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Breaking Down the NL Central – Finale

Breaking Down the NL Central – Finale

This is the final segment of a series handicapping the NL Central based on a position by position analysis of teams using a variety of projection systems.
Part 1 ( C-1B) | 2 (IF) | 3 (OF) | 4 (BN) | 5 (SP) | 6 (MR-CL)
If you've been reading this series since Part 1, you'll remember that I used ZiPS as a projection base in an attempt to rank the teams in the NL Central from top to bottom. The discussion following Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #15 sparked "Breaking Down the NL Central," as I tried to find an objective method of previewing the division to combat the varying degrees of homerism that live in all of us. I believe that this project did just that; by leaving everything up to the numbers, most of the subjectivity was sucked out of the study. You'll recall that I used these 25-man rosters suggested by a knowledgeable panel of team-specific bloggers:

 

STL
HOU
CIN
MIL
PIT
CHC

C

Molina
Ausmus
Ross
Estrada
Paulino
Barrett

1B

Pujols
Berkman
Hatteberg
Fielder
LaR...

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