Author Topic: 2021 Minor League Season  (Read 1891 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline HalfSmokes

  • Posts: 20803
Re: 2021 Minor League Season
« Topic Start: November 30, 2020, 01:14:19 PM »
MLB announces a six-team "Pioneer" league, mostly formed out of the NY Penn League short-season.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/11/30/mlb-draft-league-formed-amateur-baseball-players/6463719002/

Quote

Instead of housing recently-drafted players, second-year pros beginning the climb toward the major leagues or, in Trenton's case, nearly big-league ready propects, the draft league teams will instead feature draft-eligible high school and collegiate players in a 68-game season that will pause in July for MLB’s draft, which has been moved back one month.

That's going to get awkward if some players either rise or fall relative to teammates or some players expecting to get drafted don't (which is a real possibility with the shortened draft)