American League Central


* – indicates new to team

+ – indicates injury

1. Cleveland Guardians

It starts with their pitching depth and what they can dispatch from the minor leagues. Their lineup is well balanced and Jose Ramirez is a yearly MVP candidate.

2. Minnesota Twins

The trade to acquire Pablo Lopez cost them Luis Arraez, but with them resigning Carlos Correa it isn’t that large of a loss.

3. Chicago White Sox

They are on the cusp of either being a legitimate contender or falling flat on their faces in the cellar.

4. Detroit Tigers

The only thing to watch about them this year is Miguel Cabrera who is playing in his final season.

5. Kansas City Royals

There are a few bright spots with the likes of Bobby Witt Jr. and Vinnie Pasquantino taking hold of their respective positions. Outside of that it’s another rough year.

Player to Watch: 3B Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Guardians

Best Acquisition: P Pablo Lopez – Minnesota Twins

New Kid on the Block: P Jackson Jobe – Detroit Tigers

Guardians Lineup

1. LF Steven Kwan

2. SS Amed Rosario

3. 3B Jose Ramirez

4. DH Josh Bell*

5. 1B Josh Naylor

6. 2B Andres Gimenez

7. RF Oscar Gonzalez

8. C Mike Zunino*

9. CF Myles Straw


OF Will Brennan

INF Gabriel Arias

C Cam Gallagher*


1. Shane Bieber

2. Zach Plesac

3. Triston McKenzie+

4. Cal Quantrill

5. Aaron Civale


Trevor Stephan


Emmanuel Clase


Terry Francona

Twins Lineup

1. RF Max Kepler

2. 2B Jorge Polanco

3. SS Carlos Correa

4. DH Byron Buxton

5. LF Trevor Larnach

6. 3B Jose Miranda

7. 1B Joey Gallo*

8. C Christian Vazquez*

9. CF Michael A. Taylor*


INF/OF Nick Gordon

OF/1B/DH Alex Kirilloff

INF Kyle Farmer*


1. Pablo Lopez*

2. Sonny Gray

3. Joe Ryan

4. Tyler Mahle

5. Kenta Maeda


Jorge Lopez


Jhoan Duran


Rocco Baldelli

White Sox Lineup

1. SS Tim Anderson

2. CF Luis Robert Jr.

3. 1B Andrew Vaughn

4. DH Eloy Jimenez

5. 3B Yoan Moncada

6. LF Andrew Benintendi*

7. C Yasmani Grandal

8. 2B Elvis Andrus

9. RF Oscar Colás


OF/1B/DH Gavin Sheets

INF/OF Romy Gonzalez

C Seby Zavala


1. Dylan Cease

2. Lance Lynn

3. Lucas Giolito

4. Michael Kopech

5. Mike Clevinger*


Kendall Graveman


Liam Hendriks+


Pedro Grifol*

Tigers Lineup

1. RF Matt Vierling*

2. SS Javier Baez

3. CF Riley Greene

4. 1B Spencer Torkelson

5. LF Austin Meadows

6. C Eric Haase

7. DH Miguel Cabrera

8. 2B Jonathan Schoop

9. 3B Ryan Kreidler


OF/DH Kerry Carpenter

INF/OF Nick Maton*

C Jake Rogers


1. Eduardo Rodriguez

2. Spencer Turnbull

3. Michael Lorenzen*

4. Matthew Boyd*

5. Matt Manning


Alex Lange


Jose Cisnero


A.J. Hinch

Royals Lineup

1. SS Bobby Witt Jr.

2. RF MJ Melendez

3. C Salvador Perez

4. 1B Vinnie Pasquantino

5. DH Franmil Reyes*

6. 2B Michael Massey

7. 3B Hunter Dozier

8. CF Kyle Isbel

9. LF Edward Olivares


INF Nicky Lopez

OF Jackie Bradley Jr.*

INF Matt Duffy*


1. Zack Greinke

2. Jordan Lyles*

3. Brady Singer

4. Brad Keller

5. Kris Bubic


Aroldis Chapman*


Scott Barlow


Matt Quatraro*

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