The Frontier League has announced that their annual try out camp and draft will be held on Monday, April 25th and Tuesday, April 26th in Normal, IL at the Corn Crib (home of the Normal Cornbelters.)
All 12 Frontier League teams as well as several major league scouts will be in attendance at the try out.
You can register in advance online HERE for $62.49. There will also be walk-up registration available starting at 8 AM on April 25th.
Players must be at least 18 years old to attend and must have been born on or after January 1, 1989 to be eligible for the 2016 season. All players trying out must wear turf shoes or molded cleats. No metal cleats will be allowed.
The camp will start at 9 AM and will feature:
- a 60-yard dash
- fielding and throwing drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers
- BP for position players.
- Pitchers will throw 15-20 pitch bullpens.
Following the first day, the field managers will post a list of players invited back for inter-squad games on April 26. At the conclusion of the games, action will break for 30 minutes to prepare for the draft.
The Frontier League states that “an average of 40 players each season have been drafted and signed to spring training contracts over the past seven years. Each year, at least one tryout camp participant has appeared in the Frontier League’s All-Star Game. Several draftees have gone on to be signed by Major League Baseball organizations.”
Last year, I covered the 2015 draft class throughout the season. You can check out these updates here:
Frontier League 2015 Draft Class
Frontier League Draft Part Two
Frontier League Draft Part Three
Frontier League Draft Part Four