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Prospectus Hit List for August 20



Hit List for August 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

88

37

84.2

82.4

80.6

.670

.675

96.6%

3.4%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s a shame that Chris Sale is going to be out for the last two weeks in Boston when anyone cares about baseball.
2

75

49

83.7

84.2

84.2

.659

.664

79.6%

19.0%

98.6%

1.4%

-0.1%

It’s incredible to think that 162 of Justin Verlander’s 200 career wins have come since his trade to the Astros last August.
3

78

46

76.9

78.6

78.3

.629

.633

3.4%

96.4%

99.8%

0.3%

0.1%

The Yankees now feature a literal knight with a bruised heel, so keep them away from Troy.
4

71

52

75.6

75.2

71.2

.596

.600

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

-0.0%

0.0%

Can’t wait for this Terry Francona/Alex Cora reunion, which one figures will take place at the Popeyes down the street from Fenway Park.
5

67

58

74.6

77.8

77.7

.594

.589

41.2%

25.4%

66.6%

7.2%

-3.4%

Now that he’s been injured at an inopportune time, Manny Machado is a True Dodger.
6

74

50

69.0

70.9

70.5

.573

.578

19.0%

68.1%

87.1%

-0.1%

14.5%

“Khris Davis homers twice but the A’s lose to the Astros” has a very October feel to it, no?
7

71

52

70.9

70.3

70.3

.574

.569

76.9%

17.3%

94.2%

-1.7%

-0.7%

Steve Bartman is about to be more popular than Yu Darvish in Chicago.
8

68

55

70.3

69.9

69.7

.565

.560

53.4%

13.4%

66.8%

-4.6%

-2.3%

Guess we should call the Braves “The Apollo Creeds” since they just got crushed by Rockies.
9

69

56

71.3

71.0

70.4

.563

.559

34.9%

27.5%

62.4%

3.6%

4.5%

Robbie Ray is getting dangerously close to being largely indistinguishable from Robbie Ross again.
10

63

61

63.1

69.9

71.1

.538

.543

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.2%

-0.1%

August 19, 2018 will forever be remembered as the Jalen Beeks Revenge Game.
11

68

57

68.5

67.8

66.2

.541

.536

9.7%

30.0%

39.6%

-8.0%

13.1%

Let’s call Miles Mikolas “Abel” because a Cain wants to murder him.
12

62

63

68.8

68.4

67.7

.534

.529

2.3%

2.1%

4.5%

-3.4%

-14.6%

Dave Martinez has less job security than Robert Mueller right now.
13

69

57

65.4

66.1

66.0

.529

.524

13.1%

43.4%

56.5%

6.5%

-7.9%

As talented as the Brewers are it’s more than a little concerned that Jhoulys Chacin is their stopper.
14

63

63

67.1

64.3

64.6

.514

.519

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

-0.0%

Ahh, we’ve reached the “starting Odrisamer Despaigne” portion of the Angels’ season.
15

68

56

62.9

64.1

63.7

.521

.516

44.2%

14.4%

58.7%

-4.7%

-9.0%

“Big Al” is gonna end up playing center field for the Phillies by mid-September, given their aversion to defense.
16

68

56

60.8

63.2

64.0

.516

.511

23.9%

23.9%

47.8%

5.7%

26.7%

And just when you thought no one could be crueler to the Braves than Jose Urena ...
17

71

54

58.0

60.0

60.9

.500

.505

1.4%

12.7%

14.1%

-1.8%

-14.4%

We’re like six days from the Mariners saying “I don’t feel so good” a Tony Stark holds them in his arms.
18

63

62

62.7

60.4

60.4

.493

.488

0.3%

2.0%

2.3%

-0.1%

-4.6%

So ... so Up Goes Frazier, I guess?
19

61

64

57.2

56.7

59.2

.468

.463

0.0%

0.5%

0.5%

-0.5%

-1.8%

Well, at least Hunter Strickland will be able to close out the season.
20

59

64

59.3

54.3

52.3

.457

.462

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Ervin Santana is having the worst late-stage Twins career since Christian Bale in The Prestige.
21

56

70

57.7

55.4

57.4

.449

.454

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“Rangers fall to Angels in soggy slugfest” reads the Rangers.com headline that leads me to believe I missed the least-watchable game in recent memory.
22

55

69

55.8

56.9

58.0

.455

.450

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Eugenio Suarez is the best player no one talks about aside from mentioning him in the context of the best player no one talks about.
23

54

69

57.0

56.1

56.1

.454

.449

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

0.0%

Amed Rosario is looking like a real bright spot for the Mets, so expect him to contract The Black Plague any day.
24

55

69

53.0

53.2

54.4

.434

.439

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Jays are gonna end up promoting Vladito like the day his average falls below .400, aren’t they?
25

51

74

51.3

49.5

47.6

.399

.404

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

I mean, who really cares at this point?
26

46

77

46.3

48.3

46.9

.381

.386

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Michael Kopech will fit right in with the White Sox; Chicago is a very walkable city.
27

49

78

50.7

47.2

49.7

.387

.382

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

If a Hunter Renfroe goes off in San Diego but no one is around to see it, does it make a sound?
28

50

76

45.1

48.7

50.6

.386

.381

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Can you name four Marlins starters without cheating? I bet you can’t. I’m not sure they can themselves, tbh.
29

37

87

43.0

40.5

42.6

.329

.333

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

How furious do you think Buck Showalter is that he basically *has* to play a bunch of young guys every day now?
30

38

86

40.3

40.4

39.8

.319

.324

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Can you name three Royals relievers without cheating? I bet you can’t. I’m not sure they can themselves, tbh.