Category Archives: Futures League

2014 Futures League End of Year Awards Announced

Futures Collegiate LeagueThe 2014 season was noteworthy in more ways than one; it showed more promise and growth then previous seasons. Records were broken and new ones were set. The talent level league wide continues to expand and change and the players signing with the Futures League continue to be better than ever. With 24 players being drafted by MLB teams and additional 4 signing after the draft, it’s no surprise that the parity in the league caused the closest playoff race the league has ever seen, since its creation in 2011. Without further ado, the reason for such parity and talent, the recipients of the 2014 FCBL End of Year Awards. Continue reading 2014 Futures League End of Year Awards Announced

2014 Futures League All Star Game Rosters Released

Futures Collegiate LeagueThe 3rd annual Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England All-Star Game will put the five teams from the East Division (Brockton, Martha’s Vineyard, North Shore, Old Orchard Beach, and Seacoast) against the five from the West Division (Nashua, Pittsfield, Torrington, Wachusett, and Worcester). The game will be held at 7:05 P.M. in Brockton, MA at Campanelli Stadium, home of the Brockton Rox on Thursday, July 24th. Continue reading 2014 Futures League All Star Game Rosters Released

CBD Top 100 Countdown: 74. Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt)

WisemanRhettWe continue the countdown today with number 74, Vanderbilt outfielder Rhett Wiseman. In his freshman campaign with the Commodores, Wiseman played a limited role as he joined a very talented Vanderbilt squad. Despite his lack of regular playing time, Wiseman was still able to put up pretty impressive numbers. In 54 games played, the 5’9” outfielder had only 11 starts and 121 at bats. With most of those at bats being pinch hitting situations, Wiseman handled himself well collecting 35 hits, 3 homeruns and 17 RBI while posting a .289 average. Continue reading CBD Top 100 Countdown: 74. Rhett Wiseman (Vanderbilt)

2013 Futures League All-Star Game Photo Gallery

FCBLASGThe Futures League hosted their third annual All-Star game on Thursday evening in Pittsfield MA at Wahconah Park. Team Massachusetts took advantage of three second inning walks to score two runs and defeat Team New England 2-0. Here are some of the best pics from the game.  Continue reading 2013 Futures League All-Star Game Photo Gallery

2013 Futures League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

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FCBLASGCHELMSFORD, MA – The 2nd annual Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England All-Star Game will pit the five Massachusetts franchises (North Shore, Brockton, Martha’s Vineyard, Wachusett and Pittsfield) against the four New England based franchises (Torrington, Old Orchard Beach, Nashua and Seacoast). The game will be held at 7:10 P.M. in Pittsfield, MA at Wahconah Park on Thursday, July 25th. Continue reading 2013 Futures League All-Star Game Rosters Announced

2012 Baseball America Top Prospects for Summer Leagues

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DURHAM, N.C.–The Southeastern Conference once again dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 20 college summer leagues and Team USA, which have been released at BaseballAmerica.com. The SEC leads all conferences with 31 players on the lists, followed by the Pacific-12 (24 players), the Atlantic Coast (16) and the Big 12 (13). The ACC leads all conferences with four players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues. Continue reading 2012 Baseball America Top Prospects for Summer Leagues

North Shore Navigators Move To Futures League

UPDATED  - The North Shore Navigators will have a new owner, general manager and league when they begin the 2012 summer season.

The Futures Collegiate Baseball League announced Wednesday that not only would the Lynn, Massachusetts summer league team move to the league, but that they would do so under new ownership. They made the announcement via a tweet:

Owners of Brockton Rox Looking At Futures Collegiate League Team

UPDATED 1:01pm: Futures League commissioner Chris Hall responded to my request for comment, saying: “We hope the Brockton Rox will be a member of the FCBL for the 2012 Season and beyond.  Campanelli Stadium would be the crown jewel of stadiums in all of Summer Collegiate Baseball. We feel that the Summer Collegiate model works well with former professional franchises and the city of Brockton would benefit from such model.”

ORIGINAL REPORT: On Saturday, the Brockton (MA) Enterprise reported that the Brockton Rox, the city’s Can-Am baseball franchise, would be sitting out the 2012 season due to financial issues. But the Rox’s demise may provide an inlet for a summer college baseball league to establish itself in the southeastern Massachusetts city. Continue reading Owners of Brockton Rox Looking At Futures Collegiate League Team