Category Archives: Texas League

Astros make changes to Quad Cities coaching staff

Last year’s Midwest League Manager of the Year, Josh Bonifay, won’t return to the Quad Cities River Bandits in 2016. Nor will Dave Borkowski, who was the team’s pitching coach the past three seasons. The Houston Astros previously said those two coaches … Continue reading

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TinCaps groundskeeper named tops in Single-A – again

Fort Wayne TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter made history Monday when he was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, winning the Sports Turf Managers Association award for a third consecutive year. Winter and Brock Phipps (of the Double-A Springfield Cardinals) each … Continue reading

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Flolid named Snappers general manager

The Beloit Snappers announced Friday that Seth Flolid has been promoted to the position of general manager. Flolid was hired as the team’s director of operations in January 2014, and was promoted to assistant general manager during the 2014 season. Team President Dennis … Continue reading

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Ex-Snapper Nunez homers three times in AFL game

Former Beloit Snappers third baseman Renato Nunez homered three times and drove in five runs for the Mesa Solar Sox in the team’s 10-6 Arizona Fall League loss to the Scottsdale Scorpions on Monday. Nunez batted .258 with 19 HR and … Continue reading

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League leaders and other notes from the 2015 MWL season

The end of the 2015 Midwest League regular season means it is time to look at who led the league in major statistical categories, along with some other noteworthy items. Kane County Cougars middle infielder Ildemaro Vargas won the batting title with a .321 average. … Continue reading

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Former Bandits Correa, Velasquez make MLB debuts

Two members of the Quad Cities River Bandits team that won the 2013 Midwest League championship title made their major-league debuts for the Houston Astros this week. Houston’s top prospect, shortstop Carlos Correa, made his MLB debut Monday, and heralded pitching … Continue reading

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Former Bandit Fisher sets new Cal League RBI record

In 39 Midwest League games this year, Houston Astros prospect Derek Fisher hit six homers and drove in 24 runs. He’s off to a much-hotter pace in the California League. Fisher, who was promoted Friday from the Quad Cities River Bandits … Continue reading

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Ladwig, Tellez named MWL players of the week

West Michigan Whitecaps RHP A.J. Ladwig and Lansing Lugnuts 1B/DH Rowdy Tellez respectively were named the Midwest League pitcher and offensive player of the week for the period of May 11-17. Ladwig’s only start during that period came on May 14 … Continue reading

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MWL alumni report: Memorable MLB debuts for Perez, Rosario

Which is more impressive, hitting a walk-off home run in your MLB debut, or homering on the first pitch you see as a major-leaguer? There is no definitive answer to that question, but fans can debate it after seeing both events … Continue reading

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