Category Archives: South Atlantic League

Singleton promoted, signs historic contract

The Houston Astros are promoting one of their top prospects, first baseman Jon Singleton, in time for the team’s game against the Los Angeles Angels tomorrow. Accompanying this news today was Yahoo Sports writer Jeff Passan’s report that Singleton agreed to a … 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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Former Bees player Wil Myers named AL Rookie of the Year

Despite playing in only 88 major-league games this year, Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers was named the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year. Myers, a former Midwest League player, batted .293 with 13 HR and 53 RBI for … Continue reading

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Hot Rods clinch playoff berth; Chiefs snap losing streak

The Bowling Green Hot Rods rallied for three runs in the top of the 9th inning Wednesday to beat the South Bend Silver Hawks 4-1 and clinch a playoff berth. They will host either the Silver Hawks or the Fort Wayne TinCaps at … Continue reading

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Snappers pitcher traded to Nationals

The Oakland Athletics traded Beloit Snappers SP Dakota Bacus to the Washington Nationals for big-league catcher Kurt Suzuki. Bacus went 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 121.1 IP (26 games/16 starts) for the Snappers. The Washington Post … Continue reading

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Appel wins first game as pro; Jokisch throws no-hitter

Quad Cities River Bandits RHP Mark Appel earned his first professional win Tuesday after throwing five full innings in a game for the first time as a Houston Astros farmhand. Appel, the top pick in this year’s draft, is on a pitch count … Continue reading

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More former Midwest Leaguers on the move (and other news)

Two more former Midwest League players were traded before today’s deadline: RHP Kyle Smith and RHP Matt Stites. (Read my related posts here and here.) The Royals traded Smith to the Astros for OF Justin Maxwell. Smith pitched for the … Continue reading

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