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Prospectus Hit List for July 12



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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.

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

62

33

67.0

68.4

68.0

.698

.702

93.2%

6.5%

99.6%

-0.3%

-0.2%

Hopefully Kyle Tucker doesn’t let the Ted Williams comparisons go to his (frozen) head.
2

65

29

63.1

62.7

62.1

.673

.677

59.9%

40.0%

99.9%

0.0%

0.2%

The last time the Red Sox lost Papa John was still only a closet racist.
3

60

31

58.9

61.9

62.1

.667

.672

40.0%

59.7%

99.7%

0.1%

-0.1%

We should hold a moment of silence for Justus Sheffield if he ends up traded to the O’s. He’s gonna end up with Brian Matusz’ career.
4

52

38

55.9

55.3

55.5

.608

.603

59.6%

32.8%

92.5%

-0.9%

1.1%

Javier Baez is gonna set the record of the most swings-and-misses at the Home Run Derby, huh?
5

50

41

53.7

54.0

51.5

.575

.580

98.5%

0.1%

98.6%

-0.3%

-1.1%

Pretty ironic that the Indians were done in by a case of bad nicknames.
6

50

42

54.4

55.0

53.7

.579

.574

56.3%

16.9%

73.2%

5.2%

-1.0%

Oh, so the Dodgers are England.
7

51

40

52.5

52.9

52.6

.574

.569

34.3%

18.5%

52.8%

7.8%

-8.8%

“Chipper plans to rib Smoltz in HOF speech” reads the Braves.com headline that misses an obvious ironing joke.
8

55

38

53.4

53.0

52.0

.574

.569

37.5%

48.0%

85.5%

-2.6%

2.2%

If you’re not rooting for Jesus Aguilar in the Home Run Derby you don’t have a soul.
9

48

44

48.1

53.5

55.6

.557

.562

0.0%

7.1%

7.2%

-0.2%

4.1%

Sure, the Rays’ proposed new stadium looks great, but all they really have to do to upgrade from The Trop is walk outside.
10

58

35

48.0

50.2

50.1

.555

.559

6.1%

68.6%

74.8%

1.4%

-10.6%

Marco Gonzales got better after *leaving* the Cardinals? Maybe this really is the Mariners’ year.
11

52

41

48.9

49.9

49.8

.539

.544

0.7%

16.5%

17.2%

0.2%

7.2%

The A’s look like they might seriously contend for a Wild Card spot. You know what that means; tons of bad “that’s Moneyball” quotes.
12

51

40

47.9

48.6

49.1

.540

.535

52.6%

15.4%

68.0%

-4.1%

9.0%

I mean sure, Vince Velasquez was pretty impressive yesterday, but wake me up when he shuts down a lineup with his left hand.
13

51

42

51.6

48.5

48.5

.537

.532

32.0%

24.3%

56.3%

-5.8%

-4.2%

How pissed do you think Kevin Cash is that he didn’t think to use two position players as pitchers in a game first?
14

46

46

49.2

49.4

48.8

.525

.520

13.0%

12.0%

25.0%

-2.9%

-2.9%

So I guess in this instance we’re hoping that the Home Run Derby *does* mess with Bryce Harper’s swing?
15

47

46

48.3

46.8

47.1

.509

.514

0.0%

1.3%

1.3%

-1.1%

-0.4%

As Tyler Skaggs comes off the DL, Garrett Richards goes back on it. It’s the first law of the Conservation of Angels Pitchers.
16

47

44

48.0

47.3

46.1

.518

.513

2.8%

15.4%

18.3%

-2.7%

0.8%

Well, Bud Norris sure has the name of someone who you’d expect to act like a Bud Norris.
17

49

46

44.6

46.7

47.9

.495

.490

8.0%

9.7%

17.7%

2.4%

1.0%

Man, Buster Posey is such a good player. If only he caught full time.
18

47

45

44.8

45.4

44.7

.494

.489

3.7%

5.8%

9.4%

3.1%

2.9%

Honestly, it’s nice to see German Marquez benefit from Coors Field for a change.
19

42

49

41.3

39.8

41.1

.451

.456

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

-0.0%

-0.1%

JA Happ should’ve been the Supreme Court nominee because no one knows if he’s a righty or a lefty.
20

43

49

42.1

42.1

42.0

.460

.455

0.1%

0.9%

1.0%

0.3%

-0.3%

Expect the Bucs to go on a little winning streak soon, because there’s no way this team finishes anything other than exactly .500.
21

41

49

42.8

39.0

37.9

.446

.451

1.4%

0.1%

1.5%

0.4%

1.2%

Brian Dozier is such a team player he’s even doing everything he can to boost his trade value right before the deadline. Inspiring.
22

41

52

42.2

41.8

42.7

.451

.446

0.0%

0.3%

0.3%

0.1%

0.3%

Huh. Usually when a Cincinnati team gives up 19 points and loses, the Bengals are to blame.
23

40

55

40.9

41.0

38.8

.423

.428

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

If we swapped Jordan Zimmermann and James Shields would anyone notice?
24

40

54

40.8

38.1

40.1

.423

.428

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Bartolo Colon had faced the Red Sox’s coaching staff more than the Red Sox’s current players, if you’re wondering how old you are.
25

37

53

37.7

37.1

37.5

.415

.410

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

Brandon Nimmo is way too good of a story for the Mets, right? He’s gonna contract polio or something.
26

39

56

35.1

38.8

39.9

.402

.397

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s fun trying to guess which team will massively overpay for Kyle Barraclough at the deadline.
27

40

55

37.6

34.3

35.4

.388

.383

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

If Austin Hedges’ face popped up in your browser at work you’d close out of it real fast. Dude looks like he’s probably got a subreddit dedicated to his ... profession.
28

31

61

32.8

33.8

33.2

.355

.360

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Carlos Rodon is the living embodiment of DFS. He makes you happy jusssssssssst often enough to keep you hooked, even though you know it’s a bad idea.
29

26

67

30.2

27.3

29.2

.303

.307

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Congrats to Buck Showalter on his 3,000th game managed, which likely encompassed his 30,000th complaint.
30

26

66

27.5

27.8

28.0

.297

.301

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Oh so now Royals fans *don’t* want Danny Duffy to take a hike?