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Prospectus Hit List for April 13



by Matthew Kory

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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.

Offense might be down, but we aim to offend you at least once today.

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

6

0

5.4

5.6

5.5

.723

.739

55.3%

10.9%

66.2%

3.3%

0.0%

.400 Watch! Assuming 600 at-bats, Miguel Cabrera needs to hit just .395 the rest of the way.
2

6

0

5.2

5.6

5.5

.689

.706

14.6%

9.2%

23.8%

2.9%

0.0%

The Royals have committed one error on the season, assuming you donít count signing Edinson Volquez.
3

3

4

5.1

5.6

5.4

.599

.618

16.9%

15.0%

31.8%

-3.4%

0.0%

The Aís lead baseball in runs scored by teams that havenít faced the Twins.
4

4

2

3.5

3.7

3.8

.585

.604

45.2%

23.7%

68.9%

-2.2%

0.0%

Everyone who thought you were so smart for grabbing Clay Buchholz for a dollar in your keeper league is a giant idiot named Matt Kory.
5

3

2

3.2

3.5

3.4

.602

.582

52.1%

18.0%

70.1%

3.4%

0.0%

Playing for the Cardinals, Mark Reynolds walked and struck out, which is significant because Mark Reynolds plays.
6

5

1

4.8

4.4

4.1

.600

.580

5.2%

5.7%

10.9%

-2.1%

0.0%

The only explanation is the Nick Markakis contract must be a secret code which, if deciphered, will reveal the location of Captain Bluebeardís treasure!
7

3

3

3.1

3.9

3.7

.555

.575

28.5%

25.6%

54.0%

3.8%

0.0%

Kevin Cash has not shifted everyone to first base simultaneously, batted the ball boy first, or invited live bears into the clubhouse. This might be progress.
8

3

3

2.8

4.0

3.9

.586

.566

71.9%

16.5%

88.4%

1.4%

0.0%

Yasiel Puig canít ruin Vin Scully. Vin Scully is baseball. Therefore
9

4

2

4.2

4.5

4.4

.582

.563

2.2%

7.1%

9.3%

-0.6%

0.0%

If youíre reading it at sea level, itís not funny at all, but if youíre reading this comment in Colorado, itís hilarious.
10

4

2

4.0

2.9

3.0

.537

.557

12.9%

19.0%

32.0%

1.5%

0.0%

How is the early season treating Russell Martin? One of the two highlights on his MLB player page is titled ďMartin forgets number of outs.Ē
11

4

3

4.4

4.0

4.2

.558

.538

15.6%

30.1%

45.6%

4.6%

0.0%

Wouldnít it be funny if the Padres made like eight more trades and none of them improved the infield?
12

2

4

2.8

3.5

3.5

.491

.511

6.0%

10.1%

16.1%

2.0%

0.0%

If the Yankees can give him 14 runs worth of support each start Masahiro Tanaka will never 'need' Tommy John surgery.
13

3

3

2.9

2.8

2.9

.485

.505

7.4%

11.4%

18.8%

-2.9%

0.0%

Buck Showalter is perhaps universally seen as one of the best managers in baseball. Yesterday he batted Alejandro De Aza leadoff. My friends, weíre getting trolled.
14

3

2

2.5

2.0

2.1

.502

.482

23.5%

22.3%

45.8%

0.3%

0.0%

Kris Bryant has two homers and an OPS over 1.000 in Triple-A for all of you Cubs fans who are too busy looking for a bathroom to check.
15

3

3

2.7

2.6

2.4

.461

.481

6.0%

8.1%

14.1%

0.6%

0.0%

The bad news is Evan Gattis is 0-for-the-Season with 12 strikeouts in 20 at-bats. The good news is this is the end of this comment.
16

4

2

3.1

2.8

2.9

.500

.480

5.8%

8.4%

14.2%

-2.9%

0.0%

Billy Hamilton homered and doubled, taking all the fun out of it.
17

3

3

3.1

2.5

2.6

.488

.468

21.4%

16.5%

38.0%

2.5%

0.0%

The Mets tried like heck to get rid of Bartolo Colon this offseason, yet nobody wanted him. Itís like teams hate fun.
18

2

4

3.1

3.1

2.9

.483

.463

12.1%

13.5%

25.6%

1.7%

0.0%

Answer: Not a hot start. Question: What happens when one of the highest batting averages on the team comes from Pedro Alvarez?
19

2

4

2.3

2.4

2.7

.443

.463

15.6%

10.0%

25.7%

-4.5%

0.0%

If Jerry Sands becomes the next Babe Ruth the baseball gods are still gonna owe Cleveland.
20

3

3

1.8

1.7

1.7

.436

.455

27.2%

18.5%

45.6%

3.8%

0.0%

Fernando Rodney gave up four runs in the ninth, necessitating the removal of thousands of invisible arrows from Seattle-area TV screens.
21

3

4

2.7

3.3

2.9

.471

.451

9.2%

23.1%

32.3%

-5.3%

0.0%

The Giants are the last team in baseball without a stolen base that I havenít written a comment for yet.
22

2

4

2.0

2.5

2.4

.469

.449

62.2%

13.3%

75.5%

2.2%

0.0%

The Nationals Super Rotation has a 1.91 ERA and a 1-3 record. So itís not that they didnít buy good pitchers, itís that they didnít buy the right good pitchers.
23

3

4

2.5

2.0

2.2

.417

.436

7.5%

8.5%

16.1%

-2.5%

0.0%

Rangers batters have been hit by 11 pitches, the most in baseball, proving that, despite the calendar, last year isnít over yet.
24

2

4

1.8

1.2

1.5

.415

.434

42.4%

19.0%

61.5%

-4.4%

0.0%

If Arte Moreno wants us to take his opinions more seriously he should stop dressing like Snidely Whiplash.
25

3

3

3.1

1.7

1.8

.423

.404

1.1%

3.7%

4.8%

-1.5%

0.0%

Two of the Diamondbacks most prized offseason acquisitions, Yasmany Tomas and Allen Webster, were sent to Triple-A to start the season, raising the question, Ďdo the Diamondbacks know they fired Kirk Gibson?í
26

2

4

1.5

1.4

1.4

.374

.393

12.3%

9.0%

21.3%

2.1%

0.0%

In his only at-bat on Sunday, Gordon Beckham homered, meaning, for one day, Gordon Beckham was the best hitter anyone could ever be. Thanks, baseball.
27

3

3

2.1

2.1

2.1

.403

.384

1.2%

1.7%

2.9%

0.0%

0.0%

Jonathan Papelbon said he wishes he still played for the Red Sox, by which I assume he means the Cubs.
28

1

5

1.3

1.4

1.6

.361

.343

9.9%

10.8%

20.8%

-1.5%

0.0%

Don't worry about Stanton's lack of a home run. Hitting home runs is just like riding a bike. On the other hand, hitting home runs while riding a bike is much harder.
29

1

5

1.1

1.2

1.3

.344

.326

6.5%

9.1%

15.6%

-2.3%

0.0%

Brewers starters have walked four batters in 33.2 innings, proving you donít need bad control to be lousy at pitching.
30

1

5

0.9

0.6

0.7

.288

.305

2.1%

2.0%

4.1%

-0.2%

0.0%

The Twins are bad but considering that none of their games has lasted longer than three hours, six minutes, at least they are being considerate about it.