The conclusion of the Futures League season on Aug. 20 marked the start of the transition from summer collegiate baseball to fall ball.
College coaches are starting to get their players back on campus, and official fall workouts will begin in short order. Before we skip ahead to the fall season, let's reflect on some of the standout performances from the summer collegiate seasons around New England.
While each of the leagues in New England -- the Cape League, NECBL and Futures League -- has distributed year-end awards, we want to look at it through the lens of a scout to determine which players opened doors for professional baseball through their play this summer.
One area scout shared his thoughts with New England Baseball Journal on 16 players who are paving the way for professional baseball careers.