The AL Central is decided for the 2023 season, as one team has emerged from the pack to take a commanding lead in order to come out on top. Here, we look at this year’s AL Central season, and bettors should be sure to check out our 2023 World Series futures odds to see where the winner of this division stands.
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Minnesota Twins: Central Division Champions
Last year, the Minnesota Twins fell short down the stretch in the AL Central race, as the Cleveland Guardians outlasted them for the top spot in this division. But this year, the Twins put together a commanding lead and won the NL Central title. They were the only team to finish above .500 in this division this season, and the Twins will represent this division in the playoffs.
Guardians and White Sox: Major Disappointments
The Cleveland Guardians came into the 2023 MLB season as the favorite to win the AL Central once again, while the Chicago White Sox were expected to compete for the top spot themselves. But both of these teams were below .500 for most of the year, as Cleveland and Chicago have been two of the biggest disappointments in all of baseball.
Tigers and Royals: Hoping to Move Forward
The Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals were never expected to contend for the AL Central title, but their seasons have gone very differently this year. Detroit has been a respectable bunch as their young core is starting to move in the right direction despite a sub-.500 record. Kansas City, meanwhile, has been the worst team in this division, and maybe the worst in all of baseball this season. There’s always next year for these two franchises.