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Prospectus Hit List for May 13



Hit List for May 6
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

26

15

27.4

31.9

32.6

.666

.671

98.7%

0.6%

99.3%

1.1%

0.9%

This comment has to be careful batting leadoff here, as George Springer is likely to hit it out for a homer.
2

24

15

25.9

28.1

27.9

.610

.615

39.5%

42.3%

81.8%

-1.6%

0.0%

Well, maybe if Tampa’s electric bill goes down they’ll have enough money to sign Craig Kimbrel.
3

27

16

26.8

30.1

30.0

.618

.613

86.9%

7.9%

94.8%

1.9%

6.6%

Congrats to Alex Verdugo on owning MLB’s most punchable face so early into his promising career.
4

25

14

24.6

25.8

25.2

.580

.585

51.9%

22.8%

74.7%

-6.0%

2.9%

A Martin Perez injury serving as a serious blow to a contender’s rotation? Baby, we’re partying like it’s 2014!
5

24

16

23.7

23.5

23.1

.577

.581

41.5%

41.4%

82.9%

5.1%

4.9%

Can an entire team be Ewing Theory candidate? As the Yankees get healthier, we’re gonna find out.
6

24

14

24.3

24.7

24.2

.568

.564

25.6%

21.2%

46.8%

4.0%

9.1%

Kyle Schwarber “sliding” to rob Mike Moustakas of a base hit is the most Beer League Softball-ass MLB play in history.
7

22

19

23.1

23.7

22.3

.557

.562

19.0%

40.5%

59.5%

0.4%

9.3%

Move over, Shireen: Rafael Devers is the new hottest baby in town.
8

22

19

22.5

22.8

23.3

.551

.547

35.2%

22.6%

57.8%

-4.8%

-14.3%

There are so, so many midwestern uncles furious at the notion that Mike Shildt gets lineup ideas from his mom.
9

23

16

23.4

20.3

19.1

.546

.541

45.9%

17.0%

62.9%

4.3%

9.6%

A new Phillies lefty named Cole? How long before he’s dominating MLB Trade Rumors headlines?
10

21

18

18.4

17.5

17.1

.522

.527

46.9%

26.2%

73.1%

8.7%

-2.4%

I feel like we’re actually not that far away from Shane Bieber unironically being the most relevant Bieber?
11

24

18

21.5

20.6

22.0

.528

.523

29.0%

25.6%

54.6%

-1.6%

8.5%

If Travis Shaw continues to struggle, maybe the Brewers can trade Javy Guerra to the Red Sox for Michael Chavis or something.
12

21

20

20.6

21.4

21.1

.521

.516

20.7%

17.1%

37.8%

2.7%

-3.4%

Smart of the Braves to use Flowers to secure an easy win on Mother’s Day.
13

22

19

21.8

22.0

23.2

.519

.514

6.3%

25.3%

31.6%

0.0%

-5.3%

“Godley serves as opener in loss to Braves” reads the Dbacks.com headline that also summarizes the early days of the French and Indian War.
14

19

20

18.0

18.5

18.2

.514

.509

27.9%

17.0%

44.9%

0.2%

-2.1%

If the Mets really think their pregame meeting led to their eight-run first inning on Friday then why wouldn’t they hold pregame meetings before every game?
15

18

23

24.0

22.6

21.6

.507

.502

1.5%

4.4%

5.9%

-1.8%

-0.5%

The entire next “Let The Kids Play” commercial should just be Yasiel Puig with a blonde mohawk decked out in pink bat-flipping into the sun.
16

19

23

20.3

19.8

19.7

.485

.490

0.7%

8.5%

9.2%

-2.2%

-0.2%

They say that hamate injuries tend to sap power, but that could still leave Matt Olson with 60-grade pop.
17

19

21

19.9

18.3

17.7

.480

.485

0.3%

5.8%

6.1%

-3.3%

0.0%

Well, Griffin Canning had a good run, but if you lose to the Orioles you have to go back down to the minors. Thems the rules.
18

22

19

19.3

18.9

18.9

.489

.484

5.7%

15.7%

21.4%

-1.5%

-3.1%

Get you a man who looks at you the way the Padres look at catchers named Austin.
19

19

21

19.5

18.4

18.0

.484

.479

0.9%

8.4%

9.3%

0.0%

-2.0%

It’s Freeland vs. Sale tonight in the battle of the most disappointing lefties since the 2016 Democratic primaries. Folks,
20

16

24

17.5

17.7

17.3

.482

.477

5.5%

8.2%

13.7%

-5.1%

-4.8%

“Martinez discusses mental errors with Robles” reads the Nationals.com headline that really could go either way.
21

20

23

20.2

20.6

20.7

.472

.477

0.3%

5.7%

6.0%

-2.5%

-9.9%

We’re six weeks into the season and the Mariners have already committed more defensive miscues than the Persian Empire.
22

20

17

14.7

16.4

16.5

.475

.470

8.7%

9.0%

17.7%

1.8%

3.5%

It’s early yet, but if anyone can threaten Edwin Jackson’s record some day it may be Chris Stratton.
23

14

27

18.5

18.6

19.4

.445

.450

0.2%

0.8%

1.0%

-0.1%

0.4%

In a way, Richard Lovelady celebrates Mother’s Day every day.
24

17

21

18.7

16.2

17.6

.437

.442

0.0%

0.9%

0.9%

-0.3%

-0.6%

Even Cormac McCarthy thinks watching the Rangers play on the road is grim.
25

18

21

17.1

16.0

14.9

.434

.439

0.4%

1.8%

2.2%

0.2%

-0.9%

Well, IL was pretty much the only position Leury Garcia hadn’t played yet, so ...
26

18

20

13.7

14.4

14.3

.413

.418

0.6%

2.1%

2.7%

0.9%

-1.3%

Oh sure, the Yankees and Rays are allowed to stop games thanks to power outages but the Tigers have to play through all of theirs.
27

16

24

16.1

14.8

14.8

.410

.415

0.0%

0.6%

0.6%

-0.4%

-3.1%

How much are D.B. Weiss and David Benioff paying Vladito to ensure they don’t produce this season’s most underwhelming Prince That Was Promised?
28

17

23

16.2

14.3

15.2

.416

.411

0.2%

0.6%

0.8%

0.0%

-1.7%

It’s appropriate that Derek Holland goes by “dutch oven” because he’s lingering for way too long and wasn’t that funny to begin with.
29

14

26

12.9

12.1

13.0

.341

.345

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Congrats to pending 2019 Orioles All-Star representative and Vogelsong Award-winner John Means!
30

10

29

9.6

9.5

9.9

.339

.334

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

-0.1%

Nothing says “we’re committed to winning” like promoting Harold Ramirez. Derek Jeter is a man of his word.