Collette Calls: AL Central Bold Predictions
Collette Calls: AL Central Bold Predictions

This article is part of our Collette Calls series.

Four divisions of bold predictions down, two to go! I have my first NL-Only auction this weekend followed by AL Tout Wars the following weekend, so it is comforting knowing that I've shown this many cards before the draft knowing that a few of my league-mates are RotoWire subscribers.

Chicago White Sox

Charlie Tilson (ADP 452) steals 20 bases: Here is the thing with the White Sox; they will be a terrible team in 2018. The great thing about terrible teams for fantasy purposes is they will let unproven assets get a chance to prove themselves before moving onto the next guy. Enter Tilson. Tilson is never going to win even a Little League home run derby, but he is fast. Scouts give him a 70/80 grade on his speed, but only one season in the minors would hint at that speed. He swiped 46 bases in Double-A Springfield for the Cardinals in 2015 but otherwise has never stolen more than 15 in a season. He hurt his hamstring in 2016 and missed most of last year with stress reactions in his foot. The net man up would be Adam Engel, who is a right-handed version of Tilson, so there is not a burning prospect to take him down quickly (Eloy Jimenez is a corner OF). Tilson was an on-base machine in the minor leagues and has the speed to steal bases if Chicago lets him try to become their next Scott Podsednik.

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Jason Collette
Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at theprocessreport.net. You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Sleeper and the Bust podcast on iTunes. An eight-time FSWA finalist, Jason won the FSWA's Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2013 and the Baseball Series of the Year award in 2018 for Collette Calls.
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