Category Archives: Eastern League

QC voted MWL’s top hat in MiLB’s Clash of the Caps contest

The results of Minor League Baseball’s “Clash of the Caps” contest were revealed today, and five Midwest League teams finished in the top 25. The Quad Cities River Bandits finished fourth overall and first among Midwest League teams. The three … Continue reading

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Steinmann replaces Prieto as LumberKings manager

Last week the Clinton LumberKings got a new hitting coach. This week they got a new manager. Nine days before the start of the season (April 3), the LumberKings learned former manager Scott Steinmann will serve a second stint as Clinton’s skipper. He replaces … Continue reading

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Erickson to return as Timber Rattlers manager

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers announced today that Matt Erickson will return in 2014 for a fourth season as the team’s manager. Erickson was manager of the Timber Rattlers when they won the Midwest League championship in 2012. That got him … Continue reading

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Guerrero ties MWL record with 6 hits in game

Lansing Lugnuts SS Emilio Guerrero went 6-for-6 with a grand slam and 5 RBI to tie the Midwest League record for most hits in a game Friday. Two other Lugnuts players have gotten six hits in a game — Franklin German, … Continue reading

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MLB.com’s Top 5 prospects played in Midwest League

MLB.com released Jonathan Mayo’s new ranking of baseball’s Top 100 prospects today, and the five highest-ranked players all did time in the Midwest League. In fact, all five players were notable prospects even when they were in the MWL: 1. … Continue reading

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Sano to make Double-A debut tonight; Stephenson placed on DL

Top Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano is scheduled to make his debut for the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats tonight. Sano, Eddie Rosario and Angel Morales — all former Beloit Snappers — were promoted from the High-A Fort Myers Miracle … Continue reading

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Snappers complete first sweep of Kernels this season

The streaking Beloit Snappers finished off a three-game sweep of the first-place Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday, winning 5-4 for their seventh straight victory. The Snappers (28-18) now trail the Kernels (30-16) by only two games in the Midwest League’s Western … Continue reading

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Former Snapper Hicks named Twins starting centerfielder

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire told reporters today that rookie Aaron Hicks will be the team’s starting centerfielder. Hicks, one of Minnesota’s top prospects, played 182 games with the Beloit Snappers in 2009-10. Cumulatively, he hit .269 with 12 HR, … Continue reading

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Clinton’s Shipers no-hits West Michigan

The last time a no-hitter was thrown in the Midwest League, the Clinton LumberKings were the victims. On Wednesday, it was their turn to do the no-hitting. LumberKings lefty Jordan Shipers threw all nine innings of the no-hitter against the … Continue reading

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