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This group is for players who have a burning desire play professionally after college. Any and all information on tryouts and showcases is greatly appreciated!

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Learn about Independent Professional and International Professional Baseball

Started by Casey Dill Jan 5, 2017. 0 Replies

My new website is now live! Register for free to learn about; independent professional baseball, international professional baseball, professional tryouts, TAP Testing, college recruiting and more!…Continue

Summer Collegiate Baseball in Europe 2017

Started by Michael Graham Dec 22, 2016. 0 Replies

The Sant Boi Barcelona Falcons (Spain) are recruiting College/Recent College Graduate/HS players ages 18U 18+ 23U to play in the Collegiate Baseball League Europe (July 10-28, 2017) in Spain, France,…Continue

2017 Arizona Winter League Registration Open

Started by Stephen Bedford. Last reply by Stephen Bedford Oct 18, 2016. 3 Replies

The Arizona Winter League is an annual winter baseball league held in Yuma, Arizona, during the month of February, that focuses on helping both current and aspiring professional baseball players…Continue

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Collegiate Players Still Needed

Started by Bart Zeller. Last reply by Bart Zeller Jun 6, 2016. 4 Replies

The San Diego Force is still looking for college players who are looking for a place to play this Summer.  As is the case for all teams, we are looking for some Pitchers who have gotten lost in the…Continue

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Comment by Matt on October 13, 2009 at 9:34am
Posted a comment on David Keine's page for those interested in considering attempting to join independent baseball.
Comment by Dion Chamar Owens on October 13, 2009 at 2:32am
Do you know, if whether or not in the future the MLB will be expanding by giving either Mexico City, MX or Vancouver B.C. a MLB team, or if they will award Montreal,QC another MLB team? If not then maybe you or somebody else should email Bud Selig about it, because I really do believe that at least one of these cities deserve a MLB team.
Comment by Matt on October 12, 2009 at 6:27pm
If recently-graduated college players (or those whose eligibility ends in May) need some advice about playing in the independent ranks then let me know your questions. I will do what I can to help out with future comments on this forum.

Matt
Comment by Les Edgerton on October 12, 2009 at 5:24pm
Also, lots of great advice for players, coaches, parents on the high school baseball web at www.hsbaseballweb.com., What's great about this site is that it's been around a long time with some of the best baseball people in the world on it and they quickly weed out the "pretenders." Of which there are an awful lot. Lots of folks looking to scam parents and players out there! Check out their world-famous message boards.
Comment by Mike Pisaniello on October 12, 2009 at 5:18pm
Check out the GSB site gsbsports.com
Comment by Les Edgerton on October 12, 2009 at 4:58pm
David, Absolutely. The best-known of their events that's geared for college players is the National Pro Draft Showcase. A complete listing of their events can be seen on their website.

An interesting story (which I relate in my book on the history of PG, titled "Perfect Game USA and the Future of Baseball," is when Ted Williams son wanted to get drafted and he was in his 30's and his agents talked Jerry Ford (PG prez & founder) into letting him play in a tournament and gave him a fake name. No one knew who he really was. At one point, the word got around the diamonds that there was this kid who looked exactly like the Splendid Splinter at the plate...except he batted right... and at first they couldn't put their finger on what made him look different. He actually was a heck of an athlete and if he'd started sooner, might have made the majors. As it was, the Red Sox drafted him (not knowing who he was).
Comment by Dave Keine on October 12, 2009 at 4:41pm
does perfect game do stuff for guys already in college?
Comment by MLPO.ORG on October 12, 2009 at 1:32pm
we need some Perfect Games here in Michigan...
Comment by Les Edgerton on October 12, 2009 at 11:19am
Without question, Perfect Game USA is without competition as the single best place for a college player to he seen and drafted by MLB. Annually, the best place to be seen is their annual National Pro Draft Showcase, usually held in Cedar Rapids. Here's some of their pertinent facts and statistics:

RECORD NUMBER 1,164 PG PARTICIPANTS DRAFTED

Including 41 First Round Picks This Year
In the past seven years 5,293 players who attended Perfect Game events have been selected/drafted by Major League clubs. The numbers on this page might be amazing to some people. Major League Scouting Departments and top College Programs caught on several years ago. Perfect Game has more talented players attend their events than all other organizations. The proof is always in the results!

By The Numbers
In 2002 Perfect Game broke the record for all organizations for the most participants drafted with 364 Draft picks. In 2003 Perfect Game again broke the record when 409 PG participants were drafted by MLB Clubs. In 2004 Perfect Game once again broke the record when 533 PG participants were drafted by MLB Clubs. In 2005 Perfect Game again broke the record with 823 PG participants were drafted by MLB Clubs. The record fell again in 2006 when 952 PG participants were drafted by MLB Clubs. The record was set once again in 2007 when 1,054 PG participants were selected in the 2007 MLB draft. And for the seventh straight year Perfect Game shattered its own record when an astounding 1,164 PG participants were selected in the 2008 MLB draft. This accounts for over 77% of the entire draft! Over the seven year span Perfect Game has seen 5,293 players drafted. In that same seven year period, 235 first round picks had attended PG events. That includes an amazing 41 this year who were selected in the first and supplemental 1st rounds. Add to the above totals over 200 Latin and other Free Agent signings that have come out of Perfect Game events. It has been estimated that by year 2009 over half of all the players on Major League rosters will have attended Perfect Game events.

Besides PG showcases, another good place to be seen and drafted are the top summer college leagues, led by the Cape Cod and Alaskan leagues.

For info on PG, go to their website at www.perfectgame.org

Blue skies,
Les
 

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