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Prospectus Hit List for August 11



Hit List for August 5
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

77

40

76.7

84.3

83.9

.688

.692

99.9%

0.1%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Capping an eight-game winning streak with a 23-2 win is impressive; dropping the next game against the Orioles while still hitting a Little League home run is even moreso.
2

78

41

78.3

84.0

84.2

.682

.677

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

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3

71

46

70.7

74.0

72.1

.615

.620

69.0%

27.5%

96.5%

1.8%

-1.4%

Jake Odorizzi is good again but even that won't stop the freight train that is Puig in Cleveland.
4

76

41

72.4

68.7

68.0

.609

.614

94.2%

5.5%

99.7%

-0.1%

0.4%

Masahiro Tanaka's march to an ERA under 5 continues apace.
5

68

49

69.5

74.3

73.4

.609

.614

5.8%

75.6%

81.4%

5.9%

-1.1%

Ryan Yarbrough was one out away from the last complete game in Rays history.
6

70

47

67.3

66.7

64.1

.573

.578

31.0%

53.5%

84.5%

-0.5%

11.5%

We might have our Carlos Beltrán Memorial Trade Deadline MVP. Or is it named after Manny? Or Teixeira? Or Céspedes? Or...
7

67

51

67.9

66.2

66.5

.567

.572

0.1%

35.1%

35.3%

-6.7%

-3.7%

All three of the Yankees, Rays, and A's shut out their opponents on Sunday. But do the Blue Jays, Mariners, and White Sox really count?
8

63

54

66.0

66.0

66.3

.558

.553

53.9%

20.8%

74.7%

-5.8%

3.5%

A series split on the road in Cincinnati for these Cubs probably feels like winning the World Series. They'll probably have to settle for it, anyway.
9

62

57

65.5

68.0

66.9

.548

.553

0.0%

2.5%

2.5%

-0.4%

-5.2%

Something tells me the Andrew Cashner Era isn't ending with a duckboat parade.
10

69

50

65.3

65.0

63.8

.553

.548

85.6%

12.6%

98.1%

-0.5%

-0.7%

It's been 13 years since Alfonso Soriano was the last 40-40 player. Unfortunately for Ronald Acuña, his own impending status as "most recent 40-40 player" won't last too long with Mike Trout around.
11

59

58

65.6

66.1

65.7

.548

.543

0.0%

20.9%

20.9%

2.0%

3.3%

.500 is about where I would have guessed the Diamondbacks finish with Zack Greinke, so maybe their continued mediocrity is actually a good sign?
12

61

55

62.4

64.4

62.6

.540

.535

7.2%

46.6%

53.8%

-7.8%

-6.5%

The Mets turning a pitcher into a pumpkin for the Nationals' gain is the baseball equivalent of the Pointing Spider-Man Meme.
13

56

59

61.9

61.6

62.5

.526

.521

2.9%

6.4%

9.3%

2.4%

5.2%

The Reds still come in above the Cardinals and Brewers on the Hit List, but trading away several useful major leaguers for one Trevor Bauer has placed that in serious jeopardy.
14

60

55

59.0

58.3

59.3

.514

.509

25.1%

20.4%

45.5%

2.6%

-16.2%

Infielders-as-outfielders just isn't as fun as the equally transgressive breakfast-for-dinner.
15

61

56

60.0

60.2

59.2

.514

.509

5.9%

36.1%

42.0%

4.4%

25.3%

They might end up with a batting title and a Rookie of the Year, but these Mets still have "ten out by mid-September" written all over them.
16

62

56

57.1

59.0

59.6

.504

.499

18.2%

21.2%

39.4%

6.5%

10.4%

Milwaukee played Goldilocks, looking at the Cubs and Cardinals before deciding a lukewarm trade deadline was juuuust right. They're heading for a divisional finish in between those two, as well.
17

57

58

56.7

52.9

53.8

.479

.484

0.0%

0.1%

0.1%

0.0%

-0.1%

Texas looked at Anaheim and said, "I wanna grow up to be just like them!" Unfortunately that means perpetual .500 finishes.
18

57

61

56.5

55.4

56.1

.477

.482

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

-0.3%

I'm so, so sorry, but: the Angels "Bemboom-zled" the Red Sox in ten innings on Sunday.
19

55

61

55.0

56.6

56.7

.481

.476

0.0%

1.0%

1.0%

0.2%

0.1%

Fernando Tatis and Pete Alonso will face off against Mike Soroka in a home run derby to determine the 2019 NL ROY.
20

60

57

55.5

50.5

50.4

.462

.457

1.3%

12.4%

13.7%

-4.7%

-19.1%

Give the Phanatic a qualifying offer.
21

58

60

52.8

50.9

50.8

.450

.445

0.0%

1.6%

1.6%

0.7%

-4.8%

The surprise announcement that Will Clark's number will be retired gives San Francisco fans more reason for excitement than [gestures broadly].
22

52

65

52.2

50.4

51.4

.440

.435

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

-0.5%

Putting together a rotation in Colorado remains an appropriately Sisyphean task.
23

48

70

48.5

50.6

52.9

.424

.429

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Some promotions might be promotions in name only. Jarred Kelenic's promotion from the Nuts to the Travelers is one in everything but the name.
24

49

71

53.8

48.9

48.4

.417

.422

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Never has a routine double play groundout been as exciting as it was as the culmination of that Vladito-Chapman face off.
25

48

68

48.6

47.9

49.4

.418

.413

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

Saying something nice about the Pirates here to stay on Clint Hurdle's good side.
26

52

63

45.9

44.1

43.6

.403

.408

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Eloy Jiménez is just emulating the career path of his hero, Yoán Moncada.
27

42

76

48.9

44.6

44.0

.378

.383

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Against all odds, the character of the Jorge Soler-Wade Davis trade changes by the day.
28

44

72

45.1

44.1

45.1

.384

.380

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

(Are the Pirates looking away yet?) Against all odds, the likelihood of Miami finishing last in the NL changes by the day.
29

38

78

37.2

36.5

38.4

.324

.328

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

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30

35

80

35.6

37.0

35.6

.311

.316

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Those reports about turning down Bregman or Báez for Fullmer can't be true. That would be too depressing.