Atlantic League Completes Bees Player Dispersal Draft

Teams obtain 2020 Atlantic League negotiating rights to former Bees players

(Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 6, 2019) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB) today held a Player Dispersal Draft for ALPB clubs to obtain the 2020 Atlantic League negotiating rights to players whose ALPB rights were controlled by the New Britain Bees.

The Dispersal Draft began shortly after 11:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday following opening remarks from League President Rick White. Draft order was based on 2019 overall regular season won-loss record.

The draft consisted of three rounds, with additional picks following the first three optional. Results were reported live via the Atlantic League’s Twitter account (@AtlanticLg) and are as follows:

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The following undrafted players will now become free agents (listed alphabetically):

Jed Bradley
Left-Handed Pitcher
Tyler Danish Right-Handed Pitcher
Wander Franco Infielder
Sam Gervacio Right-Handed Pitcher
Jared James Outfielder
Rainy Lara Right-Handed Pitcher
Ozzie Martinez Infielder
Brian Mayer Catcher
Carlos Ramirez Right-Handed Pitcher
Chris Reed Left-Handed Pitcher
Cory Riordan Right-Handed Pitcher
Zach Stewart Right-Handed Pitcher

About The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 950 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 42 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

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