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SCOUTING REPORTS

April 06, 2009
April 06, 2009

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April 6, 2009

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SCOUTING REPORTS

AMAZIN'TURNAROUND
When the Mets and the Angels last met, in June 2008, New York was plagued bycontroversy and infighting, a .500 team in the midst of firing manager WillieRandolph. However, when the speedy Jose Reyes and his Mets—more cohesive underskipper Jerry Manuel—next run into Chone Figgins (9) and L.A., it will be inthe '09 World Series.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

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EASTWLGB
NEW YORK YANKEES9765
BOSTON RED SOX*96661
TAMPA BAY RAYS90727
BALTIMORE ORIOLES808217
TORONTO BLUE JAYS798318
CENTRAL
MINNESOTA TWINS8577
CLEVELAND INDIANS82803
CHICAGO WHITE SOX79836
DETROIT TIGERS77858
KANSAS CITY ROYALS748811
WEST
LOS ANGELES ANGELS8676
OAKLAND ATHLETICS81815
TEXAS RANGERS738913
SEATTLE MARINERS699317

NATIONALLEAGUE

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EASTWLGB
NEW YORK METS9270
PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES*89733
ATLANTA BRAVES84788
FLORIDA MARLINS778515
WASHINGTON NATIONALS709222
CENTRAL
CHICAGO CUBS9369
MILWAUKEE BREWERS84789
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS828011
CINCINNATI REDS808213
HOUSTON ASTROS709223
PITTSBURGH PIRATES649829
WEST
LOS ANGELES DODGERS8874
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS87751
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS778511
COLORADO ROCKIES768612
SAN DIEGO PADRES699319

CONSIDER THISBOXES COMPILED BY JOE SHEEHAN

* Wild card

PLAYER VALUERANKINGS
SI's David Sabino ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 (thebest) to 425 and the pitchers from 1 to 350, based on projections of theirstatistical production this season. Each player's Player Value Ranking (PVR)appears next to his name in the scouting reports. For a complete list of PVRsby position, go to SI.com/bonus.

PLAYOFFPREDICTIONS

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AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES Yankees over TwinsAngels over Red SoxNATIONAL LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES Cubs over PhilliesMets over Dodgers
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Angels over YankeesCHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Mets over Cubs

WORLD SERIES
Mets over Angels

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Tom Verducci expands on his World Series prediction, and SI's panel ofseamheads weighs in with its preseason awards.

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PHOTOPhotograph by MARK AVERY/AP