Category Archives: New York-Penn League

Midwest League players to watch: River Bandits and LumberKings

This fifth installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the two MWL teams located closest to each other, the Quad Cities River Bandits and the Clinton LumberKings. (You can find links to the previous parts … Continue reading

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Midwest League players to watch: Chiefs, Silver Hawks and Loons

This third installment of my series previewing the 2014 Midwest League season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs, the South Bend Silver Hawks and the Great Lakes Loons. You can find the previous two installments here and here. The Peoria Chiefs … Continue reading

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Johns named Hot Rods manager

Michael Johns will manage the Bowling Green Hot Rods in 2014. It will be his seventh year in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, his fifth as a manager, and his first managing at a full-season level. He was skipper of the Hudson … Continue reading

Posted in Appalachian League, Bowling Green Hot Rods, Charlotte Stone Crabs, Florida State League, Hudson Valley Renegades, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Princeton Rays | Leave a comment

Whitecaps announce new manager, begin rebuilding ballpark

The West Michigan Whitecaps announced today that one of their former players will manage the team in 2014. Andrew Graham, who was a Whitecaps catcher in 2004 and 2005, replaces Larry Parrish, whom the Detroit Tigers moved up to their … Continue reading

Posted in Bowling Green Hot Rods, Clinton LumberKings, Connecticut Tigers, Dayton Dragons, International League, Lake County Captains, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Toledo Mud Hens, West Michigan Whitecaps, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | Leave a comment

As trade deadline looms, more ex-MWLers on the move

With Wednesday’s trade deadline looming, several former Midwest League players are switching teams because of Tuesday transactions. The biggest name on the move is RHP Jake Peavy, who was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Boston Red Sox … Continue reading

Posted in Cedar Rapids Kernels, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Great Lakes Loons, Lansing Lugnuts, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Peoria Chiefs, West Michigan Whitecaps | Leave a comment

Appel throws four scoreless innings in MWL debut

The much-anticipated Midwest League debut of Mark Appel drew a good crowd to Modern Woodmen Park on Sunday, and the 2013 No. 1 overall draft pick didn’t disappoint. As was the case in his first start with the Tri-City ValleyCats earlier this month, Appel … Continue reading

Posted in Dayton Dragons, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Quad Cities River Bandits, Tri-City ValleyCats | Leave a comment

Top draft pick Mark Appel promoted to Quad Cities

RHP Mark Appel, this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, was promoted to the Quad Cities River Bandits today and is scheduled to make his first start Sunday at Modern Woodmen Park. With last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick, … Continue reading

Posted in Burlington Bees, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Tri-City ValleyCats | Leave a comment

Happy Midwest League Opening Day!

I’ve been kicking around different ways to start this post, but none seems to capture the sentiment I want to express as simply as this: It’s Opening Day for the Midwest League, and I’m excited! My first visit to a … Continue reading

Posted in Beloit Snappers, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Midwest League, New York-Penn League, Peoria Chiefs, Quad Cities River Bandits, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers | 1 Comment

Midwest League players to watch: Timber Rattlers, Chiefs, Cougars and Snappers

The dawn of a new Midwest League season is upon us, as teams prepare for the first games on Thursday. That means it’s time to take a look at some of the notable players assigned to the MWL at the start of … Continue reading

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