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WINTER BASEBALL UPDATE: AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

WINTER BASEBALL UPDATE: AUSTRALIAN LEAGUE

As baseball’s winter league seasons begin, a number of 2013 American Association players will be spending the season in the six-team Australian Baseball League, which began its campaign this week. After slamming a pair of home runs over the weekend, Perth’s Brandon Tripp (pictured, St. Paul 2011, 2013) is currently tied for the league lead […]

SIX AA PLAYERS ON INDEPENDENT ALL-STAR TEAM

SIX AA PLAYERS ON INDEPENDENT ALL-STAR TEAM

Durham, N.C. – Baseball America selected six American Association players to its 2013 Independent League All-Star Team on Wednesday. The six (out of 17 total players) were the most from any one independent league. 1B: C.J. Ziegler, Wichita. Also named the Baseball America Independent Player of the Year as well as the American Association’s Player […]

WINNIPEG TO HOST 2014 ALL-STAR GAME

WINNIPEG TO HOST 2014 ALL-STAR GAME

The Winnipeg Goldeyes are proud to announce that the American Association has selected Winnipeg and the Goldeyes organization to host the 2014 American Association Game at Shaw Park on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The two-day event will begin Monday, July 28 with a fan fest event and skills competition in the evening at Shaw Park. […]

ZIEGLER INDEPENDENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

ZIEGLER INDEPENDENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Durham, N.C. – Wichita Wingnuts 1B C.J. Ziegler was named the Independent Player of the Year by Baseball America on Wednesday. Also the American Association’s 2013 Player of the Year, Ziegler broke the league record with 30 home runs and led the circuit with 99 RBI, helping to propel Wichita to a Central Division title […]

SERNA LEADS INDY TOP PROSPECTS

SERNA LEADS INDY TOP PROSPECTS

By J.J. Cooper/Baseball America For the eighth year, Baseball America is ranking the top unsigned players in the independent leagues. Several American Association players are among the list of top players: 1. K.C. Serna (pictured), ss, Amarillo (American Assoc.) Born: Oct. 15, 1989. B-T: R-R. Ht.: 6-0. Wt.: 185. True shortstops don’t end up in indy ball. A shortstop in the independent leagues […]

NICE DEBUTS IN ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

NICE DEBUTS IN ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

Recent American Association pitchers Bo Schultz and Cody Satterwhite (pictured) got off to a real nice start when the prospect-laden Arizona Fall League opened last week. Schultz, a spring training invitee of the Arizona Diamondbacks in February who split the season between their top two farm clubs in Reno, NV and Mobile, AL, got the opening […]

AA CLOSERS REACH TOP-10 SAVES LIST

AA CLOSERS REACH TOP-10 SAVES LIST

With the 2013 independent seasons finished, it is time to look at the best of the best. And, when it comes to closers, the American Association had some of the most reliable this season. The league owned three of this year’s top-10 independent baseball saves leaders and one former American Association hurler led all independent […]

ZIEGLER NAMED STAR OF STARS

ZIEGLER NAMED STAR OF STARS

DURHAM, NC – Wichita Wingnuts 1B C.J. Ziegler (pictured) has been named the Pointstreak American Association “Star of Stars” for the 2013 season. The award is given for the best overall statistical performance by Pointstreak, the official league statistician. Ziegler’s most outstanding accomplishment was breaking the American Association single season home run record. Wichita’s first […]

GOLDEYES NAMED ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

GOLDEYES NAMED ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

By Scott Unger/Winnipeg Goldeyes The American Association announced today that the Winnipeg Goldeyes have been named the league’s Organization of the Year for the 2013 season. It marks the third consecutive season the Goldeyes have won the award. “It’s an honour to once again be recognized by our brothers in the American Association for this […]

SCHERZER GETS GAME ONE NOD

SCHERZER GETS GAME ONE NOD

DURHAM, NC – Max Scherzer (pictured) ended the 2013 season as baseball’s only 20-game winner (21-3), he started the All-Star Game and now he will start the opening game of the American League Division Series. Scherzer, who pitched in the American Association with the Fort Worth Cats in 2007, will take the ball for the […]