Welcome to Part 6 of my 2013 MLB forecast. I just finished forecasting the National League East, National League Central and the National League West. I recently broke down the logical finish in the American League West. Now it is time to move on and I present my 2013 predictions for the American League Central.
Heading into 2012 there were very high hopes for the Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera led Tigers with the addition of Prince Fielder and other parts many “experts” had them pegged for a World Series title. The rest of the teams in the Central believed, as all do, they had a shot to win the division and make a run at the playoffs. Unfortunately nobody from the Central got exactly what they deserved. The Tigers took a while to get things in gear (although making it to the World Series is hardly a bad year) and the White Sox, while a great story for most of the year, could not hang on down the stretch and succumbed to the Tigers challenge. The Indians, Royals and Twins showed there was still work to do in these three baseball cities. But what will 2013 bring. Let’s take an early look into the crystal ball.
2012 AL Central Standings
|Chicago White Sox||85||77||.525||3.0|
|Kansas City Royals||72||90||.444||16.0|
For those that do not want to read the whole article, as I know it is long and detailed I present the following table of my predicted 2013 American League Central Standings.
2013 AL Central Predicted Standings
|Chicago White Sox||83||79||.512||8.0|
|Kansas City Royals||75||87||.462||16.0|
Up Next: Detroit Tigers Breakdown