Cam Phelts Returning to Washington for 2022

Friday, March 18, 2022
By Kyle Dawson
Cam Phelts Returning to Washington for 2022

WASHINGTON, Pa. (March 18) – The Washington Wild Things have announced that outfielder Cam Phelts, who played 36 games with Washington to start his pro career in 2021, has been re-signed for the 2022 season.

Phelts, in a role off the bench as an extra outfielder, scored 13 runs and drove in four in 79 plate appearances. He was 7-for-8 in the stolen-base department.

“[We’re] happy to have Cam back with us again this year. He came in right out of college and did a really good job for us and helped fill a valuable bench role that we were lacking at the time,” said manager Tom Vaeth. “He’s a good defender who brings a lot of speed to our club. I’m anxious to see his continued improvement as he progresses in his baseball career.”

Phelts played four seasons at Texas College (NAIA) between 2017-20 before playing a season at Grambling State University in 2021. In 2017, Phelts started his collegiate career with a .367/.451/.494 slash line and hit nine doubles, four triples, a home run and drove in 21. He was 24-for-29 trying to steal bases. He stole 35 bases as a sophomore and knocked home 31 with a .355/.438/.476. In 2019, he slashed .306/.465/.468 with eight doubles, four triples and four home runs to go along with 33 stolen bases. His best season at Texas College was in 2020, where he stole 48 bags in 29 games with a .397/.522/521 slash line.

In 2021 at Grambling State, he hit six home runs and drove in 30 with 22 stolen bases, five doubles and four triples. He was third on the team with a .309 batting average as the primary leadoff hitter for the Tigers. He was selected to play in the inaugural HBCU All-Star Game in Hoover, Alabama.

The Wild Things will kick off that 20th Frontier League season May 13 at home against the New York Boulders. The full schedule is available at Check out the roster as it gets announced by clicking here



The Washington Wild Things are a professional baseball team that plays in the MLB-partnered Frontier League. In 2022, the Wild Things are celebrating their 20th season of baseball in the longest-running independent baseball league in history with all kinds of celebrations, fun and great baseball at Wild Things Park. The team has won seven division championships and has been to four Frontier League Championship Series within their numerous playoff appearances. Fans and media can stay aware of all the happenings within the Wild Things' organization, both on and off the field, by following the team's social media platforms and website: For other inquiries, call the front office at 724-250-9555.

The Wild Things’ organization and Wild Things Park has been selected as the host of the 2022 Frontier League All-Star Game, presented by The Coury Firm. The festivities will begin Saturday, July 16 and run through the game itself Wednesday, July 20. Tickets are available at More information can be found at as well.