April 23, 2020 / 10:06 PM / a month ago

ESPN to air MLB The Show Players League championship

Select upcoming games from the MLB The Show Players League, including the playoffs, will be shown on ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and MLB Network.

ESPN2 will show regular-season matchups on Thursday and Saturday, with MLB Network taking the reins on Sunday night as the season concludes. The eight-team playoffs begin May 1 on FS1 and May 2 on ESPN2. The semifinals will be on both networks on the night of May 2.

Those competitions are best-of-three.

The best-of-five World Series will air on ESPN on May 3.

If the season ended today, the top eight players who would qualify for the playoffs would be: Joey Gallo, Texas Rangers; Blake Snell, Tampa Bay Rays; Jeff McNeil, New York Mets; Gavin Lux, Los Angeles Dodgers; Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox; Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres; Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays; and Dwight Smith Jr., Baltimore Orioles.

The Players League is benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada with a total of $175,000 being donated across the 30 MLB Club communities.

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