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Before all the IBA ballots are counted, staff picks give a hint as to what hands the awards may find themselves in.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Travis Hafner posted the highest OBP in the AL while nobody noticed, while Neifi Perez ended up getting playoff PT. The young guns had their day and then some. Jermaine Dye gave a lengthy spanking to his 90th percentile PECOTA projection (PECOTA's .288/.359/.516 versus an actual .315/.385/.622). The crop of AL rookies included a guy with a 0.92 ERA finishing third, and rooks like Jered Weaver (105:33 K:BB) and Francisco Liriano (144:32) threatening to be Johan Santana's biggest challengers in 2007. The National League featured tighter races, including a four-way brawl for the Pitcher of the Year and another impressive crop of newbies.

Eight staff members weighed in on the season that was, casting their ballots for the Internet Baseball Awards. We summarized their findings below, and then let them have their individual say.

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April 26, 2006 12:00 am

Prospectus Today: Smart Ball

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Joe Sheehan

Joe has seen some terrible uses of the sacrifice bunt so far this season.

Under the new method, the Hall of Fame vs. Jimmy looks like this:

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April 4, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Making the Cut

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin introduces us to some of the more unexpected players to start the year on their team's 25-man roster.

Opening day rosters are always a joy to go through as one looks for names they haven't seen before, or have completely forgotten. So what follows is a list of 10 players who surprisingly found themselves on the 25-man roster to start the season.

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March 28, 2006 12:00 am

Future Shock: Spring Prospect Report, American League

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Kevin Goldstein

Kevin takes a look at some AL players who have seen their stock rise or fall this spring.

With spring training close to wrapping up, and most prospects without big league jobs already reassigned to minor league camp, it's not too early to take a look at the spring statistics to see which players' stocks are rising and falling. Spring stats should always be taken with a grain of salt, so here's some additional background of some of the American League's best and worst performances by prospects. Statistics are through games of March 26.

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