Teams obtain 2018 negotiating rights to former Bluefish players
(Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 1, 2017) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Clubs today held a Player Dispersal Draft for ALPB clubs to obtain the 2018 negotiating rights to players whose rights were controlled by the Bridgeport Bluefish.
The Dispersal Draft began shortly after 10:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday following opening remarks from League President Rick White. Draft order was based on 2017 overall regular season won-loss record, with a tie between the Sugar Land Skeeters and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs determined by a coin flip.
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 full results can be found by CLICKING HERE. The following were the players selected by the Ducks:
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