American League Central

* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Cleveland Indians

A catastrophic amount of injuries looks to be the only way they don’t make another World Series run.

2. Minnesota Twins

Their surprise 2017 season was no fluke and they brought in some valuable help to make a run at Cleveland.

3. Chicago White Sox

The youth movement is in full swing and they have some nice pieces that are coming into form.

4. Detroit Tigers

Aside from Miguel Cabrera and Michael Fulmer, there isn’t a lot to be excited about.

5. Kansas City Royals

Losing Eric Hosmer and Lorenzo Cain has really put a damper on their outlook for 2018.

Player to Watch: SS Francisco Lindor Cleveland Indians

Best Acquisition: P Jake Odorizzi Minnesota Twins

New Kid on the Block: P Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox

Indians Lineup

1. SS Francisco Lindor

2. 2B Jason Kipnis

3. 3B Jose Ramirez

4. DH Edwin Encarnacion

5. 1B Yonder Alonso*

6. LF Michael Brantley

7. RF Lonnie Chisenhall

8. C Yan Gomes

9. CF Bradley Zimmer

Bench

OF Brandon Guyer

C Roberto Perez

INF Gio Urshela

Rotation

1. Corey Kluber

2. Carlos Carrasco

3. Trevor Bauer

4. Danny Salazar

5. Mike Clevinger

Setup

Andrew Miller

Closer

Cody Allen

Manager

Terry Francona

Twins Lineup

1. 2B Brian Dozier

2. 1B Joe Mauer

3. 3B Miguel Sano

4. DH Logan Morrison*

5. LF Eddie Rosario

6. CF Byron Buxton

7. RF Max Kepler

8. SS Jorge Polanco (Suspension)

9. C Jason Castro

Bench

INF Eduardo Escobar

OF Robbie Grossman

INF Erick Aybar*

Rotation

1. Ervin Santana+

2. Jose Berrios

3. Jake Odorizzi*

4. Lance Lynn*

5. Kyle Gibson

Setup

Addison Reed*

Closer

Fernando Rodney*

Manager

Paul Molitor

White Sox Lineup

1. SS Tim Anderson

2. 2B Yoan Moncada

3. 1B Jose Abreu

4. RF Avisail Garcia

5. C Welington Castillo*

6. DH Matt Davidson

7. LF Nicky Delmonico

8. 3B Yolmer Sanchez

9. CF Adam Engel

Bench

INF Tyler Saladino

OF Leury Garcia

C Kevan Smith

Rotation

1. James Shields

2. Lucas Giolito

3. Reynaldo Lopez

4. Carson Fulmer

5. Miguel Gonzalez*

Setup

Nate Jones

Closer

Joakim Soria*

Manager

Rick Renteria

Tigers Lineup

1. CF Leonys Martin*

2. 3B Jeimer Candelario

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. RF Nicholas Castellanos

5. DH Victor Martinez

6. C James McCann

7. LF Mikie Mahtook

8. 2B Dixon Machado

9. SS Jose Iglesias

Bench

OF JaCoby Jones

C/1B John Hicks

OF Victor Reyes*

Rotation

1. Michael Fulmer

2. Jordan Zimmermann

3. Francisco Liriano*

4. Mike Fiers*

5. Matthew Boyd

Setup

Alex Wilson

Closer

Shane Greene

Manager

Ron Gardenhire*

Royals Lineup

1. CF Jon Jay*

2. 2B Whit Merrifield

3. 3B Mike Moustakas

4. C Salvador Perez

5. 1B Lucas Duda*

6. RF Jorge Soler

7. LF Alex Gordon

8. DH Cheslor Cuthbert

9. SS Alcides Escobar

Bench

INF Adalberto Mondesi

OF Paulo Orlando

C Drew Butera

Rotation

1. Danny Duffy

2. Ian Kennedy

3. Jason Hammel

4. Nate Karns

5. Jakob Junis

Setup

Brandon Maurer

Closer

Kelvin Herrera

Manager

Ned Yost

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