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Prospectus Hit List for September 20



Hit List for September 17
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

95

57

102.1

100.8

100.7

.656

.660

98.6%

1.4%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Yikes, Dallas Keuchel. Itís never a good sign when taking a batted ball off the dome piece isnít the worst part about your start.
2

103

49

97.3

94.0

92.9

.637

.642

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Losing your AL East champions banner en route to the stadium isnít a foreboding metaphor at all, no siree.
3

93

58

92.5

93.8

92.2

.615

.620

0.0%

99.9%

99.9%

0.0%

0.1%

The Yankees could bunt against David Price in New York and the ball would land six rows deep in right field.
4

85

68

93.1

97.3

96.7

.608

.603

93.1%

3.3%

96.4%

5.6%

37.1%

I feel like the general LA area needs to be on alert for falling objects, because Yasiel Puigís bat is gonna have to land at some point or another.
5

85

66

84.2

93.8

93.6

.590

.595

0.0%

1.2%

1.2%

-0.4%

0.5%

Listen, what the Rays are doing is great, but donít ask me to be impressed by the ability to sweep the Rangers.
6

91

61

88.0

89.8

88.9

.588

.593

1.4%

97.5%

98.8%

0.4%

-0.7%

The Aís have made the 51s their new Triple-A team in the biggest Oakland/Las Vegas-related sports move of our time.
7

85

66

91.7

89.3

84.7

.581

.585

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Youíve got to feel good or Jason Kipnis, recording his 1,000th career hit and his 10th hit of the last three years on a walk-off grand slam.
8

89

63

88.0

86.6

86.4

.576

.571

90.4%

9.6%

100.0%

0.0%

0.4%

Congrats to the Cubs on their first off-day in 30 days, which is also the first day in 30 one of their relievers hasnít gotten hurt.
9

84

68

85.7

87.8

88.3

.569

.564

98.7%

0.1%

98.9%

0.7%

-0.4%

Donít worry Braves fans; thereís absolutely no way an Atlanta sports team would blow any sort of late lead.
10

87

66

83.0

84.4

83.8

.553

.548

9.0%

90.3%

99.3%

0.9%

0.2%

The Brewers are wise to exercise caution here, as biblically speaking you want to play it safe in terms of ribs and Cains being able.
11

77

75

84.2

85.1

85.0

.545

.540

0.1%

0.1%

0.2%

-0.1%

-0.7%

Oh sure, *now* Stephen Strasburg looks ready for October.
12

84

69

84.6

79.8

78.8

.535

.530

0.6%

74.1%

74.8%

-2.1%

4.8%

Dear lord, Jordan Hicks. I thought 100 mph sinkers were outlawed by the Geneva Convention.
13

79

74

82.8

81.8

82.8

.533

.528

0.2%

0.8%

1.1%

0.7%

-8.5%

Iíve got a feeling Christian Walker will be a pretty popular player in Arizona.
14

84

68

71.9

75.5

77.1

.507

.512

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

0.1%

Jean Segura went out of his way to prove that the Astros are literally a cut above the Mariners with that Orit bit.
15

82

70

75.1

78.2

78.5

.516

.511

6.7%

21.3%

27.9%

-5.5%

-33.6%

Was it reverse racist of Yasiel Puig to kill the Rockiesí division hopes? My column:
16

75

77

79.0

76.5

77.1

.506

.511

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Kaleb Cowart. Deck McGuire. Miguel Almonte. Eric Young Jr. Itís like the Angels never upgraded form the Baseball America 2014 Prospect Handbook.
17

78

73

74.7

76.8

76.1

.506

.501

1.2%

0.2%

1.4%

-0.3%

0.6%

The Phillies have the defensive skills of a grass Pokemon.
18

77

74

75.5

73.2

72.9

.494

.489

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Wait ... wait, THAT Ryan Lavarnway?!
19

70

82

73.1

73.4

73.6

.477

.472

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Is this the first time Zack Wheelerís been shut down for anything other than an injury? I call that progress!
20

72

81

69.7

67.7

70.2

.457

.452

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

They are, at least momentarily, not the saddest professional Giants.
21

71

81

69.4

65.6

63.7

.444

.449

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

I look forward to the Salon article about why the Twins making their rookies run around with stuffed horses is Very Problematic.
22

69

83

65.2

65.2

65.8

.436

.441

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Try to name three Blue Jays starters without cheating. Ok, you got Marco Estrada. But we both know thatís it.
23

64

88

66.9

62.9

64.9

.426

.430

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Rangers are absolutely gonna try to mimic the Rays next year but will end up winning, like, 50 games, huh?
24

65

88

65.9

66.8

68.5

.435

.430

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

You have to admire the Redsí insistence that Nick Senzel learn every position other than ďmajor leaguer.Ē
25

61

91

60.7

60.5

58.7

.396

.401

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Poor Michael Fulmer. You can take the injured pitcher out of the Mets, but you canít take the Mets out of the injured pitcher.
26

59

92

59.0

61.3

58.9

.394

.399

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Losing your AL East champions banner en route to the stadium isnít a foreboding metaphor at all, no siree.
27

61

92

61.6

59.3

61.4

.398

.393

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Eric Hosmer leads the Padres in batting average (.251), runs scored (71) and RBI (65), so what is everyone complaining about?
28

59

92

52.8

56.3

59.0

.376

.371

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

IMO the Marlins should find a way to sign both Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Victor Mesa, as thatís a lot of victors with no Ls.
29

52

100

56.0

55.1

53.7

.357

.361

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Sure, the Royals already have 100 losses, but maybe their real record is the friends they made along the way.
30

44

108

50.7

47.4

49.2

.315

.319

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

We need Mark Reynolds in an Oís Braille jersey and we need it yesterday.