Professional Development League

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The Professional Development League is the new structure governing the minor leagues revealed on February 12, 2021 as a replacement for Minor League Baseball. Under the new structure gone are the former names of minor leagues based on geography, many of them anchored in over a century of history, replaced by generic monikers.

The PDL is structured as follows:

  • AAA
    • Triple-A East, consisting of three divisions: Midwest Division, Northeast Division and Southeast Division
    • Triple-A West, consisting of two divisions: East Division and West Division
  • AA
    • Double-A Central, consisting of two divisions: North Division and South Division
    • Double-A Northeast, consisting of two divisions: Northeast Division and Southwest Division
    • Double-A South, consisting of two divisions: North Division and South Division
  • Low-A
    • Low-A East, consisting of three divisions: Central Division, North Division and South Division
    • Low-A Southeast, consisting of two divisions: East Division and West Division
    • Low-A West, consisting of two divisions: North Division and South Division
  • Complex-Based Leagues
    • Arizona League
    • Florida League

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jonathan Mayo: "MLB announces new Minors teams, leagues: New model includes player salary increases, modernized facility standards, reduced travel", February 12, 2021. [1]


Professional Development League

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Low-A West
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Gulf Coast League
Dominican Summer League
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Atlantic League
Frontier League
Appalachian League
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