After the Miami Marlins went on a three-player spending spree, you can make a strong case for the NL East being the second best division in the game just behind the AL East. With the Phillies and Braves remaining among the best teams in the game, plus a Marlins team capable of competing for a playoff spot and a talented, young Nationals team getting better it's hard to see any team struggling in 2012.
With the NL East being such a good division, it only means that it is filled with some of the best players in the game from star shortstop Jose Reyes to ace Roy Halladay to young slugger Mike Stanton. This article ranks the top 25 players within the division.
Trying to stick to players that have produced on the major league level, Nationals prospect Bryce Harper will not qualify for the list despite the fact he may earn a job with the big club out of spring training.