MLB AL Central Futures Odds

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A little over a decade after their previous division title (2008), the Chicago White Sox returned in 2021 to claim the AL Central crown. The division has claimed a number of AL pennants over the past 20 years, with the Sox winning in 2005 (and the World Series), the Detroit Tigers in 2006 and 2012, the Kansas City Royals going back to back in 2014 and 2015 (with a World Series title in the latter year) and the Cleveland Indians (now the Guardians), in 2016. If the Minnesota Twins could just get past those Yankees ...

TeamOdds
Minnesota Twins
+135
Chicago White Sox
+167
Cleveland Guardians
+245
Detroit Tigers
+20000
Kansas City Royals
+50000

AL Central History

  • White Sox logoChicago White Sox

    The White Sox are the reigning AL Central Champions. This team relies heavily on its pitching staff, and for good reason. With names like Liam Hendriks, Dylan Cease and Lucas Giolito, the White Sox pride themselves on stifling opposing offenses. This team has a mix of young and veteran talent, take Luis Robert and Jose Abreu for example. The White Sox were also one of the franchises featured in the inaugural game at the Field of Dreams in Iowa last season.

    • Division Titles: 6
    • League Pennants: 6
    • World Series Titles: 3

  • Guardians winged "G".pngCleveland Guardians

    Coming off of a complete rebrand, the Guardians are poised to make a splash with their new team name. Jose Ramirez is a slugger to keep an eye on and they also have a former AL Cy Young award winner Shane Bieber. After finishing second in the AL Central last year, the Guardians can be a contender late in the season for the division title.

    • Division Titles: 10
    • League Pennants: 6
    • World Series Titles: 2

  • Tigers logo Detroit Tigers

    The Detroit Tigers are a team many think are on the rise. They were a bottom-of-the-barrel team from 2017-2020, but last year showed that they have the pieces to be a contender in the AL Central. After finishing 77-85 in 2021, the Tigers called up top-ranked prospect Spencer Torkelson to play with rising star Akil Baddoo. They also have veteran slugger Miguel Cabrera to pair with the young talent.

    • Division Titles: 7
    • League Pennants: 11
    • World Series Titles: 4

  • Royals logo Kansas City Royals

    The Kansas City Royals are another team that has spent recent years in the bottom half of the AL Central. Aside from their World Series title in 2015, the Royals have been anything but impressive. However, Kansas City fans have a couple things to be excited about as the debut of Bobby Witt Jr. provides promise for the future.

    • Division Titles: 7
    • League Pennants: 4
    • World Series Titles: 2

  • Twins logo Minnesota Twins

    Although the Twins are coming off of a lackluster 2021 season, they proved that they want to change their direction, now. They showed this by acquiring shortstop Carlos Correa and pitcher Sonny Gray. They also have speedy centerfielder Byron Buxton atop the lineup. This is a team that could surprise in 2022.

    • Division Titles: 12
    • League Pennants: 6
    • World Series Titles: 3
FUTURESConsensusCons.
Minnesota TwinsTwins
+135
+150
N/A
N/A
+120
+145
+125
Chicago White SoxWhite Sox
+167
+160
N/A
N/A
-105
+160
+175
Cleveland GuardiansGuardians
+245
+225
N/A
N/A
+950
+240
+245
Detroit TigersTigers
+20000
+25000
N/A
N/A
+6000
+40000
+20000
Kansas City RoyalsRoyals
+50000
+50000
N/A
N/A
+16000
+75000
+50000
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