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 League: Draft 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.
|Tito Fuentes||IF||Sonoma State|
|Brady Gavin||RHP||Central Missouri|
|Nick Hernandez||1B||UT Permian Basin|
|Chase Plymell||RHP||Central Missouri|
|Mahoning Valley Scrappers|
|Jimmy Burnette||LHP||Saint Leo|
|Sam Crail||OF||Saint Leo|
|State College Spikes|
|Jared Kengott||RHP||Emporia State|
|Marques Paige||CF||NW Oklahoma State|
|Blake Seigler||RHP||USC Aiken|
|Zion Pettigrew||3B||Illinois Springfield|
|Adan Fernandez||OF||Nova Southeastern|
|Alex Mack||RHP||St. Thomas Aquinas|
|Dexter Swims||2B||Missouri Southern|
|Garrett Thornton||OF||UT Permian Basin|
|Jordan Eglite||RHP||San Francisco State|
|JP Williams||RHP||Nova Southeastern|
|Logan VanWey||RHP||Missouri Southern|
|Zach Parish||LHP||Missouri Southern|
|Devin Smith||RHP||Kentucky Wesleyan|
|Jaxon Shirley||OF||Lubbock Christian|
|Jacob Teter||1B||Florida Southern|