Today, our State of the NL East continues as we take a look at where Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper ranks in the division
As spring training gets closer and closer, we continue to rank the National League East by position. Today, we take a look at the right fielders. The Washington Nationals have had Bryce Harper as the full-time right fielder for the last two seasons.
When you look at the right fielders in this division, there are two changes in the division compared to Opening Day last season. The Mets are projected to have Jay Bruce as their starter in right. Bruce was traded from the Reds to the Mets at last year’s deadline.
Meanwhile, in Philadelphia, the Phillies signed Michael Saunders to a one-year deal earlier this winter. Last year, Peter Bourjos ended up being Philadelphia’s Opening Day right fielder. The other two teams bring back the same Opening Day right fielders as last year as the Braves will have Nick Markakis and the Marlins will have Giancarlo Stanton at that position.
Last season, the Nats, Marlins, and Braves right fielders all finished in the top eight in the National League in RBI’s. As for the other two teams, the Mets and Phillies had the lowest two RBI totals at the position in the NL.
With that being said, here is how I would rank the right fielders in this division. If you would like to share your rankings with us, please feel free to put them in the comments section: