Ranking the projected starting center fielders in the National League in 2019

Lorenzo Cain finished seventh in National League MVP voting last season. [Image Source: Flickr | NJ Baseball]
Lorenzo Cain finished seventh in National League MVP voting last season. [Image Source: Flickr | NJ Baseball]

Lorenzo Cain had an excellent first season with Milwaukee and heads this list.

MLB

After looking at the center fielders in the American League, it is time to look at the projected starters there in the Senior Circuit.

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

Lorenzo Cain, Brewers

Last season, Cain was able to finish seventh in National League MVP voting. In 141 games, the 32-year-old finished with a .308 average, 10 home runs, 25 doubles, and 30 stolen bases. It was the fourth time in the last five seasons that he has hit at least .300. Cain seemingly makes a highlight play in center field every game.

2

Starling Marte, Pirates

The 30-year-old Marte played 145 games last year hitting .277 with 20 home runs, 32 doubles, and 33 stolen bases. The homer total was a career-high, and he has averaged nearly 34 steals a year over the last six seasons. A two-time Gold Glove winner (as a left fielder), he has one of the strongest arms for anyone who plays in center.

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