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Ranking the 2015 AL Central Division Infields

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1.  Chicago White Sox

Gloves: B

Bats: B+

Overall: B+

1B – Jose Abreu

2B – Micah Johnson

SS – Alexei Ramirez

3B – Conor Gillaspie

Cuban Jose Abreu had a phenomenal rookie season earning Rookie of the Year and All Star credentials with a .317 average, 36 home runs and 107 RBI’s.  If he can continue to improve with his fielding and quickness at first and if he can repeat his offensive performance,  Abreu could compete for the MVP award.  Projected to win the start at second is rookie lefty Micah Johnson who brings needed speed to the infield both in position on and the bases.  Johnson has proven himself so far as a prospect in the Sox organization that he can get himself on base.

Anchoring the left side of the infield for the Sox will be the every day go to Ramirez at shortstop who provides a steady glove, bat and speed. Gillaspie provides a decent bat and glove at the hot corner.

Carlos Sanchez and Gordon Beckham will win spots on the roster for backup and utility.  The real question for the Sox infield is whether or not Johnson is ready for primetime.

The Sox have a solid steady infield which could outperform expectations and definitely won’t cost them games.

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