After a stellar 2022 season, Erie SeaWolves infielder and designated hitter Quincy Nieporte was named the Eastern League Most Valuable Player. 

Nieporte is the second player in SeaWolves history to be awarded the honor. Steven Moya won the award in 2014.

I’m very grateful for the people that were in my corner from the beginning, helping me accomplish not only the honor of MVP but getting back into affiliated baseball once again," said Nieporte. "Without Kenny Graham and Jamie Bennett’s persistence in getting my name out there to the Detroit Tigers, and Ryan Garko taking the chance on me, this would never have been possible. I really wanted to win this award to prove that the Tigers made the right choice and to add a little more confidence for them that our organization as a whole is moving in the right direction. Plus, I’d be lying if my family and I weren’t trying to make some serious noise with my ability on a bigger stage after winning MVP last season in Independent baseball.”

Nieporte led the Eastern League in 2022 with 31 home runs and 91 RBIs. He also led the league in extra-base hits with 58. He hit .270 in 123 games for Erie. Nieporte became just the fourth player in franchise history to hit 30 or more home runs in a single season, joining Moya (35 in 2014), Kurt Airoso (34 in 2004) and Mike Rivera (33 in 2001).

in addition to his MVP honor, Nieporte was one of two SeaWolves players named a season-ending Eastern League All-Star. The SeaWolves' first baseman was joined by outfielder Parker Meadows. 

Meadows finished fifth in batting average in the Eastern League, hitting .275 for the year in 113 games at Double-A. The former first-round pick by the Tigers hit 16 home runs for the SeaWolves and drove in 51 runs.