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College  | Story  | 10/5/2022

Florida League Top Prospects

Kyler Peterson     
Photo: Brandon Fields (Sanford River Rats)
Year Established: 2003
States Represented: Florida
No. of Teams: 6
Regular season Champion (best overall record): Winter Park Diamond Dawgs (23-10)
Postseason Champion: Winter Park Diamond Dawgs
First 2021 player selected, 2022 MLB Draft: Sterlin Thompson, OF/2B, Winter Park (Florida/Rockies, 1st Round)

Player of the Year: Jeff Liquori, OF, Sanford
Pitcher of the Year: Jacob Burr, RHP, Winter Park (Webber)

The Diamond Dawgs brought home their sixth Florida League title in dominant fashion, finishing the regular season with the best record before defeating Leesburg in the Championship. Winter Park also had the league Pitcher of the Year on their squad in Jacob Burr. The right-hander finished with a dominant year and a 1.30 ERA and 36 strikeouts across 34.2 innings. The league MVP went to outfielder Jeff Liquori of Sanford, who ended the season slashing .349/.393/.566 with five long balls. The league has produced some high caliber prospects over the past few years, including Rockies first rounder Sterlin Thompson, who played for Orlando in 2020 and Winter Park in 2021.

Florida League Top Prospects

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