Minor League Baseball announced today that Beloit Snappers RF Tyler Marincov is its Midwest League Player of the Month for July.
In announcing the award, MiLB noted that Marincov “led the Midwest League in slugging percentage (.783), extra-base hits (20) and doubles (12). His on-base percentage (.444), batting average (.373) and total bases (65) were the league’s second best, with his home runs (6) and RBI (21) a third-best. Marincov was named MWL Player of the Week on July 21.”
Marincov also was named MWL Player of the Week on August 4 for the period of July 28-August 3.
Marincov, an eighth-round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics in 2013, is batting .258 with 16 HR, 63 RBI and 16 SB in 108 games with the Snappers this season.
Kernels to purchase NWL team
The Northwoods League, a summer collegiate league based in the Midwest, has approved the sale of the Waterloo Bucks to the group that owns the Cedar Rapids Kernels.
The Kernels still must obtain a stadium lease from the city of Waterloo before the sale is completed, but that is not expected to be a problem.
Waterloo hosted a Midwest League team from 1958 to 1993. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Carlton Fisk played for the Waterloo Hawks in 1968.
Last week the Kernels extended their affiliation with their parent club, the Minnesota Twins, through the 2020 season. Last year was their first year as a Twins farm team.