Had a little time last night so I went back 10 seasons in MG for OF numbers. The PPPS averages were as follows:
The high-end CF(using 500 innings minimum) were high range, good glove players. No real shocker there. 90 range, 80+ glove.
The high-end LF were also range/glove guys. They were more failed CF/2B with 70+ range/glove. I know, for a fact, that you can get even more from high range/lower glove guys(85/65) in LF. Arm doesn't seem to matter much in LF/CF.
The high-end RF were arm guys. I hadn't ever thought of using C/DH-types in RF but I did use a handful of 65/35 range/glove guys. The big difference in plays made came from the arm. I'd been thinking RF along the lines of LF(range makes up for other shortcomings) but that is flat-out wrong in RF. The players with the 50/50 arm just don't make the plays that the 65/65 arm players do regardless of R/G numbers.
So, in summation, I think you can use the 8/22/65/65/41 C in RF but not the low level 1B/DH 35/41/38/29 out there with limited negatives. I'll revisit this as I get a bigger sample size.