Lest You Think ATVL is Finished (Spoiler: It’s Not!)

So the New Market Rebels won their 13th game in a row and hoisted the Jim Lineweaver Trophy last night.

Does this mean that ATVL is done until next June? Of course not. This is a 365-days a year endeavor.

Over the next 10 months, I will be covering at least the following:

  • A list of the top hitters, starting pitchers, and relievers in the 2018 VBL season (spoiler alert- Andrew Eyster will be on the top hitter list). I will post on each player one by one, starting at the “bottom.” The starting pitcher list will look a little different this year, by the way.
  • For the very first time, ATVL’s Top Prospects list. Baseball America and Perfect Game do a list, but this offseason will include a third.
  • Park factors across the league (this one is close to being ready)
  • Minor league news (New York-Penn League All-Stars were just announced. Do you know which former VBLers made the list? ATVL does…)
  • Major league news (Debuts, important home runs, where Erik Kratz ends up, etc)
  • Professional players of the year at each level of affiliated ball (Rookie ball, Low-A, High-A, Double-A…and so on.)
  • When the college season starts up again, I will be watching alumni to see who performs well during the college season in the spring
  • Top prospect lists (Like Nate Pearson (Staunton 2016) on the Toronto Blue Jay’s list)
  • Record books. Major leagues, minor leagues, and Valley League… lists that ATVL has been working on quite literally for years
  • And anything else that comes up. (Feel free to drop me a line, by the way, if you, Dear Reader, know of something)

So while we’ve finished one chapter, another one begins!

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One comment

  1. John – Glad to read your Declaration of Continuation! You have done a consistenly amazing job covering the VBL, year ’round, for more than a decade. VBL players, fans, and staff all richly benefit from ATVL. (By the way, as I key board this – it’s starting to rain, hard with strong winds, in central Shenandoah County – but hey, there won”t be any VBL rain-outs for the first time since June 1st.)

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