Category Archives: Stockton Ports

Two ex-MWLers play all 9 positions in a single game

Two Oakland Athletics prospects recently played all nine positions in a single game — former Burlington Bees infielder Wade Kirkland on Monday, and former Beloit Snappers infielder Melvin Mercedes on Saturday. Kirkland did it for the Double-A Midland RockHounds. Mercedes … Continue reading

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Rice, Friedrichs named MWL players of the week

South Bend Cubs catcher Ian Rice and Beloit Snappers RHP Kyle Friedrichs respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of May 23-29. Rice batted .450 (9-for-20) with 3 HR and 10 … Continue reading

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Snappers roster includes A’s prospects Bolt, Driver

The Beloit Snappers’ Opening Day roster features a pair of players ranked by Baseball America among the Oakland Athletics’ top 30 prospects. The highest-ranked prospect — and a strong candidate for this year’s Moniker Madness contest — is centerfielder Skye … Continue reading

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Riordan to manage Beloit Snappers

Fran Riordan, a veteran independent-league manager, will helm the Beloit Snappers in 2015. Thirteen of his 14 seasons as a manager were in the Frontier League, most recently as skipper of the Florence Freedom from 2011 to 2014. In 2010 … Continue reading

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White Sox trade Dunn to A’s for Sanburn

The Chicago White Sox and the Oakland Athletics agreed to swap former Midwest League players Sunday morning. The White Sox traded DH/1B Adam Dunn (1999 Rockford Reds/2000 Dayton Dragons) and cash considerations to the A’s for minor-league pitcher Nolan Sanburn (2013 Beloit Snappers). … Continue reading

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