American League Central


* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Cleveland Indians

Their rotation is among the best in all of baseball. That should give them a spot atop the division.

2. Minnesota Twins

Among the most active teams in the offseason, their acquisitions should have them back in contention.

3. Chicago White Sox

While they missed out on a big free agent acquisition, they have some solid pieces in place for the future.

4. Detroit Tigers

They still have some bloated contracts they need to get away from, but the future is beginning to take shape.

5. Kansas City Royals

They won’t be anywhere near contention because of their pitching staff, but their lineup should not be underestimated.

Player to Watch: SS Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians

Best Acquisition: DH Nelson Cruz – Minnesota Twins

New Kid on the Block: OF Eloy Jimenez – Chicago White Sox

Indians Lineup

1. SS Francisco Lindor

2. 2B Jason Kipnis

3. 3B Jose Ramirez

4. 1B Carlos Santana*

5. DH Hanley Ramirez*

6. LF Jake Bauers*

7. RF Tyler Naquin

8. C Roberto Perez

9. CF Leonys Martin


OF Greg Allen

INF Max Moroff*

C Kevin Plawecki*


1. Corey Kluber

2. Carlos Carrasco

3. Trevor Bauer

4. Mike Clevinger

5. Shane Bieber


Adam Cimber


Brad Hand


Terry Francona

Twins Lineup

1. SS Jorge Polanco

2. LF Eddie Rosario

3. 1B C.J. Cron*

4. DH Nelson Cruz*

5. 3B Miguel Sano

6. RF Max Kepler

7. 2B Jonathan Schoop*

8. C Jason Castro

9. CF Byron Buxton


INF/OF Marwin Gonzalez*

C Mitch Garver

OF Jake Cave


1. Jose Berrios

2. Kyle Gibson

3. Michael Pineda

4. Jake Odorizzi

5. Martin Perez*


Taylor Rogers


Trevor May


Rocco Baldelli*

White Sox Lineup

1. CF Adam Engel

2. 3B Yoan Moncada

3. 1B Jose Abreu

4. DH Yonder Alonso*

5. LF Eloy Jimenez

6. RF Daniel Palka

7. SS Tim Anderson

8. C Welington Castillo

9. 2B Yolmer Sanchez


INF/OF Leury Garcia

OF Jon Jay*

C James McCann*


1. Carlos Rodon

2. Reynaldo Lopez

3. Ivan Nova*

4. Lucas Giolito

5. Dylan Covey


Nate Jones


Alex Colome*


Rick Renteria

Tigers Lineup

1. 2B Josh Harrison*

2. RF Nicholas Castellanos

3. 1B Miguel Cabrera

4. 3B Jeimer Candelario

5. DH Niko Goodrum

6. LF Christin Stewart

7. SS Jordy Mercer*

8. C Grayson Greiner

9. CF JaCoby Jones


C John Hicks

INF Gordon Beckham*

OF Mikie Mahtook


1. Jordan Zimmermann

2. Matthew Boyd

3. Matt Moore*

4. Daniel Norris

5. Tyson Ross*


Joe Jimenez


Shane Greene


Ron Gardenhire

Royals Lineup

1. RF Whit Merrifield

2. SS Adalberto Mondesi

3. LF Alex Gordon

4. DH Jorge Soler

5. 1B Ryan O’Hearn

6. 3B Hunter Dozier

7. 2B Chris Owings*

8. C Martin Maldonado*

9. CF Billy Hamilton*


1B Frank Schwindel

1B/DH Lucas Duda*

OF Terrance Gore


1. Danny Duffy

2. Jakob Junis

3. Brad Keller

4. Ian Kennedy

5. Jorge Lopez


Brad Boxberger*


Wily Peralta


Ned Yost

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