The player with the most real estate to cover on the field...center fielder, and today we rank the ones of the NL East.
1. Philadelphia Phillies
Shane Victorino (30)
.259/.756, 84 R, 26 2B, 10 3B, 18 HR, 69 RBI, 34 SB, 3.6 WAR. In the same mold as Jose Reyes in that The Flying Hawaiian does a bit of everything (not to mention anger the competition with his antics). His 3 straight Gold Gloves are nice to have up the middle too with J-Roll, Utley, and Chooch.
2. New York Mets
Carlos Beltran (33)
.255/.768 in 255 plate appearances. His prime years are behind him because he's practically playing with no cartilage in his knees, but his bat continues to be a threat. Should probably move to RF at this stage of his career allowing Pagan to patrol CF, but his pride is getting in the way.
3. Florida Marlins/Chris Coghlan (25)
.268/.718, 60 R, 20 2B, 28 RBI, 10 SB, .5 WAR. Sophomore slump got this kid bad (.321/.850 in '09 ROY campaign). His ability to adequately defend CF is a mystery, but the Fish don't really have elsewhere to turn.
4. Washington Nationals/Nyjer Morgan (30)
.253/.633, 60 R, 17 2B, 7 3B, 24 RBI, 34 SB, -1.1 WAR. Anger issues, accused of dirty play, no power, and for a man with his speed, he sure does get caught performing thievery a lot (lead NL with 17 caught stealing in each of '09 and '10).
5. Atlanta Braves/Nat McClouth (29)
.190/.620 in 288 plate appearances. What the hell happened to this former All-Star and Gold Glover? At 29, this is a make or break season for him. Since leaving Pittsburgh he's been atrocious.