Dominican Summer League

The Dominican Summer League (DSL) is a branch of affiliated Minor League Baseball which is played in the Dominican Republic. The league was founded in 1985. After the demise of the Venezuelan Summer League after the 2015 season, it is the only Latin America-based rookie league.[1]

Dominican Summer League
Dominican summer league logo.svg
SportBaseball
Founded1985
No. of teams46
CountryDominican Republic
Most recent
champion(s)
DSL Royals 1 (2019)
Most titlesDSL Dodgers (8)
Official websitewww.milb.com/dominican-summer

Teams in the DSL are owned and operated by Major League Baseball (MLB) franchises. The league's season typically begins in June, with each team playing a 72-game schedule, and ends in late August. The division winners advance to the playoffs. The two division champions with the best winning percentages receive byes to the semifinals.

The start of the 2020 season was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the season being cancelled entirely on June 30.[2][3] The start of the 2021 season was delayed until July 12, with the season scheduled to conclude in early October with no postseason.[4] For 2021, a total of 46 teams compete in six divisions.

Current teamsEdit

For the 2021 season, 29 of the 30 MLB franchises are fielding at least one farm team in the DSL; the Atlanta Braves are not fielding a team. All DSL teams are named after their parent clubs (e.g. DSL Twins). There are 17 MLB franchises fielding two teams in the league; such squads are usually differentiated by suffixes (e.g. Blue and Red, or 1 and 2), although the Colorado Rockies named their teams "Colorado" and "Rockies". The 46 total teams are organized into six divisions; five divisions have eight teams and one division (Baseball City) has six teams. There is no correlation between MLB divisions and DSL divisions; each DSL division has a mix of teams from American League and National League parent clubs.

2021 Dominican Summer League
Division Team MLB Affiliation Stadium
North DSL Cubs Blue Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs Complex
DSL Dodgers Shoemaker[a] Los Angeles Dodgers Las Palmas Complex
DSL Indians Red Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians Complex
DSL Pirates Black Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates Complex
DSL Rangers 1 Texas Rangers Academia de Prospecto Complex
DSL Rays 2 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays Complex
DSL Red Sox Blue Boston Red Sox El Toro Complex
DSL Royals White Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals Complex
South DSL Angels Los Angeles Angels Baseball Valley Complex
DSL Cardinals Blue St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Oasis Complex
DSL Mets 1 New York Mets New York Mets Complex
DSL Nationals Washington Nationals Baseball Valley Complex
DSL Phillies Red Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies Academy
DSL Rockies Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies Complex
DSL Twins Minnesota Twins Minnesota Twins Academy
DSL Yankees 1 New York Yankees New York Yankees Complex
Northeast DSL Brewers 2 Milwaukee Brewers Tower Complex
DSL Colorado Colorado Rockies Colorado Rockies Complex
DSL D-backs 2 Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball City Complex
DSL Giants Orange San Francisco Giants Felipe Rojas Alou Complex
DSL Mariners Seattle Mariners Seattle Mariners Complex
DSL Orioles 2 Baltimore Orioles Baseball City Complex
DSL Pirates Gold Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates Complex
DSL Yankees 2 New York Yankees New York Yankees Complex
Northwest DSL Astros Houston Astros Houston Astros Complex
DSL Athletics Oakland Athletics Juan Marichal Complex
DSL Dodgers Bautista[b] Los Angeles Dodgers Las Américas Complex
DSL Indians Blue Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians Complex
DSL Marlins Miami Marlins Miami Marlins Complex
DSL Rays 1 Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays Complex
DSL Red Sox Red Boston Red Sox El Toro Complex
DSL Royals Blue Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals Complex
Baseball City DSL Blue Jays Toronto Blue Jays Baseball City Complex
DSL D-backs 1 Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball City Complex
DSL Orioles 1 Baltimore Orioles Baseball City Complex
DSL Padres San Diego Padres Najayo Complex
DSL Reds Cincinnati Reds Baseball City Complex
DSL White Sox Chicago White Sox Baseball City Complex
San Pedro DSL Brewers 1 Milwaukee Brewers Tower Complex
DSL Cardinals Red St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Oasis Complex
DSL Cubs Red Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs Complex
DSL Giants Black San Francisco Giants Felipe Rojas Alou Complex
DSL Mets 2 New York Mets New York Mets Complex
DSL Phillies White Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies Academy
DSL Rangers 2 Texas Rangers Academia de Prospecto Complex
DSL Tigers Detroit Tigers Tower Complex

Source:[5]

DSL teams per MLB franchiseEdit

MLB DSL divisions
Division Team North South Northeast Northwest Baseball City San Pedro
AL East Baltimore Orioles
Orioles 2
Orioles 1
Boston Red Sox
Red Sox Blue
Red Sox Red
New York Yankees
Yankees 1
Yankees 2
Tampa Bay Rays
Rays 2
Rays 1
Toronto Blue Jays
Blue Jays
AL Central Chicago White Sox
White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Indians Red
Indians Blue
Detroit Tigers
Tigers
Kansas City Royals
Royals White
Royals Blue
Minnesota Twins
Twins
AL West Houston Astros
Astros
Los Angeles Angels
Angels
Oakland Athletics
Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Mariners
Texas Rangers
Rangers 1
Rangers 2
NL East Atlanta Braves
Miami Marlins
Marlins
New York Mets
Mets 1
Mets 2
Philadelphia Phillies
Phillies Red
Phillies White
Washington Nationals
Nationals
NL Central Chicago Cubs
Cubs Blue
Cubs Red
Cincinnati Reds
Reds
Milwaukee Brewers
Brewers 2
Brewers 1
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pirates Black
Pirates Gold
St. Louis Cardinals
Cardinals Blue
Cardinals Red
NL West Arizona Diamondbacks
D-backs 2
D-backs 1
Colorado Rockies
Rockies
Colorado
Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers Shoemaker
Dodgers Bautista
San Diego Padres
Padres
San Francisco Giants
Giants Orange
Giants Black
Division Team North South Northeast Northwest Baseball City San Pedro

ChampionsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Named after John Shoemaker, a longtime Dodgers minor-league manager.
  2. ^ Named after Antonio Bautista, a longtime Dodgers coach in the DSL.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venezuelan Summer League Shuts Down". Baseball America. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ "A Message From Pat O'Conner". Minor League Baseball. March 13, 2020. Retrieved May 5, 2020.
  3. ^ "2020 Minor League Baseball Season Shelved". Minor League Baseball. June 30, 2020. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  4. ^ Sanchez, Jesse (July 12, 2021). "Dominican Summer League opens today". MLB.com. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  5. ^ "Dominican Summer League – Standings". MiLB.com. Retrieved July 13, 2021.

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