Category Archives: Appalachian League

Two top-5 Astros prospects headline Quad Cities roster

The Quad Cities River Bandits should be exciting to watch this year, especially with their Opening Day roster including a pair of top-five Houston Astros prospects with major-league pedigrees. Outfielders Kyle Tucker and Daz Cameron — ranked Nos. 4 and … Continue reading

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Knuckleballer among players assigned to Hot Rods roster

The Bowling Green Hot Rods have only one ranked prospect on their Opening Day roster, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other players to keep an eye on this season. RHP Jose Mujica — ranked No. 27 by MLB.com and … Continue reading

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Pitchers Reid-Foley, Harris headline Lugnuts roster

The Lansing Lugnuts roster includes a quartet of players ranked by Baseball America among Toronto’s top 30 prospects. They include two of the top three rated pitching prospects in the Blue Jays organization, RHP Sean Reid-Foley (No. 5) and RHP Jon … Continue reading

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Palacios, Wade among players to watch in Cedar Rapids

The Opening Day roster for the Cedar Rapids Kernels is highlighted by shortstop Jermaine Palacios, the No. 19 Minnesota Twins prospect according to Baseball America. In 57 games split between the Gulf Coast and Appalachian leagues last year, Palacios batted … Continue reading

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Chiefs roster includes six top-30 Cardinals prospects

The Peoria Chiefs’ Opening Day roster includes six players ranked by Baseball America among the St. Louis Cardinals’ top 30 prospects. Three of those players are ranked among the Cardinals’ top 10 prospects: outfielder  Magneuris Sierra (No. 6), shortstop Edmundo … Continue reading

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Astros make changes to Quad Cities coaching staff

Last year’s Midwest League Manager of the Year, Josh Bonifay, won’t return to the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2016. Nor will Dave Borkowski, who was the team’s pitching coach the past three seasons. The Houston Astros previously said those two coaches … Continue reading

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Gordon extends hitting streak to 16 games

Cedar Rapids Kernels shortstop Nick Gordon extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the bottom of the 1st inning of his team’s 3-1 loss to the Burlington Bees on Friday. The Minnesota Twins prospect is batting .343 … Continue reading

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Son of longtime major-leaguer added to Kernels staff

The Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday they promoted RHP Jared Wilson from the Cedar Rapids Kernels to the Fort Myers Miracle, and RHP Dereck Rodriguez will join the Kernels pitching staff from extended spring training. Wilson went 4-1 with a 3.12 … Continue reading

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Top Twins SS prospect Gordon headlines Kernels roster

The initial Cedar Rapids Kernels roster for the 2015 season features four players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Minnesota Twins prospects, with the most notable one being last year’s 5th overall draft pick, Nick Gordon. As I … Continue reading

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