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Cubs News: Ranking the NL Central’s First Basemen

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Mar 30, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of a base prior to the opening day baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

As we approach Spring Training, we’ll be taking a look at each position, and ranking them from top to bottom. This is purely opinion, and no feelings should be hurt during these rankings.

The first base position in the NL Central this year is an intriguing one. You have a mix of guys that leave a lot of questions in trying to decipher who will be the best. Some of this is potential, some based off of history.

But what is fact is that you have three past All-Stars (one at a different position), another that could have a breakout year and become one and a new face to the division. And while some of these players may platoon, we will try to rank based on who gets the majority of at-bats. If it’s a true platoon situation, we’ll rank the duo as “one”, and compare them against the rest.

So without further ado, we bring to you the rankings for first base in the NL Central.

Next: Coming in at No. 5..

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