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Baseball America September 2020

Baseball America has been bringing you the best baseball information in the game for more than 30 years, a must-have resource for fans as well as people who work in the game. Every issue features coverage of the majors, minors, college and high school baseball as well as prospects, prospects and more prospects. Whether you’re looking to win your fantasy league or stay on top of the game at all levels, Baseball America puts it all in your hands.

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planting the seeds

Baseball America debuted its annual college recruiting rankings in 2000. It presented a top five, led by Arizona State. The rankings have since then undergone changes and expansions, first to a “Dandy Dozen” beginning in 2001 and then to a full top 25 in 2006. We now first rank the class on Signing Day every November and then update the classes when the players reach campus, rather than waiting for the players to arrive to produce the initial rankings. No matter what format they take, recruiting rankings are an important part of our college coverage. They help ascertain which schools have the brightest futures. Raw talent is a key component to on-field success, after all. Over the last decade, 80% of the schools that have played for the national championship have at…

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one for all

Major League Baseball envisions guiding, promoting and supporting all levels of baseball in the United States In its dealings with Minor League Baseball’s negotiating committee, Major League Baseball has made clear its desire to take control of the minor leagues. As MLB has explained to MiLB, it believes that it can run the minors with more cost-efficiency while producing more revenue for minor league teams. Such a move would also allow MLB to exert more direct control over some of the aspects of Minor League Baseball that currently create hurdles for MLB’s goals. That MLB takeover is expected to happen later this year, either through an agreement with minor league team owners to adopt a new system or through a decision to set up MLB’s own development system after the current Professional…

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2020 pba negotiations a timeline

Oct. 18, 2019: Baseball America reports on MLB’s plan presented to Minor League Baseball that would cut the minor leagues from 160 ticket-buying teams to 120. The plan would also resize, restructure and reclassify many minor leagues. Nov. 20, 2019: MLB makes clear ahead of the Owners Meetings that its opening proposal to Minor League Baseball is no negotiating ploy, and that the two sides are in for a bumpy ride. In a letter, MLB states that “most of the players on the rosters of Rookie, short-season and low Class A teams are there to fill rosters so the minor league teams can stage games for their fans, not because the major league clubs require all of those players to develop major league talent.” Dec. 14, 2019: MLB and Minor League Baseball…

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five major shakeups that could be coming to the minor leagues in 2021

Major League Baseball shocked the baseball world last October when its intention to scale back and reorganize the minor leagues was first reported. MLB made clear it did not want to maintain the century-old status quo that allowed individual minor leagues to define their own geographical footprints or dictate terms of affiliation agreements with major league organizations. MLB wanted minor leagues affiliations that were more permanent, that made greater geographical sense, that were more cost efficient and that had higher facility standards. And MLB wanted fewer minor league affiliates overall. Its plan called for 120 of them—four apiece for each of the 30 organizations—rather than the 160 ticket-selling minor league affiliates that operated in 2019. To achieve that goal, MLB intended to eliminate the entire Rookie-advanced and short-season classifications. Against the backdrop of…

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a simple question with complex answers

What is a minor league team worth? Ask a dozen people deeply involved in the game that question and you will get a number of answers. Several will rightfully point out that the team is worth whatever you can find someone else willing to pay. They’ll look at what other teams in the same classification—or with similar markets or ballparks—have garnered in recent sales and say that’s a rough estimate. Some will take a much more practical approach—take the balance sheet, look at the yearly profits and multiply that by a multiple of three, five or maybe seven. Others will talk about the level of classification, the stadium, the lease, and the scarcity of available affiliated teams and come up with a number based on that. This simple question has complex answers. It’s also…

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minor league musical chairs

When the California League’s Riverside franchise relocated to High Desert in 1991, it set in motion a game of affiliation musical chairs that was further exasperated when the Dodgers left Bakersfield for San Bernardino in 1995. In the 1990s, 2000s and early 2010s, the Bakersfield and High Desert franchises would put out “vacancy” signs more often than other Cal League clubs during the biennial affiliation shuffle. And major league organizations took often extreme measures to avoid landing in either location when the music stopped, because their parks were so inhospitable to pitchers and their facilities so outdated. The table at right spells out the number of unique parent organizations (not counting co-op arrangements) for high Class A California League franchises between 1991 and 2016. Following the 2016 season, the Bakersfield and High…