Top Tools Seen – Midwest League 2013

Midwest League fans saw an impressive crop of talent come through the league in 2013, with future stars like Byron Buxton and Robert Stephenson ripping the league to shreds. Unfortunately, I saw neither of those guys! I saw a fairly large group of MWL ballplayers come through Kane County and Beloit, but unfortunately missed on a few of the bigger names, and as such this list will only touch on those I saw live. Also, … Continue reading

4/20 Quad Cities @ Kane County Recap – I <3 Rock Shoulders

I learned today that Midwest League doubleheaders only last 14 innings by rule (I was disappointed to see that only a hundred or so people stuck around for the second game of the day, though). Given the developmental focus of the league, it makes sense. No reason to run through a bullpen or wear out your regulars by playing two full games, especially on a cold April afternoon. Despite the short games, Cougars hitters put … Continue reading

4/6 Quad Cities @ Kane County Recap

The Kane County Cougars fought hard to get back into the game after a horrendous outing from Jose Arias, but ultimately fell to the Quad Cities River Bandits 13-10. The Kane County Cougars were eventually swept in the series, but it’s early in the year and it’s Low-A, so there’s nothing to get too upset about. Three Good Things I Saw Rock Shoulders. I touched on him in my last recap, but Shoulders had another … Continue reading

Kane County Opening Day Recap

I got to see the Kane County Cougars get drubbed by a talented Quad Cities team tonight, 7-2. It’s been too long since I’ve seen live baseball and I was very happy to get to see a couple of the game’s very best prospects on display. The game got pretty uneventful fast, as the game was out of hand after the second inning, but I stayed the full 9 innings. I won’t be publishing video … Continue reading