The 2021 MLB draft is Sunday, July 11, about a month later than its normal date in early June. That gives draft-eligible student-athletes more time to make an impression on MLB scouts than they normally would have.

That brings us to today, which is opening day for the inaugural MLB Draft League. Six teams — the Frederick Keys, Mohoning Valley Scrappers, State College Spikes, Trenton Thunder, West Virginia Black Bears and Williamsport Crosscutters — will battle during a 68-game season with some of the premier collegiate and high school baseball players eligible for the 2021 MLB draft in July. 

 Per the official site of the MLB Draft LeagueDraft League participants will receive unprecedented visibility to MLB Club scouts through both in-person observation and state-of-the-art scouting technology, and educational programming designed to prepare them for careers as professional athletes. 

Open to draft-eligible baseball players at all levels, many former DII baseball players don the six rosters. Keep in mind, the DII baseball tournament is ready to get under way. There’s some unfinished business for some of these players, with their sights set on a national championship. Expect to see some players a little later than others. 

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DII players in the MLB Draft League

Rosters were announced Sunday, May 23. For now, here are the DII players expected to appear in the MLB Draft League per our friends at Prep Baseball Report. As with most summer leagues, like the Cape Cod Baseball League, rosters are expected to change — especially once you consider there was a transaction reported early on May 24.

Player Position School
Frederick Keys    
Tito Fuentes IF Sonoma State
Brady Gavin RHP Central Missouri
Brock Gilliam RHP Washburn
Nick Hernandez 1B UT Permian Basin
Dwayne Marshall RHP Felician
Chase Plymell    RHP Central Missouri
     
Mahoning Valley Scrappers    
Jimmy Burnette LHP Saint Leo
Logan Boente RHP McKendree
Sam Crail OF Saint Leo
     
State College Spikes    
Jack Goonan RHP Mercyhurst
Kieran Higgins RHP Shippensburg
Jared Kengott RHP Emporia State
Marques Paige    CF NW Oklahoma State
Blake Seigler RHP USC Aiken
Logan Workman RHP Lee 
Zion Pettigrew 3B Illinois Springfield
     
Trenton Thunder    
Adan Fernandez OF Nova Southeastern
Alex Mack RHP St. Thomas Aquinas
Dexter Swims 2B Missouri Southern
Dylan Heid RHP Pitt-Johnstown
Garrett Thornton OF UT Permian Basin
Jordan Eglite RHP San Francisco State
JP Williams RHP Nova Southeastern
Logan VanWey RHP Missouri Southern
Shawn Vazquez C Felician
Zach Parish LHP Missouri Southern
     
Williamsport Crosscutters    
Ben Terwilliger RHP Barry 
Devin Smith RHP Kentucky Wesleyan
Jaxon Shirley OF Lubbock Christian
Jacob Teter 1B Florida Southern
Nolan Wosman 3B Quincy
Lance Logsdon OF Quincy

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