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Prospectus Hit List for July 24



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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.

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLF Win Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

56

42

53.9

55.0

53.8

.558

.577

87.6%

4.9%

92.5%

2.1%

-1.5%

Now with the Joakim Soria trade, the Tigers' main bullpen issue remains that weird eggy smell emanating from under the bench.
2

55

44

57.7

56.3

55.8

.568

.548

72.7%

13.4%

86.1%

-3.9%

5.6%

For the first time in his career, Doug Fister and his season FIP are not on speaking terms.
3

62

38

66.1

64.0

64.1

.641

.659

61.8%

37.9%

99.7%

0.2%

0.1%

Samardzija, Schmamardzija.
4

57

44

55.7

55.9

54.9

.549

.529

54.1%

31.5%

85.7%

1.5%

15.2%

Since the break they've lost two games, both one-run games, and we momentarily forgot that it's an even-numbered year and they're winning it all.
5

55

45

52.6

51.6

51.8

.528

.547

49.6%

12.3%

61.8%

-2.1%

5.0%

Delmon Young tempts the gods by batting second and disproves physics and baseball deities with a three-run homer.
6

56

47

56.2

58.1

56.2

.550

.530

45.8%

38.5%

84.3%

-3.2%

-6.2%

Are you sitting down? Good, Justin Turner is sixth on the team in runs scored, and you shouldn't stand up in a canoe.
7

57

45

53.3

53.1

52.7

.530

.510

38.6%

27.2%

65.9%

7.6%

14.3%

Matt Garza pitched eight strong innings and was relieved by Tom Gorzelanny, which is Scandinavian for "miniature Garza."
8

60

40

59.0

63.3

62.3

.612

.630

37.8%

61.2%

99.0%

0.3%

-0.2%

Albert Pujols has one career sacrifice bunt; it was in his rookie year and was done to move runners into scoring position for Bobby Bonilla ' who will still be paid by the Mets well after the end of Pujols' contract.
9

54

47

51.5

54.5

54.7

.531

.511

34.8%

21.0%

55.8%

-8.0%

-10.4%

Somehow, some way, the Cardinals will turn next year's competitive balance pick into an entire starting rotation for 2019.
10

55

46

53.0

51.6

51.4

.522

.502

26.0%

29.4%

55.4%

3.9%

-8.6%

Three of Craig Kimbrel's nine career losses are against the Marlins.
11

52

48

46.8

46.4

47.6

.482

.502

20.4%

8.4%

28.8%

3.0%

5.7%

Having acquired Brandon McCarthy, Chris Capuano and Chase Headley, the Yankees have racked up quite the double points on their NL West shopper's card.
12

53

49

52.5

52.0

52.3

.514

.534

20.3%

9.3%

29.6%

2.8%

-4.6%

Juan Francisco was a double shy of the cycle. Melky Cabrera had three cycles. Tradesies?
13

54

47

51.6

53.0

53.8

.526

.506

19.6%

23.3%

43.0%

5.7%

19.2%

None of the pitchers on the active roster are over 30 years old, and Edison Volquez is the oldest. Time is a cruel tyrant that marches forever onward.
14

51

50

50.9

49.7

49.9

.499

.519

7.7%

14.9%

22.6%

-4.2%

5.7%

Corey Kluber lost a perfect game in the seventh on a base hit, then the shutout on an error, and from now on he'll just have to strike everybody out.
15

49

53

50.1

55.2

55.1

.513

.533

7.6%

4.4%

12.1%

2.5%

7.2%

Joe Maddon's homework for the team on their off-day: listen to a King Crimson and write 500 words on how it changed your life.
16

51

50

51.9

50.6

50.8

.506

.486

6.9%

13.1%

20.0%

-4.5%

-28.0%

Sure, they haven't won a game since the All-Star Break, but you could blame lots of things. Bastille Day, for one. If the French kings kept everyone imprisoned centuries ago, maybe Jay Bruce would have a couple more knocks.
17

50

50

50.1

47.2

48.5

.490

.510

3.9%

8.9%

12.7%

3.4%

-5.1%

Wade Davis has allowed one run in his last 33 1/3 innings, which is presumably a Naked Gun DVD trilogy promotion.
18

47

54

47.9

49.5

49.5

.480

.500

2.1%

1.9%

4.0%

-1.8%

0.5%

Not since the Dexy's Midnight Runners tour in the 1980s did the Red Sox fall victim to a combined one-hitter.
19

48

53

52.0

50.0

49.4

.493

.474

1.0%

1.6%

2.6%

0.7%

-0.9%

Daisuke Matsuzaka is basically here to eat innings, but why is the caterer making so many in the first place?
20

48

54

47.8

46.6

46.7

.464

.484

0.4%

1.0%

1.4%

-0.9%

-0.7%

Imagine if Jose Abreu signed with another team and the White Sox would only be able to hit home runs by bunting into an elaborate wind tunnel.
21

53

48

57.3

56.2

55.7

.550

.570

0.4%

34.2%

34.6%

-5.4%

-10.4%

Now with Kendrys Morales back, their three DH options are hitting about a combined .650 if you sum their batting averages together.
22

46

54

46.9

47.3

47.1

.468

.488

0.4%

0.7%

1.1%

0.2%

-1.7%

Each trade of a player away from Minnesota brings the world one depth chart layer closer to Byron Buxton maiming the AL Central.
23

47

53

46.8

46.1

45.7

.464

.444

0.3%

0.6%

0.9%

-0.1%

0.0%

If you lined up all of Casey McGehee's home runs from end to end, you'd have two home runs.
24

44

56

44.0

40.2

40.3

.422

.402

0.0%

0.2%

0.2%

0.1%

0.1%

Cameron Maybin will miss 25 games due to an amphetamines suspension, a shock to those who didn't know Cameron Maybin was still on the team.
25

44

58

43.6

44.2

44.2

.431

.412

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

Maybe stop hitting the ball to Mark Trumbo in left field, please, he has a family to feed.
26

43

58

43.6

42.6

43.3

.427

.407

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.2%

The Phillies are reluctant to eat Ryan Howard's contract but might be open to the idea once they learn it's only a figure of speech.
27

42

59

41.2

41.9

44.2

.419

.439

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

0.0%

Jose Altuve is the first Astros player to be part of the 40-40 club (stolen bases, Pokémon collected).
28

41

58

45.4

47.7

47.3

.458

.438

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

-0.1%

Like your mother always said, if you're going to lose the Padres, lose big.
29

40

61

39.3

36.9

38.7

.383

.403

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Nine different players have started at first base for them, and you could be next!
30

41

60

45.0

46.8

45.1

.437

.417

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

One month you're tearing up the competition. Three months later you realize Carlos Gonzalez is replacement level.