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Prospectus Hit List for June 21



Hit List for June 18
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

50

26

55.0

56.0

55.9

.713

.717

95.5%

4.3%

99.8%

-0.0%

0.7%

They won again. Whatever.
2

49

22

46.1

49.8

50.1

.686

.691

78.8%

21.1%

100.0%

0.1%

0.2%

Congrats to Giancarlo Stanton on becoming a “True Yankee” until the next game he goes 0-4 with three strikeouts.
3

49

26

48.2

49.0

48.0

.647

.652

21.2%

77.1%

98.3%

-0.5%

-0.2%

The Red Sox now only have the second-most wins in baseball. Should Alex Cora be fired? My column:
4

42

29

46.2

45.3

45.2

.629

.624

63.4%

26.7%

90.0%

2.3%

5.2%

Brandon Morrow hurting himself while taking off his pants is a major win for Dayton Moore.
5

43

30

44.1

42.9

42.5

.591

.586

34.3%

21.3%

55.6%

-4.5%

10.8%

Congrats to Charlie Culberson on surpassing Brock Holt as the Grittiest Player in Baseball.
6

40

33

41.3

43.2

42.1

.571

.576

94.4%

0.6%

95.0%

0.2%

2.2%

At least 12% of the population probably thinks Rajai Davis’ post-HBP cartwheel “disrespected the game,” huh.
7

43

30

42.0

41.4

40.8

.573

.568

30.7%

44.5%

75.2%

-0.1%

-2.3%

Apparently Ryan Braun gets something called “cryotherapy” on his thumb. He’s really taking his Ted Williams tribute a little too far.
8

46

28

38.6

39.3

39.6

.553

.557

4.2%

71.8%

76.0%

-2.3%

-2.7%

Legitimate question -- did anyone outside of Seattle know that Ryan Cook was still pitching before last night? I think the answer is no.
9

38

35

42.1

42.3

41.2

.560

.555

49.4%

16.0%

65.4%

-0.5%

6.5%

Of course Chase Utley comes back just in time to play the Mets. Middle infielders beware.
10

39

33

41.1

40.8

40.3

.560

.555

43.0%

20.6%

63.6%

-2.7%

-10.8%

There’s “slumping” and then there’s “shut out by Andrew Cashner and the Orioles bullpen.” Yikes.
11

39

35

40.0

39.7

39.7

.535

.540

0.3%

12.2%

12.5%

0.4%

-1.9%

It’s not fair that Mike Trout keeps getting all of the attention; Kole Calhoun just hit his first homer since Opening Day!
12

40

33

41.7

38.4

38.5

.543

.538

40.5%

18.2%

58.7%

1.5%

-4.1%

You have to figure the Dbacks “inquired on Manny Machado” the way I “inquire on a mansion.”
13

39

33

36.9

38.1

38.4

.529

.524

22.2%

18.1%

40.3%

6.0%

7.6%

There are NFL referees riding zebras in Old School reenactments that are less streaky than Odubel Herrera.
14

38

36

37.4

37.6

37.4

.508

.513

0.1%

7.0%

7.1%

1.7%

2.9%

Hitting back-to-back homers in back-to-back innings. Classic Moneyball.
15

34

40

35.1

39.3

40.4

.502

.507

0.0%

1.9%

1.9%

-0.6%

-1.1%

Pretty shocking that Nate Eovaldi -- who wasn’t that good before he got hurt - is not magically better several years and several surgeries later.
16

36

37

36.7

37.3

37.0

.503

.498

1.1%

6.3%

7.4%

0.2%

1.3%

Pretty messed up that Steven Brault didn’t kneel for the National Anthem.
17

38

34

37.2

35.4

34.3

.503

.498

4.8%

17.6%

22.5%

-2.9%

-8.1%

If you just saw the number of names on the “Cardinals Injury Report” from yesterday you’d think we were talking about the Arizona Cardinals. Dear lord.
18

37

38

34.7

37.9

38.4

.493

.488

7.5%

7.5%

15.0%

0.9%

-3.1%

I wanted to make a joke about Sam Dyson returning to the closer role here, but everything I thought of sucked.
19

33

37

34.9

32.5

32.6

.475

.480

4.9%

2.6%

7.5%

1.1%

-0.8%

Not the first time a Lynn has sullied the reputation of a Greater Boston, tbh.
20

36

39

34.4

35.1

33.1

.462

.467

0.6%

0.2%

0.9%

-0.3%

0.1%

As a society, we haven’t properly appreciated the name “Niko Goodrum” yet. At least a 70 baseball name.
21

34

39

33.7

31.7

32.2

.451

.456

0.0%

1.1%

1.1%

0.3%

0.7%

On the one hand it’s cool that Kendrys Morales has now hit four homers on his birthday, but at the same time when you play until you’re 57 these things tend to happen.
22

36

38

32.2

33.3

33.0

.454

.450

2.5%

2.3%

4.8%

0.4%

-1.9%

Ryan McMahon homering off of Robert Gsellman feels like a subtweet of the BP Prospect Team.
23

31

40

31.4

30.8

31.2

.438

.433

0.5%

0.9%

1.4%

-0.1%

-0.5%

“Even with splint on finger, Thor ‘throwing rockets’” reads the most possible Mets headline of all time.
24

28

45

30.4

31.0

31.4

.414

.409

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It makes sense that Joey Votto would be anti-bird; they don’t walk much.
25

34

42

32.0

29.2

29.7

.411

.406

0.1%

0.0%

0.1%

-0.3%

-0.5%

Well, Franchy Cordero wouldn’t be a true Padres outfielder if he didn’t miss a ton of time with an arm injury.
26

32

44

31.0

28.3

30.3

.400

.405

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.1%

-0.0%

“Minor eyes continued success against Twins” reads the Rangers.com headline that is super creepy without context.
27

29

46

25.7

27.3

28.4

.368

.364

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

By the time the Marlins are good again Jose Urena is going to have the damaged psyche of one of those dogs for a Sarah McLaughlin commercial.
28

24

49

25.7

26.6

26.2

.351

.356

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Folks Yoan Moncada makes so many errors it’s a wonder he doesn’t moonlight on Fox News, folks.
29

21

51

24.4

21.5

22.8

.311

.316

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Turns out all Andrew Cashner needs to dominate is to have his starts shortened after four innings by rain.
30

22

52

22.8

23.0

22.3

.304

.309

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

“Duffy looking to bounce back against Astros” reads the Royals.com headline that we all already know the ending to.