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Breaking Down the NL Central Division – Part 5

Breaking Down the NL Central Division – Part 5

This is the fifth segment of an eight-part series handicapping the NL Central based on a position by position analysis of teams using a variety of projection systems.
Part 1 (Intro, C-1B) | Part 2 (IF) | Part 3 (OF) | Part 4 (Bench)
We're on to the pitchers now after an exhaustive look at the offenses of the NL Central. I'm including the projections for innings pitched, wins and ERA as I try to determine a hierarchy for the Central's rotations. I’m using ZiPS as my projection base, but I have CHONE and Marcels around here as well if you find fault in a particular player’s numbers. Feel free to call me out in the comments; I’ll do my best to explain my reasoning.

The pitchers:

 

STL
HOU
CIN
MIL
PIT
CHC

SP

Carpenter
Oswalt
Arroyo
Sheets
Duke
Zambrano

SP

Wainwright
Jennings...

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