Published On: February 28th, 2020

FOND DU LAC, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are excited to announce the signings of four Big Ten players.  Alex Vera (Illinois), Brayden Frazier (Iowa), Drew Stahl (Minnesota), and Sam Link (Iowa) will all be joining the Dock Spiders’ squad this summer.

Vera, a freshman southpaw, is entering his first season with the Illini.  Vera came to Illinois ranked as the No. 7 left-handed pitcher in the state of Illinois.  He posted a 6-2 record with a 2.64 ERA in his Senior year at Joliet Catholic High School.

Brayden, a redshirt freshman, is entering his second season after transitioning to catcher last fall.  He came in ranked the No. 6 player in the whole state of Iowa for the 2018 class. He holds the school record for most career doubles (51) at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High.

Stahl, a 6’0” freshman from the University of Minnesota, plays both shortstop and second base. In High School he was a three year starter at shortstop and received the honor of being named to the 2019 First Team All-State as a Senior.

Link is entering his first season at Iowa.  As a High School Senior, he hit .464, drove in 30 runs, and stole 20 bases.

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders have several great ticket options for our fans for the upcoming 2020 season including our Home Opener on Tuesday, May 26th. Ticket packages and group tickets are now on sale. Order yours today by calling the Dock Spiders Ticket Office at 920-907-9833 or by stopping by the Dock Spiders Front Office at 980 E Division St. Check out all of our ticket information any time of the day at

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Dock Spiders as your favorite team.

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