Category Archives: Texas League

Former Bandits Correa, Velasquez make MLB debuts

Two members of the Quad Cities River Bandits team that won the 2013 Midwest League championship title made their major-league debuts for the Houston Astros this week. Houston’s top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, made his MLB debut Monday, and heralded pitching … Continue reading

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Former Bandit Fisher sets new Cal League RBI record

In 39 Midwest League games this year, Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher hit six homers and drove in 24 runs. He’s off to a much-hotter pace in the California League. Fisher, who was promoted Friday from the Quad Cities River Bandits … Continue reading

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Ladwig, Tellez named MWL players of the week

West Michigan Whitecaps RHP A.J. Ladwig and Lansing Lugnuts 1B/DH Rowdy Tellez respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of May 11-17. Ladwig’s only start during that period came on May 14 … Continue reading

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MWL alumni report: Memorable MLB debuts for Perez, Rosario

Which is more impressive, hitting a walk-off home run in your MLB debut, or homering on the first pitch you see as a major-leaguer? There is no definitive answer to that question, but fans can debate it after seeing both events … Continue reading

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Former MWL manager & player Wendell Kim dead at 64

Former Clinton Giants manager and Decatur Commodores player Wendell Kim died Sunday at age 64. Although reports didn’t list a cause of death, they noted that Kim was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease after retiring in 2005. Kim never reached … Continue reading

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Report: Morales to be new TinCaps manager

The Journal Gazette reported this afternoon that Francisco Morales will manage the Fort Wayne TinCaps this year. Morales was the hitting coach of the Double-A San Antonio Missions last year. Prior to joining the San Diego Padres organization, he coached … Continue reading

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Astros name former River Bandits top minor-league players

The Houston Astros announced today that LHP Josh Hader and OF Brett Phillips were their top minor-league players this year. Both are former Quad Cities River Bandits. Hader earned Houston’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year award by going 10-3 with a … Continue reading

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