Category Archives: Spring Training

Spring Training Complete – Waiver Draft 1/1 @ 11am

The Waiver/FA draft is set for Sunday (New Years Day.) We will start at 11:00 A.M. Rosters cannot exceed 45 during the draft. What that means is if you are at 45 and you make a selection you must immediately make a cut. Once again, this is a combination of the old waiver and FA drafts. So anyone released since draft day is available to be selected as well as any player with 2016 MLB playing time. FA lists are available on the website and all cuts are listed on the shared Google Doc we will use for the draft (link below.) As we have done the past few years, the draft will take place via the shared Google Doc and you are responsible for making your selections. Because we have combined the drafts we are expecting more activity than usual. To keep the draft moving we will enforce a three minute time limit. If you do not wish to participate or get to a point you are done making selections it would be appreciated that is communicated so we are not waiting for people who are not engaged in the draft.

Waiver Draft

Spring Training opens Thursday

Spring Training will be conducted over two days, Thursday December 22 and Tuesday, December 27. Please send all lineup information to the PGBL Office email address. If you do not have any requests and want to let Fungus run things, that is fine but please let the office know. All injuries and fatigue will be reset after Spring Training concludes so everyone will start fresh and healthy when the season starts.

To access the Spring Training pages visit here.

Gordon, Quintana, Archer among spring stars

Brooklyn’s Dee Gordon won the spring batting title, while lefties Jose Quintana of London and Chris Archer of Compton excelled on the preseason mounds.

Gordon batted .419 with a league-best 49 hits. He also stole 21 bases in 23 attempts.

Quintana went 5-1 and led the Grapefruit League with a 1.57 ERA, while Archer (3-0) topped the Cactus League with a 1.32 ERA.

Bolstered by a strong first half of spring, St. Louis’ Chris Davis finished with 15 homers and 35 RBIs.

The defending champion Clydesdales posted the best spring record at 21-6, three games ahead of Ottawa in the Grapefruit. Gordon and the Cubs matched Chicago at 17-10 atop the Cactus standings, with Tijuana two games back.

On the futility side, Twin City finished with five wins and lost its final 20 spring games.

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First spring session complete; Davis bashes for St. Louis

Kris BryantSt. Louis slugger Chris Davis mashed 11 home runs in just 14 Grapefruit League games in the first session of Spring Training, powering the defending champion Clydesdales to a 12-2 start and a one-game lead on Ottawa.

In the tight Cactus League standings, Chicago, Brooklyn and Tijuana share the lead at 9-5. Vancouver rookie Kris Bryant tops the circuit with six homers.

To access the Spring Training pages visit here.