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Prospectus Hit List for August 18



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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.

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

82

43

83.5

90.2

90.2

.692

.688

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

When we all have to hear about Belly and Yeli, there are no winners.
2

78

46

79.1

87.4

86.8

.668

.673

98.4%

1.5%

99.9%

-0.1%

-0.1%

The takes are gonna be wild when the Astros lose to the A’s in the playoffs.
3

83

42

76.5

73.2

72.0

.609

.614

97.9%

2.0%

100.0%

0.1%

0.3%

Aaron Boone and Brett Gardner are basically the IRL versions of “having a normal one” at this point.
4

73

52

68.2

66.8

65.6

.547

.542

87.0%

12.5%

99.5%

0.6%

1.3%

The Braves have now won every game this year in which Ronald Acuna has been benched for a lack of hustle. Message. Sent.
5

75

48

74.5

77.7

75.6

.616

.620

80.5%

16.1%

96.6%

0.6%

0.1%

You mean to tell me that Max Kepler wasn’t the leader among European-born players in homers after he hit his first homer?
6

65

58

68.0

67.8

67.9

.546

.541

40.9%

22.3%

63.1%

5.9%

-11.6%

If the Cubs had any more disappointing lefties in their rotation they’d be the DNC. Folks,
7

64

57

63.4

62.8

63.4

.524

.519

40.7%

17.8%

58.5%

-6.7%

13.0%

Ok, but if Alex Reyes were healthy and still eligible, where would he rank on prospect lists?
8

73

51

72.0

70.0

67.6

.570

.575

19.5%

51.1%

70.6%

-7.7%

-13.9%

If you encounter someone who was actually mad about Yasiel Puig’s little league batting stance imitation, you now know everything you need to about said person.
9

64

59

59.4

61.8

62.7

.504

.499

17.4%

17.2%

34.6%

6.2%

-4.7%

You know you’re having a rough day when an opposing player apologizes for bat flipping.
10

66

56

66.9

67.3

65.5

.544

.539

10.8%

66.1%

76.9%

-4.6%

23.1%

The warning signs for yet another injury were right there. I mean, his name isn’t Sean Doesalot.
11

72

51

72.9

78.4

77.4

.611

.616

2.1%

76.2%

78.2%

1.3%

-3.2%

Travis d’Arnaud. Eric Sogar. Trevor Richards. Even for the Rays, this is an extremely Rays-ass team.
12

72

52

72.0

70.0

70.5

.574

.578

1.6%

51.3%

52.9%

5.7%

17.6%

YOU: The ball isn’t juiced. ME: Mark Canha might hit 25 bombs.
13

63

60

62.5

63.7

62.6

.512

.507

1.2%

27.7%

28.9%

6.2%

-13.0%

It’s great to see Amed Rosario blossoming into the type of impactful young corner outfielder we all knew he could be.
14

64

59

59.8

55.0

54.7

.475

.470

1.0%

20.7%

21.7%

-5.4%

7.9%

Would Bryce Harper stay better hydrated without his glory boy haircut? My column:
15

58

64

63.4

63.8

65.1

.513

.508

1.0%

2.0%

3.0%

1.0%

-6.3%

Yes, Joey Votto is on the IL with a back strain, but don’t worry; he can still walk.
16

51

73

51.8

53.5

55.0

.426

.431

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

The Jon Snow Revival Gif, but with Kyle Seager’s career.
17

63

61

57.2

54.9

55.0

.464

.459

0.0%

5.6%

5.6%

2.9%

4.0%

Raise your hand if you had Mike Yastrzemski’s grandson having a better rookie season than Vladimir Guerrero’s son. Put it down, liar.
18

61

63

67.8

67.5

67.3

.532

.527

0.0%

7.8%

7.8%

-6.3%

-13.1%

Not exactly a great sign that Alex Avila is a better reliever than Archie Bradley.
19

59

63

57.8

54.7

55.6

.465

.470

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.1%

“Gallo takes some swings, but he’s a ways away” reads the Rangers.com headline that also describes the Tigers.
20

52

74

58.4

53.2

52.8

.429

.434

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Well, if Vladito is truly going to be the next Miguel Cabrera, he’ll need a few leg injuries.
21

57

65

57.1

58.6

59.0

.475

.470

0.0%

0.4%

0.4%

0.2%

-0.6%

Well, Padres fans will get to see both Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias feature in the infield this season. Just not at the same time.
22

51

71

52.1

51.7

53.0

.426

.421

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Listen, I know the Pirates are having a bad year, but calling a series against them the “Little League Classic” feels like a bit much.
23

37

84

36.9

38.0

36.6

.307

.311

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

We’ll give them this week off. They’ve been through enough.
24

39

84

38.8

38.2

40.7

.319

.323

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

There is truly no more appropriate last name for an Orioles pitcher than “Blach.”
25

66

59

69.9

73.2

72.1

.559

.564

0.0%

1.9%

1.9%

0.0%

-0.6%

“I told you his delivery wouldn’t work long-term.” - Pain Guy on Chris Sale, probably.
26

55

67

49.8

47.2

46.9

.408

.412

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

As if we needed any further proof that the White Sox are actually in The Bad Place now Michael Schurr is narrating their actions.
27

45

76

45.7

43.5

45.2

.370

.366

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Sure, you can go on believing it’s a coincidence that the Marlins have hit the fewest homers now that they have no dinger machine, but ...
28

44

79

51.3

46.8

46.0

.380

.385

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Congrats to Brett Phillips for appearing in a highlight unrelated to his haunting laugh.
29

55

67

54.8

54.4

55.3

.450

.445

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Ryan McMahon looks really, really good. It should be fascinating to see which midling free agent the Rockies block him with this offseason.
30

61

64

59.1

58.1

58.3

.473

.478

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.0%

TIRED: Telling us which HoFers Mike Trout has passed on the WAR leaderboard. WIRED: Telling us how far ahead he’s staying of Aristedes Acquino.