If fans are looking for baseball in New England this summer, the Futures Collegiate Baseball League will be one of the only shows in town.
On Monday, Commissioner Joe Paolucci officially announced the league’s plans to conduct a 2020 season. Each of the six teams competing this summer will begin a 39-game regular season on Thursday, July 2 with contests in New Britain, Conn., and Nashua, N.H., helping to bring baseball back to a region that has gone without it for months.
College and high school seasons were cancelled completely or halted early, but the Futures League is set to host some of the region’s top talent from all levels this summer as the Cape Cod League and NECBL seasons were cancelled on or before May 1.
Now that the season is officially a go and just a week away, here is a look at some of the storylines to watch throughout the summer in the Futures League. We will also release team-by-team capsules before the season begins next week.