Player Spotlight: Flamingos Catcher Drew Cavanaugh

June 15, 2021

N.P.B. Flamingos Catcher improving his game & loving the CLPB!

West Palm Beach, FL. — As the CLPB season kicks off, players from all over the league are starting to get comfortable on the field and with their teams.

North Palm Beach Flamingos Catcher Drew Cavanaugh has become one of the country’s top collegiate catchers, and he plans to use his CLPB experience to help improve his game more than he ever has before.

After playing in the Lansing Lugnuts Collegiate Summer League a year ago, Drew recognizes the upsurge in talent down here in Florida.

“This is my second year playing in a league and I believe this one matches up well with the Lansing league which had a ton of Division-I players.”

As a switch-hitting catcher, Cavanaugh just concluded his Freshman year of college baseball at Eastern Florida State Community College (D1-JUCO).

The Most Valuable Player for IMG’s 2020 National Team has started 3 of 4 games for Head Coach Nick White and the Flamingos. He mentions the chemistry that his team has been forming!

“I feel like our team gelled together very well from the beginning. Coach Nick White is very positive and energetic which makes it a very fun environment to play in. Also, my teammates are awesome. We are always having a good time!”

Hailing from Rochester Hills, Michigan, Drew has made it a point to hydrate while playing down here in Florida.

“When I was playing in Michigan, I never had to think about my hydration. Since I started playing in Florida, I have to think about drinking water all the time because this heat without enough water (in your body) is terrible.”

As Drew decides on what sign to give his pitcher, he is not the only Cavanaugh calling a good game.

As one of the play-by-play broadcasters for the CLPB this season, myself, older brother Tom Cavanaugh will be on hand for 40+ CLPB games this season.

As a broadcast journalism student at Michigan State University, I couldn’t be more thrilled to be apart of the CLPB commentating baseball!

I was lucky enough to broadcast Drew last week against the Parkland Sharks. After the game, he went back to listen… “Yes, I listened to the broadcast after the game and it was really exciting to hear my brother announce me. It was definitely a moment I will never forget”.

As the Flamingos are tied for first in the North Division at 5-4, Cavanaugh understands the keys to victory going forward.

“If we throw strikes and stay with the same approach at the plate, we will have a great season.”

Cavanaugh is 4-10 with 5 RBIs so far in the league. He has also thrown out 4 of 5 runners trying to steal. Drew is definitely one of players to watch as the season progresses.

To catch Drew Cavanaugh and all the Flamingos action, go to Gamekast.live to stream every game this summer!