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MLB Spring Training 2012: Predicting Every NL East Team's Home Run Leader
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Strikeouts are alright, steals are fine and outfield assists are nice, but home runs are still the most consistently exciting and gratifying plays in baseball.

In this current age of sabermetric statistics and analysis, we know that categories like home runs and RBIs aren’t the best measures of a player’s worth (sorry Mark Reynolds), but that doesn’t mean we enjoy seeing the ball jacked out of the park any less. 

And even after all the scrutiny that classical statistical measures have come under, home runs remain the quickest—and most macho—way to put runs on the board.

So with the 2012 season nearly upon us, and not a minute too soon, let’s take a look at who will likely end up leading each National League East team in homers.

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