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Scouting Reports

March 31, 2003
March 31, 2003

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March 31, 2003

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Scouting Reports

By Projected rosters, In Facts and Player Value Rankings compiled by David Sabino

How We Rank Them

This is an article from the March 31, 2003 issue

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

How They'll Finish
(OVERALL RANK IN PARENTHESES)

AMERICAN LEAGUE

EAST

1. Yankees (2)
2. Red Sox* (6)
3. Blue Jays (16)
4. Orioles (25)
5. Devil Rays (30)

CENTRAL

1. Twins (8)
2. White Sox (15)
3. Indians (22)
4. Royals (28)
5. Tigers (29)

WEST

1. Athletics (1)
2. Angels (7)
3. Mariners (11)
4. Rangers (18)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST

1. Braves (5)
2. Phillies (10)
3. Mets (17)
4. Marlins (20)
5. Expos (21)

CENTRAL

1. Cardinals (4)
2. Astros* (9)
3. Cubs (14)
4. Reds (19)
5. Pirates (23)
6. Brewers (26)

WEST

1. Diamondbacks (3)
2. Giants (12)
3. Dodgers (13)
4. Rockies (24)
5. Padres (27)

*wild-card team

Playoff Predictions

AMERICAN LEAGUE

DIVISION SERIES
Athletics over Red Sox
Yankees over Twins

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Athletics over Yankees

NATIONAL LEAGUE

DIVISION SERIES
Diamondbacks over Astros
Cardinals over Braves

CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
Diamondbacks over Cardinals

World Series

Athletics over Diamondbacks

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPH BY PETER READ MILLER GRADE A The 2002 AL MVP and the offensive catalyst for Oakland's three straight trips to the postseason, Miguel Tejada also covers a lot of ground at shortstop for the A's, who are SI's pick to win it all this year.

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