MLB Depth Charts and What It All Means: National League Central

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MLB Depth Charts and What It All Means: National League Central

Here are the Depth Charts for the National League Central this season.

Chicago Cubs

Starting Lineup

RF- Kosuke Fukudome

SS- Starlin Castro

CF- Marlon Byrd

3B- Aramis Ramirez (11 HR shy of 300 career HR; over 15 HR eight years in a row)

1B- Carlos Pena (144 HR last four years combined)

LF- Alfonso Soriano

C- Geovany Soto

2B- Blake DeWitt

Bench

C- Koyie Hill

IF- Darwin Barney

IF/OF- Jeff Baker

OF- Tyler Colvin

OF- Fernando Perez

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Wellington Castillo

C- Max Ramirez

1B- Bryan LaHair

3B- Marquez Smith

IF- Marwin Gonzalez

IF- Scott Moore

IF- Augie Ojeda

IF- Bobby Scales

OF- Reed Johnson

OF- Brad Johnson

Rotation

1. Ryan Dempster (102 career wins and 87 career saves; ERA under four last three years)

2. Carlos Zambrano

3. Matt Garza (ERA under four last four seasons)

4. Randy Wells

5. Carlos Silva

Potential Bullpen

Jeff Samardzija (was a WR on the Notre Dame football team)

Scott Maine

John Grabow

Andrew Cashner

Justin Berg

Esmailin Caridad

Robert Coello

Casey Coleman

Thomas Diamond

Jay Jackson (Potential Prospect)

Braden Looper (72 career wins and 103 career saves)

Maros Mateo

Jeff Stevens

Todd Wellemeyer

Scott Rice

James Russell

SU- Sean Marshall

SU- Kerry Wood (0.69 ERA last season with NYY in 26 IP)

CL- Carlos Marmol (38 saves last season)

 

Cincinnati Reds

Starting Lineup

CF- Drew Stubbs

2B- Brandon Phillips

1B- Joey Votto (Won NL MVP last year; 37 HR, 113 RBI)

3B- Scott Rolen (16th year in MLB; eight Gold Gloves in his career)

RF- Jay Bruce

LF- Jonny Gomes

C- Ramon Hernandez

SS- Paul Janish

Bench

C- Ryan Hanigan

IF- Edgar Renteria (World Series MVP for SF Giants last season)

IF- Miguel Cairo

OF- Chris Helsey

OF- Fred Lewis

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Devin Mesoraco (Potential Prospect)

C- Corky Miller

1B- Yonder Alonso (Potential Prospect)

1B- Daniel Dorn

3B- Juan Francisco (Potential Prospect)

SS- Zack Cozart (Potential Prospect)

IF- Chris Valaika

IF- Todd Frazier (Potential Prospect)

OF- Brian Barton

OF- Jeremy Hermida (former Florida Marlin)

Rotation

1. Edinson Volquez

2. Bronson Arroyo (over 15 wins in three straight seasons w/ over 200 IP)

3. Johnny Cueto

4. Homer Bailey

5. Travis Wood

Potential Bullpen

Carlos Fisher

Jared Burton

Logan Ondrusek

Bill Bray

Jose Arredondo

Mike Leake

Sam LeCure

Chad Reineke

Jordan Smith

Danny Ray Herrera

Matt Maloney

Dontrelle Willis (Has not pitched 100 innings since 2007)

SU- Nick Masset

SU- Aroldis Chapman (Potential Prospect)

CL- Francisco Cordero (290 career saves; over 34 saves four straight years)

 

Houston Astros

Starting Lineup

CF- Michael Bourn (154 SB last three seasons combined(

SS- Clint Barmes

RF- Hunter Pence (25 HR in last three seasons [75 total HR])

LF- Carlos Lee

3B- Chris Johnson

2B- Bill Hall

1B- Brett Wallace

C- Jason Castro

Bench

C- Humberto Quintero

IF- Matt Downs

IF- Angel Sanchez

OF- Jason Boutgeois

OF- Jason Michaels

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Carlos Corporan

C- Brian Esposito

C- J.R. Towles

1B- Brian Dopirak

SS- Tommy Manzella

IF- Jeff Keppinger

IF- Oswaldo Navarro

OF- Brian Bogusevic

Rotation

1. Brett Myers

2. Wandy Rodriguez (ERA under four last three seasons)

3. Bud Norris

4. J.A. Happ (Traded from Phillies in Roy Oswalt deal)

5. Nelson Figueroa

Potential Bullpen

Aneury Rodriguez

Ryan Rowland-Smith

Jeff Fulchino

Fernando Abad

Erick Abreu

Alberto Arias

Cesar Carrillo

Enerio Del Rosario

Casey Fien

Samuel Gervacio

Jordan Lyles (Potential Prospect)

