(11/6/19 – Dallas, TX) Prospect Dugout is pleased to announce our 2020 Pro Tryout Mini-Camp lineup, in partnership with the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). Coming to Orlando, FL in March 2020, and Tucson, AZ in April 2020, our 4-Day Professional Mini-Camp will feature 184 players making up 8 teams at EACH location. (www.prospectdugout.tv/2020-reg)
Regular season managers from the ALPB will lead the 8 teams in daily on-field BP, extended infield/outfield, and a 10-inning game. Pitchers will face 24 batters, and hitters will get 3-4 at-bats each day as they showcase their skills through training and live-gameplay.
The ALPB is guaranteeing to offer at-least 34 contracts to players from the tryouts. Each of the 7 ALPB teams will draft at least 2 players each following the tryouts, and the newly-added Road Warriors team will draft 20 players to help fill their roster for the 2020 championship season.
Craig Maddox, CEO of Prospect Dugout, has worked tirelessly with ALPB President Rick White in establishing this partnership. “Our goal is to provide players with the best possible opportunity to get back into pro ball or sign their first pro contract. We are super excited about our 6-year partnership with the ALPB, and their commitment to sign 34 players from our 2020 tryouts is truly an unprecedented opportunity for players. We are looking forward to seeing the talent on display as they compete over the 4-Day event.”
The ALPB offers an open classification of play, the highest level of professional baseball other than Major League Baseball. Atlantic League players are highly experienced professionals, having progressed through professional baseball developmental levels (A, AA, AAA). More than 40% of Atlantic League players have major league service time. Over 950 of the league’s players have signed contracts with big league organizations and over 100 players have been transferred to Major League Baseball. The league averages more than 50 player contract sales to MLB organizations each year.
Earlier this year, our first tryout in partnership with the ALPB had 284 players in attendance. Following the event, 11 players were signed to ALPB contracts, and a total of 41 went on to play professionally in 2019. The full list of players can be viewed at www.prospectdugout.tv/players-in-the-pros.
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