The AL Central also known as the American League Central is one of three divisions for the American League. Like the other two divisions the AL Central consists of five teams. These teams include the Cleveland Indians, the Chicago White Sox, the Minnesota Twins, the Detroit Tigers, and the Kansas City Royals. Leading the division so far is the Cleveland Indians who have won two games and have lost none. Second and third place are both tied with two games one and one loss and those teams are the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins. Both teams tied for last with one win and two losses are the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals. This pattern is consistent with all of the divisions in the first week because of the limited amount of games and teams that they play. The team’s records will disperse as the season starts to get going. The three studs to look for this season in the American League Central is Joe Mauer, Prince Fielder, and Miguel Cabrera. For the Minnesota Twins their lineup was not that great. Joe Mauer was able to still produce a .319 average for the 2012 season and was named the best hitter on the team. Soon to be first ballet Hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera has nothing to worry about because of the famous pitching staff that he has in front of him. He never needs to “over perform” but always does making him one of the best players in baseball right now as well as one good show to watch. Prince Fielder has only missed five games in one whole season making him one of the most dependable and reliable players in the game. Some say that Cabrera is Batman and Fielder is Robin because of how the two work together.
The Chicago White Sox have a player named Adam Dunn who is very underrated because he only hits .184 but has hit fifty eight home runs in the two seasons he has been with Chicago. Even though he is 5th in the league for homeruns he averages only 42.5 extra bases per season. Dunn has a hard work ethic and if Chicago gives him a chance in the 2013 season then he will definitely be a player to watch. The Central league also has a good pitching staff. Justin Verlander, Chris Sale, and Max Scherzer are the three aces to look out for. In the 2012 season Justin Verlander had seventeen wins making him one of the aces of the league. What was impressive as well was his 2.64 Earned Run Average that gave him the credibility. It won’t even be a question that he will be closely looked at for this 2013 season.