Category Archives: 2016 All-Star Futures Game

50-game hitting streak earns Mejia a MiLBY

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia earned this year’s MiLBY for Best Individual Performance, for going on baseball’s longest hitting streak since 1954. Mejia’s 50-game hitting streak began May 27 when he was a member of the Midwest League’s Lake County … Continue reading

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Eloy Jimenez named MiLB’s Breakout Prospect of the Year

Chicago Cubs farmhand Eloy Jimenez was named Minor League Baseball’s Breakout Prospect of the Year on Monday. It’s just the latest honor for Jimenez, whose other 2016 accolades include the Midwest League MVP and Prospect of the Year awards, the Top … Continue reading

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Jimenez named Midwest League MVP and Prospect of Year

South Bend Cubs outfielder Eloy Jimenez was named the Midwest League’s Most Valuable Player and Prospect of the Year on Tuesday. Jimenez is batting .337 with 12 home runs, 38 doubles, three triples and 77 RBI in 106 games, with 13 games … Continue reading

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Ex-Captains catcher Mejia has 46-game hitting streak

Cleveland Indians prospect Francisco Mejia needed five at-bats and was down two strikes in the last one before he collected his first hit of the game Thursday. The importance of that hit (a double) that nearly didn’t happen? He now has one in … Continue reading

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LumberKings rally in 9th to beat Timber Rattlers

The Clinton LumberKings rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 9th inning Friday to beat the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 4-3. The Timber Rattlers already had a 2-1 lead when they added a run in the top of the 9th inning, … Continue reading

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