FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(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.

Contact info@prospectdugout.com with any inquiries.

MLB Teams Confirmed!!

We are super excited to announce that the Minnesota Twins, Washington Nationals, and Arizona Diamondbacks will be sending scouts to our 2020 pro tryouts!!

Last year, we began putting together our 2019 event about 3 months beforehand, and we were able to secure 12 MLB teams in attendance.

With a 7 month head start for 2020, we FULLY expect all 30 MLB teams to have scouts in attendance at our tryouts!

We are only accepting the first 184 players, so make sure to lock in your spot today!! For only $199 you can reserve your spot for either our Arizona or Florida event.

Play Pro Baseball in 2020!

In 2019 over 40 players from our March pro tryout went on to play professionally, including two at the Triple-A Level.

Prospect Dugout is back with the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for 2020 professional baseball opportunities.

Entering its 21st season, the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (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. Atlantic League clubs pay players to win baseball games, not apprentice in baseball’s developmental levels.

Over 900 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. Over 70 former Atlantic League players and coaches are managers or coaches in MLB organizations.

2020 features TWO events:

March 30 – April 2 in Orlando, Florida and April 6 – April 9 in Arizona.

Thanks to our partnership with the Atlantic League, we are able to guarantee that at least 16 players will be offered ALPB contracts from our events.

How the tryouts work

A 4-day Mini-Camp will allow players to audition their skills in front of ALPB managers for a chance to earn a playing contract for the 2020 season.

Each day will consist of on-field batting practice, extended infield/outfield, and a 10-inning game.

With a limit of only 184 spots in each location, players will have to act fast.