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Quincy Nieporte Named Eastern League Most Valuable Player

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November 8, 2022 – Eastern League (EL)Erie SeaWolves News Release

(Erie, PA) – The Erie SeaWolves, Double-A Affiliate of the Detroit Tigers, are pleased to announce that Quincy Nieporte has been named the 2022 Eastern League Most Valuable Player. Nieporte, along with outfielder Parker Meadows, were both named to the Eastern League season-ending All-Star team.


EASTERN LEAGUE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER & EASTERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR – QUINCY NIEPORTE

Quincy Nieporte becomes the second player in SeaWolves history to win MVP honors, joining Steven Moya who won the award in 2014.

Nieporte played in 123 games for the SeaWolves in 2022, hitting .270 with a league-leading 31 home runs and 91 RBIs. He also led the league with 58 extra-base hits and 246 total bases. His .536 slugging percentage and .867 on-base percentage were second-best in the league. Nieporte became only the fourth player in SeaWolves history to hit 30 or more home runs in a single season joining Moya (35 in 2014), Kurt Airoso (34 in 2004) and Mike Rivera (33 in 2001).

Nieporte was also named to the season-ending Eastern League All-Star team at first base. It is the second time in his affiliated baseball career that he has been named a season-ending All-Star. He also earned the honor in 2017 with the GCL Phillies.

Nieporte was originally drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 26th round of the 2017 draft out of Florida State. He spent three seasons in the Phillies system before spending two seasons in Independent ball in both the Frontier League and Atlantic League. Nieporte was the Frontier League MVP in 2021 while playing for the Schaumburg Boomers (IND). He signed with the Tigers as a Minor League free agent prior to the 2022 season.

“I’m very grateful for the people that were in my corner from the beginning, helping me accomplish not only the honor of MVP but getting back into affiliated baseball once again. Without Kenny Graham and Jamie Bennett’s persistence in getting my name out there to the Detroit Tigers, and Ryan Garko taking the chance on me, this would never have been possible. I really wanted to win this award to prove that the Tigers made the right choice and to add a little more confidence for them that our organization as a whole is moving in the right direction. Plus, I’d be lying if my family and I weren’t trying to make some serious noise with my ability on a bigger stage after winning MVP last season in Independent baseball.” – Quincy Nieporte on winning the Eastern League…

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