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Index: Voting Results | Individual Ballots | World Series Picks

Yesterday we started our prediction miniseries with a look at the American League. Today we unveil our National League and
World Series picks.

Each author’s ballot may be found later in the article. Here, we neatly summarize
the results. In each division standings table you’ll find the average rank of the team, plus the standard deviation. The lower the standard
deviation, the more in agreement the authors were about that team’s place in the division standings. In our AL column, the
Royals had a standard deviation of 0, meaning that all authors agreed they would finish last. We have similar consensus with
the old/new Washington Nationals, also picked to finish last across the board. Such agreement is rare around here, and
obviously means that both the Royals and Nationals will finish third in their respective divisions.

It’s worth noting that the standard deviations are much higher in the NL than in the AL, particularly in the NL East, where each contending team has about the same chance of winning the division as finishing fourth. This plays out in our wildly dissimilar predictions for that division, as our authors think that the Braves, Mets, Phillies and Marlins could all be printing World Series tickets this year.


Standings:

NL EAST


Team                      Average    Std. Dev.

Philadelphia Phillies      1.83        1.1
Atlanta Braves             2.08         .97
New York Mets              2.92        1.08
Florida Marlins            3.97         .83
Washington Nationals       5            0


NL CENTRAL


Team                      Average    Std. Dev.

St. Louis Cardinals        1.25         .45
Chicago Cubs               1.83         .57
Milwaukee Brewers          3.91         .99
Houston Astros             4.08        1.08
Cincinnati Reds            4.25        1.05
Pittsburgh Pirates         5.67         .65


NL WEST


Team                      Average    Std. Dev.

Los Angeles Dodgers        1.33         .65
San Diego Padres           1.83         .39
San Francisco Giants       3.17         .94
Arizona Diamondbacks       4.17         .71
Colorado Rockies           4.5          .67



World Series Predictions


Author               Winner        Loser
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Will Carroll         Red Sox       Cubs
James Click          Braves        Red Sox
Clay Davenport       Yankees       Cubs
Jay Jaffe            Cardinals     Twins
Rany Jazayerli       A's           Phillies
Chris Kahrl          Dodgers       ----
Jonah Keri           Red Sox       Marlins
Dave Kirsch          Braves        Red Sox
Dayn Perry           Red Sox       Phillies
Joe Sheehan          Twins         Mets
Nate Silver          Red Sox       Phillies
Keith Woolner        Red Sox       Dodgers

Individual Awards:

For the MVP voting, we’ve kept the traditional points system in place that’s been used elsewhere: 10-7-5-3-1 for the MVP Award, and
5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that’s 10 points for a first place vote, 7 for a second place vote,
etc). The projected statistics appearing after each player’s name are their baseline PECOTA forecasts.

Legend:

  • Hitters: Ballots, Points, (1st Place Votes), AVG/OBP/SLG, VORP, WARP, EqA
  • Pitchers: Ballots, Points, (1st Place Votes), IP, ERA, VORP, WARP

NL MVP

  1. Albert Pujols 11 104 (9) .336/.419/.637, 84.9, 11.9, .360
  2. Carlos Beltran 4 35 (3) .277/.372/.505, 46.9, 7.9, .309
  3. Bobby Abreu 7 33 .298/.411/.524, 51.6, 8.0, .322
  4. Miguel Cabrera 5 25 .293/.357/.524, 41.4, 7.2, .304
  5. Jim Thome 3 21 .271/.393/.578, 44.3, 5.5, .323
  6. Barry Bonds 3 15 .324/.514/.658, 72.7, 9.0, .400
  7. Adam Dunn 3 13 .270/.395/.565, 39.9, 6.2, .321
  8. Scott Rolen 3 11 .290/.383/.541, 44.7, 8.1, .317
  9. J.D. Drew 4 10 .278/.388/.513, 39.9, 6.6, .315
  10. Lance Berkman 1 7 .288/.404/.536, 43.1, 7.0, .318
  11. Aramis Ramirez 1 7 .274/.333/.491, 21.1, 4.8, .280
  12. Nomar Garciaparra 3 5 .289/.342/.478, 31.7, 5.2, .281
  13. Chipper Jones 1 5 .275/.379/.487, 26.6, 4.9, .302
  14. Jim Edmonds 2 4 .285/.391/.587, 49.2, 7.6, .329
  15. Carlos Delgado 1 3 .271/.393/.521, 41.0, 6.1, .318
  16. Marcus Giles 1 3 .283/.358/.451, 30.9, 6.2, .286
  17. Troy Glaus 1 3 .276/.384/.570, 30.9, 4.6, .314
  18. Derrek Lee 1 2 .273/.365/.505, 30.0, 5.5, .298
  19. Jason Bay 1 1 .273/.368/.507, 27.2, 5.5, .302
  20. Todd Helton 1 1 .330/.435/.583, 50.3, 8.5, .325

