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Caron, Matthews Invited to 2022 Major League Dreams Showcase

Josh Caron and Brice Matthews have been selected to participate in the 2022 Major League Dreams Showcase on Tuesday, August 2 at Copeland Park in La Crosse, Wis., the Northwoods League announced Monday.

The annual Showcase consists of a doubleheader featuring the top players from the Northwoods League selected by a panel of Major League Baseball scouts. Prior to the doubleheader, players will participate in a day of workouts in front of the MLB scouts.

The doubleheader starts with game one at 4 p.m. and includes two teams with a mix of players from the Great Plains and Great Lakes Divisions. Caron has been assigned to the home team in game one, while Matthews will play in the nightcap of the doubleheader on the home team.

In 47 games with the Madison Mallards, Caron is hitting .292 with nine doubles, seven home runs, 32 RBI and 31 runs. The Sun Prairie, Wis., native has an OPS of .862 with a .390 on-base percentage and .472 slugging percentage.

Matthews is hitting .264 at the plate with 12 doubles, a triple, five home runs, 22 RBI and 40 runs in 40 games with the St. Cloud Rox. The Humble, Texas, native has drawn 41 walks and stolen 10 bases while posting an OPS of .907 with a .447 on-base percentage and .459 slugging percentage.

Proceeds from the Major League Dreams Showcase will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation.


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