A major reconstruction of the minor leagues is imminent for whenever the 2021 season begins and roughly 40 teams are expected to be contracted, most out of short-season Class A ball.

But the current plan from Major League Baseball is not simply to dissolve those teams and leave their communities without the game. Instead, many will be transitioned from teams affiliated with MLB organizations to wood-bat leagues filled with college players making the transition from swinging with aluminum.

According to Baseball America, that's what MLB has in mind for the New York-Penn League. The league that dates to 1939 and once had franchises in places such as Niagara Falls, Jamestown and Olean would feature rising college seniors rather than first-year professionals.