October 31, 2017 - Atlantic League (AtL) - Sugar Land Skeeters
(Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 30, 2017) - The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs today announced that a Player Dispersal Draft will be held for ALPB clubs to obtain the 2018 negotiating rights to players whose rights are currently controlled by the Bridgeport Bluefish.
The Dispersal Draft will be held on Wednesday, November 1 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Draft order is based on 2017 overall regular season won-loss record and is as follows:
New Britain (58-81) Sugar Land (67-73)* Southern Maryland (67-73)* York (68-72) Long Island (73-67) Somerset (74-65) Lancaster (76-64)
Order determined by coin-flip
The draft will consist of three rounds with a fourth pick optional. Results will be reported live via the Atlantic League's Twitter account (@AtlanticLg) and on AtlanticLeague.com following the selection process. Any undrafted players will become free agents.
About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 38 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 900 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.