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2016 CHRISTMAS CLASSIC PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

The 2016 Christmas Classic will be held on Christmas Eve – December 24th, 2016 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 came up with 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 2016 with, will be the following twelve (12) players.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
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It is very simple really. What the MWBL Commissioner will do is take a pair of percentile dice. These are 2 dice, each with 10 sides, and ideally, both with different colors, one red one white. If you ever played any role playing games you probably have seen these dice. They are readily available at hobby shops and game stores that cater to the role play crowd. When rolled, these dice will produce a number between 01 and 00 thus the name percentile dice.

GENERAL MANAGERS MEETINGS 2017

GENERAL MANAGERS MEETINGSgeneralmanagers2017 for the Winter Months.

It’s not a mandatory thing, but it is kind of fun to be online and talk trade with 20+ General Managers of the Mid-West Baseball League.  We need to get everyone signed in with a HIPCHAT Account as we will be using HIPCHAT for Draft Day 2017.

We always appreciate it when we get a lot of Community activity from the General Managers, much of the off-season wheeling & dealing is usually done at this time.

It’s a precursor to Draft Day to make sure everyone can get into the CHAT Room.

The Commissioner Office will arrive in the CHAT room around 8:50 PM ET on the dates listed below, and General Managers can come and go as they please.  The Meetings usually last about one hour maybe two.

The Three Dates are as follows: 

12/11/2016
01/8/2017
02/06/2017

MWBL DRAFT DAY is Scheduled for Saturday February 18th, 2017 – 10:30 AM ET.

2017 DRAFT DAY SCHEDULED

2017draftThe 2017 Mid-West Baseball League Draft is scheduled for Saturday February 18th, 2017 at 10:30 AM ET.

The 2017 MWBL Draft Order has now been posted including the winning lottery teams & the complete 336 Pick, 12 Round Selection Order has been posted.

The Coconut Creek Crushers won the 2017 Lottery & will have the #1 Pick in the 2017 Mid-West Baseball League Draft.

#2 – Selkirk Steelers#3 Triple Creek Patriots#4 Southwest Detroit Fighting Chihuahuas#5 Southbend Lynx

The 2017 MWBL Draft Order

Again this year will be a later 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 change of start time, the 2017 MWBL Draft will conclude later than normal, so please plan your plans accordingly.

2016 MWBL AWARDS

MWBLAwardsThe 2016 MWBL Awards were posted today. For a list of all the 2016 MWBL Awards Results please check out the Awards Results Page.

Detroit’s Bryce Harper took home the Most Valuable Player in the American League.  Nolan Arenado of Clovis took home the National League’s Most Valuable Player, but will be playing 2017 in a new uniform as a member of the Windy City Black Sox.

Dallas’sDallas Keuchel won the American League Cy Young & Bethesda’s Jake Arrieta pitched the Bandicoots to the World Series & won the Cy Young in the National League.

Yonge Street’s Kris Bryant won the American League Rookie of the Year & Francisco Lindor of the Sacramento Capitals won the National League Rookie of the Year.

Dallas’s Mark Lowe won the American League Rolaids Reliever of the Year & Will T. Harris of  Sacramento won the National League Rolaids Reliever of the Year Award.

World Series winning Manager Sergio Ivone of the Detroit Crime 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.

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2017 MWBL FREE AGENTS

The following list of players have filed for MWBL Free Agency based on Usage Rules, or the 3-Year Expiration of a Minor League (Un-Carded) Contract.

All Players listed here will be eligible to be drafted on Saturday February 18th, 2017 at the Mid-West Baseball League Draft.

All of these Free Agents have been taken off their teams MWBL Web Roster & will not be attached to your Franchise on the 2017 MWBL PREVIEW DISK – that will be released by Friday October 14th, 2016. Continue reading