By Corey Stolzenbach

The NL Central fields one of the best divisions in all of baseball, as evidenced by three teams making the postseason a year ago.

Who then makes the list of top players by position in the NL Central?

2B: Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds: Phillips has done some breaking out as a player. He was the first ever Reds second baseman to have a 30-30 season, which is impressive considering the kind of career Hall of Famer Joe Morgan put together. Phillips reached the 100 RBI plateau for the first time in his career last season. He’s a Gold Glove player who has consistently made an impact at the Major League level in his career. If the Reds get back to the playoffs in 2014, Phillips is sure to play a big part in that.

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