MLB Draft League Expands, Locks in Future Through 2030

May 4, 2024
MLB Draft League Expands, Locks in Future Through 2030
  • Major League Baseball has renewed the MLB Draft League for another eight years, securing its continuity through the 2030 season.

  • The league will expand from six to eight teams, enhancing opportunities for draft-eligible players to showcase their talents.

  • Since its inception in 2021, the MLB Draft League has facilitated over 230 players signing with MLB organizations, with 133 drafted and 103 as free agents.

  • A notable number of 37 Draft League alumni have advanced to Double-A or higher, including 8 players who have reached the Triple-A level.

  • The West Virginia Black Bears have demonstrated consistent excellence, winning the last two league titles, while the league supports six cities with professional-level baseball.

  • The MLB Draft League's expansion is indicative of MLB's investment in the development of minor league players and the scouting process, with the new season set to start on June 4 featuring an 80-game schedule for each team.

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