Nick Senzel, the second overall pick in the 2016 Draft, had a terrific first professional campaign, while recent trade acquisitions also made a major impact on the Cincinnati system.
Former Midwest League president George Spelius died Wednesday night at the age of 83. Spelius, who helped found the Beloit Snappers, led the Class A circuit from 1987 until 2015.
Great Lakes won the first Midwest League crown in its 10-year history, overcoming a pair of three-run deficits as Logan Landon capped a five-run sixth inning with a two-run double.
Walker Buehler pitched most of his junior season at Vanderbilt with a partial tear. The Dodgers 2015 first-rounder then had Tommy John and is with Great Lakes ahead of predictions.
Beau Burrows "would just go out and throw" in high school, but he's learning how much more precise he needs to be in his first full season in the Minor Leagues with West Michigan.