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AL Central midpoint report

6/25/2013

We're nearly halfway through the 2013 baseball season, and obviously, we've seen some good, some bad and some Josh Hamilton. This week in the KaraBlog, we'll take a look at each team at the midpoint of the season and discuss what has happened and what should happen. Let's move along to the American League Central.

Chicago White Sox

Buy low: Outfielder Dayan Viciedo hit 25 home runs last season. He's not as bad as he has looked so far. (Thought I was gonna say Paul Konerko, didn't ya?) And Jake Peavy will be worth adding as well, once he's healthy.

Sell high: Alexei Ramirez is running, but that's about it. If his steal rate slows, you don't want him. And Adam Dunn does too much damage to your batting average to keep around.

Stat to watch: Alejandro De Aza has apparently decided to hit more home runs, at the expense of strikeouts and batting average. I liked the 2012 version more.

I was wrong: OK, Konerko is done. I get it. And I thought Tyler Flowers could hit 20 home runs.

I was right: In investing in Jose Quintana in a deep league, and believing Alex Rios would struggle solely because he's an "every-other-year" guy is ridiculous.

Cleveland Indians