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Breaking Down the NL Central Division – Part 4

Breaking Down the NL Central Division – Part 4

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)
We’re not talking rocket science here, just a quick look at offense and a cursory glance at defensive whizzes (or dunces). 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.

Now, the benches:

 

STL
HOU
CIN
MIL
PIT
CHC

BN

Wilson
Loretta
Conine
Clark
Bautista
Murton

BN

Spiezio
Lamb
Valentin
Mench
Doumit
Ward

BN

Miles
Lane
Denorfia
Counsell
McLouth
Blanco

BN

Taguchi
Bruntlett
Castro
Graffanino
Hernandez
Theriot

BN

Bennett
Quintero
Hamilton
Miller
Cota
Pagan

I'll have to go deeper than the 25-man rosters, though, to balance out the total number of at bats for each team...

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