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Peoria Chiefs

2011 csd All Star Glossy – Greg Rohan

Greg is a player who made the Midwest League All Star team this season during his second year with the Peoria Chiefs. I love how the Midwest League All Star logo looks on this card, and I wish that I had seen a few more teams play this season so that I could have expanded this set a bit. A move further away from the Silverhawks made that hard to do. (more…)

1985 Donruss – Hak-Ju Lee

I thought I would try my hand at picking some prospects much like the companies did in the mid 80’s. Some players in the Rated Rookie group did very well, while others were never heard from again. I always liked the rated rookie cards so it wouldn’t surprise me to see a few of them end up on this site. The first is of a player that I saw play this past summer. Hak-Ju Lee is an up and coming shortstop in the Rays organization. His skills are supposedly better than the current shortstop Starlin Castro. If that is the case he will be a good one. He was traded to the Rays this past off season in the Matt Garza deal. I guess the Cubs are feeling good about Castro to trade away one of their best prospects. (more…)

Matt Cerda


Justin Bour

Justin may just be the slowest player that I have seen. This is coming from a guy who watches the White Sox and loves Paul Konerko. I have also watched the speedy Jim Thome, Dayan Viciedo, Ramon Castro, and Jermaine Dye. Justin seemed slower than them all. (more…)

Su Min Jung

Su was the first pitcher in after Ryan Searle when I saw the Chiefs play for the only time this season. (more…)

Ryan Searle

Back to the minors for the next couple of cards. Ryan started the Chiefs game against the Silverhawks earlier in the season. Ryan got the win on the night pitching a good game. (more…)

Jonathon Mota

Jonathon is one of the catchers in the Cubs organization. He is currently playing for the Peoria Cubs. (more…)

Casey Kopitzke

Casey was drafted by the Cubs in 1999 as a catcher. After his playing career was over he became the catching instructor for the Cubs organization. He was the manager for the Boise Hawks for half of last season. He now is the manager of the Peoria Chiefs. (more…)

Greg Rohan

Yet again we have a player in the set who is in it because of a picture. While the Chiefs were stretching out in South Bend earlier in the season an ad for the San Diego Chicken was playing on the big screen. Greg really seemed to be enjoying the ad. (more…)

Mario Mercedes

Here is another player who is in the set because of a picture. Part of the allure of watching Minor League Baseball is seeing the players up close. (more…)

D.J. Fitzgerald

D.J. has played for Peoria the past two seasons. He normally would not have made this set, but he is one of those guys who really seems to love playing the game. (more…)

Jae-Hoon Ha

Sometimes a picture will get you into this set. When I was watching the Chiefs relief pitcher during warmups stare at the ball on his hand I knew that this picture would get him in the set. (more…)

Nelson Perez

Nelson was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2006, but did not start playing for the Cubs organization until 2008. He is an outfielder with a powerful bat that has potential. (more…)

Matt Cerda – MWL All Star

Matt was one of the Wildcard picks when I attended the Peoria game against the Silverhawks. I knew about some of the can’t miss prospects on the team, but Matt was a little different. He is not the prototype player that makes it to the bigs, but he has the heart that can get him there. He obviously played well enough to make the Midwest League All Star team. I look forward to following his career. (more…)

Hak-Ju Lee

I have kind of been doing this backwards. Lee already has an All Star card in the set before he had a base card. I guess I am using Midwest League Monday to remedy that situation. Lee is one of the top prospects in the Cubs organization. I do not think that he will be in Peoria very long before he is brought up to AA or even AAA. If the Cubs season keeps going the way that it is right now he could even see some time at Wrigley before this season is over. Even with all the hype that Starlin Castro brought to the team Lee could supplant him at shortstop. (more…)

Hak-Ju Lee – MWL All Star

Lee is one of the top prospects in the Cubs organization. He may end up being good enough that he forces Starlin Castro to move over to second. He was selected this week to represent Peoria in the Midwest League All Star game June 22nd. (more…)

Logan Watkins

Since I put out the all star card for Logan I thought it would be a good time to put out his regular card as well. I swapped the colors a bit from the regular Cubs card to make the low A affiliate card. I like how the cards turned out very much. I am really happy so far with how the minor league cards have turned out. (more…)

Logan Watkins – MWL All Star

Today the rosters for the 2010 Midwest League All Star game were announced. I thought that I would make a card for them that was a little different than the Major League cards. I chose the 1986 All Star set to base it off of. Something looks a little off to me, but overall it is not a bad looking card. Look for a few more of these to come out in between now and the MWL all star game in a couple of weeks. (more…)