2014 American League Central Lineups

American League Central

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AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL

  • SOS facing American League East and West: .505 (2ND AL, 3RD MLB)
  • SOS facing National League West: .493 (2ND AL, 4TH MLB)
  • AL CENTRAL SOS: .503 (2ND AL, 2ND MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: CLEVELAND INDIANS, DETROIT TIGERS

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DISCLAIMER(S): The 25 Man Roster will update occasionally throughout the season. The rankings reflect on Wins, Strength of Schedule and Opponents Strength of Schedule. Natural Opponent is the 2014 Interleague Opponent the team will face in 2 2 game series in 2014. The Expected Wins is a measure of minimum wins the team should have in 2014, this is not a direct reflection of standings and will not be final result. Lineups are sourced by MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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Chicago White Sox

CHICAGO WHITE SOX

  • 2013 RECORD: 63-99
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 19 (RANK# 6, 7)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 29 (RANK# 3, 10, 12-13, 16-19, 21-24)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: CHICAGO CUBS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 79
  • 2014 SOS: .481 (5TH AL CENTRAL) (12TH AL) (24TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 4TH PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 1 CF ADAM EATON (L)
  2. 30 LF ALEJANDRO De AZA (L)
  3. 79 1B JOSE DANIEL ABREU (R)
  4. 44 DH ADAM DUNN (L)
  5. 26 RF AVISAIL GARCIA (R)
  6. 10 SS ALEXEI RAMIREZ (R)
  7. 12 3B CONOR GILLASPIE (L)
  8. 5 2B MARCUS SEMIEN (R)
  9. 21 C TYLER FLOWERS (R)

BENCH

  • 32 C ADRIAN NIETO (S)
  • 14 1B PAUL KONERKO (R)
  • 28 IF/OF LEURY GARCIA (S)
  • 24 OF DAYAN VICIEDO (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 49 CHRIS SALE (L)
  2. 55 FELIPE PAULINO (R)
  3. 62 JOSE QUINTANA (L)
  4. 45 ERIK JOHNSON (R)
  5. 50 JOHN DANKS (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 65 NATHAN JONES (R)
  • SU 27 MATT LINDSTROM (R)
  • SU 57 RONALD BELISARIO (R)
  • MID 37 SCOTT DOWNS (L)
  • MID JAVY GUERRA (R)
  • MID 46 DONNIE VEAL (L)
  • LR MAIKEL CLETO (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 2B 15 GORDON BECKHAM (R)
  • IF 7 JEFF KEPPINGER (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 1B JOSE DARIEL ABREU
  2. SP FELIPE PAULINO
  3. RP RONALD BELISARIO
  4. RP SCOTT DOWNS
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. CF ADAM EATON (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  2. 3B MATT DAVIDSON (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  3. RP FRANK De LOS SANTOS (TAMPA BAY RAYS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. RP JAVY GUERRA (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  2. RP MAIKEL CLETO (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  3. C ADRIAN NEITO (WASHINGTON NATIONALS) (RULE 5 DRAFT)
  4. SP ERIC SURKAMP (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP GAVIN FLOYD (ATLANTA BRAVES)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF JAKE ELMORE (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  2. SP HECTOR SANTIAGO (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. RP ADDISON REED (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  4. OF BRANDON JACOBS (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. RP SANTOS RODRIGUEZ (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  2. 3B BRENT MOREL (TORONTO BLUE JAYS)

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Cleveland Indians

CLEVELAND INDIANS

  • 2013 RECORD: 92-70
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK# 24)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 23 (RANK# 1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: CINCINNATI REDS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 88
  • 2014 SOS: .507 (3RD AL CENTRAL) (6TH AL) (12TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 2ND PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 6 CF NYJER MORGAN (L)
  2. 33 1B NICK SWISHER (S)
  3. 22 2B JASON KIPNIS (L)
  4. 41 DH CARLOS SANTANA (S)
  5. 23 LF MICHAEL BRANTLEY (L)
  6. 13 SS ASDRUBAL CABRERA (S)
  7. 7 RF DAVID MURPHY (L)
  8. 10 C YAN GOMES (R)
  9. 8 3B LONNIE CHISENHALL (L)

