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Prospectus Hit List for May 24



Hit List for May 21
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

32

18

37.6

39.4

38.0

.670

.674

90.3%

7.9%

98.2%

0.0%

0.7%

Putting Josh Reddick on the DL was literally a rash decision, it seems.
2

31

15

30.7

33.3

32.9

.639

.644

64.1%

34.7%

98.8%

-0.2%

0.0%

The Yankees have hit three homers for five games in a row, but have lost two of those games, so the solution is clear -- the Yankees need to stop hitting home runs.
3

34

15

32.6

33.0

32.1

.610

.615

35.6%

59.5%

95.2%

1.0%

4.6%

Wow, Mookie Betts sure is having some type of seas [is stabbed to death by a FanGraphs reader in a Mike Trout shirsey].
4

25

21

29.4

28.6

28.0

.583

.579

36.2%

29.6%

65.8%

-3.4%

2.5%

Kris Bryant is not underrated. Everyone knows he’s amazing. He is properly rated. Can we just skip this round?
5

24

23

26.4

26.9

26.3

.567

.572

87.2%

1.9%

89.1%

2.8%

1.8%

Remember ~11 months ago when the Indians had too many good starters? Life comes at you fast.
6

26

22

28.2

30.1

29.9

.566

.561

38.9%

21.3%

60.2%

-4.2%

-11.7%

Did ... did Michael Taylor not understand that he’d won the game, or ...
7

28

19

27.9

27.5

27.5

.550

.545

36.1%

21.1%

57.2%

6.3%

6.8%

If the Phillies don’t reacquire Cole Hamels near the deadline, we riot.
8

22

27

26.3

26.5

25.3

.545

.540

29.7%

10.6%

40.3%

4.9%

20.7%

If Clayton Kershaw is so good how come the Dodgers have been better since he went on the DL?
9

31

19

27.9

28.1

27.0

.542

.537

37.4%

29.7%

67.1%

6.4%

19.1%

With Zach Davies set to rejoin the first-place Brewers’ rotation, they’ll now have *two* starters you can actually name!
10

26

21

26.4

25.3

24.4

.534

.529

18.5%

23.5%

42.0%

-6.5%

-6.6%

If Carlos Gomez is to be believed, Tyler O’Neill has the forearms of a man who’s going to be “randomly” tested for PEDs about 90 times in his career.
11

27

22

26.6

25.7

26.0

.523

.528

3.9%

27.6%

31.5%

6.7%

-7.0%

Kole Calhoun now has more outfield assists than base hits this season. Not really, but it’s believable, no?
12

29

19

30.2

28.9

28.8

.532

.527

16.0%

17.8%

33.8%

-1.2%

-9.4%

If we’re calling Juan Soto “Childish Bambino” we need to call Ronald Acuna “Ronald Glover,” imo.
13

25

24

24.7

24.0

25.4

.529

.524

45.1%

9.8%

54.9%

-5.4%

-22.9%

Is Steven Souza Jr. auditioning for his role in the Mariners infield, the Mets rotation or the Angels bullpen? It’s tough to tell.
14

29

19

25.0

25.3

24.5

.515

.520

4.6%

33.8%

38.5%

3.5%

9.8%

“What’s next for Paxton to accomplish” reads the Mariners.com headline that, I mean, c’mon now ...
15

27

21

26.0

27.0

26.4

.518

.513

7.8%

15.1%

22.9%

5.6%

-5.5%

Well, at least Jameson Taillon is the successor to Gerrit Cole in that he’s not living up to expectations.
16

22

25

22.0

24.8

25.2

.502

.507

0.2%

9.7%

9.9%

-2.3%

-1.4%

Hopefully Jacob Faria’s injury doesn’t tax the Rays’ bullpen.
17

25

24

24.3

25.5

25.9

.499

.504

1.2%

12.5%

13.6%

-4.5%

3.1%

The NFL is going to be PISSED that Bruce Maxwell is back with the A’s.
18

21

24

20.8

20.4

20.9

.479

.484

11.7%

6.1%

17.8%

-5.1%

-2.3%

It was pretty rude of Kyle Gibson to steal all of Phil Hughes’ abilities Space Jam style.
19

24

21

21.2

20.7

20.7

.488

.483

8.9%

10.8%

19.8%

-0.3%

8.8%

I can’t wait until the Mets sign Carlos Quentin, Michael Bourn and Jayson Werth, too.
20

24

26

21.2

23.9

24.5

.486

.481

10.6%

5.0%

15.7%

-0.2%

-1.8%

If the Giants don’t finish this season exactly at .500 we should demand a recount.
21

23

26

23.7

21.0

21.3

.475

.480

0.1%

5.3%

5.4%

-2.3%

-8.4%

I’m excited for our yearly rendition of “getting excited about Devon Travis before he gets hurt again.”
22

26

24

21.9

22.9

22.5

.482

.477

14.3%

5.5%

19.8%

-2.1%

0.1%

Folks we haven’t seen mountain-dwelling people squander good Freeland like this since the Bundys.
23

21

28

22.1

23.7

21.9

.440

.445

0.9%

0.4%

1.3%

0.0%

-0.8%

“Gardenhire wants outfielders to stay alert” reads the Tigers.com headline that sets the bar pretty, pretty low.
24

20

31

19.7

15.6

18.2

.412

.417

0.0%

0.5%

0.5%

0.1%

-0.3%

Bartolo Colon is older than his professional peers. I discovered this unique angle first.
25

17

33

19.4

18.3

19.4

.420

.415

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

-0.3%

Ya know, I really thought Matt Harvey would save his Random Good Outing for the next time he faced the Mets.
26

15

31

16.5

18.8

18.1

.405

.410

0.2%

0.1%

0.3%

0.1%

0.1%

How can you even tell if Welington Castillo is running or not?
27

21

30

20.7

18.0

18.9

.410

.405

0.3%

0.1%

0.4%

0.3%

0.1%

It’s nice that the Padres have 200 corner outfielders and first baseman and absolutely no talent at any other positions.
28

15

34

16.8

14.7

16.1

.379

.384

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Can you believe Buck Showalter is turning 62? He doesn’t look a day over 85.
29

16

33

16.4

16.9

17.3

.376

.381

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Does it really count as your first road series win when the “road series” happens in-state?
30

19

30

15.6

15.4

17.3

.373

.368

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

0.0%

The only people who know who Caleb Smith is are his parents and DFS players.