Frontier League’s Annual Tryout Camp and Draft Set For April 25-26

FRONTIER LEAGUE ANNOUNCES 2022 TRYOUT CAMP & DRAFT

The Frontier League of Professional Baseball has announced that their 29th annual Tryout Camp and Draft will be held on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 at Y’alls Ballpark in Florence, Kentucky.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2022 TRYOUT CAMP AND DRAFT 

All 16 Frontier League teams will be represented at the workouts, and scouts from multiple Major League Baseball teams also attend each season.  Representatives from other independent leagues participate as well.  Advance registration is available at frontierleaguetryouts.eventbrite.com.

The workouts officially begin at 9:00 AM on April 25 and will feature running, fielding and throwing drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers, and batting practice for position players while 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.  Immediately following the conclusion of the games, an on-site draft will be conducted.

All players attending the Tryout Camp and Draft will receive analytic data of their performance, including pitch speed and spin rates for pitchers and launch angles and exit velocities for hitters.

An average of 35 players have been drafted and signed to spring training contracts over the past eleven seasons.  Several draftees have gone on to be signed by Major League Baseball organizations, with four having ascended to the Major Leagues (Chris Jakubauskas, Seattle; Josh Smoker, New York Mets; Chris Smith, Toronto; and Robert Stock, San Diego).  Two players from the 2021 Tryout Camp and Draft signed with MLB organizations, while Ryan Hennen was voted Rookie of the Year and Pitcher of the Year.

“Every year teams find impact players out of the Tryout Camp and Draft, and in each of the past 11 seasons at least one attendee has been signed by a MLB organization after beginning play in the Frontier League,” commented Frontier League Deputy Commissioner Steve Tahsler.  “Y’alls Ballpark is a great facility and easily accessible.  We expect another strong turnout as our teams finalize their spring training rosters.”

Y’alls Ballpark is located at exit 180 off I-71/75 in northern Kentucky, 10 miles from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and 13 miles south of downtown Cincinnati.

All players trying out must wear turf shoes or molded cleats.  Players attempting to enter Y’alls Ballpark with metal cleats will be disqualified from the workouts.  In addition, there is a strict no seed policy at the stadium, and all tryout participants are not permitted to bring seeds into the facility.

The Frontier League of Professional Baseball is an official Partner League of Major League Baseball and the largest of its kind in professional baseball.  The Frontier League has moved over 1,000 players to MLB Teams in its 29-year history.  The 2022 Frontier League season opens on Thursday, May 12.  Please visit www.frontierleague.com.

Atlantic League Ballpark Pass Benefits Season Ticket Holders Of Any Team

Are you a season ticket holder for a team in the Atlantic League?

This summer, you will be able to attend any game in the Atlantic League for free. Follow your team on the road. Check out a ballpark you’ve always wanted to visit. Go on vacation to a new city and see two completely different teams play.

ATLANTIC LEAGUE CLUBS INTRODUCE BALLPARK PASS
Season ticket holders gain access to parks throughout the league

(Feb. 2, 2022, New York) – The Atlantic League (ALPB) and its clubs today announced the introduction of Ballpark Pass, a new concept which will allow any full season ticket holder entry to any ballgame at any park throughout the Atlantic League.

“Our clubs are universally excited about the potential of Ballpark Pass,” said ALPB President Rick White. “We treasure season ticket holders and Ballpark Pass will add tremendous value to their tickets, especially those in areas where teams are in close proximity, or for those who wish to explore other ALPB communities. A York Revolution season ticket holder can attend games at Lancaster and Gastonia fans can follow the Honey Hunters when they play at High Point. Or a Southern Maryland fan can visit the Staten Island FerryHawks when they visit New York City on vacation.”

When buying season tickets from an Atlantic League club, fans will receive an identifying marker for each purchased season ticket. Fans can receive a complimentary ticket at the visiting ballpark for each season ticket that they own. A fan who has four Lexington Legends season tickets can receive four complimentary admissions to any ALPB regular season game. There are no limits as to how often fans may use their season ticket to gain admission to another park though certain local conditions may apply.

The Atlantic League will begin its 24th Championship Season on Opening Day on April 21, 2022. The 2022 season will mark the introduction of two additional clubs with the addition of the Staten Island FerryHawks and the Kentucky Baseball Club that will play its home games in Lexington.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With teams throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 1,000 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 44 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 24-year history. For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com.

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