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Publication Date: 11/5/2012

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Publication Date: 2/9/2012
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PEVA Shuffle 2012
Preseason Pitching Power Rankings

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

Baseball Evaluation

Team Predictions 2012 - Standings

National League
Stat Geek Baseball Predictions 2012

National League
Wins Loss
National League East
Philadelphia Phillies 104 58
Miami Marlins 83 79
Atlanta Braves 81 81
Washington Nationals 78 84
New York Mets 64 98
National League Central
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72
Milwaukee Brewers * 89 73
Cincinnati Reds 85 77
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 89
Chicago Cubs
68 94
Houston Astros 61 101
National League West
Arizona Diamondbacks 93 69
Los Angeles Dodgers * 91 71
San Francisco Giants 84 78
Colorado Rockes 75 87
San Diego Padres 67 95
Wild Card Winner - Los Angeles Dodgers over Milwaukee Brewers.
Note: Team predictions based on relationship of PEVA Shuffle Index - Preseason 2012 to wins and losses.

National League East

We think that the Philadelphia Phillies have the chance to win more games this year than last, if their stellar stars, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley can make it back to the field for the majority of the year.  Without them, they should still win the division.  I'm not sure how good most people think the pitching staff of this team was in 2011.  Think Top Ten of All-Time, Number 8 in fact, as the new chapter in Stat Geek Baseball, the Best Ever Book states in 2012.  And this year's edition, with Jonathan Papelbon in the bullpen instead of Ryan Madson, may have gotten better.  A lot will depend on whether Joe Blanton is back and healthy, or even if Kyle Kendrick takes over the #5 starting job, but both should be able to do what ace #4 Roy Oswalt did last year in his uneven season.

But can any of their division opponents contend given the injury situation in Philly.  Yes, although we're not as big a fan of the upside of Miami as others are, and don't think the Braves lineup is that good.  We think both of those teams are vying to getting above 0.500 for most of the season.  For Washington, the building blocks continue to stack, and with Strasburg back in the starting rotation and Drew Storen at the back end of the bullpen, those are two big blocks.  Just think we're a year or two away from that team winning 90 games.  The Mets.  2015 seems a more likely playoff target date than 2012.

National League Central

Those Cardinals keep rolling along.  It's hard to know just how badly they will miss Albert Pujols.  We think a whole lot, but the Cardinals have done a good job of filling in the pieces around that, and if Adam Wainwright can rebound to anywhere near the form of two seasons ago, it should be another playoff year for St. Louis.  Can Carlos Beltran replace the production of Pujols?  No.  Can Wainwright and the pitching staff make up for it?  Maybe.  It is wasn't for the loss of Prince Fielder in Milwaukee, we might have more concerns about the Cardinals and their chances.  But we think the Cardinals will win the division this year, with Milwaukke getting a wild card spot.  

The Pirates are another young team building for the future, so to us, its the Reds who could wrest control in the central if any of the other four teams can.  A lot will depend on whether they're pitching can hold up better than it did in 2011.  We're gonna miss the Houston Astros when they leave the National League.  It's doubtful that many will miss watching this year's edition of the old Colt 45s in 2012.

National League West

It will be another competitive season in the standings of the Natoinal League West, but at the end of the day, we're predicting that the Arizona Diamondacks, or good Oakland player south, will end up on top.  Either the Dodgers or the Giants could win this, although some day soon San Francisco is gonna have to find more hitting to offset that great one two three puch on the pitching mound in Lincecum, Cain, and Bumgarner. We don't know if Melky Cabrera and Busty Posey are enough, but then again, we didn't think they had enough hitting in 2010.  We think the Dodger will get into the Wild Card playoff game, and win it.  Kershaw vs. Greinke will be a pretty good matchup if things turn out that way.

San Diego and Colorado just seem to be too far away from the other three to contend.

American League Predictions 2011
PEVA Power Ranking
Shuffle Index 2012
Fantasy Baseball Cheatsheets
Fantasy Baseball Rankings
Team Playoff Predictions
LA Dodgers over Milwaukee in WC Playoff

Philadelphia over LA Dodgers
Arizona over St.Louis

Philadelphia over Arizona
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PEVA Shuffle 2012
Preseason Batting Power Rankings

1.    Detroit Tigers
2.    Boston Red Sox
3.    New York Yankees
4.    LA Angels of Anaheim
5.    St. Louis Cardinals
6.    Milwaukee Brewers
7.    Tampa Bay Rays
8.    Phiuladelphia Phillies
9.    Texas Rangers
10.   Toronto Blue Jays
11.   Miami Marlins
12.   Cincinnati Reds
13.   Los Angeles Dodgers
14.   Arizona Diamondbacks
15.   Baltimore Orioles
16.   Atlanta Braves
17.   Kansas City Royals
18.   Chicago White Sox
19.   Colorado Rockies
20.   Cleveland Indians
21.   San Francisco Giants
22.   Pittsburgh Pirates
23.   San Diego Padres
24.   Washington Nationals
25.   Chicago Cubs
26.   New York Mets
27.   Oakland A's
28.   Seattle Mariners
29.   Minnesota Twins
30.   Houston Astros
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Pitchers 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 - 7 12 1
Hitters 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 - 7 12 1
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