Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL Central

Mound Musings: A Look at Pitching in the AL Central

This article is part of our Mound Musings series.

Three divisions down, and three to go. This week, we move to the AL Central to take a look into the crystal ball and search for draft day bargains. I'll continue to throw some names out there for your consideration, covering one division each week. When the dust settles, we should be looking at Opening Day, and hopefully have a value-laden pitching staff heading into the 2021 season. We're past the halfway point, so let's look at the:

American League Central

Chicago White Sox – White Sox fans could be preparing to celebrate. If not this season, very soon. They have some amazing young talent in the field, and the pitching is getting there, too. Lucas Giolito found his groove and has started pitching like he was expected to pitch when he turned pro. He's now a genuine ace, and I expect it to continue. The team has also mixed in a couple veterans to hopefully boost its playoff chances and possibly help with the kids' development. Sounds like a plan. I actually haven't been a big fan of Lance Lynn or Dallas Keuchel, but they fit very nicely here. Lynn has considerably more value in the fantasy arena, but both should give the Sox a lot of innings in a season where innings will be more important than ever. Two younger arms will likely see quite a bit of time on the South Side this year, too. Reynaldo Lopez and Dylan Cease have both been very inconsistent with

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Brad Johnson
For more than 30 years, pitching guru Brad "Bogfella" Johnson has provided insightful evaluation and analysis of pitchers to a wide variety of fantasy baseball websites, webcasts and radio broadcasts. He joined RotoWire in 2011 with his popular Bogfella's Notebook.
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