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Summer Collegiate | Story | 10/7/2021

Futures League Top Prospect List

Tyler Henninger     
Photo: Ethan Anderson (UVA Athletics)
Summer Collegiate Top Prospect List Index
Year Established:
States Represented: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Connecticut  
No. of Teams: 8
Regular Season Champion (Team with best overall Record): Vermont Lake Monsters (42-24)
Postseason Champion: Vermont Lake Monsters
No. 1 prospect, 2019: Mark Coley, OF, Pittsfield, (Rhode Island) 
First 2019 Player Selected, 2021 Draft: Nick Sinacola, RHP, Brockton, (University of Maine/Giants 7th Round)
Player of the Year: Cole Bartels, OF, Westfield (Penn State)
Pitcher of the Year: Patrick Harrington, RHP, Vermont (Assumption) 

The Vermont Lake Monsters dominated their way through the regular season. Finishing with a record of 42-24, the Lake Monsters were the first team in FCBL history to win 40 games in a season. They took their winning ways into the postseason, where they swept Worchester in the first round. It was the first time Worchester did not make it to the final in their seven-year existence.

The Lake Monsters met the Pittsfield Suns in the final, who knocked off Brockton in the first round. The matchup between the top two seeds went not only the full three games, but all the way down until the last at-bat. Vermont used a late rally to defeat Pittsfield 3-2 and take home the title. It finished an outstanding year for the Lake Monsters who had a regular season and postseason to remember.

Penn State outfielder Cole Bartels took home the MVP award while playing for the Westfield Starfires. Bartels finished the year leading the league in both average (.385) and home runs (6). Meanwhile, Patrick Harrington of Assumption University won Pitcher of the Year for the champion Lake Monsters. The right-hander finished with a 2.32 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 62 innings pitched. 

Top 10 Prospects

Rk. Player Pos. B-T Home Town ST School Class
1 Ethan Anderson C S-R Virginia Beach VA University of Virginia  2024
2 Dennis Colleran RHP R/R North Attleboro MA Northeastern University  2024
3 Jackson Linn OF/RHP R/R Cambridge MA Tulane University 2024
4 Kaelen Culpepper INF R-R Memphis TN Kansas State University 2024
5 Jaden Brown* INF R/R Mississauga ON University of Texas Arlington 2021
6 Sam McNulty INF R/R Cambridge MA Boston College 2024
7 Cole Bartels OF R/R Belmont MA Penn State University 2022
8 Patrick Roche INF R/R Milton MA Boston College 2023
9 Brendan Jones OF L/L Greenbrier TN Kansas State University 2023
10 Patrick Harrington RHP R/R Bedford NH Assumption University 2022

* denotes transfer

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