Category Archives: Kane County Cougars

Former Midwest Leaguers on World Series rosters

When the World Series begins tonight, 18 former Midwest League players will be on the active rosters — 13 Kansas City Royals and five San Francisco Giants. Both managers played in the Midwest League, too. Here is a look at their MWL … Continue reading

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Reed, Winker named AFL players of the week

Former Midwest Leaguers Jake Reed and Jesse Winker respectively were named the Arizona Fall League Pitcher and Player of the Week for the league’s opening week. Reed, a right-handed pitcher drafted by the Minnesota Twins in June, pitched 25 innings … Continue reading

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Cain’s four hits lead Royals to Game 2 victory

Former Wisconsin Timber Rattlers OF Lorenzo Cain went 4-for-5 with two runs, one RBI and a stolen base to help lead the Kansas City Royals to a 6-4 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. He is the second Royals player … Continue reading

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Former Cougars pitcher Beckett retires

Former Kane County Cougars pitcher Josh Beckett announced his retirement Tuesday after his 2014 team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, was eliminated from the playoffs. Beckett is a two-time World Series champion (2003 Florida Marlins and 2007 Boston Red Sox) — … Continue reading

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Pitchers, shortstops top BA’s MWL prospects list

Baseball America released its list of top 20 Midwest League prospects Friday, with four of the top six being right-handed pitchers and the other two of the top six being shortstops. If you are a subscriber to Baseball America, you … Continue reading

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Ex-MWLers homer to lead O’s, Royals to ALCS

The two underdog teams in the American League playoffs advanced to the championship round Sunday thanks in part to key homers by a trio of former Midwest League players. The Baltimore Orioles completed their sweep of the Detroit Tigers with … Continue reading

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Hosmer, Carpenter, Peavy come up big in playoffs Friday

There was a full slate of MLB postseason games Friday, and some former Midwest Leaguers played significant roles in their outcomes. In Anaheim, the Kansas City Royals won 4-1 in 11 innings to take a 2-0 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in … Continue reading

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