Atlantic Baseball Confederation
The ABC is a player development league and seeks to provide a venue for college players who wish to develop their skills to enter the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft to play baseball in an environment of increased competition. All Atlantic Baseball Confederation athletes are unpaid in order to maintain their NCAA eligibility. Each team is operated in a similar manner to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.
Many players have played in the ABCCL and gone on to sign professional contracts.
Atlantic Baseball Confederation teams
- Clemente Baseball Club
- DiMaggio Baseball Bombers
- Freehold Clippers
- Intensity Baseball
- Middlesex Rays
- Monmouth Monarchs
- New Brunswick Matrix
- New Jersey Angels
- NJ Nationals
- Ocean Giants
Many ABC players have signed professional contracts.
- Brett Brach, minor league pitcher
- Ryan Buchter, pitcher
- Ryan Doherty, minor league pitcher
- Ryan Doolittle, minor league pitcher
- Tom Edwards, minor league infielder
- Casey Gaynor, minor league pitcher
- Ryan Kalish, outfielder
- Cole Kimball, pitcher
- Santo Maertz, minor league pitcher
- Fernando Perez, outfielder
- Matt Rigoli, minor league infielder
- Mike Wlodarczyk, minor league pitcher
See this list for the full list of players who have inked pro contracts.