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3B David Wright
Atlanta Braves: SP Tim Hudson
His third win this season will be the 200th of his 14-year big-league career, as Hudson has been as consistent as they come since breaking into the league back in 1999.
With Chipper Jones retired, there is a clear void in the leadership department in Atlanta this coming season. The longest-tenured Braves are now Hudson and catcher Brian McCann, and I'll give Hudson the nod here.
Miami Marlins: RF Giancarlo Stanton
The Marlins are a shell of the team that opened the 2012 season, and while there are plenty of veteran pieces, none figure to be part of the long-term plans.
If there is one reason to go see the Marlins this coming season, it'll be the slugging of Stanton. Though he's just 23, he could step into a leadership role this coming season as he'll be looked at to carry what's left of the team.
New York Mets: 3B David Wright
With an eight-year, $138 million extension, Wright will likely finish his career with the Mets. If there is any player who could join Konerko and Jeter this coming season as a legitimate team captain, it may be Wright.
Though it may be another long season in New York this coming year, the future is bright for the Mets, and they could be contenders by 2014 with Wright leading the way.
Philadelphia Phillies: SS Jimmy Rollins
It appeared for a short time last offseason that Rollins may take his services elsewhere, but he eventually signed a three-year, $33 million deal to remain in Philadelphia.
He's no longer an MVP candidate, but he still posted a 4.9 WAR last season and with his goofy personality and 13 years with the team, he's the clear choice here.
Washington Nationals: 3B Ryan Zimmerman
After being taken with the fourth pick in the 2005 draft, Zimmerman made his debut in September of the same season. He was a staple at third base and in the middle of the Nationals lineup by the following season.
He's battled injuries off and on the past few seasons, but he is an integral part of the team and they are substantially better with him in the lineup. Even as Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper continue towards stardom, it will be Zimmerman who leads this group.