Category Archives: Lake County Captains

Frazier, Shipley make season debuts in MWL

A pair of highly-touted prospects made their season debuts in the Midwest League on Thursday — OF Clint Frazier with the Lake County Captains and RHP Braden Shipley with the South Bend Silver Hawks. Frazier, the fifth overall pick in … Continue reading

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Bees beat TinCaps in snow-shortened game

The Burlington Bees beat the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-2 in a snow-shortened game that ended after 6 1/2 innings. Bees CF Mark Shannon went 3-for-4 with two doubles and 3 RBI. Fort Wayne’s Josh VanMeter and Burlington’s Chad Hinshaw and … Continue reading

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Ballpark visits planned for this week

It’s a good thing that Monday was an off-day for the Midwest League. I needed about 7 1/2 hours of it to drive from my house to Grand Rapids, where my first MWL road trip of the season officially gets under … Continue reading

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Midwest League Opening Day scenes

Fourteen teams — all but the Lansing Lugnuts and the Lake County Captains — opened the Midwest League season last night, and some teams, fans and news organizations shared Opening Day photos via social media. Here are some of them: Here is … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Captains and Snappers

This sixth and final installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Lake County Captains and the Beloit Snappers. You can find the first five parts of the series here, here, here, here and here. … Continue reading

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Archer agrees to 6-year, $25.5M deal with Rays

We interrupt the 2014 Midwest League season preview series to bring you some MWL alumni news … Tampa Bay Rays RHP Chris Archer agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million deal that includes two club options upping the maximum value of … Continue reading

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Guide to this year’s Midwest League managers

With the Midwest League season starting soon, here is a reminder of who is managing each team, with links to my previous posts about each skipper: Beloit Snappers — Rick Magnante Bowling Green Hot Rods — Michael Johns Burlington Bees … Continue reading

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Most of MLB.com’s top 10 prospects played in MWL

The Midwest League has been a pipeline for notable prospects in recent years, and Thursday night’s unveiling of MLB.com’s Top 100 Prospects list reflected that. Eight of the top 10 players on the list are Midwest League alumni. They are: No. 1: … Continue reading

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Looking back, moving forward, and catching up

This post is a bit of a mix, which I’ll break down into three categories: looking back, moving forward, and catching up. Looking back Today the Dayton Dragons took a look back on their website at the only no-hitter in … Continue reading

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