Double-A Northeast

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Double-A Northeast
Sport Baseball
Founded 2021
No. of teams 12
Country United States
Most recent champion(s) Akron RubberDucks (2021)
Most titles Akron RubberDucks (1)
Classification Double-A

The Double-A Northeast is a 12-team Minor League Baseball (MiLB) league that began operating in the United States in 2021.[1] Along with the Double-A Central and the Double-A South, it is one of three leagues playing at the Double-A level, which is two grades below Major League Baseball (MLB). The league was created in 2021 in conjunction with MLB's reorganization of the minor leagues.[1]

The league is a replacement league for the Eastern League, a former Minor League Baseball Double-A league that was established in 1923 and operated until 2020. The league is made up of 11 former Eastern League teams and one team formerly of the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[2][3]

Current teams

Division Team Current MLB Affiliation City Stadium Capacity
Northeast Binghamton Rumble Ponies New York Mets Binghamton, New York Mirabito Stadium 6,012[4]
Hartford Yard Goats Colorado Rockies Hartford, Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts Park 6,121[5]
New Hampshire Fisher Cats Toronto Blue Jays Manchester, New Hampshire Northeast Delta Dental Stadium 6,500[6]
Portland Sea Dogs Boston Red Sox Portland, Maine Hadlock Field 7,368[7]
Reading Fightin Phils Philadelphia Phillies Reading, Pennsylvania FirstEnergy Stadium 9,000[8]
Somerset Patriots New York Yankees Bridgewater Township, New Jersey TD Bank Ballpark 6,100
Southwest Akron RubberDucks Cleveland Guardians Akron, Ohio Canal Park 7,630[9]
Altoona Curve Pittsburgh Pirates Altoona, Pennsylvania Peoples Natural Gas Field 7,210[10]
Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles Bowie, Maryland Prince George's Stadium 10,000[11]
Erie SeaWolves Detroit Tigers Erie, Pennsylvania UPMC Park 6,000[12]
Harrisburg Senators Washington Nationals Harrisburg, Pennsylvania FNB Field 6,187[13]
Richmond Flying Squirrels San Francisco Giants Richmond, Virginia The Diamond 9,560[14]

Champions

In the Double-A Northeast's first season, the two teams with the highest winning percentages in the regular season competed in a best-of-five series to determine the league champion.[15]

Champions
Season Champion Score Runner-up Ref.
2021 Akron RubberDucks 3–0 Bowie Baysox [16]

Awards

Four awards were presented in the Double-A Northeast's first season: Most Valuable Player, Pitcher of the Year, Top MLB Prospect, and Manager of the Year.[17]

Most Valuable Player

Most Valuable Player
Season Winner Team Organization Position BA HR RBI Ref.
2021 Cabrera, OswaldoOswaldo Cabrera Somerset Patriots New York Yankees Second baseman .256 24 78 [18]

Pitcher of the Year

Pitcher of the Year
Season Winner Team Organization Record ERA SO Ref.
2021 Rodriguez, GraysonGrayson Rodriguez Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles 6–1 2.60 121 [19]

Top MLB Prospect

Top MLB Prospect
Season Winner Team Organization Position BA HR RBI Ref.
2021 Rutschman, AdleyAdley Rutschman Bowie Baysox Baltimore Orioles Catcher .271 18 55 [20]

Manager of the Year

Manager of the Year
Season Winner Team Organization Division Finish Record Refs.
2021 Odor, RouglasRouglas Odor Akron RubberDucks Cleveland Indians Southwest 1st 73–46 [21][22]

References

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  19. "Grayson Rodriguez Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Adley Rutschman Amateur, College & Minor Leagues Statistics & History". Baseball-Reference. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 8, 2021.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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