Head over to the Roto Time to check out my latest fantasy baseball column. Following up on my first column, which previewed the American League and National League East divisions, today I took at look at the Central divisions. Here's a taste:
New guys: After letting Frank Thomas walk as a free agent, the White Sox filled the role of the aging and fragile 1B/DH type by acquiring Jim Thome from the Phillies. Thome missed much of last season with back and elbow woes, playing in just 59 games while hitting .207 with only seven home runs. The Sox are hoping that returning to the AL and playing exclusively as the DH will allow him to rebound.
Sleepers: Rob Mackowiak isn't the most exciting sleeper given his relatively low ceiling, but he's a very versatile player who should get a chance to play at several positions. Whether it's acting as insurance for rookie Brian Anderson in center field, filling in for Joe Crede at third base or playing second base here and there, Mackowiak should net a fair number of at-bats while serving as a solid fantasy stopgap.
Head over to the Roto Times to read the rest.
Central Divisions Preview [Roto Times]