The Cape League always has a lot of moving parts, with players coming and going depending on the conclusion of their respective college seasons.
That movement is even more apparent this year due to the later-than-usual MLB Draft. A steady stream of draft-eligible players have been leaving the Cape in preparation for the start of the MLB Draft on Sunday. The strategy for draft prospects seems to be: make a positive impression on the Cape and hit the road before risking an injury.
That trend has created opportunities for some New England players who might otherwise be playing in the Futures League or NECBL. One example is Fairfield Stags right-hander Trey McLoughlin (Shelton, Conn.), who missed five weeks of the 2021 season with shoulder bursitis. He returned at the end of Fairfield's historic season, making four appearances in the final month, including one against Arizona State in the NCAA tournament.
McLoughlin didn't commit to a Cape League contract with the Falmouth Commodores until a week after Fairfield's season came to an end.