Minnesota Twins vs AL Central: Third Base
Chicago White Sox: The Sox made a huge move this offseason as they traded for All-Star Todd Frazier. This immediately improves the team’s infield on all levels.
Cleveland Indians: Juan Uribe is currently listed as the Indians’ starting third baseman. How long that will be for will remain to be seen.
Detroit Tigers: Perhaps the Tigers’ weakest infield spot as Nick Castellanos has been more of a middle-of-the-road third baseman but with no other options, he will be looked upon to be their everyday starter.
Kansas City Royals: Mike Moustakas has no doubt arrived. After a couple of disappointing seasons to start his career, “Moose” has finally put it all together, helping his team to win the 2015 World Series.
1. Chicago White Sox
This one is easy. Moustakas was an All-Star last season but Frazier is quickly becoming a legit superstar in the league. Fresh off an All-Star year that saw him win the Home Run Derby and smash a career high 35 home runs with 89 RBI, Frazier was moved in a rebuilding effort by the Cincinnati Reds to the White Sox.
What Frazier will bring is a strong supporting bat to sensational first baseman Jose Abreu. This move also potentially gives the Sox the Central’s best corner infield combination and one of the brightest overall infields
Frazier will also see considerably weaker pitching in the AL Central compared to what he saw in the National League Central. Sure, the Indians and Tigers have some strong staff aces but it’s not the Cubs, Pirates or Cardinals rotations.
This combined with Frazier moving from one hitter’s park to another may allow him to have yet another All-Star season.
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