The NL Central has been one of the worst divisions in MLB this year.
There is not one dominant team in the division and everyone is jumbled together.
The fact that each team is average is what makes the division so competitive.
Currently, Milwaukee is in first place with a 41-37 record, with the surprising Cincinnati Reds only .5 games behind at 41-38.
Yet the team with arguably the best roster is the St. Louis Cardinals, who are in last place at 32-45.
It is anyone’s guess as to which team will clinch this division with still over half the season to play.
According to MLB Picks, the Brewers are the favorites to win the Central.
It's a close race in the NL Central, but only one team can win. Who will it be?
— MLB Picks (@MLBPicks) June 27, 2023
Milwaukee has been steady throughout the season but they lack star power.
The Reds are the team that everyone is talking about due to their roster of young players.
Cincinnati has called up many of its top prospects this year.
Each is contributing in a major way.
The most notable are Elly De La Cruz, Matt McLain, and Andrew Abbott.
De La Cruz and McLain have been dominant with their bats while Abbott continues to stifle hitters on the mound.
They are a serious threat to the NL Central and a team that should not be taken lightly.
It would also be foolish to count the Cardinals out with still so much time left in the season.
They have a strong lineup full of All-Stars but are not getting the starting pitching many hoped for.
It seems likely they can play themselves back into the Central race as still over half the season remains.NEXT: Corbin Carroll Headlines A List Of MLB's Youngest Stars