The professional baseball world is undergoing change with the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft being shortened and the likelihood of a drastically different-looking farm system taking shape over the next several years.
One group of players that will be hurt by these measures is the hundreds and hundreds of Division 3 products looking to chase their baseball dreams as far as possible, especially in cold-weather states like here in New England. With that in mind, several of this year’s seniors and upperclassmen have announced plans to continue their careers at Division 1 schools in 2021 over the last month.
On this week that the College World Series was set to begin in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (before it was canceled due to coronavirus), New England Baseball Journal wanted to take a look back to the region’s most recent draft picks out of the D3 ranks.
Of the last 11 draftees listed here, some are still in the midst of active pro careers at various levels and others have remained in the game in other capacities.