The Brewster Whitecaps brought the Cape League season to a close on Wednesday night by finishing off a two-game sweep of the Bourne Braves in the CCBL championship series.
The shortened season was -- by all accounts -- a smashing success following the cancellation of the 2020 season due to the pandemic. The league was back in full force this summer, with a cumulative attendance of 268,773 across the 10 teams.
Due to the timing of the 2021 MLB Draft in July, this Cape League season provided more opportunities than usual for New England players to sign temporary contracts.
Here's a look at 12 New England players who boosted their respective stocks in the Cape League this summer. This does not include players like UConn's Reggie Crawford or Boston College's Luke Gold, both of whom had excellent stints on the Cape this summer but were already considered top prospects for the 2022 MLB Draft.