PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The California Winter League is proud to announce their ninth season in operation, providing an opportunity for players with big league dreams to earn a contract and pave their own path to the top. Since 2010, over 600 contracts have been offered to those players who come out to Southern California to participate. The CWL and our staff take pride in the success stories that have been created for those players who never give up, and would like to recognize the top 10 former CWLers of the 2017 season.


Dylan Sprague attended the CWL last January and was awarded for his efforts, earning a contract with the Utica Unicorns of the United Shores Professional Baseball League.

Sprague is a 22-year old from Wyantskill, New York and played at Farleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. In his senior season, he hit .275 with 7 homers and 26 runs driven in to go along with 24 walks and 16 stolen bases.

He came to the California Winter League in search of a contract to continue his career, and after hitting .344 with 11 RBI and 5 stolen bases in 16 games with the Manitoba North Stars, was offered a contract with the Utica Unicorns of the USPBL for 2017.

The 5’11″, 195-pound infielder reported to Utica and put up a .263/.395/.831 line to go along with 2 homers, 14 RBI and 23 walks in 140 plate appearances for the Unicorns.

The CWL congratulates Dylan on all of his hard work and wishes him the best of luck on his endeavors!