Cooper: Triple-A’s switch to MLB baseballs will likely increase scoring in 2019

From J.J. Cooper at Baseball America on September 18, 2018:

Tuesday’s Triple-A national championship game was the finale for minor league baseballs at the Triple-A level.

Beginning next year, both Triple-A leagues will use baseballs made to the same specifications as Major League Baseball’s balls.

If pretty much anyone and everyone who has used both baseballs is correct, that will mean that scoring and home runs will be up in Triple-A next year. Players have long believed that the major league balls are hotter than the minor league balls.

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Originally published: September 19, 2018. Last Updated: September 19, 2018.