MLB announces all-new MLB Draft League

MLB is starting an all-new MLB Draft League that will allow top eligible draft prospects to showcase their abilities and gain exposure in preparation for the draft.

This new league will start in the summer of 2021 with the MLB draft occurring in July. The league will have teams in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and New Jersey.

Major League Baseball announced the news Monday. Below are the details of the new Draft League:

Stay tuned to for all the details.

Dan Zielinski III has covered the MLB draft for six years. He’s interviewed 253 of the top draft prospects in that period, including three No. 1 overall picks. Multiple publications, including Baseball America, USA Today, and The Arizona Republic, have quoted his work, while he’s appeared on radio stations as a “MLB draft expert.” Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III
Dan Zielinski III is the creator of the Baseball Prospect Journal and has covered the MLB draft since 2015. His draft work originally appeared on, a sports website he started in December 2011. He also covered the Milwaukee Brewers as a member of the credentialed media for four years. Follow him on Twitter @DanZielinski3.

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