Rock Shoulders is Locked In (Scouting Report & Video)

The man with the greatest name in the minors has started his season with a performance on par with his moniker. Rock Shoulders been smashing everything he sees to the tune of a .410/.486/.672 (.523 wOBA) with 4 home runs and 13 RBIs. Most impressive about his start to the year is his strikeout rate, which has fallen all the way down to 18.6% from his 29% mark last season. It is too early to … 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

4/9 Clinton Lumberkings at Kane County Recap

It was a cold and rainy morning when I set out for 5/3 Ballpark today, but I was pleasantly surprised by the nice weather when I got to the stadium. The, uh, extreme availability of seats today allowed me to sit behind the plate and behind the 3 scouts who showed up to watch Pierce Johnson pitch. It was a good game, and the Cougars won it on a Jeimer Candelario line-drive in the bottom … 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