BENCH

  • 4 IF MIKE AVILES
  • 30 IF/OF ELLIOT JOHNSON
  • 9 OF RYAN RABURN

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 63 JUSTIN MASTERSON (R)
  2. 28 COREY KLUBER (R)
  3. 34 ZACH McALLISTER (R)
  4. 31 DANNY SALAZAR (R)
  5. 59 CARLOS CARRASCO (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 44 JOHN AXFORD (R)
  • SU 37 CODY ALLEN (R)
  • SU 52 VINNIE PESTANO (R)
  • MID 35 MARC RZEPCZYNSKI (L)
  • MID 27 BRYAN SHAW (R)
  • MID 88 JOSH OUTMAN (L)
  • MID 48 SCOTT ATCHINSON (R)
  • LR 43 JOSH TOMLIN (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. CF NYJER MORGAN
  2. RF DAVID MURPHY
  3. IF/OF ELLIOT JOHNSON
  4. RP JOHN AXFORD
  5. RP SCOTT ATCHINSON
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. IF JUSTIN SELLERS (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  2. RP JOSH OUTMAN (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. SP TYLER CLOYD (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C/1B KELLY SHOPPACH
  2. LF/RF JASON KUBEL (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  3. SP UBALDO JIMENEZ
  4. SP SCOTT KAZMIR (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  5. RP MATT ALBERS (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  6. RP RICH HILL (BOSTON RED SOX)
  7. RP JOE SMITH (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF DREW STUBBS (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  • WAIVERS (NEW TEAM)
  1. IF DAVID ADAMS (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. IF/OF CORD PHELPS (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

DISABLED LIST

  • 1B 25 JASON GIAMBI (FRACTURED RIB) (OUT 3-4 WEEKS)
  • CF 24 MICHAEL BOURN (STRAINED HAMSTRING) (WILL START SEASON ON DL)

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Detroit Tigers

DETROIT TIGERS

  • 2013 RECORD: 93-69
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK # 17-19)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 16 (RANK #1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: PITTSBURGH PIRATES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 91
  • 2014 SOS: .513 (2ND AL CENTRAL) (4TH AL) (7TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 1ST PLACE

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 3 2B IAN KINSLER (R)
  2. 48 RF TORII HUNTER (R)
  3. 24 1B MIGUEL CABRERA (R)
  4. 41 DH VICTOR MARTINEZ (S)
  5. 14 CF AUSTIN JACKSON (R)
  6. 13 C ALEX AVILA (L)
  7. 9 3B NICK CASTELLANOS (R)
  8. 32 LF DON KELLY (L)
  9. 27 SS ANDREW ROMINE (S)

BENCH

  • 50 C BRYAN HOLADAY (R)
  • 28 IF ALEX GONZALEZ (R)
  • 20 OF RAJAI DAVIS (R)
  • 72 OF TYLER COLLINS (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 35 JUSTIN VERLANDER (R)
  2. 37 MAX SCHERZER (R)
  3. 19 ANIBAL SANCHEZ (R)
  4. 21 RICK PORCELLO (R)
  5. 33 DREW SMYLY (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 36 JOE NATHAN (R)
  • SU 44 JOBA CHAMBERLAIN (R)
  • SU 46 IAN KROL (L)
  • MID 62 AL ALBURQUERQUE (R)
  • MID 57 EVAN REED (R)
  • MID 40 PHIL COKE (L)
  • LR 39 LUKE PUTKONEN (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. OF RAJAI DAVIS
  2. RP JOE NATHAN
  3. RP JOBA CHAMBERLAIN
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. IF ALEX GONZALEZ (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. SS ANDREW ROMINE (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. SP ROBBIE RAY (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  4. 2B IAN KINSLER (TEXAS RANGERS)
  5. RP IAN KROL (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  6. SP ROBBIE RAY (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. C BRAYAN PENA (CINCINNATI REDS)
  2. 2B OMAR INFANTE (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  3. SS/LF JHONNY PERALTA (ST. LOUIS CARDINALS)
  4. 2B/3B/SS RAMON SANTIAGO (CINCINNATI REDS)
  5. RP JOAQUIN BENOIT (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  6. RP JEREMY BONDERMAN
  7. RP OCTAVIO DOTEL
  8. RP JOSE VERAS (CHICAGO CUBS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF/OF STEVE LOMBARDOZZI (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. SP JOSE ALVAREZ (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  3. 1B PRINCE FIELDER (TEXAS RANGERS)
  4. SP DOUG FISTER (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)

DISABLED LIST

  • SS 1 JOSE IGLESIAS (R)(BILATERAL TIBIAL STRESS FRACTURE)(MISS ENTIRE 2014 SEASON)
  • OF 12 ANDY DIRKS (L)(BACK SURGERY)(OUT APPROXIMATELY 12 WEEKS)
  • RP 43 BRUCE RONDON (R)(WILL UNDERGO TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(SEASON ENDING SURGERY)

