Venezuelan Summer League

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Venezuelan Summer League
VSL logo.gif
Venezuelan Summer League logo
Sport Baseball
Founded 1997
No. of teams 5
Country Venezuela
Most recent champion(s) VSL Tigers

The Venezuelan Summer League is a minor league baseball rookie league which operates in the Major League Baseball's academies in the Venezuelan states of Carabobo and Aragua. The VSL was created in 1997 as an alternative to the Dominican Summer League to improve the development of young prospects from Venezuela in their early years in organized Baseball.

The 2014 72-game season began May 12 and ends August 2.[1]

The regular season champion and the league runner-up play a best of three games playoff series for the league championship. The league is closed to all draft eligible players (e.g. players from the United States, Canada, & Puerto Rico) with the exception of two players from Puerto Rico. Currently, there are players from Argentina, Colombia, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Sint Maarten and Venezuela.

Each team has a roster limit of 35 active players; at least 10 must be pitchers. No player on active list may have more than four years of minor league service. There are not age limits.

Current teams[edit]

Team MLB Affiliation City Affiliation
VSL Cubs Chicago Cubs Los Guayos[2] 2013[3]
VSL Mariners Seattle Mariners Aguirre[4] 2001[5][6]
VSL Phillies Philadelphia Phillies Tronconero[7] 2004[8][9]
VSL Rays Tampa Bay Rays Guacara[10] 2007[11][12]
VSL Tigers Detroit Tigers Los Guayos[13] 2006[14][15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VSL". Minor League Baseball. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cities Represented". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 5 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "VSL Cubs". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Aguirre". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Aguirre Mariners". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "VSL Mariners". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "Tronconero". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Tronconero(1) Phillies". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  9. ^ "VSL Phillies". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  10. ^ "Guacara". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  11. ^ "VSL Devil Rays". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "VSL Rays". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  13. ^ "Los Guayos". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  14. ^ "VSL Tigers/Marlins". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 
  15. ^ "VSL Tigers". Baseball Reference. Retrieved 4 May 2013. 

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