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Full Count

  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

Making strides

Edinson Rincon has a team-leading 29 errors. But the TinCaps third baseman has played considerably better at the position in the last two or three homestands. Instead of waiting for a hop, Rincon has been more aggressive going after ground balls.

"A lot has to do with his positioning," TinCaps manager Jose Flores said after Fort Wayne's 4-3 loss to South Bend Sunday. "Earlier in the year, he was in between, either too back or not enough in or enough back. He's found his area where he's more comfortable."