Category Archives: Corpus Christi Hooks

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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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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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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