Get Adobe Flash player

2018 CHRISTMAS CLASSIC PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

The 2018 Christmas Classic will be held on Christmas Eve – December 24th, 2018 in Honolulu Hawaii at Hohokam Park.

How does the MWBL going to handle the Christmas Classic Home Run Derby?  This is an idea that came from a league (BUNT), that the Commissioner checks out from time to time.  Dave Snyderman one of the members produced the idea a few years ago and which has been refined somewhat as they went along.  The MWBL refined the idea a little more and adopted the concept for the Christmas Classic Home Run Derby.

Representing the American & National League teams they finished 2018 with, will be the following twelve (12) players.
Started in 2017 – No Mid-West Baseball League Franchise will have more than one representative.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Giancarlo_Stanton18 Cody_Bellinger18 Joey_Votto18 Joey_Gallo18 Logan_Morrison18 Josh_Donaldson18
Giancarlo Stanton Cody Bellinger Joey Votto Joey Gallo Logan Morrison Josh Donaldson
Sacramento Triple Creek Tempe Pittsburgh Bethesda Valdosta

 

2018 RULE 5 DRAFT

2018MWBLRULE5DRAFTThe 2018 Mid-West Baseball League Rule 5 Draft is scheduled for Sunday December 9th, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET.

The 2018 MWBL Rule 5 Draft Order has now been posted & the complete 56 Pick, 4 Round Selection Order has been posted.

The Draft will be handled by Mid-West Baseball League Draft Coordinator Dr. Stacy & will be done in a Google Spreadsheet.

Please use this link for the 2018 Rule 5 Draft Order

It will then be transferred to the Official MWBL Draft Data Base the next day.

Official 2018 Mid-West Baseball League Rule 5 Draft Database 

Continue reading

2019 DRAFT DAY SCHEDULED

2019draftThe 2019 Mid-West Baseball League Draft is scheduled for Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at 10:30 AM ET.

The 2019 MWBL Draft Order has now been posted including the winning lottery teams & the complete 336 Pick, 15 Round Selection Order has been posted.

The Long Beach Dirtbags held on during the Lottery & will have the #1 Pick in the 2019 Mid-West Baseball League Draft.

#2 – Mesa Solar Sox – #3 Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas – #4 Rosemere Renegades – #5 Southbend Lynx

The 2019 MWBL Draft Order

Again this year will be start time of 10:30 AM ET to allow the West Coast Franchise Owners a few extra minutes of sleep.   Please be advised that with this start time, the 2019 MWBL Draft will conclude later in the day for the East Coast Contingent, so please adjust your plans accordingly.

New this year will be 3 Extra Rounds, which will NOT be done live, but in a E-Mail portion of the Draft a few days after Draft Day.   Only CARDED PLAYERS will be available during this portion of the Draft.  Details will follow as we get closer to the 2019 MWBL Draft Day.

2016 ALL-STAR GAME

2016-MWBL-All-Star-Game-LogoIt’s a beautiful day in Southern California for the 20th Annual MWBL All Star Game.  The American League leads the series 12 games to 7, however the National League has won the last 3, including a 7-4 win south of the Border in Tijuana Mexico last year.

STARTING PITCHERS:
Dallas Keuchel (27-2 1.79) vs. Jake Arrieta (17-10 1.66)

The game was quiet for both squads until the bottom of the 4th Inning when Dee Gordon lead off with a squibber off Dee_Gordon2016-ASG-Slide.jpgthe end of the bat, which hugged the third base line.  Josh Donaldson let it roll, but the ball refused to go foul & it ended up looking like a line drive in the box score, but it actually traveled about 27 feet.  Gordon didn’t take long & was off on the 1st pitch to Francisco Lindor.   Buster Posey made the throw down to 2nd Base, but Gordon snuck in with a Stolen Base. (North America was happy as Taco Bell gave away a free Taco on a steal in the All-Star Game).  After Lindor Struck Out & Charlie Blackmon flew out to center field, it was up to Joey Votto to give the N.L. Squad the lead.   Votto but the ball in play with a shot past Jose Altuve & on into right.  Gordon came around to score quite easily with his speed & the National League had a 1-0 lead. Continue reading

2018 MWBL AWARDS

MWBLAwardsThe 2018 MWBL Awards were posted today. For a list of all the 2018 MWBL Awards Results please check out the Awards Results Page.

Also posted were Gold Glove Winners, All-Star Starters & Reserves.

Southbend’s – Jose Altuve took home the Most Valuable Player in the American League.  Joey Votto of the Tempe Tempers took home the National League’s Most Valuable Player.

Tijuana’sCorey Kluber won the American League Cy Young & Max Scherzer pitched the Sacramento Capitals to the World Series & won the Cy Young in the National League.

Southbend’s Anthony Banda won the American League Rookie of the Year & Cody Bellinger of the Triple Creek Patriots won the National League Rookie of the Year.

Virginia’s Felipe Rivero won the American League Rolaids Reliever of the Year & Craig Kimbrel of the Valdosta Snappers won the National League Rolaids Reliever of the Year Award.

Neither Manager of the year came from a World Series franchise as Dave Myers of the Tijuana Bottle Rockets took home the Manager of the Year Award in the American League & Bill Schindel, Skipper of the Columbus Explorers took the honors in the National League.

AMERICAN LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS

Jose AltuveCorey KluberAnthony BandaFelipe Rivero

NATIONAL LEAGUE AWARD WINNERS

Joey VottoMax ScherzerCody BellingerCraig Kimbrel

2019 DRAFT DAY
FEBRUARY 23rd, 2019
10:30 AM ET

Days
6
9
Hrs
1
4
Min
4
6
Sec
1
2