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Publication Date: 11/5/2012

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PEVA Shuffle 2013
Preseason Pitching Power Rankings


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




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Team Predictions 2013 - Standings

American League
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Stat Geek Baseball Predictions 2013


American League
Wins Loss
American League East
Toronto Blue Jays 94 78
New York Yankees ** 84 78
Tampa Bay Rays 83 79
Baltimore Orioles 79 83
Boston Red Sox 73 89
American League Central
Detroit Tigers 98 64
Kansas City Royals **8379
Chicago White Sox8082
Cleveland Indians 79 83
Minnesota Twins 72 90
American League West
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 93 69
Oakland A's8181
Texas Rangers 81 81
Seattle Mariners 74 88
Houston Astros 59 103
Wild Card Winner - Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays in 1 game
playoff with the Royals winning.  New York Yankees beating Kansas City.
Note: Team predictions based on relationship of PEVA Shuffle Index - Preseason 2013 to wins and losses.

American League East

To us, and to the PEVA shuffle index, it does not look to be a close race.  The Toronto Blue Jays have added so much firepower, both at bat and on the pitching mound, that they should take a depleted American League East, whose Yankee and Boston squads are either old or rebuilding, and sometimes both.  We're hesitant to state that the Yankees, however, while winning only 84 games, will take the second wild card, as the shuffle index does not take into account injuries such as that to Alex Rodriguez, that might cost him the majority, if not all, of the year.  But, we'll leave it as is.  The Yankees have a tendency to spend enough money, if they need to, to get into contention, and the whole league looks weak to us.  Of course, that might be because they added the weak team of the NL this year in the Houston Astros.

It's hard for us to believe that the Orioles can win so many close games with a pitching staff that's not top notch, but in this division, with the Tampa Bay Rays having given the Royals a chance to contend with the shipment of pitchers such as James Shields to the midwest, they could make more of a move than seems logical.

American League Central

We're not predicting 100 wins this year for the Tigers, but they'll get within two at 98.  Again, the division will be weak, overall, and the month of September won't push them to play their entire lineup each day as they'll coast to the division title.  This team is packed.  When you have Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander on the same team, you have a sure advantage right from the start.  It will be a surprise to some, but not to those that follow the game that the Kansas City Royals are on the ascent, and with the trade for Tampa Bay's established starters Davis and Shields, we think it will push them into the wild car playoff, although it may take them an extra game to do so.  There's plenty to like in KC, with youngsters like Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer on the rise and enough acquired vets to push them over the 0.500 mark.  It will be a battle for second place, however, as the White Sox and Indians are getting better, too.  Unfortunately, for a team like the Indians, their lack of pitching depth will cause the improved batting lineup with Bourn and Swisher to fall a couple games short.  The Twin have some good youngsters as well, but they'll fall short this year.

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American
League West

We know it's not called theft in baseball free agency, but if this were the old wild west, taking Josh Hamilton off your division rival might qualiify.  Geez, if this were 1876, it might cause a whole new league to surface.  See the history of the National League raiding the National Association to understand that comment.  I know, too far in the weeds, but it is appropo.  We think the addition of Hamilton to go along with Mike Trout and Albert Pujols and a pitching staff with enough starters to keep the games close will be too much for the Rangers to overcome.  But, Texas seems to have a way of competing to the end, although without their centerfielder as with less than aggressive standpoint in free agency, it will take their young and up and coming stars like Profar to push them past the Anaheim nine.

And geez, you haven't mentioned the Athletics of Oakland, and perhaps, in the future San Jose.  Well, they'll be a competitive team, as Billy Beane, usually commands., but they're really in the same boat as Texas, fighting for 2nd place and a wild card berth, gaining the first goal, but failing in the second.  However, we wouldn't be surprised to see Mr. Cespedes make a run for a Top Ten finish in the MVP balloting.  Seattle is making strides in the right direction, but they still don't have enough hitting to help Felix Hernandex win more than individual honors.  

And alas, the Houston Astros, of a new league and more youngsters than a Little League squad.  Anybody think they might have been better off in the International League.  Wait, maybe they're the ones that should look into a switch to the National Associaiton, ... if time travel is available.


National League Predictions 2012
PEVA Power Ranking
Shuffle Index 2012
Fantasy Baseball Cheatsheets
Fantasy Baseball Rankings
Team Playoff Predictions

Kansas City over Tampa Bay for
2nd Wild Card Spot

New York Yankees over Kansas City
in WC Playoff

Detroit over NY Yankees
Toronto over LA Angels of Anaheim

Detroit over Toronto


 
PEVA Shuffle 2013
Preseason Batting Power Rankings

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