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Prospectus Hit List for October 1



Hit List for September 27
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.

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLF Win Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

90

72

91.8

93.5

93.9

.570

.565

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Itís too bad that Nick Markakis retired after the first half instead of stucking with it to finally make the playoffs.
2

103

59

109.4

108.7

107.9

.662

.666

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It's embarrassing that SI couldnít predict the Astros would set a franchise wins record this year.
3

108

54

103.7

100.3

99.1

.634

.639

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Unless the Red Sox win 108 games this October itís going to feel like they underperformed.
4

91

71

98.5

97.1

92.1

.584

.589

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

This stupid, 91-win, barely good team is gonna win the World Series, arenít they?
5

91

71

101.1

105.5

104.6

.621

.616

63.7%

36.3%

100.0%

0.0%

11.7%

Huh, usually when Giants get crushed to force a tie Jon Snow is involved.
6

95

67

93.6

91.8

91.6

.574

.569

51.0%

49.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Maybe the Cubs couldíve avoided Game 163 if Javier Baez was more of a true MVP candidate.
7

95

67

90.9

92.5

91.7

.571

.566

49.0%

51.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.9%

It might be awkward if Christian Yelich wins the Triple Crown in Game 163, as then thereíd be a baseball record with an asterisk attached to it.
8

91

71

84.9

87.0

87.2

.540

.535

36.3%

63.7%

100.0%

0.0%

64.8%

Pretty silly for Charlie Blackmon not to save his cycle for Game 163.
9

88

74

88.1

83.3

82.7

.528

.523

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-77.4%

Itís pretty weird that the Cardinalsí strategy of getting mildly worse at the trade deadline didnít really pay off.
10

80

82

75.5

78.2

78.8

.482

.477

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

If Gritty isnít starting in center field come Opening Day 2019, we riot.
11

82

79

80.4

77.6

77.6

.493

.488

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Jameson Taillon ends the year on a streak of 22 straight games allowing 3 ER or fewer, so maybe the Steelers can put him at middle linebacker for a while.
12

66

96

64.9

63.7

66.2

.402

.398

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

They saved their most exciting play of the year for last, I guess?
13

73

89

68.7

68.8

70.4

.433

.438

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Good to see Russell Martin follow in John Gibbonsí managerial footsteps by losing.
14

89

73

77.3

80.8

82.0

.508

.513

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Itís surprising that none of the Mariners who threw their shirts into the stands after their last game hurt themselves doing so.
15

67

95

70.1

66.0

68.1

.419

.423

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Adrian Beltre hugging Felix Hernandez during his (probably) last game is a nice reminder that death is coming for us all.
16

73

89

70.2

67.5

70.5

.434

.429

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Hunter Penceís rendition of The Last Supper was beautiful.
17

90

72

88.7

97.9

97.5

.577

.582

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

Nothing to see here -- just your standard, run-of-the-mill third-place team.
18

97

65

95.2

97.1

96.0

.595

.599

0.0%

100.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Death, taxes and Khris Davis hitting exactly .247.
19

77

85

77.6

79.2

79.3

.483

.478

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Sure, the Mets had a rough year, but at least they got to end it on a high note by giving Jose Reyes a heroís send-off.
20

100

62

99.2

100.0

99.0

.615

.619

0.0%

100.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Giancarlo Stanton should be allowed to throw a ball back at that Fenway fan, tbh.
21

82

80

86.4

85.4

86.8

.526

.521

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Diamondbacks losing an extra-innings game on a walk-off blown strikeout to close out the season feels very apropos.
22

47

115

54.3

51.6

54.1

.319

.324

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

I know Adam Jones is loyal, but can we really believe those werenít tears of joy?
23

62

100

61.7

63.2

61.3

.383

.388

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Brett Kavanaugh had a better September than Lucas Giolito.
24

67

95

68.6

69.9

70.8

.426

.421

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

If I was a Reds fan Iíd cheer removing Eugenio Suarez from my defense, too.
25

64

98

63.6

63.7

61.6

.390

.395

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Itís not a great sign that Nick Castellanos ended up leading the Tigers in pretty much every stat other than ďyears left under contract.Ē
26

58

104

61.1

59.5

57.9

.365

.370

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Ned Yost getting a contract extension is perhaps the ultimate example of Royal privilege.
27

63

98

57.4

60.5

63.1

.379

.374

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Marlins finished 2018 on a 24-inning scoreless streak, leading to a surplus of gift baskets in Greater Miami.
28

80

82

80.9

79.3

80.4

.495

.500

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Donít Scioscia Face because itís over. Scioscia Face because it happened.
29

78

84

77.2

72.3

69.9

.459

.464

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Itís fitting that Joe Mauerís time in Minnesota will end with him being unable to finish a game.
30

82

80

90.3

91.1

90.7

.546

.542

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

I kinda wish Bryce Harper said goodbye the way Earl Thomas said goodbye (the gesture, not the injury).