Victorino the best center fielder in NL East
March, 1, 2011
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
Now that New York Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran has so graciously volunteered to move from center field to right field -- silly me, I thought it was up to the manager to tell players where to play! -- we have a bit more clarity about the center-field situations in the National League East.
Frankly, all five gentlemen assuming this critical outfield spot have something to prove this season (not that Beltran, ahem, didn't). On Monday I attempted to make a case that the fellow manning the spot for the Mets might be the division's best for fantasy purposes, but it was a stretch. Regardless, let's rank the five NL East center fielders and discuss why it's a critical season for each, for real life as well as fantasy purposes.