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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
Harang
Bush
Gorzo
Hill

SP

Reyes
Sampson
Milton
Capuano
Snell
Prior

SP

Looper
Williams
Lohse
Suppan
Maholm
Lilly

SP

Wells
Rodriguez
Ramirez
Vargas
Armas
Marquis

Starter #1

Carpenter: 20...

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