Scouting Reports

March 30, 2008

HOW THEY'LL FINISH

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NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST
NEW YORK METS 91 71 --
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES 86 76 5.0
ATLANTA BRAVES 85 77 6.0
WASHINGTON NATIONALS 73 89 18.0
FLORIDA MARLINS 72 90 19.0
CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS 91 71 --
CINCINNATI REDS 87 75 4.0
MILWAUKEE BREWERS 85 77 6.0
HOUSTON ASTROS 74 88 17.0
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS 73 89 18.0
PITTSBURGH PIRATES 70 92 21.0
WEST
COLORADO ROCKIES 89 73 --
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 88 74 1.0
LOS ANGELES DODGERS 85 77 4.0
SAN DIEGO PADRES 79 83 10.0
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS 68 94 21.0

PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS

AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES

Tigers over Red Sox
Yankees over Angels
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

TIGERS
over
YANKEES

NATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES

Cubs over Diamondbacks
Rockies over Mets
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

CUBS
over
ROCKIES

WORLD SERIES TIGERS
OVER
CUBS

PLAYER VALUE RANKINGS SI's David Sabino ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 (the best) to 425 and the pitchers from 1 to 350, based on projections of their statistical production this season. Each player's Player Value Ranking (PVR) appears next to his name in the following scouting reports. For a complete list of PVRs by position, go to SI.com/fantasy.

CONSIDER THIS boxes compiled by Baseball Prospectus (baseballprospectus.com) writers Nate Silver (AL) and Joe Sheehan (NL). In some boxes there is a reference to PECOTA, which is a BP prediction model that projects a player's numbers based on the performances of up to 100 statistically comparable players.

PHOTOPhotograph by Matt A. BrownTHE HIGH LIFE After falling short of the playoffs last year, Todd Jones and the Tigers will rise all the way back to the World Series. For Vladimir Guerrero and the Angels, they're a safe bet to be playing in October too.

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)