Victorino the best center fielder in NL East 

March, 1, 2011

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.