Every year I like to do a position by position ranking of the NL East. So here is this years, so far. I will give each team a ranking by using a 5-1 ranking by position, 5 being the best at the positions in the division, 1 being the worst, and tallying the totals at the end.
Catcher - McCann, Pudge, Baker, Blanco, Ruiz/Schneider
First Base - Howard, Dunn, Glaus, Cantu, Murphy
Second Base - Utley, Uggla, Prado, Castillo, Harris
Short Stop - Hanley, Escobar, Rollins, Reyes, Gonzalez
Third Base - Zimmerman, Wright, Chipper, Polanco, Sanchez
Left Field - Bay, Ibanez, Coghlan, Willingham, Diaz
Center Field - Beltran, Victorino, McLouth, Morgan, Maybin
Right Field - Werth, Ross, Francoeur, Melky, Dukes
So offensively here are the totals:
For Starting Pitching, I will rank the entire 25 projected starters for the division. The best with 25, worst with 1.
25 Halladay, 24 Santana, 23 Johnson, 22 Jurrjens, 21 Hanson, 20 Hudson, 19 Hamels, 18 Happ, 17 Nolasco, 16 Marquis, 15 Kawakami, 14 Blanton, 13 Lowe, 12 Moyer, 11 Lannan, 10 Pelfrey, 9 Sanchez, 8 Maine, 7 Zimmerman, 6 Perez, 5 West, 4 Stammen, 3 Niese, 2 VandenHurk, 1 Olsen
Braves - 91
Phillies - 88
Marlins - 60
Mets - 51
Nationals - 39
Just my opinions. Let's here some thoughts in the comment section!
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