Scouting Reports

March 29, 1999

HOW THEY'LL FINISH
overall rank in parentheses

AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST
1 Yankees (1)
2 Blue Jays (12)
3 Orioles (13)
4 Red Sox (18)
5 Devil Rays (30)

CENTRAL
1 Indians (2)
2 Tigers (17)
3 White Sox (24)
4 Royals (28)
5 Twins (29)

WEST
1 Angels (6)
2 Rangers* (7)
3 Mariners (14)
4 Athletics (19)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST
1 Braves (3)
2 Mets (9)
3 Expos (20)
4 Phillies (21)
5 Marlins (26)

CENTRAL
1 Astros (4)
2 Cardinals (10)
3 Reds (15)
4 Cubs (22)
5 Pirates (25)
6 Brewers (27)

WEST
1 Dodgers (5)
2 Giants* (8)
3 Rockies (11)
4 Diamondbacks (16)
5 Padres (23)

*Wild-card team

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

American League
Division Series
Yankees over Rangers
Indians over Angels

National League
Division Series
Braves over Giants
Astros over Dodgers

American League
Championship Series
Yankees over Indians

National League
Championship Series
Braves over Astros

World Series
Yankees over Braves

Statistical boxes in scouting reports compiled by Elias Sports
Bureau.

Projected rosters and Player Value Rankings compiled by David
Sabino.

HOW WE RANK 'EM

1 New York Yankees
2 Cleveland Indians
3 Atlanta Braves
4 Houston Astros
5 Los Angeles Dodgers
6 Anaheim Angels
7 Texas Rangers
8 San Francisco Giants
9 New York Mets
10 St. Louis Cardinals
11 Colorado Rockies
12 Toronto Blue Jays
13 Baltimore Orioles
14 Seattle Mariners
15 Cincinnati Reds
16 Arizona Diamondbacks
17 Detroit Tigers
18 Boston Red Sox
19 Oakland Athletics
20 Montreal Expos
21 Philadelphia Phillies
22 Chicago Cubs
23 San Diego Padres
24 Chicago White Sox
25 Pittsburgh Pirates
26 Florida Marlins
27 Milwaukee Brewers
28 Kansas City Royals
29 Minnesota Twins
30 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN BIEVER Collision course In the fight for a playoff spot in the National League Central, Lance Johnson and the Cubs, the '98 wild-card winners, will try to upend Luis Ordaz's Cards.

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)