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2002 MLB Scouting Reports

Another year, another New York Yankee on the cover of our Baseball Preview Issue -- despite the fact that New York did not win the World Series last fall. Instead, the Bronx Bombers went out and signed baseball's premier free agent in cover boy Jason Giambi, who just might be the perfect hitter. What does that mean for the rest of the league? Scroll down below to see how we predict the Yankees and the other 29 clubs will fare this season. Click on a team name for a complete scouting report, including thoughts from an opposing scout. March 25, 2002 cover
Howard Schatz


How They'll Finish
AMERICAN LEAGUE
EAST CENTRAL WEST
1   Yankees (1) 1 White Sox (10) 1   Mariners (2)
2 Red Sox (9) 2 Twins (13) 2 Athletics (6)*
3 Blue Jays (21) 3 Indians (14) 3 Angels (18)
4 Orioles (26) 4 Tigers (24) 4 Rangers (20)
5 Devil Rays (30) 5 Royals (28)   
NATIONAL LEAGUE
EAST CENTRAL WEST
1 Braves (5) 1 Cardinals (3) 1 Diamondbacks (4)
2 Mets (8) 2 Astros (7)* 2 Giants (11)
3 Marlins (12) 3 Cubs (15) 3 Dodgers (16)
4 Phillies (17) 4 Brewers (23) 4 Padres (19)
5 Expos (25) 5 Reds (27) 5 Rockies (22)
   6 Pirates (29)   
*Wild-card team
(Overall rank in parentheses)

AL Division Series
  • Yankees over Athletics
  • Mariners over White Sox
  • NL Division Series
  • Cardinals over Braves
  • Diamondbacks over Astros
  • AL Championship Series
  • Yankees over Mariners
  • NL Championship Series
  • Cardinals over Diamondbacks
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    World Series
  • Yankees over Cardinals
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