A New Vision for the Appalachian League
The new Appalachian League is here!
The Appalachian League is one of the longest standing baseball leagues in U.S. history and is rooted within 10 cities in the Appalachia Region of the country. The new era of this historic league began in 2021 as a collegiate summer league and is part of the Major League Baseball and USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline ("PDP"). The PDP is a collaborative effort that establishes a player development pathway for amateur baseball players in the United States.
Hosting the top rising college freshman and sophomores, the new Appalachian League will also be an integral part of the identification and development process for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team, as well as other future national teams.
Analytics and data is also a driving force behind the new vision for the Appalachian League as all 10 Clubs will utilize technology and data-driven programs such as Rapsodo, Trackman and Synergy, helping the athletes achieve new heights of development and giving the fans elite baseball in their communities.
Opening Day will be Thursday, June 2, and the 2022 season will include a 58-game schedule, a midseason All-Star Game in Burlington, N.C. and a championship game Monday, Aug. 8, 2022.
Welcome to the future of the Appalachian League, we cannot wait to see you out at the ballpark!