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Prospect League Baseball

Play in the Prospect League



Prospect League Player Experience

The Prospect League is a premier summer collegiate wood bat league rooted in over six decades of tradition. With origins dating back to the Central Illinois Collegiate League formed in 1963 as one of the first summer leagues, the League was reborn as the Prospect League beginning with the 2009 season. The League's rich history includes Hall of Famers and NCAA Champions, nearly 200 alumni in Major League Baseball, and more than 800 professional players. Today, the league offers players a unique experience of collegiate competition in a minor league setting. 

How do I play in the Prospect League?

Interested players or coaches may contact individual teams regarding roster needs via the email addresses listed below. Players who are currently a freshman, sophomore, or junior at a college/university may also complete a free profile on the Collegiate Summer Ball Portal. Prospect League teams have access to this searchable registry of players seeking teams. NOTE: the term “portal” is not related to the NCAA transfer portal.

    Alton River Dragons
    Burlington Bees
    Cape Catfish
    Champion City Kings
    Chillicothe Paints
    Clinton LumberKings
    Danville Dans
    Dubois County Bombers
    Full Count Rhythm
    Illinois Valley Pistol Shrimp
    Jackson Rockabillys
    Johnstown Mill Rats
    Lafayette Aviators
    Normal CornBelters
    O'Fallon Hoots
    REX Baseball 
    Springfield Lucky Horseshoes
    Thrillville Thrillbillies

There are three main types of player contracts (listed below), plus temporary player contracts. Full season player fees for the 2024 season are $550. 

Standard Contract
  • Must be enrolled in college during spring semester
Graduated HS Senior Contract
  • Completed high school during spring
  • Cannot compete in Prospect League until after graduation
  • Must have LOI, College Admission Letter and letter from high school confirming graduation date on file
Graduated College Senior Contract:
  • Completed eligibility during spring semester
  • Age limit is 25 years old (cannot turn 26 before first date of Prospect League schedule)