Category Archives: Hillsboro Hops

Big-leaguer’s brother named new Cougars manager

A former hitting coach and brother of a current major-league player was named the new manager of the Kane County Cougars on Tuesday. Vince Harrison, older brother of current free-agent big-leaguer Josh Harrison (who played for the 2008-09 Peoria Chiefs), … Continue reading

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Grey’s pitching, Cougars offense helps KC end losing streak

Great pitching by Connor Grey and an offensive outburst by Kane County’s bats added up to a 9-1 Cougars win over the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Tuesday. That stopped KC’s losing skid at six games and ended CR’s winning streak … Continue reading

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Cougars roster includes three top-10 D-backs prospects

The Opening Day roster of the Kane County Cougars includes eight players ranked by Baseball America among the top 30 Arizona Diamondbacks. Three of the top 10 D-backs prospects are among them. In other words, there’s a lot of potential … Continue reading

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Former Red Sox manager will lead Cougars in ’17

Former Boston Red Sox player and skipper Butch Hobson will manage the Kane County Cougars in 2017, the Arizona Diamondbacks announced Thursday. Hobson brings 28 seasons of managerial experience to Kane County, including three years as skipper of the Red … Continue reading

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Pitching prospects highlight Kane County roster

A pair of Arizona Diamondbacks pitching prospects highlight the Opening Day roster of the Kane County Cougars. Among Diamondbacks prospects, LHP Alex Young is ranked No. 5 by MLB Pipeline and No. 7 in the Baseball America Prospect Handbook (BAPH). Young was … Continue reading

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