Thursday, February 03, 2011

Ranking NL East Right Fielders

The right field class of the NL East has the potential to be the best out of any other division in baseball. Let's check out these stars.

1. Atlanta Braves
Jason Heyward
.277/.849, 83 R, 29 2B, 5 3B, 18 HR, 72 RBI, 11 SB, 4.4 WAR. All-around talent that is just scary good. Best is yet to come with this young phenom. His #1 ranking is questionable, seeing that he has only 1 year of experience and the man behind him is proven, but I'm expecting MVP numbers from this kid.

2. Washington Nationals
Jayson Werth
.296/.921, 106 R, 46 2B, 27 HR, 85 RBI, 13 SB, 5.2 WAR. The Beard signed a lucrative 7 year deal with the Nats, but let's see how he fairs in more spacious Nationals Park and without the lineup he was accustomed to batting in while in Philly. His talent is undeniable, but I expect a drop in his numbers this year and for seasons to come.

3. Florida Marlins/Mike Stanton (21)
.259/.833, 45 R, 21 2B, 22 HR, 59 RBI, 2.8 WAR. Crazy off the charts power for a player this young; hit 43 homeruns between AA-MLB last year. At 6'5" 235 lb., it's crazy to think what type of season he's capable of. His defense is underrated as well.

4. New York Mets/Angel Pagan (29)
.290/.765, 80 R, 31 2B, 7 3B, 11 HR, 69 RBI, 37 SB, 4.8 WAR. Should have won a Gold Glove last season, but ironically didn't hit enough for consideration (figure that one out). This 4th outfielder finally graduated to starter because of opportunity. He's perfect for CF, but for the time being Beltran is stuck there.

5. Philadelphia Phillies/Domonic Brown (23)
.210/.612 in 70 plate appearances. The time in now for this highly touted young stud. He's competing for the starting gig with Ben Francisco, John Mayberry, and Ross Gload. It's clear to everyone that Brown has the most upside, but whether he's ready for the pressure of being a cog on a team destined for the playoffs is yet to be determined.


Bob D said...

I expect Brown to start out in a platoon and eventually get to full time with the Francisco platoon shifting to LF with Ibanez if he does well.

Bob D said...

The Phils ranked at thier respective postions: first - 3, second - 1, third - 2, fourth - 1, and fifth - 1. Not bad and consider the pitching probably tops

GM-Carson said...

Bob D- rotation, bullpen, and bench being previewed in the coming days, but you're right in expecting the Phils are tops.

audittrida said...

after last night mike richards went from my favorite to least favorite flyer

GM-Carson said...

Pedro Feliz signed a minor league deal with the Royals. Ha!

GM-Carson said...

Phils are thinking about bringing Gary Matthews Jr. aboard with a minor league deal. His pops, Sarge, must have compromising pictures of Wheeler, because this isn't even a good depth signing.

Andrew said...

No doubt in my mind Werth will never match his past two (career) years. He will be good, but his numbers will decline. And if they don't? Well, I'm wrong but his skill will just be going to waste.