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Prospectus Hit List for September 16



Hit List for September 9
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

98

53

100.0

108.8

107.5

.686

.690

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Bummer for the Astros that they need to play Kyle Tucker now instead of just burying him in Triple-A, but what can ya do? Some franchises just can’t catch a break.
2

97

54

99.5

107.4

106.6

.680

.675

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Smart of the Dodgers to start using Kenley Jansen in the eighth now to prepare him for being ridden way too hard come October.
3

98

53

92.9

91.0

89.8

.615

.620

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Cool, so now the Yankees get Dellin Betances and Luis Severino back? Cool cool cool.
4

91

58

90.0

93.3

90.5

.612

.617

99.1%

0.6%

99.7%

0.0%

0.1%

Are we sure “Graterol” is a great-looking rookie and not some sort of synthetic oil for tractors, or a type of pill some MLBers may find at a gas station?
5

89

61

87.2

93.4

91.3

.602

.606

0.0%

83.4%

83.4%

-8.3%

-8.0%

*ducks out of the way of another Austin Meadows bomb* It is beginning to look like the Rays may have won the Chris Archer trade.
6

89

60

89.1

86.2

86.7

.589

.594

0.0%

93.7%

93.7%

1.6%

26.4%

Nice to see Sean Manaea back and looking as good/as much like a muppet as ever!
7

86

63

85.6

83.9

80.8

.564

.569

0.9%

22.2%

23.1%

6.8%

-18.2%

Motion to rename the Indians “the Starks” as they’re heavy favorites who just can’t seem to get past the Twins.
8

93

58

85.7

84.2

82.7

.572

.567

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Of all the players who could break their faces, why’d it have to be a man so handsome as Charlie Culberson?
9

82

66

85.1

85.2

83.7

.568

.563

0.0%

92.5%

92.5%

2.1%

-0.2%

Gotta love a playoff team in 2019 getting huge efforts from, uh, Howie Kendrick and Anibal Sanchez?
10

83

66

84.7

84.0

83.9

.563

.558

70.1%

19.1%

89.2%

-5.5%

-7.6%

We know St. Louis’ bullpen has historically made some people sick, but Carlos Martinez is taking it a bit far.
11

79

70

82.2

84.0

82.6

.550

.555

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.2%

Now that he can hit I’m not sure we can compare Christian Vazquez to Yadier Molina anymore.
12

81

68

85.7

83.5

83.4

.560

.555

23.0%

42.1%

65.1%

3.4%

9.8%

The Cubs are so dramatic right now I’m half expecting them to trade for Antonio Brown.
13

77

72

77.9

79.3

79.5

.526

.521

0.0%

4.1%

4.1%

-5.8%

0.0%

I know people want athletes to stick to sports, but you have to admire the anti-wall stance Juan Lagares took in yesterday’s game.
14

76

74

80.7

78.6

78.3

.523

.518

0.0%

0.5%

0.5%

-1.2%

-24.1%

Winning a game with just one baserunner? The Dbacks are the true new efficiency lords.
15

80

69

71.5

75.9

78.0

.512

.507

6.9%

40.8%

47.7%

8.2%

28.9%

Christian Yelich being hurt and Ryan Braun crushing heroic taters seems like a callback to a simpler, kinder time.
16

70

80

76.1

79.0

80.1

.509

.504

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

YOU: The balls are not juiced. ME: Eugenio Suarez has 47 homers. A JUDGE: Wow this case is closed.
17

76

72

73.3

67.8

68.0

.482

.477

0.0%

0.8%

0.8%

-1.3%

-6.8%

It’s one thing to have a disappointing season. It’s another to lose a game against Rick Porcello. YIkes.
18

68

80

68.2

67.4

68.2

.459

.464

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Say what you want about the Angels’ roster-building plans, but they’ve certainly cornered the market on generational talents with bad feet.
19

73

77

69.9

65.1

65.6

.456

.461

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

At this point Lance Lynn could outduel Justin Verlander tonight and I wouldn’t even flinch.
20

68

81

66.6

67.8

68.6

.454

.450

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Why write a joke when I can just genuinely say the sentence “Congrats to the Sod Poodles?”
21

72

78

66.9

65.0

65.0

.448

.443

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

How pissed do you think the Blue Jays are that they missed out on yet another legacy family talent in Mike Yastrzemski?
22

62

88

62.4

64.6

66.7

.426

.431

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s truly incredible how Kyle Lewis was able to overcome so many challenges -- namely being a Mariners prospect -- to become an impactful Mariner.
23

65

85

64.7

63.4

63.5

.428

.423

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Wow, if Ryan McMahon keeps this up he might occasionally start over Ian Desmond next season.
24

65

85

62.5

61.8

63.0

.421

.416

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Man, I haven’t seen a group of Pirates decimated like this since Captain Phillips.
25

59

91

65.0

59.9

60.8

.408

.412

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

“Vlad Jr. shows he’s a quick learner on D” reads the BlueJays.com headline that really ought to be rephrased.
26

65

84

60.7

58.7

58.3

.407

.412

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Everyone is bashing the White Sox for not taking a step forward this year, but it looks like they’ll at least lead the league in something! (Walk-off losses).
27

55

95

58.5

54.1

52.6

.367

.372

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Chiefs are gonna outscore the Royals by, like, Week 5, aren’t they?
28

52

97

55.2

53.0

54.9

.361

.356

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Everyone made such a big fuss about the new trade deadline rules, yet the Marlins can still scoop up a talent like *Josh Smith* this late into the season. Where is the outrage?
29

49

100

51.2

49.9

52.3

.340

.344

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Asher Wojciechowski is really adding a whole new layer to “Woj bomb.”
30

44

104

45.2

46.9

46.5

.309

.313

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s kinda nice when the Tigers play the Orioles. It’s like watching a really good Triple-A game but with more expensive players.