By Tom Knuppel
Cape Cod League has been around since 1885 and many former players have made it ot he major leagues. In 2022, there were 367 alumni that played at leas one game in the major leagues. In fact. the past four years Cape Cold League players wee selected #1 in the MLB draft. they were Adley Rutshman, Spencer Torkelson, Casey Mize and Henry Davis. In 2022, five of the top ten picks are projected to have played in the Cape Cod League.
Cape Cod Begins 2022
Opening day and First pitch takes place at Doran Park when the Bourne Braves take on the Brewster Whitecaps. this is a rematch of last year’s Cape Cod League Championship. Also, Falmouth will entertain Harwich and 6 pm and Hyannis will travel to Wareham for a 6 pm game. A bit later at 6:30 pm we have Orleans hosting Yarmouth-Dennis. The final game of opening day will find Chatham hosting Cotuit and 7 pm.
The Cape Cod League season begins on June 12 and a complete 44 game schedule will be held and a postseason format will take place beginning on August 4. the All-Star game will be at Spillane Field in Wareham, MA on July 23, 2022.
Cape Cod Players to Keep Track
The Cotuit Ketleeers have two young players that could make some noise:
Enrique Bradfield, Jr.is a product of Vanderbilt and a speedster. The sophomore stole 41 bases this season including theft of home and was never caught stealing all year.He is 6’1″ and patrols center field very easily. Another from this team is Cam Collier, a freshman who has committed to Louisville by way of Chipola Junior College. The 6’2″ 17 year old lefty will be a scouts favorite all summer. He hit .333/.419/.537 to go along with eight home runs, 47 RBI, 12 doubles, and five stolen bases.
Chase Dollander is on the Wareham Gatemen roster. He will finish his sophomore season as a member of the Tennessee Volunteers where the RHP , was named SEC pitcher of the year and led the SEC Conference with a 2.38 ERA and was second with 103 strikeouts. He is likely a first round selection in the upcoming MLB draft.
Kevin Parada, a 6’1”/210 lbs, catcher completed his sophomore year at Georgia Tech and will suit up the Chatham Anglers. He is likely a top five pick in the draft this year.
There are so many other players to watch that it is difficult to mention the all. This league is the cream of the crop for collegiate players.
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