The Appalachian League has already accepted players for the 2021 season from 88 colleges and universities all over the country. The league announced 19 new players this morning.
Right-handed pitchers Trevor Nanney and Sergio Patsy earned spots on Appy League Rosters from their collegiate team at Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, just outside of Greensboro in Guilford County.
Outfielder Nick Farjardo and middle infielder Cort Maynard were scouted from North Carolina Central University in Greensboro.
Some other regional standouts include Justin Coleman, Tyler Lowery, Zach Powell and Ryan Voss, all right-handed pitchers from Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia, and right-handed pitchers Magnus Ellerts and Drew Harlow of Patrick Henry College.
Matthew Buchanan, a left-handed pitcher, will represent the University of Virginia in the Appy League this summer.
Prospects in the Appalachian League this year will have played one or two seasons at the collegiate level, on average. This is a step up from the Appalachian League's standard in the past years, where players were often just 17 or 18 years old.