Acquiring players from New England schools has been important to the Futures Collegiate Baseball League over the first nine years of existence.
With some of the best Division 2 baseball in the country played right here in our own region, that level of the college game is no different. The competitive Northeast-10 Conference will have plenty of representation in the regional summer circuit if the 2020 season is able to commence next month.
Plans are being made in hopes that baseball can be played, and D2 talent is a part of each roster. Several players from those ranks are expected to return to the league, including one of the top pitchers during the 2019 season in Franklin Pierce left-hander Shawn Babineau (Ashland, Mass.) of the Worcester Bravehearts. As it stands today, the Springfield transfer will have plenty of Ravens and conference rivals sprinkled throughout the Futures League.
As all seven teams continue to construct rosters for a 40-game season that would begin on July 1, here is some more of the local D2 talent that Futures League teams are looking to showcase in 2020: