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Prospectus Hit List for April 25



by Matt Sussman

Hit List for April 22
Hit List updates are published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting April 2, 2014. Data presented here is based on games through the day prior to publication.
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.

If you're gonna Suss with somebody, you're not gonna Suss with me, you little Suss!

RkTmWLW1W2W3HLFAHLFWin Div%Win WC%Playoff%1-Day7-Day
1

14

5

15.8

16.5

16.4

.703

.698

82.7%

10.7%

93.4%

0.6%

5.2%

Could Jake Arrieta break up a Jake Arrieta no-hitter? Only borderline illegal science can prove us wrong.
2

14

4

13.1

13.9

12.9

.645

.641

51.6%

33.7%

85.3%

1.1%

5.4%

Between Bryce Harper and Oliver Perez, maybe the entire Nationals team should just enter the game as pinch hitters.
3

12

7

11.9

13.3

12.7

.618

.613

80.2%

9.1%

89.3%

1.8%

2.5%

Sometime today, please keep in your thoughts the outfield wall that Yasiel Puig crashed into making a catch yesterday, currently on life support. The wall is so young, and has three tiny walls of its own.
4

13

6

11.5

13.0

12.2

.591

.596

32.5%

32.1%

64.5%

3.0%

10.6%

Mat Latos has now pitching as many innings for the White Sox in 2016 than he did for the Dodgers last year (24 1/3) and gave up 16 fewer earned runs.
5

10

7

11.1

11.4

10.4

.600

.595

47.4%

33.8%

81.2%

2.3%

10.9%

The Asdrubal Cabrera signing has worked out so far for the Mets, mostly because they finally realized to stop shelling out 6-year deal for former All-Stars.
6

10

8

12.7

13.1

12.6

.589

.585

8.2%

27.8%

36.0%

1.0%

-1.4%

Yadier Molina is hitting .338 this season, but only because batting is now calculated by [base hits + anecdotes fans tell about how they made their team better outside the box score] ÷ at bats.
7

9

7

9.0

8.7

9.3

.565

.570

54.1%

24.4%

78.5%

1.2%

5.3%

I'm not saying it's been a long time since Cleveland won a sweep in Detroit, but for once the other fans didn't drive home sad in their Chevrolet Berettas.
8

11

6

10.0

10.5

10.4

.544

.549

8.8%

10.2%

18.9%

-4.5%

-1.6%

The newest Pac-Man has four difficulty levels: easy, medium, difficult, and Mark Trumbo Instead Of Pac-Man.
9

12

6

10.9

10.4

10.3

.537

.542

7.7%

14.2%

21.9%

2.5%

6.8%

Paulo Orlando, not Jarrod Dyson, will be on the All-Star ballot. You know what to do.
10

10

10

11.0

11.2

11.2

.536

.541

21.2%

19.6%

40.8%

2.7%

1.7%

Nobody expected Chris Colabello to repeat last season's numbers, and in some ways we were all right.
11

9

9

10.0

10.4

9.7

.534

.539

40.8%

9.4%

50.3%

5.8%

9.0%

It's early, but Chris Iannetta is well on his way to finally giving the Mariners a catcher that can hit .180.
12

8

10

8.8

9.8

10.0

.530

.535

29.2%

20.5%

49.8%

6.2%

3.3%

If you could have on superpower, but what it b—
[Rays front office interrupts]
"Control young starting pitching!"
Okay, I was thinking more traditional and cool ones, but whatever.
13

9

9

9.0

8.6

9.0

.518

.523

29.7%

19.3%

49.1%

3.6%

1.2%

What proof do we have that Henry Owens isn't simply Bronson Arroyo molting out of its outer layer?
14

10

9

9.6

10.6

10.0

.520

.515

7.4%

25.1%

32.4%

1.5%

-2.5%

Jon Niese had both a pitching victory and an extra-inning RBI single this weekend and you are going to stand there and tell me that baseball is a drug-free sport?
15

9

11

11.0

9.8

10.1

.513

.508

11.0%

21.4%

32.4%

-5.8%

-16.1%

Some might wonder what's wrong with the Giants, and to them I say relax, it's not August and they haven't picked up Cody Ross yet.
16

10

10

9.9

9.9

10.9

.495

.490

5.3%

10.1%

15.5%

-1.6%

5.5%

Pro tip for sports teams: don't order your road uniforms in the same factory where they produce squid ink pasta. They may not clean the rollers between batches.
17

