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Summer Collegiate  | Story  | 10/11/2022

Alaska League Top Prospect List

Tyler Henninger     
Photo: Cole Fontenelle (Alaska League)

Year Established: 1974
States Represented: Alaska
No. of Teams:
Regular Season Champion (best overall record): Anchorage Glacier Pilots (27-9)
Postseason Champion: Anchorage Glacier Pilots (27-9 regular season; 3-0 postseason)
No. 1 Prospect, 2021 season: Will Johnston, LHP, Mat-Su Miners (Texas A&M)
First Player Selected in 2022 Draft: William Kempner, RHP, Anchorage Bucs (Gonzaga; Giants 3rd Round)

Player of the Year: Cole Fontenelle, 3B, Anchorage Glacier Pilots
Pitchers of the Year: Nico Zeglin, RHP, Anchorage Glacier Pilots

Entering the year as reigning champions, the Anchorage Glacier Pilots came out on a mission yet again. The Pilots put together a dominant regular season, losing just nine total games and taking home the regular season crown. The Mat-Su Miners put together a quality season as well, finishing just a few games back. The postseason bracket saw a bit of a change this year. Instead of a best-of-three series in the semi-final and championship rounds, the top four teams faced off in a single-elimination bracket. The Miners eliminated the Anchorage Bucs in walk-off fashion to advance to the championship round. On the other side of the bracket, the Pilots knocked off the Peninsula Oilers in another close game. In the end, the fire power of the Pilots was just too much as they took home their second consecutive Top of the World Championship title with a 6-2 win. 

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