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2018 Cape Cod League Preview: Names To Know

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Kyle Martin (Fordham) will play for the Bourne Braves.

The 2018 Cape Cod League season begins today, as all 10 teams will be in action. Here’s a look at some of the players to watch for all 10 teams as games get underway.

Bourne Braves
Manager: Harvey Shapiro
Players to watch: East Carolina RHP Trey Benton (4-5, 3.13 ERA, 68 SO, 13 BB), Fordham RHP Kyle Martin (3-2, 1.62 ERA, 10 SV, 56 SO, 21 BB), East Carolina INF Spencer Brickhouse (.298/.382/.502, 10 HR, 50 RBI), Houston INF Jared Triolo (.344/.434/.457, 5 HR, 28 RBI), Arizona State C Lyle Lin (.312/.344/.407, 2 HR, 18 RBI)

Brewster Whitecaps
Manager: Jamie Shevchik
Players to watch: Clemson LHP Jacob Hennessy (4-3, 3.91 ERA, 54 SO, 14 BB), Kentucky RHP Chris Machamer (2-1, 3.06 ERA, 10 SV, 38 SO, 9 BB), West Chester INF Jared Melone (.469/.524/.743, 10 HR, 69 RBI), Davidson INF Brett Centracchio (.263/.365/.432, 10 HR, 40 RBI), Xavier INF Conor Grammes (.330/.375/.517, 10 HR, 27 RBI)

Chatham Anglers
Manager: Tom Holliday
Players to watch: North Carolina 1B/DH Michael Busch (.333/.478/.548, 13 HR, 63 RBI), St. John’s LHP Jeff Belge (6-4, 2.84 ERA, 79 SO, 40 BB), Georgia Tech RHP/1B Tristin English (2-4, 4.11 ERA, 51 SO, 13 BB; .279/.324/.442, 6 HR, 60 RBI), Georgia Tech C Kyle McCann (.300/.423/.600, 15 HR, 45 RBI), Illinois State OF John Rave (.358/.413/.577, 7 HR, 45 RBI)

Cotuit Kettleers
Manager: Mike Roberts
Players to watch: Ball State RHP John Baker (5-5, 3.68 ERA, 118 SO, 33 BB), Florida OF Wil Dalton (.269/.339/.574, 19 HR, 58 RBI), Texas OF Duke Ellis (.304/.415/.370, 1 HR, 25 RBI), UCLA INF Chase Strumpf (.363/.475/.633, 12 HR, 53 RBI), Georgia Southern RHP Seth Shuman (8-5, 4.41, 95 SO, 22 BB)

Falmouth Commodores
Manager: Jeff Trundy
Players to watch: Arizona INF Cameron Cannon (.321/.427/.549, 8 HR, 50 RBI), Texas A&M OF/DH Logan Foster (.314/.404/.520, 8 HR, 40 RBI), Murray State 3B Davis Sims (.357/.434/.573, 6 HR, 52 RBI), Georgetown LHP Brett Kilam (6-4, 3.06 ERA, 97 SO, 26 BB), Stanford RHP Jack Little (3-0, 0.60 ERA, 58 SO, 8 BB)

Harwich Mariners
Manager: Steve Englert
Players to watch: Texas Tech OF Grant Little (.372/.469/.654, 12 HR, 73 RBI), N.C. State SS Will Wilson (.307/.376/.588, 15 HR, 53 RBI), Indiana INF Matt Gorski (.356/.404/.554, 8 HR, 40 RBI), Elon RHP Kyle Brnovich (8-2, 1.71 ERA, 147 SO, 36 BB), Indiana RHP Cal Krueger (7-2, 3.02 ERA, 49 SO, 14 BB, 3 SV), Texas Tech RHP Caleb Kilian (9-2, 3.04 ERA, 59 SO, 25 BB)

Hyannis Harbor Hawks
Manager: Chad Gassman
Players to watch: Auburn SS Will Holland (.313/.406/.530, 12 HR, 52 RBI), Baylor 2B Davis Wendzel (.310/.435/.532, 8 HR, 49 RBI), Clemson C Kyle Wilkie (.324/.422/.440, 5 HR, 40 RBI), Florida State LHP Drew Parrish (5-1, 2.52 ERA, 128 SO, 37 BB), Minnesota RHP Brett Schulze (9-0, 2.09 ERA, 47 SO, 24 BB), Hawaii RHP Dylan Thomas (3-2, 1.85 ERA, 43 SO, 4 BB, 14 SV)

Orleans Firebirds
Manager: Kelly Nicholson
Players to watch: Louisville 1B Logan Wyatt (.339/.490/.522, 6 HR, 69 RBI), Vanderbilt OF J.J. Bleday (.368/.494/.511, 4 HR, 15 RBI), Kansas C Jaxx Groshans (.313/.355/.464, 4 HR, 43 RBI), Virginia LHP Andrew Abbott (3-4, 3.18 ERA, 78 SO, 16 BB, 6 SV), St. John’s RHP Sean Mooney (11-3, 2.56 ERA, 104 SO, 28 BB), St. Mary’s INF/RHP Kevin Milan (.302/.430/.455, 5 HR, 29 RBI, 6-4, 3.68 ERA, 81 SO, 25 BB)

Wareham Gatemen
Manager: Don Sneddon
Players to watch: California INF Andrew Vaughn (.402/.531/.819, 23 HR, 63 RBI), Michigan OF Dominic Clementi (.368/.485/.574, 4 HR, 29 RBI), UNLV INF Bryson Stott (.365/.442/.556, 4 HR, 32 RBI), Connecticut LHP Mason Feole (9-2, 2.50 ERA, 120 SO, 49 BB), Southern California RHP Connor Lunn (2-2, 2.97 ERA, 32 SO, 9 BB), St. Mary’s LHP Ken Waldichuk (8-4, 2.05 ERA, 118 SO, 21 BB)

Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox
Manager: Scott Pickler
Players to watch: Grand Canyon OF Quin Cotton (.390/.462/.573, 5 HR, 43 RBI), Arizona 3B Nick Quintana (.313/.413/.592, 14 HR, 55 RBI), Florida State SS/2B Drew Mendoza (.313/.440/.491, 7 HR, 44 RBI), Oklahoma RHP Nathan Wiles (7-3, 3.54 ERA, 69 SO, 17 BB), Michigan State LHP Mitchell Tyranski (2-2, 2.42 ERA, 54 SO, 15 BB, 5 SV), Michigan LHP Tommy Henry (7-3, 3.09 ERA, 77 SO, 26 BB)

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