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Counsell, Stinson Selected To Major League Dreams Showcase

Stinson, Counsell Selected To Major League Dreams Showcase

Kenosha Kingfish outfielder Parker Stinson and middle infielder Brady Counsell have both been selected to the Northwoods League Major League Dreams Showcase in La Crosse, Wisconsin on August 2. 

Both players were selected to be part of a 100 player pool who will participate in scouting workouts and a double header. The 100 prospects will be divided into four teams for those games.

Stinson has acted as one of Kenosha’s most consistent bats, with five home runs (first on the team), 27 RBIs (tied for second on the team) and 23 stolen bags (fourth in the NWL) on the year. The Indiana State Sycamore has reached base in 44 of 46 contests this year and has an on-base percentage in the mid-.400’s.

Stinson also has a .942 fielding percentage, as he has only committed five errors in 394 innings on the field.

The Yorktown native has brought power and speed to this Kingfish team and has been one of the driving forces keeping them in playoff contention. 

Stinson is coming off of an above-average year at Indiana State after hitting .257 with three long-balls and 15 RBIs, building on his skill set in Kenosha throughout the last couple of months. 

Counsell has been one of the most sure-handed gloves for the Kingfish this season, but his bat has been consistent while heating up as of late.

The Minnesota Gopher has a .944 fielding percentage, 22 double plays (top-20 in the NWL) and 81 assists (top-25 in the NWL). With diving plays and soft hands able to absorb baseballs taking bad hops in the infield, not much has gotten past Counsell this season. 

Not many players have bested Counsell on offense this year either, as he has three blasts with 27 RBIs (tied for second on the team), 12 doubles (first on the team) and a .289 batting average.

The Whitefish Bay native may not have the unorthodox batting stance of his father, current Milwaukee Brewers manager Craig Counsell, but he is seeing great success in his baseball career in the last couple of months. 

Counsell started 24 of 36 games as a Gopher this last spring, the most of any freshman in program history. He batted .200 with a home run and 10 RBIs in his first year of college. 

Both players will make the trip up to La Crosse on August 2 with 98 other prospects while the rest of the league has the day off.

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th 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 245 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. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.