Category Archives: Appalachian League

Ex-Cards farmhand named new Chiefs manager

Former St. Louis Cardinals minor-leaguer Chris Swauger, who played in the Midwest League in 2009, will manage the Peoria Chiefs in 2017. Swauger will take the reins from Joe Kruzel, who became the winningest manager in Chiefs history during his … Continue reading

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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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