SI'sRANKINGS

1. Chicago WhiteSox

2. OaklandAthletics

3. New YorkYankees

4. Los AngelesAngels

5. Boston RedSox

6. St. LouisCardinals

7. ClevelandIndians

8. AtlantaBraves

9. New YorkMets

10. Toronto BlueJays

11. TexasRangers

12. MinnesotaTwins

13. Los AngelesDodgers

14. SanFrancisco Giants

15. MilwaukeeBrewers

16. HoustonAstros

17. PhiladelphiaPhillies

18. DetroitTigers

19. ChicagoCubs

20. San DiegoPadres

21. PittsburghPirates

22. SeattleMariners

23. ArizonaDiamondbacks

24. Tampa BayDevil Rays

25. BaltimoreOrioles

26. ColoradoRockies

27. WashingtonNationals

28. CincinnatiReds

29. Kansas CityRoyals

30. FloridaMarlins


HOW THEY'LL FINISH

OVERALL RANK INPARENTHESES

AMERICANLEAGUE

EAST

1. Yankees(3)

2. Red Sox(5)

3. Blue Jays(10)

4. Devil Rays(24)

5. Orioles(25)

CENTRAL

1. White Sox(1)

2. Indians(7)

3. Twins(12)

4. Tigers(18)

5. Royals(29)

WEST

1. Athletics(2)

2. Angels*(4)

3. Rangers(11)

4. Mariners(22)

NATIONALLEAGUE

EAST

1. Braves(8)

2. Mets* (9)

3. Phillies(17)

4. Nationals(27)

5. Marlins(30)

CENTRAL

1. Cardinals(6)

2. Brewers(15)

3. Astros(16)

4. Cubs (19)

5. Pirates(21)

6. Reds (28)

WEST

1. Dodgers(13)

2. Giants(14)

3. Padres(20)

4. Diamondbacks(23)

5. Rockies(26)

*Wild-cardteam

PLAYOFFPREDICTIONS

AMERICANLEAGUE

DIVISIONSERIES

White Sox overAngels

Athletics overYankees

CHAMPIONSHIPSERIES

White Sox overAthletics

NATIONALLEAGUE

DIVISIONSERIES

Cardinals overMets

Braves overDodgers

CHAMPIONSHIPSERIES

Cardinals overBraves

WORLD SERIES

White Sox overCardinals


CONSIDER THIS boxes compiled by Baseball Prospectus(www.baseballprospectus.com). In some boxes there is a reference to the PECOTAsystem, which is a Baseball Prospectus prediction model that projects aplayer's numbers based on up to 100 statistically comparable players.

PLAYER VALUERANKINGS SI ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 (the best)to 400 and the pitchers from 1 to 350, based on projections of theirstatistical production this season. The categories considered for positionplayers were batting average, home runs, RBIs and stolen bases; for pitchersthe categories were wins, saves, ERA and WHIP (walks plus hits per inningpitched). We also took into account each player's career stats as well as hisrole on his team, his prospects for improving or declining, and his injuryhistory and physical condition. Using these criteria, SI determined eachplayer's value ranking, or PVR, which appears next to his name in his team'sprojected roster in the following scouting reports. For a complete list of PVRsby position, go to SI.com/fantasy.

Projectedrosters, In Facts and Player Value Rankings compiled by David Sabino.

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PHOTOPhotograph by Damian Strohmeyer A LONG STRETCH Joe Crede and the White Sox will try to become the first team in six years to repeat as World Series champs.
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