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MLB, USA Baseball launch Prospect Development Pipeline

MLB, USA Baseball launch Prospect Development Pipeline

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- Seeing a need to serve elite-level high school amateur baseball players, USA Baseball and Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday the creation of the Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP), an official means for high school-age (16-18) amateur baseball players in the United States to be seen by all 30 MLB clubs.

Set to begin with five pre-high school season events around the country in January, then a dozen more post-high school season events at various sites in late May and June, the PDP Premier Events will be single-day regional workouts.

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