American League April Review

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American League April Review The 2017 MLB season is underway and the American League standings are showing that this season will be full of surprises and many ups and downs. The New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, and Houston Astros all lead their respective divisions. While the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals are […] READ MORE


Top 5 American League Third Basemen

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These five players have the tough task of managing the hot corner day in and day out. They do so with ease and some have put together Hall of Fame worthy careers, while another is one of the leagues brightest up and coming stars. In 2016 this group combined for 172 home runs and 496 […] READ MORE


Top 5 American League Shortstops

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The shortstop position in the American League has some of the brightest up-and-coming stars to be found in Major League Baseball. The top three players on this list are all under 24 years old and will have multiple All-Star worthy seasons. They are the epitome of a cornerstone player, and could even garner MVP chants […] READ MORE


Top 5 American League Second Basemen

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The man in the middle of the infield plays a key role for their franchise. These guys can flash the leather and turn, or start, the double play with ease, while also being a force to reckon with at the plate. Top-end teams build up, the middle and these five players have been key pieces […] READ MORE


Top 5 American League First Basemen

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The first base position has traditionally been where most MLB franchises turn to for the pop in their lineup. These American League first basemen certainly fit that bill, and will be key weapons for their respective teams in 2017. Top 5 American League First Basemen 1. Miguel Cabrera – Detriot Tigers The future Hall of Famer is what […] READ MORE


Top 5 American League Catchers

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The 2017 season is now only a few months away. It’s time too see where each team stacks up in the American League at every position, starting with the man behind the plate, the catcher. Arguably the most important player on a franchise, the catcher calls the game and knows the ins and outs of […] READ MORE


Crowding the Plate Podcast Episode 24: The American League East Race

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The American League East race is the only real division that has multiple teams battling for it’s title. Between the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Baltimore Orioles, there is plenty to watch in this division heading into the final few weeks of the season. Joe Hojnacki and Greg Hessen get to the bottom of […] READ MORE