This is the third 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)
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 outfields:

 

STL
HOU
CIN
MIL
PIT
CHC

LF

Duncan
Lee
Dunn
Jenkins
Bay
Floyd

CF

Edmonds
Burke
Griffey
Hall
Duffy
Soriano

RF

Encarnac.
Scott
Freel
Hart
Nady
Jones

Left Field

Duncan: 455 AB, .266/.346/.457, 21 HR, 6...

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