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.


Kyano Cummings attended the CWL last January and was awarded for his efforts, earning a contract with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League.

Cummings is a 23-year old from Brewerton, New York and most recently played collegiate level baseball at Siena College in 2016. He finished his college career with 169 strikeouts in 195 1/3 innings pitched for the Saints.

He came to the California Winter League in search of a contract to continue his career. With the New York Colonials, Kyano appeared in 13 games, all in relief, putting up a sparkling 1.08 ERA and struck out 26 hitters in 19 1/3 innings, to go along with 4 wins and 4 saves. He was offered a contract with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League for 2017.

The 6’1″, 210-pound pitcher reported to Evansville and really shined, in 50 relief appearances with the Otters, Kyano put up a 1.22 ERA and recorded 7 saves in 73 2/3 innings, striking out 58 batters.

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