With snow starting to pile up on baseball fields across New England, it's fair to say the season is coming to a close. But we shouldn't feel cheated. Expectations for summer baseball were not high after the cancellation of the college, prep and high school baseball seasons last spring. Despite the fact that there was no Cape Cod Baseball League or New England Collegiate Baseball League this summer, there was still plenty of quality baseball across New England.
The Futures Collegiate Baseball League drew some of New England's top college prospects -- players who would have otherwise been playing on the Cape had it not been for the pandemic. In terms of high school prospects, the cream of the crop was still able to rise to the top at Area Code Games events, the East Coast Pro Showcase and the Summer Rivalry Classic.
Those weren't the only opportunities for New Englanders to shine this spring and summer. Between Perfect Game showcase events, travel baseball and fall workouts, there have been plenty of opportunities for locals to make their mark.
Here is a list of 10 New England players who have boosted their respective stocks since the start of the pandemic. This list does not include players like Boston College blue-chip prospects Sal Frelick, Cody Morissette and Mason Pelio, or even Vanderbilt commits Miles Langhorne (Greenwich High, Conn.) and Josh Baez (Dexter Southfield, Mass.), all of whom had great summers, but are not capable of boosting their respective stocks significantly since they are already top pro or college prospects.