Team Managers are responsible for maintaining current team and roster records in ScoreMonster for the following:
*Note: Managers need to keep track of hometown rule players because they do not appear as exempt in ScoreMonster
League Secretaries are responsible for following up and ensuring team and roster information is fully completed. League Secretaries should work with their team managers on understanding the MBA criteria requirements and steward them through the approval process.
Point system breakdown
Teams will accrue 1 point per 1,000 people in their town/township or school district
Player Level of Experience Points
Pro = 5 points
Division I = 4 points
Division II = 3 points
Division III/NAIA = 2 points
Junior College = 1 points
Players 35 and older will not accrue points for teams but hometown rule players will accrue points based on their college playing experience level and will not be grandfathered in. The professional level excludes any Independent League experience. Their highest level of college will be applied.
Postseason Success Points (only the past five years are considered)
Championship win = 12 points
Final 2 = 10 points
Final 4 = 8 points
Final 8 = 6 points
Final 16 = 4 points
State tournament appearance = 2 points
Final 4 = 18 points
Final 8 = 12 points
State tournament appearance = 6 points
Frequently Asked Questions
Players 35 and older should be selected as exempt when registering in ScoreMonster. Any players who turn 35 prior to April 15 will not accrue points for a team. They should be exempt when registering. Any player who turns 35 after April 15 cannot be exempt until the next season.
Hometown Rule players under age 35 who have college experience will incur points.
Teams with populations of less than 1,000 should put 1 for their population total. Those teams using a township for their population need to put in township in their ballpark address when registering.
Players who live within the school district or town/township boundaries at the time of their contract signing do not incur points and should be listed as exempt.
The Hometown Rule is established to allow players to reconnect with their hometown areas. Players interested in this option must submit a written request to the Board outlining their history with the hometown area and reasons for the exception. If the Board feels more information is needed, the player may be requested to appear before the Board for clarification. Players under age 35 using this rule will incur points if they played college baseball. There will be a maximum of two players added to each respective roster per year.
All players must be put onto the team’s active roster in ScoreMonster and approved by each respective league secretary.
A team can have more than 25 active players prior to the June 30 deadline but in order to play in the playoffs they must have played in four league games. Teams should make players left off the playoff roster inactive.
Inactive players can still play following the June 30 deadline, provided they’re eligible. Teams are to notify each other that they are using a player not on the playoff roster.
Teams that use iScore must keep all players active in order for them to appear in iScore. Teams, however, need to make players who will not play in the playoffs inactive prior to the start of the playoffs.
Any player who did not play in four league games the previous season must re-sign a contract if they wish to continue to play for the same team.
Any player who needs a release from a defunct team must contact the MBA secretary if the manager of the defunct team cannot be reached to grant a release.
On March 15, all teams have their rosters open. They have until April 14 to add or release players, as well as make them active or inactive. On April 15 all players on the active roster will accrue points, if they have points based on their playing experience. Players left inactive in April will not accrue points until they are made active.
Petition Down to Class C
Class B teams that wish to petition down to Class C must remove any players who use a college address and play two years below the criteria point number of 45.