Author Archives: Craig Wieczorkiewicz

Bichette named Midwest League MVP & Prospect of the Year

Former Lansing Lugnuts infielder Bo Bichette was named the 2017 Midwest League Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year on Friday. Bichette, who turned 19 a month before the season started, dominated at the plate for the Lugnuts, even flirting with batting .400 for … Continue reading

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TinCaps’ bid for perfect game ends with two outs in 9th

The Fort Wayne TinCaps nearly pitched a perfect game against the South Bend Cubs on Thursday, losing the bid with two outs in the bottom of the 9th inning. Cubs DH Jhonny Pereda — the No. 9 hitter in the … Continue reading

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Capel, Gutierrez named Midwest League players of the week

Lake County Captains outfielder Conner Capel and West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Alfred Gutierrez respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for August 7-13. Capel played in six games during that period, batting .444 (12-for-27) … Continue reading

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Top draft pick Royce Lewis goes 4-for-5 in MWL debut

Minnesota Twins prospect Royce Lewis — the No. 1 overall draft pick this year — made his Midwest League debut for the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Saturday, and he didn’t disappoint. Lewis went 4-for-5 (four singles and a strikeout) with … Continue reading

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Tatis sets new Fort Wayne record with 21st HR of season

TinCaps shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. set a new Fort Wayne franchise record when he hit his 21st home run of the season in his team’s 7-1 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday. The previous record of 20 … Continue reading

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