25 CWL Players Make Frontier League Opening Day Rosters

PALM SPRINGS, Calif – The Frontier League began its 29th season last night, May 12th. Since 2015, the California Winter League has been the Official Winter League of the Frontier League. During that span, over 250 CWL players have signed a Frontier League contract. The Frontier League is an Official MLB Partner League, meaning that while players are not under contract to any specific MLB organization, the league is considered near the top of the independent professional ranks and is scouted heavily. Traditionally, the Frontier League has sent more players to MLB organizations over the course of its season than other professional independent leagues. CWL players who sign with Frontier League teams are guaranteed to stick until at least the end of spring training, giving them the best opportunity to crack an opening day roster. Here is the breakdown of CWL alumni on Frontier League Opening Day rosters for 2022:

Empire State Greys:
RHP Conor Maguire
INF Robbie Carling
INF Kolton Kendrick

Florence Y’alls:
C Casey Combs
RHP Joe Dougherty

Gateway Grizzlies:
RHP Carter Hayes
SS Trevor Achenbach
OF Matt Feinstein

Joliet Slammers:
RHP Cam Aufderheide
RHP Tanner Kiest
RHP Cole Stanton
OF Kyle Jacobsen

Lake Erie Crushers:
RHP Joseph Sgambelluri
OF Jared Mang

New Jersey Jackals:
3B Riley Mihalik

New York Boulders:
OF Giovanni Garbella

Ottawa Titans:
LHP Neil Lang

Quebec Capitales:
RHP Codie Paiva
3B James Smibert

Sussex County Miners:
RHP Yu Sato

Tri-City Valley Cats:
RHP Donnie Speranza
C Jake Barbee

Washington Wild Things:
INF Landen Barns

Windy City Thunderbolts:
RHP Daniel Kight
C Peyton Isaacson

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