2024 MWBL / MLB DRAFT NEWS

2024 Major League Baseball Draft: Mid-West Winter League Stars Shine Bright

Mid-West Baseball League Commissioner’s Office – Report submitted by Chris Douglass – Tempe Tempers, – July 16th, 2024

In an exciting turn of events, several players who were selected in the 2024 Mid-West Baseball League (MWBL) Draft this past February have now been picked in the 2024 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. The biggest winner in this scenario is undoubtedly the Bethesda Bandicoots, who had the top two players taken in the MLB Draft this past Sunday evening: Travis Bazzana and Chase Burns.

The question on everyone’s mind now is whether & if any of these talented players will make it to the major leagues (MLB) before the end of the 2026 MLB season. Notably, Travis Bazzana and Jac Caglianone have been given the Bonus Baby tag, granting them an extra year of eligibility through 2027.

Here’s a look at the players selected by MWBL teams and their corresponding MLB Draft picks:

 
Pick Player POS MWBL MLB
1 Bazzana, Travis 2B BET CLE
2 Burns, Chase P BET CIN
3 Condon, Charlie OF YRR COL
4 Kurtz, Nick 1B DAL OAK
5 Smith, Hagen P DET CWS
6 Caglianone, Jac 1B GST KAN
7 Wetherholt, J.J. 2B FRE STL
9 Griffin, Konnor OF DET PIT
10 King, Seaver OF GST WAS
12 Montgomery, Braden OF BET BOS
22 Honeycutt, Vance OF TEM BAL
38 Brecht, Brody P TIJ COL
40 White, Tommy 3B DET OAK
46 Santucci, Jonathan P BET NYM
83 Hartle, Josh P BAL PIT
87 Sirota, Mike OF FRE CIN

MWBL managers have once again demonstrated their keen eye for talent, often outshining their MLB counterparts in identifying future stars. As these players embark on their professional journeys, all eyes will be on their progress and potential impact on the major leagues as well as when & if they make it up as carded players in the Mid-West Baseball League.

2024 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #20

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
MULLINS,Cedric TIJ  AL .550 1.500 5 20 11 1 0 6 9 14 2 2 0 1 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
KERSHAW,Clayton HOL  AL 2 2 0 0 1.80 10 2 2 4 10 0 0 0 0 0 1
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
BELL,Josh E. BAL  NL .357 .821 6 28 10 2 1 3 5 12 4 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
MIKOLAS,Miles BAL  NL 2 2 0 0 2.77 13 4 4 6 11 5 0 0 0 2 2
                                   

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2017 MWBL RE-DRAFT – (WHAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED)

Mid-West Baseball League Commissioner’s Office – Report submitted by Chris DeMecurio – Corktown Cycle. – July 14th, 2024

2017draftThe rules are simple. I selected a player to draft with each pick in the 1st round of the 2017 MWBL Draft from the players that were selected somewhere in that draft. Minor league players had to make it up by the end of the 2019 season or it would be a waste of a pick no matter how good they were. Remember, it’s impossible to know what each owner would have done with a chance to re-draft, so I did my best to mix the player’s actual MLB career with their MWBL career and remaining potential. Let’s keep in mind this was for fun. With that said, go ahead and share your thoughts, and rip on some of my re-draft picks, but more importantly feel free to call out owners for their actual picks. 

I like to start with players who were drafted but did not make it up in time.  This draft didn’t have any real big names. A few big-time prospects that didn’t make it up in time nor develop into anything.   These guys all had to make it up before COVID-19, so the end of the 2019 season.  No bonus babies or extra COVID season yet. The toughest cut for me was P Mike Soroka.   He is still 25 years old, and I was very scared of what I have watched in 2024.  Unless I missed somebody else, there won’t be any controversy whatsoever.  

Rd 2 #31 Braxton Garrett – P MIA – Southbend Lynx
Rd 2 #35 Leody Taveras – OF TEX – Corktown Cycle
Rd 6 #147 Joshua Lowe – OF TB – Corktown Cycle
Rd 7 #172 Hunter Greene – P CIN – Chicago Mobsters

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2024 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #19

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
WALKER,Christian CIN  AL .333 .944 6 18 6 0 1 3 5 10 6 4 1 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
STRIDER,Spencer TIJ  AL 2 2 0 0 0.00 16 0 0 6 23 3 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
ROJAS,Johan COL  NL .500 1.286 3 14 7 2 0 3 4 11 2 0 0 1 0 1
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
GREINKE,Zack YRR  NL 2 2 0 0 1.20 15 4 2 9 20 4 0 0 1 0 1
                                   

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2024 PLAYER / PITCHER OF THE WEEK #18

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NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
WITT Jr.,Bobby DET  AL .560 1.240 6 25 14 2 0 5 # 10 4 1 0 3 1 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
KERSHAW,Clayton HOL  AL 2 2 0 0 1.54 11 2 2 4 6 4 0 0 0 0 2
                                   
NAME TEAM AVG SLG G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI K W IW SB CS HBP
DAHL,David SAC  NL .333 .952 6 21 7 1 0 4 4 10 7 0 0 0 0 0
                                   
NAME CLUB G W L S ERA IP R ER H K BB IBB WP BK HB HR
WICKS,Jordan LBD  NL 1 1 0 0 0.00 9 0 0 0 11 4 0 0 0 0 0
                                   

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