Minor league holds only East Coast tryouts in Central Florida

Think you’ve got the stuff to be a Boy of Summer?

Here’s your chance to turn those backyard homerun dreams into professional baseball reality.

The Pioneer Baseball League, a professional minor league and an official partner of Major League Baseball, will be holding tryouts at Northeast Regional Park in Davenport from March 30 to April 2. A similar camp will be held in Arizona in late April.

Managers, coaches and scouts from all 10 Pioneer League clubs will be on-site.

The comprehensive pro-style four-day camp will be open to all eligible prospective professional players with no more than three years of professional experience.

The PBL also announced that its Tryout Camps will be operated in partnership with BaseballCloud and Yakkertech, industry leaders in advanced analytics, player data, and scouting, and their baseball camp operations partner, Prospect Wire. Under the umbrella of DS Sports Ventures, these partnerships will add state of the art technology and operational expertise to ensure each prospect has ample opportunity to showcase their skills.

The Pioneer Baseball League Player Draft will immediately follow each camp, with the clubs committed to signing at least one player from each camp to a 2023 Spring Training contract. Additionally, all prospects in attendance will leave with a professional prospect profile on Diamond Connect that includes their career stats and their performance in the professional drills and advanced analytics during the showcase.

Over the past two years over 300 prospects have attended PBL tryout camps, with 47 players drafted by PBL clubs. Several players attending PBL tryout camps have gone on to be signed by Major League Clubs.

During the tryout camps, prospects will undergo pro-style workouts during which scouts will evaluate athletic ability as well as batting, pitching and fielding skills. These evaluations will include extended infield/outfield sessions, two days of bullpens for pitchers, batting practice sessions, and multiple live scrimmages.

The Pioneer League is an independent baseball league that operates in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.

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