MLB Draft League, Netting Professionals announce partnership for 2024 season


NEW YORK - Since 2021, the MLB Draft League has served as one of the top collegiate summer baseball leagues in the country. Now, the League is teaming up with the top name in Facility Netting and Equipment Solutions: Netting Professionals.

About Netting Professionals

Founded in 2015, Netting Professionals exists to provide quality customized netting products for baseball, softball and other sports. Through generations of netting expertise developed on fishing boats during the 20th century, Netting Professionals brings an unparalleled product to ballparks across the nation. Their unique, personal connection to their customers allows them to improve programs everywhere, one facility at a time. Netting Professionals products have been featured in a plethora of top-of-the-line venues, such as Citi Field (New York Mets), Condron Family Ballpark (University of Florida) and UFCU Disch-Falk Field (University of Texas at Austin).

Will Minor, Co-Founder and CEO, Netting Professionals: The MLB Draft League has produced 133 MLB Draft picks since its inception in 2021. For several years, Netting Professionals has helped provide coaches and athletic facilities with the best products and services possible. Our motto is to 'Improve Programs One Facility at a Time,' so we felt like being the Official Netting Partner of the MLB Draft League would provide us the opportunity to help the League improve their former Minor League facilities based in New Jersey, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. This partnership will continue to allow us to spread our Netting Professionals brand while trying to fulfill our mission of Improving Programs (and their netting, wall padding, batting practice equipment & more) One Facility at a Time! We are proud to be a part of the MLB and USA Baseball Prospect Development Pipeline and proud to help improve the game of baseball while also improving facilities in the process. Netting Professionals designs, fabricates, and installs custom netting, wall padding, windscreen, batting practice equipment and much more. We provide high-quality products and great services to numerous high schools, colleges, commercial facilities and stadiums throughout the United States.

Sean Campbell, MLB Draft League Executive Director: “The Draft League’s partnership with Nettinng Professionals not only enhances the safety of our ballparks but also demonstrates our dedication to maintaining the best possible environment for the development of future baseball stars. We are excited to see the positive impact this partnership will bring to the MLB Draft League and its communities.”

About the MLB Draft League:

The MLB Draft League’s six teams (the Frederick Keys (Frederick, MD), Mahoning Valley Scrappers (Niles, OH), State College Spikes (State College, PA), Trenton Thunder (Trenton, NJ), West Virginia Black Bears (Morgantown, WV) and Williamsport Crosscutters (Williamsport, PA) will play an 80-game schedule, beginning with Opening Day on June 4, 2024.

Since its founding in 2021, the MLB Draft League has had more than 230 players sign with MLB organizations, as 133 were selected in the annual 20-round MLB Draft, and another 103 players signed out of the MLB Draft League as free agents. As of the start of the 2024 season, 37 Draft League alums have reached Double-A or higher and eight players are currently in Triple-A. Additionally, the 2023 Draft was the league’s most successful to date, with more players drafted in the top 10 rounds in 2023 than in the 2021 and 2022 Drafts combined.