33-year old lefty swinging David DeJesus is moving to CF for the 2013 season. He played in 148 games for the Cubs last year and he was 133 of 506 (.263 avg, .753 OPS) with 76 runs scored, 9 homers, 50 RBIs and 7 stolen bases. DeJesus played in 50 games (36 starts) in CF for the Cubs last year and he had 3 assists and 0 errors there while showing slightly below average range. He also played in 100 games (86 starts) in RF for the Cubs last year and he had 5 assists and 2 errors there while showing good range. DeJesus has now played in 1,155 games in his first 10 years in the majors and he is 1,210 of 4,303 (.281 avg, .774 OPS) with 637 runs scored, 80 homers, 486 RBIs and 58 stolen bases. Scott Hairston, Brian Bogusevic and Brett Jackson could also see time in CF for the Cubs in 2013. Hairston played in 14 games (11 starts) in CF last year for the Mets and he had 0 errors or assists, but he showed pretty terrible range there. Bogusevic played in 20 games (10 starts) in CF for the Astros last year and he had 0 assists and 1 error there while showing slightly below average range. 24-year old lefty swinging Brett Jackson had issues with the Cubs last year. He played in 44 games in his first taste of the majors last year for the Cubs and he was 21 of 120 (.175 avg, .644 OPS) with 14 runs scored, 4 homers and 9 RBIs. He was seriously overmatched by major league pitching as he whiffed 59 times last year! Jackson played in 39 games (38 starts) in CF for the Cubs last year and he had 0 assists and 2 errors there while showing outstanding range. Jackson also played in 106 games in AAA-ball for the Cubs last year and he was 104 of 407 (.256 avg, .817 OPS) with 66 runs scored, 15 homers, 47 RBIs and 27 stolen bases.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE CENTER FIELDERS IN 2013: C+