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College  | Story  | 10/6/2022

Prospects League Top Prospects

Brett Swalve     
Photo: Noah Schultz (Perfect Game)
Year Established: 2008
States Represented: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Number of Teams: 16
Regular Season Champion (best overall record): Danville Dans (40-17)
No. 1 Prospect, 2022: Noah Schultz, LHP, Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp (Vanderbilt signee)
First Player Selected 2022 Draft: Noah Schultz, LHP, Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp (Vanderbilt signee, 26th overall pick)

Player of the Year: Eddie King Jr., OF, Alton River Dragons (Louisville)
Pro Prospect of the Year: Khal Stephen, RHP, Danville Dans (Purdue)
Starting Pitcher of the Year: Josh Leerssen, RHP, Danville Dans (Birmingham Southern College)
Reliever of the Year: Landon Tomkins, RHP, Danville Dans (Louisiana Tech)

The Prospect League continued to prove its worth in the collegiate summer league circuit. Housing 16 teams in its league, that provided a quality home to players from across the county and hosting players from each level of college baseball. In 2021, the Prospect League saw an expansion from 12 to 16 teams, and furthermore gained quality excitement and gameplay to each and every one of its communities.

The Danville Dans were announced as league champions of the regular season, hosted a 40-17 record during that time frame. They were led by numerous talents across the board, nearing the top of each statistical category. The Dans nearing swept the postseason awards as well, winning Pro Prospect of the Year, Starting Pitcher of the Year, and Reliever of the Year.

Prospects League Top 10 Prospects

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