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Prospectus Hit List for September 23



Hit List for September 16
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

102

54

103.4

112.7

111.1

.688

.692

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Wait I thought the Astros clinched the AL West like three months ago?
2

100

56

102.8

110.0

108.8

.676

.671

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

By pure surface area, Max Muncy’s thigh injury may be one of the biggest in MLB history.
3

102

55

98.1

95.3

93.9

.620

.625

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s kind of amazing that CC’s first pitch to his mom wasn’t taken out 430 feet to left-center field too.
4

96

60

93.6

96.4

93.3

.608

.613

99.5%

0.5%

100.0%

0.2%

0.2%

What’s crazier: that Nelson Cruz is just the 57th player to ever surpass 400 homers, or that 243 more players will join him in the next 5 years if they don’t fix the ball?
5

92

64

89.4

97.0

95.5

.599

.604

0.0%

60.5%

60.5%

-17.0%

-22.9%

Congratulations to Brendan McKay on hitting his first MLB homer, taking one step closer to becoming The Next Michael Lorenzen.
6

94

62

94.3

91.3

91.3

.594

.599

0.0%

95.7%

95.7%

-2.0%

2.0%

Every time Mike Fiers takes the mound, the gods flip a coin ...
7

92

64

91.7

89.1

85.5

.574

.579

0.5%

43.2%

43.8%

18.8%

20.7%

It’s shaping up to be an extremely Cleveland week for Cleveland sports teams, isn’t it?
8

96

61

89.5

88.3

86.5

.574

.569

100.0%

0.0%

100.0%

0.0%

0.0%

I believe this marks the first time anyone in Georgia has exercised caution when it comes to something Fried.
9

85

69

88.6

88.8

87.3

.568

.563

0.0%

98.6%

98.6%

-0.1%

6.2%

“If the bullpen continues down this path we’re going to have to consider potentially taking action.” - Nancy Pelosi, probably
10

89

67

88.9

87.7

87.8

.566

.561

98.0%

2.0%

100.0%

0.3%

10.8%

Congrats to the Cardinals on clinching another playoff berth and providing further, conclusive evidence that if there ever was a god he/she is long dead.
11

81

74

84.5

86.6

85.5

.545

.550

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Rafael Devers has now hit one homerun for every pound of baby fat he lost during last offseason (31). Amazing.
12

82

74

89.2

86.1

86.3

.551

.546

0.0%

1.5%

1.5%

-4.8%

-63.6%

I feel bad for the Cubs but this is tremendous content.
13

81

74

82.1

83.2

83.2

.532

.527

0.0%

2.0%

2.0%

0.5%

-2.1%

When winter hits and Mets fans can no longer watch their beefy first baseman mash, is it fair to say they’ll be in Alonso mourning?
14

86

70

77.8

82.1

83.5

.528

.523

2.0%

95.6%

97.6%

4.6%

49.9%

Yes, baseball is weird, but you can’t ask it to be “late-career Gio Gonzalez throws a perfect game” weird. There are limits.
15

80

76

84.3

81.6

80.7

.523

.518

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

-0.2%

-0.5%

The Diamondbacks are hardly the first among us to be cut off from enjoying more Ketel.
16

73

83

77.8

81.9

83.1

.506

.501

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Eugenio Suarez may not lead the league in homers, but he remains a safe bet to lead it in face.
17

79

75

75.9

70.4

71.0

.481

.476

0.0%

0.2%

0.2%

-0.3%

-0.7%

It’s clear now that Philadelphia’s main problem is they didn’t play Brad Miller enough this season.
18

70

86

69.4

69.6

71.4

.449

.454

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

When do you think the Angels will realize Tommy LaStella isn’t coming back this season? October? March?
19

75

81

71.8

66.1

67.3

.449

.454

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Willie Calhoun is on a real tear. It will be interesting to see what moves the Rangers make to block him this offseason.
20

75

81

69.7

67.6

67.7

.449

.444

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

With all the pomp and circumstance surrounding his retirement, one hopes Bruce Bochy doesn’t get a big head.
21

70

86

68.1

70.2

71.0

.448

.443

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s a shame to see the Padres end a year filled with so many positives with rumors they may employ Joe Maddon.
22

66

90

66.0

68.3

69.7

.433

.438

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Between Shed Long, J.P. Crawford and Kyle Lewis, Mariners fans are getting a good look at the next core of Mariners teams that’ll need to score 10 runs to compete.
23

68

87

64.3

63.5

63.0

.417

.422

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Eloy Jimenez hitting 30 bombs in his rookie campaign would be a lot more impressive if dudes like Renato Nunez and Randal Grichuk weren’t right there with him.
24

67

89

66.8

65.4

66.0

.425

.420

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

If Garrett Hampson plays any better he’s gonna find himself on the Yankees next season somehow.
25

63

93

67.9

63.0

63.8

.413

.418

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Another reason to be thankful for Bo Bichette’s glorious hair: extra insulation when he gets beaned in the head.
26

65

91

62.8

61.9

62.8

.405

.400

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It might be time to just cancel this franchise.
27

57

100

61.9

57.6

56.8

.371

.376

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It stinks that Adalberto Mondesi is done for the season, but it should be fun to see which new first name he comes up with this winter.
28

54

101

58.1

56.1

58.3

.365

.361

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Don Mattingly is an honorable baseball man. There’s no reason to prolong his suffering like this.
29

51

105

53.9

53.1

55.0

.341

.346

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

Austin Hays is showing all the tools required to be the next great talent the Orioles waste!
30

46

109

46.8

48.0

47.5

.304

.308

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

0.0%

It’s been a very tough season for the Tigers, but at least Detroit appears to be losing Kid Rock?