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Prospectus Hit List for August 28



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.

Robert Altman originally didn't want this actress for M.A.S.H. because "she was too attractive" and he wanted unattractive actors.

RkTmWLW1W2W3 HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

77

55

83.4

89.7

88.7

.642

.660

97.5%

1.7%

99.1%

-0.2%

0.4%

Justin Verlander will figure out his struggles if he simply settles down, clears his mind and listens to everybody giving him advice.
2

79

52

80.1

79.6

77.0

.603

.583

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Dan Uggla has the most walks in the majors without an intentional one (62). David Ortiz, who leads the AL with 18 IBBs, has fewer overall walks.
3

78

54

82.6

78.5

77.5

.599

.580

64.3%

35.3%

99.7%

0.2%

3.3%

Ruining What You Thought About RISP Hitting Stats Since 1882.
4

78

55

80.1

79.2

78.4

.593

.613

75.8%

20.8%

96.5%

1.2%

6.5%

Shane Victorino had a career-high seven RBI last night, which was the most by a Red Sox player since, you guessed it, Red Sox icon J.D. Drew.
5

74

56

70.5

76.7

76.9

.573

.593

22.8%

62.1%

84.9%

-3.0%

-8.4%

Jeremy Hellickson was demoted to Single-A, but only to sit quietly and daydream for a week before coming back to the majors. I want my work to send me to Single-A.
6

74

59

75.8

76.2

76.5

.569

.549

9.7%

82.3%

92.0%

-2.7%

-1.4%

Score a run of support for Mat Latos and win a free iPad! (Restrictions may apply.)
7

77

55

74.7

74.2

73.1

.566

.586

76.2%

18.6%

94.8%

1.6%

3.0%

It's a shame Derek Holland never had a chance to play for the late Johnny Oates, because I had an idea for a viral music video.
8

77

55

72.4

75.2

73.2

.564

.544

99.0%

0.4%

99.4%

-0.4%

1.0%

Clayton Kershaw gave up a run. So where do we go from here?
9

76

55

71.3

72.5

73.4

.560

.540

25.9%

71.9%

97.8%

-1.2%

-0.8%

The most wins a team with John Buck on it has had is 85 wins with Toronto in 2010. Every other team: 75 or worse.
10

74

57

72.3

72.2

70.2

.551

.571

23.8%

52.9%

76.7%

10.7%

1.6%

Tommy Milone pitched a five-inning complete game, known henceforth as a "Soggy Maddux."
11

71

60

69.6

68.7

69.7

.532

.552

2.5%

25.0%

27.5%

-6.2%

0.2%

Asdrubal Cabrera had as many hits as the Braves and yet Cleveland still lost.
12

70

60

69.0

66.6

67.6

.525

.545

1.2%

11.4%

12.6%

-5.7%

-1.5%

It's usually a problem when the first seven batters in the lineup endure a combined 0-for-22 night.
13

68

63

67.5

65.3

65.5

.508

.488

1.0%

6.7%

7.8%

2.8%

-4.2%

David Holmberg is the first pitcher since 2010 to register a no-decision in his major league debut and not strike out a better. Everybody remembers Matt Fox of the Twins, right?
14

67

64

68.9

62.1

63.2

.498

.518

0.1%

0.8%

0.9%

0.3%

-1.6%

Every league needs a team that's too good to be bad and too bad to be good. A "Just Shoot Me" of baseball. You're lookin' at that team. Tim Collins is David Spade.
15

66

65

63.3

63.9

63.6

.490

.470

0.0%

3.3%

3.3%

1.2%

2.2%

Ross Ohlendorf earned his second win as a starter this year. He hasn't had more then two wins in starts in a season since 2009, when he had 11.
16

70

62

65.9

58.9

60.2

.483

.503

0.2%

6.8%

7.0%

1.3%

-0.2%

A partial list of players who have seen time at second base for the Yankees: Vernon Wells, Francisco Cervelli, Mark Reynolds, you.
17

59

71

61.8

65.0

63.8

.480

.500

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

C.J. Wilson fell down, and then the game got better.
18

62

72

65.4

65.3

62.0

.475

.455

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Eight more hits and Wilin Rosario breaks the franchise record for most hits by a Rockies catcher (121), held by Joe Girardi.
19

58

73

59.5

62.1

63.3

.464

.444

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

There isn't much to cheer about, but Scooter Gennett's batting average since the All-Star Break (.394) is, as is having a player named Scooter.
20

59

71

60.8

59.8

59.3

.459

.440

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

Jon Niese threw a shutout! That'll help Mets fans forget whats-his-face who used to be in the rotation. (Not Matt Harvey. That one still stings.)
21

56

76

60.2

62.6

63.1

.458

.438

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Missing a player? You can shuffle through the roster of players left behind by other teams. If anybody goes unclaimed for 14 days, they get to keep them.
22

59

73

56.5

60.9

61.8

.451

.431

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Hunter Pence just hit the longest home run of the year, further confirming it's cicada season.
23

59

74

60.5

58.9

61.0

.450

.470

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

J.A. Happens.
24

57

73

56.0

57.9

58.4

.441

.461

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Half the lineup consists of method actors researching their roles for "Little Big League 2: Billy Lost His Fortune In The Stock Market."
25

59

72

54.8

58.3

58.2

.440

.459

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Hisashi Iwakuma's ERA is all the way up to 3.03, the highest it's been all year.
26

59

73

56.3

58.1

58.4

.439

.419

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Ian Kennedy returned to Arizona to show everybody how much he learned. For example, San Diego has In-N-Out!
27

55

76

57.8

57.5

57.0

.434

.454

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

They probably won't move Konerko or Adam Dunn this week unless some team coughs up the right number of Garcias.
28

60

72

54.3

53.9

55.8

.424

.405

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Two people reached base yesterday: Jimmy Rollins and Michael Young. First base was guarded by a bridge troll who only lets those pass who answer M*A*S*H trivia questions.
29

49

81

51.7

47.6

48.3

.378

.359

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Three of Nathan Eovaldi's losses are in starts where he allowed two or fewer earned runs. Also one of them was when he allowed nine earned runs.
30

44

87

47.7

42.8

45.1

.343

.361

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

They were mathematically eliminated from the AL West race, but so all eyes turn to the Wild Card race.

Matt Sussman is an author of Baseball Prospectus. 
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gjhardy

Sally Kellerman?

Aug 28, 2013 08:00 AM
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Was it Jo Ann Pflug ?

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