Major League Baseball and USA Baseball this afternoon announced that, Sept. 29, officials will hold a joint video presser to announce a new format for the Appalachian League.
The Danville Braves, an advanced rookie-level MiLB farm team serving the Atlanta Braves of the MLB, have played at American Legion Post 325 Field since 1993 and are an affiliate of the Appy League.
The newly-formatted league will feature wood-bat collegiate play during the summers.
"The event will detail the plan to retain high-caliber baseball in the communities where it is currently being played under the Appalachian League brand while bringing new, modern approaches to player development and exciting partnerships and opportunities for teams, fans and communities," officials said in a press release today.
"The plan calls for the nation's top rising college freshmen and sophomores to take part in wood-bat play each summer. The parties are in communication with the NCAA to ensure athletic eligibility requirements are met."
More information will become public via the MLB Tuesday.
MLB and USA Baseball will announce their plans for the Appalachian League. College wood bat league here we come: pic.twitter.com/lzgtx7PFkq— Carlos Collazo (@CarlosACollazo) September 25, 2020