Jailen Peguero

Lance Pendleton

Fernando Rodriguez

Henry Villar

Ross Wolf

Gustavo Chacin

Sergio Escalona

Welsey Wright

SU- Wilton Lopez

SU- Mark Melancon

CL- Brandon Lyon (74 career saves in nine MLB seasons)

 

Milwaukee Brewers

Starting Lineup

2B- Rickie Weeks

RF- Corey Hart (2010: 31 HR, 102 RBI, 158 hits)

LF- Ryan Braun (128 career HR in four seasons w/ 420 RBI)

1B- Prince Fielder

3B- Casey McGhee

SS- Yunieksy Betancourt

CF- Carlos Gomez

C- Johnathan Lucroy

Bench

C- Wil Nieves

1B/OF- Mark Kotsay

IF- Craig Counsell

IF- Luis Cruz

OF- Chris Dickerson

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- George Kottaras

C- Martin Maldonado

1B/OF- Jeremy Reed

3B- Mat Gamel

IF- Erick Almonte

IF- Eric Farris

OF- Brandon Boggs

OF- Brandon Jones

Rotation

1. Zack Greinke (606 K in last three seasons combined)

2. Yovani Gollardo

3. Randy Wolf

4. Shaun Marcum (37-25 W-L career; 2010: 165 K)

5. Chris Narveson

Potential Bullpen

Manny Parra

Mike McClendon

Zach Braddock

Kameron Loe

Josh Butler

Eulogio De La Cruz

Mark DiFelice

Pat Egan

Marco Estrada

Sean Green

Justin James

Brandon Kintzler

Roque Mercedes

Mark Rogers- Potential Prospect

Mitch Stetter

SU- Takashi Saito

SU- LaTroy Hawkins

CL- John Axford (24 saves in 43 games finished in 2010)

 

Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting Lineup

LF- Jose Tabata

2B- Neil Walker

CF- Andrew McCutchen

3B- Pedro Alvarez

1B- Lyle Overbay

RF- Garrett Jones (42 HR last two seasons combined)

C- Chris Snyder

SS- Ronny Cedeno

Bench

C- Jason Jaramillo

UTIL- Ryan Doumit

1B/3B- Garrett Atkins (former Colorado Rockie)

IF/OF- Josh Rodriguez

OF- Matt Diaz (former Atlanta Brave)

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Dusty Brown

C- Wyatt Toregas

1B- Jeff Clement

1B- Andy Marte

1B/OF- John Bowker

1B/OF- Steve Pearce

SS- Pedro Ciriaco

IF- Josh Fields

IF- Corey Wimberly

OF- Alex Presley

Rotation

1. Paul Maholm

2. Ross Ohlendorf

3. Kevin Correia (22 wins last two seasons with Padres)

4. James McDonald

5. Scott Olsen

Potential Bullpen

Brian Burres

Jose Veras

Jeff Karstens

Chris Resop

Jose Ascanio

Michael Crotta

Sean Gallagher

Kevin Hart

Jorge Julio

Chris Leroux

Brad Lincoln

Daniel McCutchen

Charlie Morton

Ferando Nieve

Cesar Valdez

Tyler Yates

Daniel Moskos

Rudy Owens (Potential Prospect)

SU- Evan Meek

SU- Joe Biemel

CL- Joel Hanrahan

 

St. Louis Cardinals

Starting Lineup

2B- Skip Schumaker

CF- Colby Rasmus

1B- Albert Pujols (408 HR in 10 seasons in MLB; top nine and under in MVP every year)

LF- Matt Holliday (five straight seasons of over 24 HR)

RF- Lance Berkman

3B- David Freese

C- Yadier Molina

SS- Ryan Theriot

Bench

C- Gerald Laird

1B/OF- Allen Craig

IF- Daniel Descalso

IF- Tyler Greene

OF- Jon Jay

Some Players Outside of 25-Man

C- Bryan Anderson

C- Steven Hill

1B- Mark Hamilton

IF- Freddie Bynum

IF- Nick Punto

IF- Ramon Vasquez

OF- Amaury Cazana

OF- Nick Stavinoha

Rotation

1. Chris Carpenter (33 wins last two seasons combined)

2. Jaime Garcia (2010: 13-8 W-L, 2.70 ERA)

3. Jake Westbrook

4. Kyle Lohse

5. Kyle McClellan

Potential Bullpen

Miguel Batista

Brian Tallet

Fernando Salas

Trever Miller

Bryan Augenstein

Brandon Dickson

Lance Lynn (Potential Prospect)

Adam Ottavino

Eduardo Sanchez (Potential Prospect)

Ian Snell

Adam Wainwright (Out for season with Tommy John surgery)

P.J. Walters

Rich Rundles

Raul Valdes

SU- Mitchell Boggs

SU- Jason Motte

CL- Ryan Franklin (65 saves last two seasons combined)

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