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Pecos League Roster Rules for the 2024 Season

  • The Pecos League office will classify all players status for 2023 season.
  • A player born after January 1, 2001 is considered a rookie regardless of prior experience.
  • 16 players that are born on or after January 1, 1998 and have less than 150 at bats or 65 innings pitched in professional baseball. (Pecos League Rookies)
  • 9 players can be veterans of any age.
  • 8 players can be classified as an import.

Teams will carry a 22 man active roster with a 25 man expanded roster. Each player will be defined as a rookie or veteran on the team's roster. A player who is moved off the Expanded Roster for any reason (including, but not limited to, release or injury) shall not be permitted back onto the Expanded Roster until after 14 days have expired since his removal. Exceptions to this rule may be granted only by express written approval of the Commissioner (for good cause). Such written approval, if granted, shall be provided to the requesting manager and the League Adjudicator, plus the opposing manager of the requesting team’s current or next opponent. In any event, when the player returns to the Expanded Roster, the limitations of Rule 403(c)(1) shall not be exceeded, and any player removed from the roster to make room for the returning player is subject to the restrictions of this Rule.

Playoff Format

2024 season

  • Ten teams will qualify for the playoffs (6 from the Mountain Division, 4 from the Pacific Division)
  • Pacific Division
  • For the first time, all six Pecos League Pacific Division teams can host playoff games in their ballpark should they qualify.
  • The top four teams in the Pacific Division are seeded (1-4) and in the Pacific will play best of three game series
  • First Round will feature (4) seed vs (1) and seed (2) seed vs (3) seed in Best of 3 series
  • Second Round will feature Winners of each first round series in conference finals Best of 3 series
  • Finals Round will send the winner of the Pacific Division to face the winner of the Mountain Division.
  • Mountain Division
  • The Mountain Division is broken into two division (North and South) consisting of five teams. Six teams will qualify for playoffs seeded (1-6). Each division will get at least two in the playoffs.
  • The Regular Season winner of the Northern Division and the Southern Division will each receive first round byes and will host the 2nd round of the playoffs.
  • The 2nd place team in both the North and the South will qualify for the playoffs and host the 1st round of the playoffs.
  • The final two positions of the playoffs will be seeded 5th and 6th and will be the teams with the high record regardless of division.
  • If three teams from both the North and the South qualify then the #2 vs #3 seed will be North vs North and South vs South regardless of records of 5 and 6 teams due to travel distances.