American League Central

* – indicates new to team

1. Detroit Tigers

All the chips are pushed to the table to put a winner together.

2. Chicago White Sox

An impressive offseason will put Chicago into postseason contention.

3. Kansas City Royals

The loss of James Shields will hurt, but they are still contenders with that lineup and bullpen.

4. Cleveland Indians

They have some key pieces in place to surprise some in a possible Wild Card berth.

5. Minnesota Twins

Another year in transition for a franchise looking for some positives.

Player to Watch: 1B Jose Abreu Chicago White Sox

Best Acquisition: P Jeff Samardzija Chicago White Sox

New Kid on the Block: SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians

 

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Tigers Lineup

1. CF Anthony Gose*

2. 2B Ian Kinsler

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. DH Victor Martinez

5. LF Yoenis Cespedes*

6. RF J.D. Martinez

7. 3B Nick Castellanos

8. C Alex Avila

9. SS Jose Iglesias

Bench

OF Rajai Davis

INF Andrew Romine

C James McCann

Rotation

1. David Price

2. Justin Verlander

3. Anibal Sanchez

4. Alfredo Simon*

5. Shane Greene*

Setup

Joakim Soria

Closer

Joe Nathan

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White Sox Lineup

1. CF Adam Eaton

2. LF Melky Cabrera*

3. 1B Jose Abreu

4. DH Adam LaRoche*

5. RF Avisail Garcia

6. SS Alexei Ramirez

7. 3B Conor Gillaspie

8. C Tyler Flowers

9. 2B Micah Johnson

Bench

INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio*

OF J.B. Shuck*

INF Gordon Beckham*

Rotation

1. Chris Sale

2. Jeff Samardzija*

3. Jose Quintana

4. John Danks

5. Hector Noesi

Setup

Zach Duke*

Closer

David Robertson*

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Royals Lineup

1. SS Alcides Escobar

2. CF Lorenzo Cain

3. 1B Eric Hosmer

4. DH Kendrys Morales*

5. C Salvador Perez

6. LF Alex Gordon

7. RF Alex Rios*

8. 3B Mike Moustakas

9. 2B Omar Infante

Bench

OF Jarrod Dyson

INF Christian Colon

C Erik Kratz

Rotation

1. Jason Vargas

2. Yordano Ventura

3. Edinson Volquez*

4. Danny Duffy

5. Jeremy Guthrie

Setup

Wade Davis

Closer

Greg Holland

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Indians Lineup

1. CF Michael Bourn

2. 2B Jason Kipnis

3. LF Michael Brantley

4. 1B Carlos Santana

5. DH Brandon Moss*

6. C Yan Gomes

7. RF David Murphy

8. 3B Lonnie Chisenhall

9. SS Jose Ramirez

Bench

INF/OF Mike Aviles

1B/OF Nick Swisher

OF Ryan Raburn

Rotation

1. Corey Kluber

2. Carlos Carrasco

3. Trevor Bauer

4. Zach McAllister

5. T.J. House

Setup

Bryan Shaw

Closer

Cody Allen

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Twins Lineup

1. SS Danny Santana

2. 2B Brian Dozier

3. 1B Joe Mauer

4. DH Kennys Vargas

5. RF Torii Hunter*

6. 3B Trevor Plouffe

7. LF Oswaldo Arcia

8. C Kurt Suzuki

9. CF Jordan Schafer

Bench

INF/OF Eduardo Nunez

INF Eduardo Escobar

C Chris Herrmann

Rotation

1. Phil Hughes

2. Ervin Santana*

3. Kyle Gibson

4. Ricky Nolasco

5. Tommy Milone

Setup

Casey Fien

Closer

Glen Perkins

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