Ranking the 15 projected starting right fielders in the National League in 2019

Christian Yelich was the National League MVP in 2018. [Image Source: Flickr | Ian D'Andrea]
Christian Yelich was the National League MVP in 2018. [Image Source: Flickr | Ian D'Andrea]

Reigning National League MVP Christian Yelich is the easy choice to lead the way.

MLB

The last group of outfielders that need to be looked at are the projected starting right fielders who reside in the National League.

As a subjective list, many of the players can almost be considered interchangeable as to where they are ranked. Depth charts were taken from Roster Resource.

1

Christian Yelich, Brewers

The 27-year-old Yelich is the current reigning National League MVP. He led the league last year with his .326 average and 1.000 OPS while also compiling 36 homers, 34 doubles, 22 stolen bases, 110 RBIs, and 118 runs. Other than doubles, those numbers were career-highs across the board. He won a Gold Glove in 2014 (although it was as a left fielder). CBS Sports mentions how he has been raking at the plate in spring training.

2

Charlie Blackmon, Rockies

After spending the past four seasons as Colorado's primary center fielder, the 32-year-old Blackmon will be making the transition over to right. The three-time All-Star played in 156 games last year and finished batting .291 with 29 home runs, 31 doubles, 12 steals, and a National League-leading 119 runs. He has taken advantage of his home games taking place at Coors Field with a career .970 OPS there compared to .745 on the road.

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