10

9

9.0

8.6

8.7

.476

.481

13.7%

5.8%

19.5%

-1.8%

6.6%

Josh Reddick is so popular in Oakland that many fans have taken to starting their own discussions about him in various subreddicks.
18

7

10

7.2

7.6

7.5

.476

.481

11.0%

11.0%

22.0%

-6.4%

-9.8%

Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller still haven't allowed a run yet, but you think that's impressive? Aroldis Chapman hasn't even allowed a baserunner.
19

8

9

8.2

7.5

7.6

.475

.480

4.4%

12.2%

16.6%

-4.4%

-13.7%

Well, of course Jarrod Saltamacchia and Ian Kinsler have more than half of the team’s home runs. What did you think would happen when Miguel Cabrera retired to become an Alaskan fisherman and Justin Upton is lost somewhere in downtown Ann Arbor?
20

10

9

9.6

8.0

8.2

.473

.478

13.4%

5.8%

19.3%

-3.4%

0.3%

I know it's not in the Rangers' color scheme, but they should have let Prince Fielder wear all purple this weekend. It's what the nation would have wanted.
21

6

13

7.4

7.7

7.3

.460

.465

26.2%

9.2%

35.4%

-1.3%

-15.0%

A long, unbearable slog of a Sunday Night Baseball game against the Red Sox in your dorky dimension home park. Congratulations, Houston! You're the new Yankees!
22

9

9

8.1

8.4

8.7

.470

.465

2.4%

6.4%

8.8%

-2.0%

-3.8%

Trevor Story is 6 for his last 36, so this must be the part of the Story where the author spends several pages on long paragraphs describing sunsets.
23

6

11

6.9

7.4

7.9

.443

.438

0.7%

5.8%

6.4%

0.8%

-2.0%

You might think the Marlins only have three stolen bases, but in actuality they were simply paid for by taxpayer dollars.
24

5

14

7.1

8.0

8.0

.430

.435

1.4%

3.7%

5.1%

-1.1%

-3.4%

Lesson learned, Twins. Why bother losing something in 16 innings that you are perfectly capable of doing in nine?
25

8

11

7.3

5.9

6.4

.416

.421

5.8%

2.5%

8.4%

-2.1%

-1.2%

A team .265 on-base percentage isn't great, but the Angels can be glad they don't have that! And that's how to feel happy about a .287 team OBP.
26

7

12

6.6

6.3

6.2

.408

.403

1.1%

3.2%

4.3%

-0.7%

-0.6%

Johnny Manziel being indicted by a grand jury for misdemeanor assault is yet another embarrassing story for a high-profile Padres draft pick.
27

9

10

6.6

7.1

6.9

.405

.400

0.3%

2.0%

2.2%

-0.2%

0.2%

Charlie Morton went on the disabled list this weekend. Talk about salt in the wounds.
28

9

10

5.8

4.7

5.8

.397

.392

0.8%

5.7%

6.4%

-0.1%

-0.5%

The Reds only have one recorded save on the season, and it was when Joey Votto convinced a teammate not to binge watch the later seasons of "The West Wing."
29

8

11

6.0

4.8

4.6

.390

.385

1.0%

5.0%

6.0%

1.2%

-2.3%

Team unity is so important in baseball, and the Brewers pitchers have banded together so well by all agreeing to allow so many earned runs in solidarity of each other.
30

4

14

5.7

5.0

6.1

.353

.349

0.1%

0.2%

0.3%

-0.1%

-0.5%

The Braves have only hit three home runs as a team so far, and it's safe to assume that at least two of them were struck by Ryan Klesko.

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5 comments have been left for this article.
Tim Lowell

I had a Beretta. It was a nice little car with the V6. Gave it away to charity after 13 years and two engines.

Apr 25, 2016 09:38 AM
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mockcarr

The Los Angeles, Anaheim, California Angels of Anaheim just outside of Los Angeles, near Anaheim are still wondering just where the hell they go during a home game after they don't get on base. So pretty often, actually.

Apr 25, 2016 11:16 AM
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mockcarr

Say it ain't so, Colabello! Someone musta spiked yer Pepsi!

Apr 25, 2016 11:31 AM
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mockcarr

The Nats have started 14-4, but the Racing Presidents aren't impressed, they're all old enough to have seen that before. It was four years ago. OK, maybe that's not a big deal, but four years to a Nats fan is like the last time you went to McDonald's for a five-year old kid.

Apr 25, 2016 11:42 AM
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Sharky

"Three tiny walls of its own"
Nice work, Sussman!

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