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First 2024 WCL Spotlight Released

Thursday, on the eve of the West Coast League’s 2024 season, WCL Commissioner Rob Neyer released the first WCL Spotlight of the year, featuring a representative collection of the league’s most exciting and notable players.

This preseason 2024 WCL Spotlight includes one player from each of the 16 teams, showcasing a mix of compelling talents and personalities to track throughout the summer.

Topping this first Spotlight are impact returners such as 2023 WCL Pitcher of the Year Halen Knoll (Edmonton) and  standout sluggers Robert Nunez (Port Angeles), Kennedy Hara (Walla Walla), and Tom Poole (Bellingham).

Highlighting the list of newcomers is Manny Ramirez Jr. (Victoria). The son of 12-time MLB All-Star and 2004 World Series MVP Manny Ramirez, Manny Jr. will be joining his brother Lucas with the HarbourCats this summer.

About the West Coast League: The West Coast League is the West’s premier summer collegiate baseball league. Encompassing Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and now Alberta, the WCL showcases pro prospects from major collegiate conferences around the nation. Every summer, the League features unparalleled fan and player experiences, with North America’s best baseball weather and a mix of classic and modern ballparks, all backdropped by the sport’s most stunning scenery. The 2019 MLB amateur draft began with former Corvallis Knight Adley Rutschman selected with the overall No. 1 pick by the Baltimore Orioles, and the 2022 draft featured two West Coast League alumni, Brooks Lee and Gabriel Hughes, among the first 10 picks.