The only Cape Cod League team not physically located on the Cape, Wareham is a quick getaway for local Cape League fans looking to avoid bridge traffic. In recent seasons Wareham has boasted star-studded rosters including MLB players like Andrew Vaughn, Bryson Stott, Casey Mize, Gavin Sheets, and Bryce Elder. There was a big change at the manager spot as the Gateman scooped longtime Bourne field manager and Cape Cod League Hall Of Famer Harvey Shapiro for the 2022 season. Along with Shapiro, several familiar faces from last summer’s Bourne roster made the jump across the canal to Wareham.
The Gatemen boast one of the deepest rosters on the Cape entering the season with a whopping 61 players under permanent or temporary contracts. Even if Chase Dollander of Tennessee is unable to report, there’s still plenty of talent.
The positional group is led by Stanford’s Carter Graham, Arizona’s Chase Davis and a pair of 2021 Bourne standouts in Christian Knapczyk of Louisville and Max Anderson of Nebraska. Both Knapczyk and Anderson were productive players last summer for Shapiro. The contingent of UNC Greensboro’s Hogan Windish, Creighton’s Alan Roden, Missouri State’s Drake Baldwin, Missouri’s Torin Montgomery and Xavier’s Jack Housinger are all draft-eligible hitters coming off strong springs that could contribute early.
Wareham’s firepower among its staff might be unmatched, if only by the sheer volume of names. In fact the Gatemen may be the hardest-throwing team in the league with over a dozen pitchers on the roster that averaged 92 mph or above. Names like the Mississippi State duo of Cade Smith and Jackson Fristoe, Ole Miss’ Josh Mallitz, Vanderbilt’s Grayson Moore and LSU’s Ty Floyd give the Gatemen a bevy of horsepower at Shapiro’s disposal.
Field Manager: Harvey Shapiro
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