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Prospectus Hit List for June 20



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.

It's Friday, Friday, gotta Bedrosian Friday

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day 7-Day
1

39

33

38.0

34.4

34.6

.507

.527

23.6%

14.0%

37.5%

-4.8%

21.9%

Wade Davis went from terrible starter to impeccable setup man, and the big difference this year was wearing Chris Getz's old jersey number.
2

40

34

41.3

41.1

40.0

.548

.529

41.3%

47.2%

88.5%

-0.1%

10.6%

Clayton Kershaw has walked eight batters this year. Two of those is Cody Ross, who has nine walks on the year.
3

38

33

33.4

33.1

34.3

.489

.509

33.2%

15.3%

48.4%

3.1%

9.5%

Brian Roberts stole two bases in a game for the first time since 2011, and Derek Jeter was caught stealing. All in all, pretty entertaining old-timer's game.
4

39

34

39.5

42.1

42.1

.557

.537

42.6%

27.1%

69.7%

-6.1%

7.2%

Here's a list of Cardinals with more than six home runs: Jhonny Peralta. Also Matt Holliday and Peter Bourjos, if you stack them on each other and drape a large trench coat on them.
5

35

36

35.3

34.9

35.2

.494

.474

5.9%

14.6%

20.5%

-2.2%

5.6%

Not a misprint: Aroldis Chapman has struck out fjr46jsvn***4fjd of the batters he has faced this year.
6

37

36

34.7

34.7

34.9

.484

.504

15.8%

11.0%

26.8%

3.8%

4.1%

Nick Swisher couldn't have been more bro-like in his walkoff grand slam if he circled the bases in cargo shorts and sandals.
7

33

38

32.8

32.2

32.6

.460

.440

3.9%

2.7%

6.6%

1.1%

3.6%

They're right in the middle of this divisional race! All they need to do is trade for a first baseman.
8

45

28

50.5

49.4

49.2

.665

.682

77.1%

20.0%

97.1%

1.2%

2.0%

Next week the A's will become the final AL team to play without a DH. Credit goes to Alberto Callaspo's mother for putting together the MLB schedule.
9

44

30

40.1

39.5

38.7

.548

.528

47.1%

28.4%

75.4%

4.9%

1.4%

Mark Reynolds leads the team in home runs but isn't even close to being on pace for 200 strikeouts. What's the point of even having a Mark Reynolds, I ask.
10

30

40

34.0

35.4

35.2

.481

.461

0.2%

1.5%

1.7%

0.4%

0.8%

I bet the Cubs PA announcer stands in front of the mirror and just says "Brian Schlitter" about 50 times correctly while getting ready for the day.
11

33

40

35.2

33.2

33.2

.461

.441

2.1%

1.5%

3.5%

1.0%

0.8%

Where were you when Bartolo Colon hit his first career double, and wherever you were, why didn't you run down the ball and throw it in to hold him to a single?
12

29

45

31.6

36.2

36.2

.449

.469

0.9%

0.7%

1.6%

0.1%

0.2%

With them sponsoring a football bowl game in St. Petersburg, maybe it's time for the Rays to investigate expanding their payroll using bitcoin.
13

35

37

31.9

28.8

29.8

.436

.456

0.4%

4.9%

5.4%

0.4%

-0.3%

Baseball-Reference now has current injury player status on their team pages. The Rangers page now takes twice as long to load.
14

34

39

34.7

35.2

35.0

.476

.496

8.4%

7.9%

16.4%

-0.8%

-0.3%

Pitch: a reality TV show were Brock Holt shows up at your job and does it better than you the first day.
15

31

42

28.7

26.1

25.9

.382

.363

0.0%

0.2%

0.3%

-0.1%

-0.8%

For the third time this month the Padres scored four runs. And yes they've won all three.
16

31

45

31.4

33.0

33.1

.423

.403

0.0%

0.7%

0.7%

-0.2%

-1.1%

Chase Anderson lost a game at Chase Field for the first time. It finally happened. He can never go back and show his face.
17

34

38

36.7

37.2

34.9

.491

.471

0.5%

5.6%

6.1%

0.1%

-1.2%

Getting no-hit is embarrassing, but against Clayton Kershaw it's not so bad so they only sulked for a mere hour in the humidor.
18

37

34

35.3

35.0

34.9

.500

.520

14.4%

11.8%

26.2%

1.9%

-1.3%

Chris Davis is on pace to only hit 27 home runs. QUESTION PECOTA AGAIN, I DARE YOU.
19

32

42

32.1

33.9

35.4

.450

.470

0.0%

0.6%

0.6%

-0.3%

-1.3%

It looks like their pitching staff has deftly cut down on their home runs allowed, but many suspect they're just sweeping them underneath the center field hill.
20

37

36

40.4

38.2

38.1

.526

.546

2.3%

19.3%

21.6%

-3.6%

-1.7%

In 30 1/3 innings Dominic Leone allowed just four earned runs, then in a 1/3-inning appearance, doubled it to make up for lost time.
21

35

37

34.0

36.6

37.5

.497

.477

4.2%

11.1%

15.3%

1.5%

-2.3%

The last time Gregory Polanco didn't have a hit in a game, if you count his nine major league games, was in Triple-A. Time to go back there and work on hitting Triple-A pitching.
22

35

38

33.8

33.1

32.9

.462

.482

3.3%

3.2%

6.5%

-1.0%

-3.9%

If April showers bring Tyler Flowers then why does Tyler Flowers bring nearly a 40 percent strikeout rate?
23

38

33

39.1

44.0

44.3

.582

.602

20.1%

59.6%

79.8%

-1.2%

-4.1%

Cam Bedrosian's first career loss came when he was relieved and someone else gave up the game-winning hit. Just like his dad Steve.
24

33

38

33.5

33.8

33.8

.472

.492

3.8%

3.3%

7.1%

0.7%

-4.9%

Yohan Pino made his major league debut but Josmil Pinto was in Triple-A so we were unjustly robbed of a Pino-Pinto battery.
25

43

29

41.8

41.8

41.6

.578

.558

58.1%

34.4%

92.6%

1.0%

-5.3%

On Wednesday Tim Hudson didn't strike anyone out for just the eight start in his career. Against the AL leader in strikeouts! Against Adam Dunn!
26

36

36

37.1

34.3

33.6

.490

.470

2.9%

2.7%

5.6%

-1.4%

-5.8%

It's been several hours since Giancarlo Stanton last hit a home run that defied geometrical laws. He's gone soft on physics.
27

37

35

34.8

35.5

36.6

.499

.479

28.3%

13.8%

42.1%

5.8%

-6.3%

Gavin Floyd's elbow didn't look good as he exited the seventh inning, but in his defense all elbows look kinda weird.
28

37

34

39.7

39.1

39.1

.545

.525

62.8%

8.6%

71.4%

-5.8%

-7.3%

A Rube Goldberg machine built to throw a baseball in from left field would be more effective than Ryan Zimmerman, more educational, and better viral content.
29

41

33

40.3

38.1

38.2

.532

.552

43.1%

15.8%

59.0%

-4.9%

-9.5%

Canadian customs agents are on double alert looking for anyone resembling John Farrellcoming into the country to work for "the local baseball team."
30

37

32

34.3

36.0

35.2

.516

.536

53.6%

12.6%

66.1%

5.4%

-10.3%

In the last week J.D. Martinez has more home runs and RBI than Victor Martinez and Miguel Cabrera combined. J.D. Martinez was released by the Astros. Cabrera and V-Mart are paid 40 solid gold pizzas a day.

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