NL Cy Young

  1. Ben Sheets 10 27 (3) 218.0, 3.11, 57.7, 8.4
  2. Pedro Martinez 6 22 (3) 193.7, 3.06, 49.2, 7.2
  3. Josh Beckett 4 12 (1) 162.0, 3.51, 30.9, 5.0
  4. Tim Hudson 3 11 (1) 172.7, 3.55, 33.1, 5.4
  5. Jason Schmidt 4 10 (1) 211.0, 3.06, 53.4, 7.7
  6. Jake Peavy 5 9 153.0, 3.78, 21.4, 4.0
  7. Roy Oswalt 2 6 (1) 200.3, 3.72, 39.8, 6.3
  8. Mark Mulder 1 5 (1) 182.3, 3.80, 29.2, 4.8
  9. Mark Prior 1 5 (1) 161.7, 3.24, 40.7, 5.9

NL ROY

  1. Jeff Francis 6 18 (2) 114.3, 5.00, 15.8, 3.0
  2. Gavin Floyd 5 17 (1) 98.0, 4.77, 6.4, 1.7
  3. J.J. Hardy 5 13 (1) .257/.315/.423, 9.8, 2.7, .256
  4. Garrett Atkins 4 12 (2) .284/.349/.459, 2.5, 1.5, .261
  5. Chris Burke 3 9 (1) .267/.338/.392, 5.5, 1.7, .258
  6. Andy Marte 3 7 (1) .253/.335/.466, 11.3, 2.9, .278
  7. Clint Barmes 2 6 (1) .268/.309/.421, .7, 1.7, .234
  8. Edwin Jackson 2 6 (1) 80.0, 4.58, 3.9, 1.3
  9. Jason DuBois 1 5 (1) .255/.332/.473, 5.9, 1.7
  10. Yusmeiro Petit 1 5 (1) 105.3, 3.31, 23.5, 3.6
  11. Ezequiel Astacio 1 3 82.3, 4.67, 7.2, 1.7
  12. Kyle Davies 1 3 81.7, 4.60, 6.1, 1.6
  13. Conor Jackson 1 3 .249/.319/.414, -3.2, 1.2, .251
  14. Prince Fielder 1 1 .251/.340/.443, 8.3, 1.5, .273


Individual Ballots


Will Carroll

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST
Braves           Cardinals           Giants
Mets             Cubs (WC)           Padres
Phillies         Brewers             Dodgers
Marlins          Astros              Diamondbacks
Nationals        Reds                Rockies
                 Pirates

Most Valuable Player

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Barry Bonds
  3. Carlos Beltran
  4. Adam Dunn
  5. Jason Bay

Cy Young

  1. Mark Prior
  2. Ben Sheets
  3. Jason Schmidt

Rookie of the Year

  1. Andy Marte
  2. Gavin Floyd
  3. Prince Fielder


James Click

STANDINGS


NL EAST         NL CENTRAL         NL WEST

Phillies        Cardinals          Dodgers
Braves (WC)     Cubs               Padres
Marlins         Brewers            Giants
Mets            Astros             Diamondbacks
Nats            Reds               Rockies
                Pirates

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Bobby Abreu
  3. Barry Bonds
  4. J.D. Drew
  5. Scott Rolen

CY

  1. Tim Hudson
  2. Pedro Martinez
  3. Ben Sheets

RoY

  1. Edwin Jackson
  2. Conor Jackson
  3. Garrett Atkins


Clay Davenport

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Phillies         Cubs                Padres
Atlanta          Cardinals (WC)      Dodgers
Mets             Astros              Giants
Marlins          Brewers             Rockies
Nationals        Pirates             Diamondbacks
                 Reds

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Aramis Ramirez
  3. Miguel Cabrera
  4. Troy Glaus
  5. Todd Helton

CY

  1. Josh Beckett
  2. Tim Hudson
  3. Ben Sheets

RoY

  1. Garrett Atkins
  2. Gavin Floyd
  3. Jeff Francis


Jay Jaffe

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Braves           Cardinals           Dodgers
Marlins (WC)     Cubs                Padres
Phillies         Astros              Giants
Mets             Brewers             Rockies
Nationals        Reds                Diamondbacks
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Bobby Abreu
  3. Miguel Cabrera
  4. Barry Bonds
  5. J.D. Drew

