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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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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.


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

2016 WORLD SERIES Detroit Crime making their first ever Mid-West Baseball League World Series hosts the Bandicoots of Bethesda who are also making their Mid-West Baseball League debut in the World Series.    Some evenly matched teams square off for the best of seven series.

Game #1: Jake Arrieta (17-10 1.66) vs. Stephen Strasburg (13-3 2.62)
The Bandicoots come to Detroit to play before a fired up crowd as this is the first World Series appearance for both teams.

Arrieta16WorldSeriesThe crime take the field on this beautiful 75 degree day hoping Steven Startburg has brought his A game as he will need it against the mighty Jake Arrieta. The first inning went as planned for both starters but in the top of the second Bethesda had other plans after a fly out by Andre Eithier, Chris Colabello lined a single to CF Alex Rodriguez grounded out moving the runner over and with Brad Miller at the plate Stburg fired a 54 footer right by the catcher Salty as Colabello scored easily on the WP, Miller ended the inning on a flyout Bandicoots lead 1-0…In the top of the 3rd after a K Lorenzo Cain lined a single into left and then AJ Pierzynski clocked a HR to deep right center making the score now 3-0

but Bethesda was not done yet…after a David Peralta walk and Gonzalez fly out Eithier rocked a triple off the center field wall making it Bethesda 4 Detroit 0, Scott Kazmir would come into the game and get out of the inning, he would pitch 3 scoreless innings, Arrieta was just dealing in this one , the only trouble he managed was in the 6th, a Machado double got the crowd on there feet and after a ground out by Ben Zobrist moved the runner over then a pop out from Kendrys Morales a two out RBI single from Prince made it 4-1 Bethesda;The Crime fans would not have much to cheer about as Detroit would only manage one more batter getting to second base as Jake Arrieta would scatter 6 hits striking out 7 and walking 2 only facing 34 in this complete game,
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The 2017 MWBL Draft Lottery will take place on Sunday Night October 2nd, at 9:00 PM ET.

The following four Franchises will have a shot at the #1 Pick in the 2017 MWBL Draft on Saturday February 18th, 2017.

The Commissioner’s Office will send out a link around 8:45 PM on Sunday night if you would like to watch the event live.

COCONUT CREEK CRUSHERS 45 117 .278 41-70
TRIPLE CREEK PATRIOTS 49 113 .302 71-90
SELKIRK STEELERS 50 112 .309 91-100

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