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Prospectus Hit List for April 19



Hit List for April 16
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.

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

15

2

14.0

14.2

13.7

.694

.698

56.6%

30.8%

87.4%

-0.1%

11.1%

It is October 27. The Red Sox are champs after winning 160 regular season games. “Ok,” says the Twitter Cool Guy, “but wait until they’ve played real competition.”
2

12

7

12.7

12.3

11.4

.620

.624

70.2%

18.3%

88.5%

-1.0%

-4.7%

Ah, yet another sportsing Derek Fisher who’s cool under pressure.
3

12

5

11.4

11.1

11.1

.616

.611

52.1%

26.7%

78.8%

2.1%

9.1%

Tai Walker? More like Skywalker now that his arm is falling off.
4

13

5

11.9

10.9

10.7

.584

.589

24.3%

33.4%

57.7%

17.5%

18.7%

Folks we haven’t seen Angels get slaughtered like this since Thor: Ragnarok.
5

8

8

8.3

9.6

9.4

.574

.579

36.7%

42.3%

79.1%

-1.5%

-2.3%

It’s nice of the Yankees to launch this anti-bullying campaign in response to Giancarlo Stanton’s struggles.
6

13

4

10.9

11.0

10.9

.582

.577

32.5%

15.5%

48.0%

4.1%

-4.7%

Congrats to Yoenis Cespedes on hitting a homer on the highest ball he’s ever hit in his career, or as Aaron Judge would call it, a belt-high fastball.
7

9

7

9.0

8.7

8.3

.570

.574

84.2%

5.9%

90.1%

-2.2%

-1.6%

The only thing Francisco Lindor should apologize for is Trevor Bauer.
8

12

5

12.0

9.6

9.0

.561

.566

5.9%

23.5%

29.4%

-3.6%

2.3%

We haven’t seen Canadians renounce Royals that forcefully since the Statute of Westminster.
9

8

9

9.7

9.7

10.1

.569

.564

38.7%

32.2%

70.9%

2.2%

2.7%

Congrats to those of you who took the under on April 19 in the annual Rich Hill DL Stint pool.
10

8

5

7.7

8.0

7.8

.551

.556

14.4%

19.2%

33.6%

-0.2%

-2.0%

Pretty fitting that a series filled with native Puerto Rican stars comes down to a walk-off by ... Ryan LaMarre?
11

10

7

10.5

10.3

9.8

.553

.548

23.8%

13.4%

37.2%

-4.7%

6.1%

The Phillies just had their first winning road trip in 22 months. No further joke needed.
12

10

7

10.7

9.2

8.9

.548

.543

32.4%

17.2%

49.7%

-1.4%

17.6%

Welp, I took one look at Tyler O’Neill and am now too scared to make more Cardinals jokes, so
13

12

6

11.0

10.6

9.9

.539

.534

10.3%

11.7%

22.0%

1.9%

0.3%

The next time you want to believe in defensive stats, please remember that Defensive Runs Saved had Corey Dickerson pegged as baseball’s best outfielder in-mid April.
14

9

10

9.0

11.2

11.3

.539

.534

35.5%

16.5%

52.0%

-4.4%

-8.4%

Ryan Zimmerman has now hit the most homers of any player whose last name starts with “Z,” and one assumes the most DL stints, too.
15

10

7

11.2

10.2

10.4

.536

.531

8.1%

6.8%

14.9%

2.8%

2.9%

Good job by #braves to sign superstar Jose Bautista to a 1-year MiLB deal.
16

7

8

8.6

7.5

7.3

.535

.530

38.3%

20.6%

58.9%

-1.4%

-12.9%

Sure, Tyler Chatwood hasn’t been very good so far, but just wait until he gets out of Coors.
17

9

10

10.0

10.7

10.4

.504

.509

1.8%

6.1%

7.9%

-1.3%

-0.4%

Why is everyone arguing about whether Mike Trout or Mookie Betts is the best player in baseball when it’s clearly Jed Lowrie?
18

10

9

7.7

8.3

8.3

.486

.481

18.8%

15.5%

34.3%

2.6%

-5.6%

Junior Guerra is taking an early lead as the Brewers’ annual pitcher who comes out of nowhere to be semi-decent. Exciting stuff.
19

9

7

7.2

6.6

6.6

.474

.479

3.3%

11.2%

14.6%

-5.5%

-8.0%

Turns out that Ben Gamel being activated is the worst news for Miranda’s rights since Illinois v Perkins.
20

11

9

8.7

8.5

9.1

.477

.472

4.4%

10.1%

14.5%

-3.9%

4.2%

“CarGo makes five-star catch, but strains hammy” reads the Rockies.com headline that perfectly sums up an entire player’s career.
21

7

10

6.6

7.9

8.2

.474

.469

4.8%

12.5%

17.3%

0.6%

-8.8%

Evan Longoria has replaced Wun-Wun as the most lifeless Giant.
22

6

9

6.8

7.1

6.8

.435

.440

0.8%

1.0%

1.8%

0.2%

-0.6%

How am I supposed to be happy that Miguel Cabrera hit a homer on his birthday when that means I need to acknowledge that Miguel Cabrera is 35 years old?
23

5

13

5.7

6.3

7.4

.420

.425

0.7%

5.4%

6.1%

0.5%

-6.3%

Let’s check in on Matt Duffy, the one feel-good story on this year’s Rays te ... oh. Oh no.
24

7

13

6.6

6.9

7.6

.407

.412

0.4%

1.8%

2.2%

-1.6%

-1.4%

Joey Gallo threw out C.J. Cron at home plate and it feels like an MLB game subtweeted me.
25

7

13

7.6

8.4

8.1

.416

.411

0.1%

0.7%

0.8%

-0.4%

-1.0%

Somehow “Eric Hosmer homered off Kenley Jansen” just doesn’t feel as impressive as it once would’ve.
26

4

11

4.7

5.7

5.6

.385

.390

0.5%

0.6%

1.0%

-0.7%

-2.3%

Even James Shields thinks Carson Fulmer doesn’t belong in an MLB rotation.
27

5

13

5.1

4.8

5.8

.363

.368

0.0%

0.5%

0.5%

-0.3%

-1.8%

The Orioles losing to a team with a Machado on it is rather heavy-handed foreshadowing.
28

3

15

4.4

4.6

5.0

.344

.340

0.2%

0.3%

0.5%

-0.2%

-1.5%

It should be fascinating to see if the Reds can sustain a higher payroll now that they’re officially owned by Eric Thames.
29

5

12

4.8

4.4

5.3

.343

.339

0.1%

0.1%

0.3%

0.0%

-0.0%

Perhaps the new market inefficiency is finding pitchers with names almost identical to your team’s mascot?
30

3

13

4.1

4.6

4.7

.333

.338

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

-0.1%

-0.8%

It’s fitting that the Royals were on Facebook Watch since they produce a bunch of content that no one really wants to see.