CY

  1. Roy Oswalt
  2. Ben Sheets
  3. Jake Peavy

RoY

  1. J.J. Hardy
  2. Jeff Francis
  3. Edwin Jackson


Rany Jazayerli

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Phillies         Cubs                Dodgers
Mets (WC)        Cardinals           Padres
Braves           Brewers             Giants
Marlins          Reds                Diamondbacks
Nationals        Astros              Rockies
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Carlos Beltran
  2. Bobby Abreu
  3. Adam Dunn
  4. Nomar Garciaparra
  5. Derrek Lee

CY

  1. Ben Sheets
  2. Pedro Martinez
  3. Josh Beckett

RoY

  1. Gavin Floyd
  2. J.J. Hardy
  3. Jeff Francis


Chris Kahrl

STANDINGS


NL EAST           NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Braves            Cardinals           Dodgers
Mets              Reds                Padres (WC)
Marlins           Cubs                Diamondbacks
Phillies          Pirates             Giants
Los Nationales    Brewers             Rockies
                  Astros

MVP

  1. Carlos Beltran
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Chipper Jones

CY

  1. Mark Mulder
  2. Ben Sheets
  3. Jake Peavy

RoY

  1. Jeff Francis
  2. Gavin Floyd
  3. J.J. Hardy


Jonah Keri

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Phillies         Cardinals           Dodgers
Marlins (WC)     Cubs                Padres
Braves           Astros              Giants
Mets             Brewers             Diamondbacks
Nats             Reds                Rockies
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Jim Thome
  3. Bobby Abreu
  4. Miguel Cabrera
  5. J.D. Drew

CY

  1. Jason Schmidt
  2. Josh Beckett
  3. Pedro Martinez

RoY

  1. Garrett Atkins
  2. Kyle Davies
  3. J.J. Hardy


Dave Kirsch

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Braves           Cardinals           Dodgers
Mets (WC)        Cubs                Padres
Phillies         Astros              Rockies
Marlins          Reds                Giants
Nationals        Brewers             Diamondbacks
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Miguel Cabrera
  3. Adam Dunn
  4. Marcus Giles
  5. Jim Edmonds

CY

  1. Pedro Martinez
  2. Jake Peavy
  3. Ben Sheets

RoY

  1. Yusmeiro Petit
  2. Gavin Floyd
  3. Chris Burke


Dayn Perry

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Phillies         Cardinals           Padres
Braves           Cubs (WC)           Dodgers
Marlins          Brewers             Giants
Mets             Reds                Diamondbacks
Nationals        Astros              Rockies
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Jim Thome
  3. Scott Rolen
  4. Carlos Delgado
  5. Bobby Abreu

CY

  1. Ben Sheets
  2. Josh Beckett
  3. Jake Peavy

RoY

  1. Chris Burke
  2. J.J. Hardy
  3. Garrett Atkins


Joe Sheehan

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Mets             Cubs                Dodgers
Phillies         Cardinals (WC)      Padres
Marlins          Reds                Giants
Braves           Brewers             Diamondbacks
Nationals        Astros              Rockies
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Carlos Beltran
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Scott Rolen
  4. Bobby Abreu
  5. Nomar Garciaparra

CY

  1. Pedro Martinez
  2. Tim Hudson
  3. Jason Schmidt

RoY

  1. Jason DuBois
  2. Ezequiel Astacio
  3. Andy Marte


Nate Silver

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Phillies         Cardinals           Dodgers
Braves           Cubs (WC)           Padres
Mets             Brewers             Diamondbacks
Marlins          Reds                Rockies
Nationals        Astros              Giants
                 Pirates

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Jim Thome
  3. J.D. Drew
  4. Jim Edmonds
  5. Derrek Lee

CY

  1. Pedro Martinez
  2. Jason Schmidt
  3. Ben Sheets

RoY

  1. Clint Barmes
  2. Jeff Francis
  3. Andy Marte


Keith Woolner

STANDINGS


NL EAST          NL CENTRAL          NL WEST

Phillies         Cardinals           Dodgers
Marlins (WC)     Cubs                Giants
Braves           Astros              Padres
Mets             Reds                Rockies
Nationals        Pirates             Diamondbacks
                 Brewers

MVP

  1. Albert Pujols
  2. Lance Berkman
  3. Miguel Cabrera
  4. Bobby Abreu
  5. Nomar Garciaparra

CY

  1. Ben Sheets
  2. Jake Peavy
  3. Roy Oswalt

RoY

  1. Jeff Francis
  2. Chris Burke
  3. Clint Barmes