Category Archives: Beloit Snappers

Vogelbach, Olson and Nunez make MLB debuts

Three former Midwest League players — Dan Vogelbach, Matt Olson and Renato Nunez — made their major-league debuts Monday. All three played in the Midwest League in 2013. Vogelbach made his debut for the Seattle Mariners as a pinch-hitter in … Continue reading

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Ex-Snappers infielder Beresford collects hit in MLB debut

After playing 1,070 minor-league games over 10 seasons, former Beloit Snappers infielder James Beresford finally made his major-league debut for the Minnesota Twins on Saturday — and collected a hit to make it extra memorable. Beresford, a 27-year-old native of … Continue reading

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A’s extend PDC with Snappers through 2018 season

The Oakland Athletics extended their player-development contract with the Beloit Snappers through the 2018 season, the clubs announced Friday. They have been affiliated since the 2013 season. “We are very pleased to extend our affiliation with the Athletics for another two years,” … Continue reading

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Wiel, Helsley named MWL players of the week

Cedar Rapids Kernels first baseman Zander Wiel and Peoria Chiefs RHP Ryan Helsley respectively were named the Midwest League offensive player and pitcher of the week for the period of August 29 to September 5, the final week of the … Continue reading

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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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Wiel drives in 7 on final day to win MWL RBI title

Cedar Rapids Kernels first baseman Zander Wiel drove in seven runs on the final day of the regular season to win the Midwest League RBI title. He finished with five more RBI than Bowling Green Hot Rods catcher Brett Sullivan … Continue reading

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