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Monday, November 30, 2020

Five teams to form ‘draft league’ as MLB’s consolidation of minor leagues nears conclusion

Five minor-league franchises that are losing their affiliation with Major League Baseball clubs will comprise a “draft league” for amateur players as part of MLB’s revamping of its player development systems, the league announced Monday.

Four of the franchises were part of the New-York Penn League, a short-season circuit that’s splintering after 81 years as its franchises either maintain affiliation, move up a level or make do with amateur baseball.

The latter outcome was confirmed Monday for the Mahoning Valley (Ohio) Scrappers, the State College (Pennsylvania) Spikes, the West Virginia Black Bears, and the Williamsport (Pennsylvania) Crosscutters. The Trenton (New Jersey) Thunder are dropping all the way from the Class AA Eastern League — where they served as a New York Yankees affiliate — to the draft league.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 30, 2020 at 10:47 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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