The 2022 Prospect Tournament: The First Four In

Four matchups to determine final seedings in our Prospect Tournament.

Before our tournament can get underway, there are a handful of seedings yet to be fully determined. The “First Four In” represent prospects who were on the cusp of missing out on the tournament completely or being given a worse seed. Here are our First Four matchups.

(11) OF Luis Matos vs. (11) 1B Jhonkensy Noel

WINNER OF Luis Matos, SFG:

2021 stats – .313/.359/.495, 15 HR, 86 RBI, 21 SB

1B Jhonkensy Noel, CLE:

2021 Stats – .340/.390/.615, 19 HR, 66 RBI, 5 SB



(11) SS Ronny Mauricio, NYM vs (11) SS Jeter Downs, BOS

WINNER SS Ronny Mauricio, NYM:

2021 Stats – .248/.296/.449,  20HR, 64 RBI, 11 SB

SS Jeter Downs, BOS:

2021 Stats – .191/.272/.333, 14 HR, 39 RBI, 18 SB



(16) SS Cristian Santana vs (16) OF Kevin Alcantara

SS Cristian Santana, DET

2021 Stats – .269/.421/.521, 9 HR, 27 RBI, 12 SB

WINNER OF Kevin Alcantara, CHC

2021 Stats – .345/.423/.588, 5 HR, 24 RBI, 5 SB


(16) OF Zac Veen, COL vs. (16) SS Liover Peguero, PIT


2021 Stats – .301/.399/.501, 15 HR, 75 RBI, 36 SB

SS Liover Peguero, PIT

2021 Stats – .270/.332/.444, 14 HR, 45 RBI, 28SB


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LaMar Gibson

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