Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

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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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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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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A’s re-sign with Snappers, leaving Cougars for D-backs

The Beloit Snappers have signed a new two-year player development contract with the Oakland Athletics, leaving the Arizona Diamondbacks for the Kane County Cougars. The Snappers were affiliated with the A’s the past two seasons. Their new PDC runs through … Continue reading

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Lugnuts, Blue Jays announce PDC extension

The Lansing Lugnuts and their parent club, the Toronto Blue Jays, announced a two-year extension of their player development contract, which now runs through the end of the 2016 season. The two teams have been affiliated since the 2005 season. … Continue reading

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Whitecaps’ McCarthy named top MWL exec

Steve McCarthy, vice president of sales for the West Michigan Whitecaps, has been named the Midwest League Executive of the Year. From the Midwest League’s press release: During the 2014 season, McCarthy led the Whitecaps to one of their most successful … Continue reading

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Cubs leave Kane County for South Bend

The Chicago Cubs are switching Midwest League affiliates from Kane County to South Bend. The Cubs were affiliated with the Cougars the past two seasons, winning the Midwest League championship this year. They reportedly may change the nickname of South … Continue reading

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