This is the fourth 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 (2B, 3B, SS) | Part 3 (OF)
Were not talking rocket science here, just a quick look at offense and a cursory glance at defensive whizzes (or dunces). Im using ZiPS as my projection base, but I have CHONE and Marcels around here as well if you find fault in a particular players numbers. Feel free to call me out in the comments; Ill do my best to explain my reasoning.
Now, the benches:
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