Indy Ball Island is fully aware that there are various independent leagues that are making social media posts and statements, creating websites and holding try outs in an attempt to start up for the 2021 season.
These potential start-up leagues include (but are probably not limited to):
- Texas State Baseball League
- Steer League
- Constellation Energy League
- Southern Shores Professional League
- Western Association of Professional Baseball Clubs
Indy Ball Island will NOT be reporting on these leagues or their tryout information until more is known about the validity of these leagues.
Every season, multiple leagues attempt to come on to the indy scene and end up crashing and burning. While some may have good intentions, others are often just money-grabs and scams. Because it is too difficult to determine this based off of websites, social media posts and even interviews with league representatives, we feel it is irresponsible to push a new league on potential players.
Indy Ball Island will continue highlighting news and tryouts from the established independent baseball leagues such as:
- Atlantic League (MLB Partner League)
- American Association (MLB Partner League)
- Frontier League (MLB Partner League)
- Yinzer Baseball Confederacy – Created by Black Sox Pro Baseball. This league will play in a Frontier League stadium (Washington, PA)
- Pioneer League (Newly established MLB Partner League)
- United Shores Professional Baseball League
- Pecos League
- Empire Professional Baseball League
- Pacific Association of Professional Baseball (2021 status unknown)
- Puerto Rico Independent Baseball League (hoping to transfer from an instructional to an independent league)
We will also still provide information for ESTABLISHED winter/instructional leagues.
We always have the players’ best interests in mind when reporting on and encouraging players to explore options within independent baseball.