Rumor has it our local league will not draft some 12 year olds into the Majors Division this coming season. These are kids that desire to play in Majors and will attend tryouts.
Local website states, “We will be using independent evaluators at Majors tryouts, and those players who do not meet established minimum standards for participating in Majors will not be drafted.”
This appears to run contrary to Section V – Selection of Players in the rule book, but has supposedly been endorsed by the DA.
Have other leagues taken such an approach in recent years?
What happens when the parent of a 12 year old “cut” from the Majors starts complaining?
Are there ramifications to the league over such a local rule – doubt a Waiver has been sought much less granted.