Category Archives: Florida State League

Tigers trade Verlander to Astros for trio who played for QC

The Detroit Tigers traded longtime ace pitcher Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros in a deadline deal late Thursday night, getting in return three prospects who suited up for the Quad Cities River Bandits. Those three prospects are RHP Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron and … Continue reading

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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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Whitecaps tie MWL shutouts record, get top Tigers prospect

The West Michigan Whitecaps tied the Midwest League record for shutouts pitched in a single season Sunday, and will send the Detroit Tigers’ top prospect to the mound in their first attempt to claim the record for their own Monday. The Whitecaps … Continue reading

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Three recent Midwest Leaguers receive drug suspensions

Three minor-league pitchers who played in the Midwest League during 2016 or 2017 were suspended Friday for violations of baseball’s minor-league drug program. Daytona Tortugas RHP Brian Hunter is suspended for 80 games after testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug … Continue reading

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Blue Jays promote Bichette, Guerrero Jr. to High-A

Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. have played their last game as members of the Lansing Lugnuts, as the highly-touted Toronto Blue Jays prospects learned Thursday they will move up to High-A Dunedin after they play in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game. … Continue reading

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