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Eric W. Freeman, Jr.'s 2006 Predictions
Final Standings

AL East W L Pct. NL East W L Pct.
Boston Red Sox 96 66 0.593 Atlanta Braves 90 72 0.556
New York Yankees 86 76 0.531 New York Mets 86 76 0.531
Baltimore Orioles 81 81 0.500 Philadelphia Phillies 81 81 0.500
Toronto Blue Jays 79 83 0.488 Washington Nationals 79 83 0.488
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 68 94 0.420 Florida Marlins 76 86 0.469
AL Central W L Pct. NL Central W L Pct.
Cleveland Indians 93 69 0.574 St. Louis Cardinals 101 61 0.623
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 Houston Astros 87 75 0.537
Detroit Tigers 81 81 0.500 Chicago Cubs 86 76 0.531
Minnesota Twins 73 89 0.451 Milwaukee Brewers 79 83 0.488
Kansas City Royals 68 94 0.420 Pittsburgh Pirates 76 86 0.469
Cincinnati Reds 72 90 0.444
AL West W L Pct. NL West W L Pct.
Oakland Athletics 95 67 0.586 Los Angeles Dodgers 83 79 0.512
Los Angeles Angels 86 76 0.531 San Diego Padres 81 81 0.500
Texas Rangers 78 84 0.481 San Francisco Giants 79 83 0.488
Seattle Mariners 65 97 0.401 Arizona Diamondbacks 75 87 0.463
Colorado Rockies 64 98 0.395
Playoffs

American League National League
Division Series Red Sox over Angels, 3-2 Cardinals over Astros, 3-2
Athletics over Indians, 3-1 Dodgers over Braves, 3-0
League Championship Athletics over Red Sox, 4-2 Cardinals over Dodgers, 4-3
World Series Athletics over Cardinals, 4-3
League Leaders

Hitters American League Stat National League Stat
AVG Mark Teixeira 0.341 Albert Pujols 0.341
OBP Travis Hafner 0.430 Adam Dunn 0.437
SLG Mark Teixeira 0.600 Ryan Howard 0.597
OPS Mark Teixeira 1.029 Derrek Lee 1.079
R Vladimir Guerrero 121 Albert Pujols 137
H Ichiro Suzuki 231 Juan Pierre 219
2B Mark Teixeira 48 Todd Helton 53
3B Carl Crawford 17 Jimmy Rollins 15
HR Mark Teixeira 43 Derrek Lee 47
RBI Manny Ramirez 143 Adam Dunn 135
BB Jason Giambi 149 Adam Dunn 121
SO Brad Wilkerson 172 Preston Wilson 163
SB Scott Podsednik 69 Juan Pierre 61
CS Ichiro Suzuki 14 Juan Pierre 17
Pitchers
IP Mark Buehrle 228.1 Livan Hernandez 245.2
W C.C. Sabathia 19 Pedro Martinez 21
L Jeremy Bonderman 17 Livan Hernandez 16
ERA Johan Santana 2.61 Carlos Zambrano 2.46
H Freddy Garcia 252 Livan Hernandez 241
K Johan Santana 249 Carlos Zambrano 274
HR Jamie Moyer 39 Eric Milton 47
BB Gil Meche 99 Victor Zambrano 93
Sv Francisco Rodriguez 47 Eric Gagne 52
Award Winners

Awards American League National League
Most Valuable Player Mark Teixeira (.357-43-140) Adam Dunn (.317-42-135)
Cy Young C.C. Sabathia (19-4 2.75 213) Carlos Zambrano (18-6 2.46 274)
Rookie of the Year Ian Kinsler Ryan Zimmerman
Comeback Player Jim Thome Scott Rolen
Surprise Player Jason Lane Paul Lo Duca
Disappointing Player Travis Hafner Jeff Kent
Dave Kingman Brad Wilkerson Alfonso Soriano
Alex Gonzalez of the Marlins Tony Batista Felipe Lopez
Eric's Comments on the Upcoming Season



Keith's Take

Well, Eric certainly has his brother's aptitude for math. How, exactly, is Derrick Lee going to finish with a 1.079 OPS, when his OBP will be less than .437, and his SLG lower than .597?

Other than that miscue, I'll grant that these are some pretty solid picks.

See Keith's 2006 Predictions.



Scott's Take



See Scott's 2006 Predictions.



Asher's Take



See Asher's 2006 Predictions.





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