Palm Springs, Calif. – The California Winter League announced Wednesday that 29 players from the 2024 CWL have been offered professional baseball contracts. The Frontier League, Pioneer League and Atlantic League- all three MLB Partner Leagues- along with the USPBL have offered player contracts after their play in the Coachella Valley.

The California Winter League is the exclusive winter league of the Frontier League and all 16 Frontier League teams offered contracts to at least one player from this year’s league. 

CWL 2024 batting champion Alejandro Lara inked his first deal with the Frontier League signing with the Windy City ThunderBolts after hitting with a .432 BA and 16 RBI. 

The British Columbia Bombers’ ace this season Ayura Kobayashi signed a deal with the Frontier League’s Florence Y’alls. The Japanese native finished the season 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA and 41 strikeouts across six starts. 

His Bombers battery partner Allan Goodwin will also join the Y’alls as a catcher. A D3 collegiate player at University of Valley Forge he made his pro debut in Palm Springs hitting 2 home runs with 9 RBI in 12 starts.

Brendan Knoll joins the four time Frontier League champs Schaumburg Boomers. The righty pitcher helped the Alberta Grizzly win the CWL Championship with a 1.47 ERA and 28 strikeouts in 19 innings of work. 

David Reckers finished the season with a 0.79 ERA, the second best in the CWL helping the Washington Blue Sox to the CWL Championship Game. Reckers now takes his talents to the Atlantic League to play for the Lexington Legends.  

The California Winter League is the longest running professional showcase league of its kind. Since its inaugural season in 2010, the CWL has seen over 850 of its players sign professional contracts. Each year, it is the premier destination for free agent baseball players who are looking to be scouted and signed. 

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