Parker's last three starts: 25 innings, three runs allowed, two on home runs.
12

58

70

59.3

58.6

58.3

.457

.438

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

Matt Harvey continues to defy odds and do things pitchers shouldn't be able to do, such as allow two runs on 13 hits.
13

69

61

64.5

57.6

59.0

.481

.501

0.3%

7.5%

7.8%

1.2%

2.4%

Alex Rodriguez had just a 2-for-9 series in Tampa Bay. You'd think he'd play better in a stadium named after ... JUICE.
14

57

72

56.1

58.2

58.6

.445

.465

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Samuel Deduno's six strikeouts on Friday was the second time a Twins starter had that many this month and 11th time this season. (The team's season high is seven.)
15

57

73

58.8

61.6

62.8

.462

.442

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Caleb Gindl's first two at bats in Cincinnati were home runs. Still a few days before the waiver trade deadline.
16

49

80

51.4

47.3

48.0

.379

.361

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Twice in their last 38 games they have scored more than six runs, and both times it was 10 runs. And one of those 10-run games they lost.
17

76

54

71.1

73.6

71.7

.562

.542

99.4%

0.1%

99.5%

-0.0%

0.4%

Remember when this team's starting rotation featured Aaron Harang?
18

65

64

66.2

59.6

60.8

.488

.508

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

-0.1%

-3.8%

Since July 1st, Greg Holland has allowed one run, two extra base hits and struck out 31 batters in 21 innings.
19

43

86

46.5

41.6

44.1

.339

.358

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

They've got a huge series this week against the Japanese Little League World Series champions.
20

77

53

82.9

89.2

88.1

.649

.667

98.3%

1.4%

99.7%

0.3%

-0.0%

Max Scherzer has as many RBI doubles as he has losses, blue eyes, brown eyes and souls.
21

61

71

64.1

64.2

61.0

.474

.454

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Rocktober is just around the corner. First they have to get through Rocktember and Rockgust, then figure out who vandalized all the calendars.
22

71

59

69.3

67.9

68.9

.533

.553

1.7%

35.0%

36.7%

8.8%

16.6%

This season is shaping up like that one movie about Cleveland baseball where the underdogs clinch the pennant, "Damn Yankees."
23

74

57

75.6

75.5

75.6

.574

.554

18.8%

78.0%

96.8%

-0.2%

2.7%

Jay Bruce had just his second off-day of the season on Saturday. He had errands to run, but forgot that the bank closed.
24

55

75

59.5

62.2

62.6

.460

.440

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

In the 13th inning, the Cubs blew a two-run lead. It's good to see they've moved on from the Carlos Marmol era.
25

54

75

56.8

56.6

56.5

.434

.454

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Bench coach Mark Parent was ejected on Sunday during the lineup card exchange. They then won their eighth game in nine tries. Everything is connected.
26

77

55

78.5

77.6

76.9

.587

.606

60.6%

34.6%

95.2%

2.8%

4.8%

Shane Victorino is in a miserable career slump, going GIFless in his last 18 games.
27

70

59

69.6

67.3

68.1

.533

.553

2.0%

17.3%

19.4%

2.5%

-4.1%

Nick Markakis homered for the first time in over two months, which was also two Travis Ishikawa roster moves ago.
28

78

52

79.3

79.3

76.6

.602

.583

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Losing three of four games this late in the season would be unsettling news if the Braves actually played in a division.
29

66

63

65.9

63.5

63.9

.502

.482

0.6%

2.8%

3.5%

0.4%

-7.7%

If you can live in a desert, you can win all the 18th-inning games you want.
30

58

71

61.2

64.6

63.3

.479

.499

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

In the time it takes the average Hit List reader to finish this sentence, Peter Bourjos is already on third base.

Matt Sussman is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
Click here to see Matt's other articles. You can contact Matt by clicking here


1 comment has been left for this article.
DetroitDale

Love the rockies comment.

Aug 26, 2013 06:38 AM
up_image

+2

down_image
 
Sorry, fantasy subscribers cannot comment on exclusive premium content.
<< Previous Article
The Week in Quotes: Au... (08/26)
<< Previous Column
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit Lis... (08/23)
Next Column >>
Premium Article The Prospectus Hit Lis... (08/27)
Next Article >>
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: ... (08/26)

RECENTLY AT BASEBALL PROSPECTUS
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Analyzing the Competitive...
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of Wednesday, Aug...
Premium Article What You Need to Know: August 28, 2014
Eyewitness Accounts: August 28, 2014
Premium Article Skewed Left: A Three-Hour Tour
Premium Article Moonshot: On Regressing Defense
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pain Don't ...

MORE FROM AUGUST 26, 2013 08:08 AM
Premium Article Minor League Update: Games of August 23-25
Premium Article Transaction Analysis: DeJesus, and the Prodi...
The Week in Quotes: August 19-25
Fantasy Article Fantasy Freestyle: Hanging in There
Premium Article What You Need to Know: Roy Halladay Returns
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framin...
Premium Article Daily Roundup: Around the League: August 26,...

MORE BY MATT SUSSMAN
2013-09-04 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, Septembe...
2013-08-28 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 2...
2013-08-27 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 27
2013-08-26 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 26
2013-08-21 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 2...
2013-08-20 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 20
2013-08-19 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 19
More...

MORE THE PROSPECTUS HIT LIST
2013-08-29 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 29
2013-08-28 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 2...
2013-08-27 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Tuesday, August 27
2013-08-26 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, August 26
2013-08-23 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, Aug. 23
2013-08-22 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Thursday, August 22
2013-08-21 - Premium Article The Prospectus Hit List: Wednesday, August 2...
More...