|Number of games||82
|Number of teams||20|
|Top draft pick||Dennis Guppy
|Selected by||Detroit Motorheads|
|Season MVP||AEL: Dao-zi Ling (CGY)|
LL: Yoshiaki Fujimara (MTL)
|Season SKA||AEL: Ricky Rodriguez (JAX)|
LL: Yoshiaki Fujimara (MTL)
|AEL Champions||Calgary Inferno|
|LL Champions||Ohio Oxen|
|Bull Cup Champions|
|Bull Cup MVP||Tyrone O'Saurus (OHI)|
The season began simulations in July 2016, and went "real-time" with simulated games being played approximately during the corresponding calendar dates starting in August 2016. The playoffs were simulated from September 8 to September 13, 2016.
The regular season was scheduled for 82 games. Two of the 20 teams, the Calgary Inferno and the Seattle Salts, had to play a rare tie-breaking 83rd game to determine the final wildcard position for the 2016 playoffs.
The Ohio Oxen won their fourth Bull Cup championship defeating the Calgary Inferno in five games, 3-2. The final game was tied at 7 runs at the end of nine innings, and went into extra innings, finally ending in the bottom of the 13th when the Oxen scored with 2 out and a runner on third, when rookie Rod Cubit hit a walk-off single.
- 1 Final Standings
- 2 Postseason
- 3 League Leaders
- 4 Award Winners
- 5 Notable Events
- 6 Minor Leagues
- 7 References
| American Eagle League
| Lake League
x = Clinched division title, z = Clinched wildcard position
|Elimination Round||League Championship Series
|Bull Cup Championship Series|
|American Eagle League|
|3||San Diego Seagulls||2|
|2||New York Minutemen||2|
American Eagle League
The following major player awards were announced after the completion of the postseason:
|Most Valuable Player Award||Dao-zi Ling||Calgary Inferno|
|Sandy Koufax Award||Ricky Rodriguez||Jacksonville Ravens|
|Woodchuck Trophy||Nate Weil||Dallas Lawmen|
|Rookie of the Year Award||Joe Dodd||Jacksonville Ravens|
|Most Valuable Player Award||Yoshiaki Fujimara||Montreal Metros|
|Sandy Koufax Award||Yoshiaki Fujimara||Montreal Metros|
|Woodchuck Trophy||Joe Niceley||Montreal Metros|
|Rookie of the Year Award||Ollie Oxenfree||Ohio Oxen|
Blue Rose Award
The Montreal Metros also won the prestigious Blue Rose Award in recognition of having the best team batting average (.279) and the best team ERA (2.66). It was the second time the Metros had won the prize, they previously won it in 1995.
Players of the Month
|Award||Month||American Eagle League||Lake League|
|Batter of the Month||June||Glen Reese||Denver Highlanders||Peyton May||Montreal Metros|
|July||Glen Reese||Denver Highlanders||Francisco Erazo||Kingston Cannons|
|August||Alex Viramontes||San Diego Seagulls||Garth Goyle||Ohio Oxen|
|Pitcher of the Month||June||Ricky Rodriguez||Jacksonville Ravens||Danny Tirado||Montreal Metros|
|July||Fernando Letorre||Calgary Inferno||Ricky Naugler||New York Minutemen|
|August||Willie Salazar||Denver Highlanders||Yoshiaki Fujimura||Montreal Metros|
|Rookie of the Month||June||Ramon Gomez||Arizona Cowboys||Adam Reading||Ohio Oxen|
|July||Brian Currell||Denver Highlanders||Victor Sarmiento||Toronto Ducks|
|August||Brian Currell||Denver Highlanders||Craig Gnarly||Ohio Oxen|
Position and team in 2016 or at time of event shown.
- Manny Davila (SS, Calgary Inferno), hit for the cycle on August 1, 2016 against Norfolk Sharks.
- On August 7, 2016, outfielder Narushi Ohata (Boston Brawlers) scored his 1,000th run batted in.
- On August 23, 2016, Angelo Rodriguez (Seattle Salts) struck out his 2,000th batter.
St. Andrew's Day Series
The 2016 season will be the first year for the St. Andrew's Day Series, a one-day exhibition game series falling on the feast day of the patron saint of Scotland.
Cow League (AAA Level)
The Baltimore Bruins (affiliated to Jacksonville Ravens) won their 4th Cow League championship, defeating the Kelowna Inferno 4 games to 1. The Bruins were a wildcard entry, and started their playoffs by defeating the Brampton Longhorns in the best-of-three quarterfinals 2-0, then defeating their division rival Laval Zebras in a best-of-five, 3-1, to claim the Frontier League championship.
The Bruins are now tied with Vaughan Peppers for the most Cow League championship wins.
During the 2016 Cow League season, there were three no-hitters pitched. Leonardo Nino threw a no-hitter against the Gatineau Devil Bears on July 7, 2016, while playing for the Windsor Larks. Yo Goto of the Hartford Judges pitched a no-hitter, earning 13 K's and allowing just 5 walks on August 10, 2016, against Windsor. Rayford Mathias with the Thunder Bay Coalfields earned a no-hitter on August 22, 2016 against the Halifax Gunboats.
Heifer League (AA Level)
In the fourth season of play for the Heifer League, the Chilliwack Orbitz (affiliated to Chicoutimi Cinquantes) claimed their first championship title. The Orbitz finished the regular season with a 42-30 record and were first in the Pasture League west division. They defeated the Nashville Misfits 3-2 to claim the league pennant, and then beat the Quebec City Waves 3-1 for the Heifer League title.
Calf League (A Level)
The lucky 13th Calf League season saw the Lexington Moonshiners (affiliated to San Diego Seagulls) crowned the league champions. It was their fifth time making the playoffs, but their first championship.
During the regular season, starting pitcher Dave Bennett of the Albuquerque Crystals (Chicoutimi Cinquantes) set the league record for lowest ERA with a minuscule 1.08. He also set a record for wins with 11, and is certain to find his way into the Bull League soon.
Milk League (Rookie)
The Milk League does not hold a playoff. The Shaw Grunts (affiliated to Nevada Speeders) finished with the best record in the league at 42-18 (.700) and led the rookie teams in runs scored (377), team batting average (.286), stolen bases (118), and starting pitcher ERA (3.30).
At the end of the season, the Milk League was re-classified to a Short Season A level league.
- Bull Baseball League. American Eagle League 2016 Statistics & Leaders. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/sl_stats_100_1_2016.html. Accessed 9 September 2016.
- Bull Baseball League. Lake League 2016 Statistics & Leaders. http://bullleague.org/bull-league/reports/html/2016/history/sl_stats_100_0_2016.html. Accessed 9 September 2016.
- Montreal Metros Take Prestigious Blue Rose Award. Bull League website. http://bullleague.org/league-news/montreal-metros-take-prestigious-blue-rose-award/. 6 October 2016. Accessed: 12 February 2017.
|Early era||Weaver Cup era||1989 • 1990|
|Bull Cup era begins||1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994|
|Modern era||First expansion||1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001|
|DH-rule begins||2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006|
|Wildcard play begins||2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011|
|Second expansion||2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016|
|100-game seasons||2017 • 2018|
|162-game seasons||2019 • 2020 • 2021 • 2022 • 2023 • 2024 • 2025 • 2026|
|See also||Bull Baseball League|