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Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY ROYALS

  • 2013 RECORD: 86-76
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: (RANK #4)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 22 (RANK #1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 85
  • 2014 SOS: .520 (1ST AL CENTRAL) (2ND AL) (3RD MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 3RD PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 23 RF NORICHIKA AOKI (L)
  2. 14 2B OMAR INFANTE (R)
  3. 35 1B ERIC HOSMER (L)
  4. 16 DH BILLY BUTLER (R)
  5. 4 LF ALEX GORDON (L)
  6. 13 C SALVADOR PEREZ (R)
  7. 8 3B MIKE MOUSTAKAS (L)
  8. 6 CF LORENZO CAIN (R)
  9. 2 SS ALCIDES ESCOBAR (R)

BENCH

  • 12 C BRETT HAYES (R)
  • 19 IF/OF DANNY VALENCIA (R)
  • 1 OF JARROD DYSON (L)
  • 27 OF JUSTIN MAXWELL (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 33 JAMES SHIELDS (R)
  2. 51 JASON VARGAS (L)
  3. 30 YORDANO VENTURA (R)
  4. 11 JEREMY GUTHRIE (R)
  5. 52 BRUCE CHEN (L)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 56 GREG HOLLAND (R)
  • SU 17 WADE DAVIS (R)
  • SU 40 KEVIN HERRERA (R)
  • MID 55 TIM COLLINS (L)
  • MID 43 AARON CROW (R)
  • MID 67 FRANCISLEY BUENO (L)
  • LR 31 LOUIS COLEMAN (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. 2B OMAR INFANTE
  2. SP JASON VARGAS
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. RF NORICHIKA AOKI (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  2. IF/OF DANNY VALENCIA (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  3. OF CARLOS PEGUERO (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  • WAIVERS (PREVIOUS TEAM)
  1. RP PATRICK SCHUSTER (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  2. OF/IF JIMMY PAREDES (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. 1B CARLOS PENA (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  2. 2B/3B MIGUEL TEJADA
  3. SP ERVIN SANTANA
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. OF DAVID LOUGH (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  2. RP/SP WILL SMITH (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  3. C GEORGE KOTTARAS (CHICAGO CUBS)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 44 LUKE HOCHEVAR (R)(TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(WILL MISS THE 2014 SEASON)

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Minnesota Twins

MINNESOTA TWINS

  • 2013 RECORD: 66-96
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 12 (RANK# 2)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 27 (RANK#1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: MILWAUKEE BREWERS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 76
  • 2014 SOS: .493 (4TH AL CENTRAL) (10TH AL) (19TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 5TH PLACE AL CENTRAL

OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 32 CF AARON HICKS (S)
  2. 2 2B BRIAN DOZIER (R)
  3. 7 1B JOE MAUER (L)
  4. 16 LF JOSH WILLINGHAM (R)
  5. 31 RF OSWALDO ARCIA (L)
  6. 24 3B TREVOR PLOUFFE (R)
  7. 13 DH JASON KUBEL (L)
  8. 8 C KURT SUZUKI (R)
  9. 25 SS PEDRO FLORIMON (S)

BENCH

  • 43 C JOSMIL PINTO (R)
  • 55 1B/OF CHRIS COLABELLO (R)
  • 5 IF EDUARDO ESCOBAR (S)
  • 1 OF ALEX PRESLEY

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 47 RICKY NOLASCO (R)
  2. 45 PHIL HUGHES (R)
  3. 30 KEVIN CORREIA (R)
  4. 37 MIKE PELFREY (R)
  5. 44 KYLE GIBSON (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 15 GLEN PERKINS (L)
  • SU 61 JARED BURTON (R)
  • SU 21 SAMEUL DEDUNO
  • MID 52 BRIAN DUENSING (L)
  • MID 50 CASEY FIEN (R)
  • MID 56 CALEB THIELBAR (L)
  • LR 51 ANTHONY SWARZAK (R)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. DH JASON KUBEL
  2. C KURT SUZUKI
  3. SP RICKY NOLASCO
  4. SP PHIL HUGHES
  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. SP SEAN GILMARTIN (ATLANTA BRAVES)
  2. SP/RP KRIS JOHNSON (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP VANCE WORLEY (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  2. RP DUKE WELKER (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  3. C/OF RYAN DOUMIT (ATLANTA BRAVES)

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SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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