AL Central Notes: Rotation spots and position battles


AL Central Notes takes a look throughout the FanSided network on a daily basis for articles on the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Cleveland Indians, Minnesota Twins and the Chicago White Sox.

Motor City Bengals (Detroit Tigers)
Shane Greene is Somebody to be Excited About for Detroit Tigers: by Josh Scramlin

"“As for as his pitching repertoire, it could even make Jim Price say “wow.” After seeing Greene throw a couple of bullpen sessions, manager Brad Ausmus said Green sports a “good sinker, good slider, good cutter” and is a “guy with excellent stuff.”"

Kings of Kauffman (Kansas City Royals)
Kansas City Royals and Salvador Perez Turn the Page: by David Hill

"“Perhaps it was fitting that it was Perez again at the plate with the Royals season on the line in Game Seven of the World Series. Alex Gordon had given the Royals a spark, getting a two out base hit and reaching third on an error. One more hit, and the Royals would have tied Game Seven in an improbable fashion, the perfect way to cap off their already improbable run through the postseason.”"

Wahoo’s on First (Cleveland Indians)
The Battle For The Cleveland Indians’ Final Rotation Spot: by Nicholas D. Blazek

"“McAllister got the Spring Training Opening Day start, and while it started off a little rocky, he was able to hold it together and give a solid performance … McAllister settled in, allowing just one more hit in his two inning outing. In two innings, he allowed three hits and a run after striking out three.”"

Statliners (Minnesota Twins)
Could Minnesota Twins’ Brian Dozier Be Even Better In 2015?: by Drew Jenkins

"“Brian Dozier had a solid 2013 for the Minnesota Twins, posting a 2.7 fWAR, but in 2014, he broke out, putting up a 4.6 fWAR, which was fifth among big league second basemen. He also managed a 118 wRC+, a .174 ISO and an impressive 12.6 percent walk rate.”"

Southside Showdown (Chicago White Sox)
Who do you want at 2nd base: Micah Johnson or Carlos Sanchez?: by Brian Draus

"“Assuming Carlos Sanchez makes the Opening Day roster, the White Sox wouldn’t have an electric base-stealer at the bottom of the order. While that may not be an issue as long as he puts the ball in play, Sanchez struggled with making contact last season in limited play with 25 strikeouts in 100 at-bats.”"

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