March 18, 2013; Viera, FL, USA; Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Bruce Rondon (43) delivers a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Detroit beat Washington 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Bold Predictions 2013: American League Central


Chicago White Sox

Chris Sale will make a serious case for the American League Cy Young and Addison Reed will be one of the best young relievers in the MLB.

Cleveland Indians

After loading up in the offseason, the Indians will play the Tigers tight through July in the American League Central and eventually fall off. Trevor Bauer will develop into the ace of the team, while Scott Kazmir makes a case for Comeback Player of the Year.

Detroit Tigers

22-year old closer, Bruce Rondon, will make a name for himself in the baseball world and saves 35+ games for the American League Central winners.

Kansas City Royals

James Shields continues his success away from the Rays, and is runner up to Chris Sale in the American League Cy Young voting.

Minnesota Twins

While the Astros occupy the spot for the worst team in the American League, the Twins fall right behind them. When it comes to making an optimistic prediction though, look for Mike Pelfrey to bounce back and have a half-decent season.

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