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Summer Collegiate  | Story  | 10/10/2022

Futures League Top Prospect List

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Photo: Chris Maldonado (Perfect Game)

Year Established: 2011
States Represented: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont
No. of Teams: 8
Regular Season Champion: Vermont Lake Monsters (44-19)
Postseason Champion: Nashua Silver Knights 
No. 1 Prospect: Chris Maldonado, 3B/IF, Norwich Sea Unicorns (Vanderbilt University)
Top 2022 MLB Draft Selection: Reggie Crawford, LHP/1B, Westfield Starfires (UConn/Round 1, San Francisco)
Player of the Year: Gavin Noriega, 1B, Worcester Bravehearts (Bryant University)
Pitcher of the Year: Sean Matson, Vermont Lake Monsters (Harvard University)

The Futures League has continued to grow in talent year after year, as shown in the over 100+ professional alumni, including 12 making their MLB debuts. Their history is flooded with already established names such as Jeremy Pena and Aaron Civale with recent draftees like Sal Frelick, Matt Mikulski, and Reggie Crawford only just starting to make a name for themselves. In previous years with big time competition, 2022 was no different which saw a regular season dominated by Sean Matson and the Vermont Lake Monsters finishing with a record of 44-19. However, it was the Nashua Silver Knights who ultimately walked away Champions when the Summer was all said and done. 

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