2012 CWL Announces 1st Round of Signings

The goal of the California Winter League is to give players an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts in hopes of signing with an affiliated or independent ball club.

That dream has already come to fruition here in Palm Springs, California for 26 players who have signed contracts with various teams around the nation.

Of note, infielder Miles Walding who has played his way into a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Here is a breakdown of all the signees:

Name

League

Team

Miles Walding

MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Peacock

American Association

Grand Prairie Air Hogs

Geoffrey Hobbs

American Association

Grand Prairie Air Hogs

Jake Taylor

American Association

Grand Prairie Air Hogs

DJ Jarrad

American Association

Grand Prairie Air Hogs

Keith Kandel

American Association

Grand Prairie Air Hogs

Charles Nading

American Association

Laredo Lemurs

Tyler Sloan

Frontier League

Florence Freedom

Graham Sullivan

Frontier League

Southern Illinois Miners

Matthew Grosso

Frontier League

Windy City Thunderbolts

Erik Gonsalves

North American League

Abilene Prairie Dogs

Jason Martin

North American League

Abilene Prairie Dogs

Jeremy Gonzales

North American League

Abilene Prairie Dogs

Matt Rossingnol

North American League

Abilene Prairie Dogs

Vinny St. John

North American League

Abilene Prairie Dogs

Derrick Pyles

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Entiquio Chapa

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Jesse Brown

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Trevor Whyte

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Wacey Sorenson

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Yuki Yasuda

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Jacob Vulk

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros

Dillon Tindall

PECOS League

Las Cruces Vaqueros