Category Archives: 2016 All-Star Game

Sierra singles, makes great play in MLB debut for Cards

A year ago, he was playing in the Midwest League. On Sunday, outfielder Magneuris Sierra made his major-league debut for the St. Louis Cardinals. Sierra batted seventh and started in centerfield, and because the game lasted 14 innings, he made … Continue reading

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Chalmers headlines A’s assignments to Beloit

Right-handed pitcher Dakota Chalmers is the top Oakland Athletics prospect assigned to the Beloit Snappers for the start of the 2017 season. Chalmers, a third-round draft pick out of high school in 2015, is ranked No. 16 among A’s prospects, … Continue reading

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Cubs trade Dewees to Royals; Nats acquire Romero

The Chicago Cubs traded minor-league outfielder Donnie Dewees to the Kansas City Royals for right-handed pitcher Alec Mills on Wednesday. Dewees split the 2016 season between two Class-A levels, including 94 games in the Midwest League. He batted .282 with 3 … Continue reading

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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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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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