Futures Collegiate Baseball League
Each franchise in the Futures Collegiate Baseball League of New England (FCBL) is made up of elite, collegiate athletes competing in a minor league style format. Each franchise provides high quality, affordable entertainment in a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.
The FCBL is summer collegiate baseball at its best! After only one season of play it’s already regarded as one of the most talented and competitive leagues in the country.
The FCBL began its initial year of operations in 2011. The founders of the league are who are ownership groups from both the Brockton Rox (Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball) and the Lowell Spinners (Single A affiliate Boston Red Sox). The first year the FCBL included teams playing in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut.
The 2011 season brought immediate credibility and success both on the field and at the gates.
In 2012 the FCBL added the following five teams: Wachusett Dirt Dawgs, the Pittsfield Suns, Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, the Brockton Rox and the North Shore Navigators.
The FCBL will play an action-packed 54 game schedule (27 home & 27 away games) in a nine week period concluding mid-August. The FCBL Championship is determined by a playoff system immediately at the conclusion of the season. Each year our top players will be scouted and selected in the MLB Draft. Last year an All-Star game was held in Nashua, NH during the middle of the season to provide a stage for the scouts to grade our ballplayers.
Any student who wishes to play in the FCBL must be:
FCBL bylaws mandate each team have at least half of the team be selected from a New England-based college or be a resident of New England (or a combination of the two options). The league strongly suggests that student athletes have their college coach and/or a MLB scout recommend them to our General Managers.