Category Archives: Pacific Coast League

Former LumberKings 1B Choi suspended 50 games

Seattle Mariners prospect Ji-Man Choi, a former Clinton LumberKings first baseman, was suspended 50 games Thursday after testing positive for methandienone, a performance-enhancing substance. In a statement released to the media, Choi claimed he didn’t knowingly take any illegal substance: “A banned substance was … Continue reading

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Former Rattler named hitting coach of LumberKings

The Seattle Mariners announced Monday that Brent Johnson will serve as hitting coach of the Clinton LumberKings this year. A domino effect within the Mariners organization resulted in Johnson’s promotion from advanced rookie league. From the LumberKings’ press release: A … Continue reading

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Corbin & Cahill get starting assignments for Australia series

Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson announced Monday (via Twitter!) that former Midwest League pitchers Patrick Corbin and Trevor Cahill will start the team’s season-opening games in Australia on March 22 and 23. Gibson’s counterpart, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, hasn’t revealed his … Continue reading

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A look at early scouting reports on Greg Maddux

You may have read my post about former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Greg Maddux’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame already — if not, click here to read it — but I have more for you to read about Mad Dog … Continue reading

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Former Snappers coach wins Mike Coolbaugh Award

Milwaukee Brewers coach Mike Guerrero was named the recipient of the Mike Coolbaugh Award today. The award is presented annually to an individual who shows outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game, and skill in mentoring young players on … Continue reading

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Balentien breaks Japan’s single-season HR record

Even though it’s the offseason for the Midwest League, I will still post league news, periodic updates about former MWL players, and other related items during this downtime. I hope your love of minor-league baseball will continue to lead you … 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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Davidson named Futures Game MVP, wins Triple-A HR Derby

To say the past two days have been memorable ones for Arizona Diamondbacks prospect Matt Davidson probably would be an understatement. Davidson, a member of the 2010 South Bend Silver Hawks, was named MVP of the All-Star Futures Game on … Continue reading

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Royals trade top prospect Myers and others to Rays for Shields, Davis

The Kansas City Royals traded top prospect Wil Myers and three other minor-leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays for major-league pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis. In addition to Myers — rated by many as the top offensive player in … Continue reading

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