The NL East is deep with talent this year as the Phillies, Braves, Mets and Marlins all have major talent and the Nationals are developing talent and could be a major contender in the NL East for years to come. There are multiple MVP Candidates and CY Young Candidates on the Phillies, which over-shadow the other teams in the division.
Here are the top fantasy players for each team in the NL East.
Roy Halladay continues his dominance in the National League this year. This season Halladay is 11-4 with a 2.57 ERA and a WHIP of 1.05. Halladay is projected to finish the season 19-7 with 237 strikeouts. Halladay and his teammate Cliff Lee are the favorites to win the NL Cy Young.
Braves catcher Brian McCann is the National League's best-hitting catcher by far this season, especially with Giants catcher Buster Posey out for the season.
This season McCann is batting .309 with 16 home runs, 53 RBI and 38 runs. McCann is projected to finish with 89 RBI and 27 home runs. He is one of the top catchers in MLB, not just the NL, and is underrated.
I don't think many people outside of the Nationals fan base realize how good of a season Zimmerman is having. Zimmerman may be 6-7 but that has to do with the lack of run support he has been getting, as he has an ERA of 2.66 and 82 strikeouts in 115 innings pitched.
Many people would have probably picked the other Zimmerman (Ryan) or Michael Morse, who I expect to have good seasons, but I'm going with a sleeper here in Jordan. He is projected to finish the season 10-12 with 138 strikeouts in 194 innings pitched.
Barring any trade Reyes will be one of the only players on the Mets that gives any production the rest of the season. Reyes is having one of his better season in recent years. This season Reyes is batting a robust .354 with 65 runs and 30 stolen bases.
As long as Reyes' hamstring doesn't bother him anymore this year, he is projected to finish with 111 runs, 51 stolen bases and 55 RBI. There isn't much to be happy about as a New York Mets fan but Reyes is the only thing keeping this team interesting as they appear to be on the verge of trading their top players.
The Florida Marlins have been all over the place this season. They went from being in contention to now being 12.5 games out and in last place.
One of the few bright spots for the Marlins is future All-Star outfielder Mike Stanton. Hanley Ramirez has struggled all season and hasn't show much desire at times. Stanton may only be batting .258, (which is still higher than Ramirez) but he leads the team with 20 home runs, 57 RBI and an OPS of .855. Stanton has a bright future in Florida and will be great for the Marlins when they move to their new ballpark.