Summit High School junior Blake Money will spend his summer competing against some of the best baseball players in the country.
Money is one of 80 high school students nationwide who’ve been invited to participate in the inaugural Prospect Development Pipeline (PDP) League. This invitation-only event is considered a development and showcase experience for high school prospects ahead of the 2020 MLB Draft.
Representatives from Major League Baseball stopped by Summit High May 10 to officially make the announcement. Money was joined by his family, coaches and classmates as he received his PDP League jersey. He is the first Tennessee student to receive this honor.
“I feel truly blessed and honored for the opportunity to compete with and against the top 80 players in the country,” said Money. “I’m looking forward to a great summer.”
The PDP League will be held this summer in Bradenton, Florida. Each of the 80 players will be placed on one of four teams, and the event will consist of competitive game play, practice and training sessions with MLB club representatives serving as coaches.
In addition to the on-field opportunities, the PDP League will focus on personal development through leadership sessions, diversity and inclusion training, proper use and importance of social media, nutritional tips and more.