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Arizona Scouting League by Asian Breeze

Asian Breeze announces Arizona Scouting League

The ASL will try to have 60 total players (30 from Japan and 30 from the US). It will be a great opportunity for Japanese players looking to be seen in front of US scouts as well as US players who are looking for an opportunity to play overseas.
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Asian Breeze will host an inaugural tryout league “Arizona Scouting League” (The ASL) in Yuma, Arizona on February 2022. The ASL will connect players to both professional baseball leagues in Japan and U.S. for opportunities to sign for 2022 season.

The ASL will be held at Rays Kroc Baseball Complex in Yuma, Arizona. Three teams (60 players from U.S. and Japan) will be playing games for twelve days. All managers and coaches come from independent baseball leagues in Japan and US. Therefore, they will be able to sign players anytime during the league if they would like to. Also, MLB and NPB scouts come to be a part of the ASL. Therefore, the ASL will be the only league that will provide the opportunities to sign teams in the world.

■ Location and Date

Location: Yuma, Arizona / Rays Kcroc Baseball Complex

Dates: February 10th, 2022 – February 23rd, 2022 / 14 days

Schedule

February 2022

2/10 Thu Report date

2/11 Fri Evaluation / Draft

2/12 Sat Team Practice

2/13 Sun Opening Game (total 7- 9 games)

2/22 Tue Playoff

2/23 Wed Departure

■ Participating scouts, managers and coaches

-Japan-

Ibaraki Astro Planets -BC League –

Hinokuni Salamanders -Kyushu Asia League –

NPB -Nippon Professional Baseball-

more coming

-U.S.-

Gary SouthShore RailCats -American Association-

Ottawa Titans – Frontier League-

MLB

more coming

■ Qualification

Player has to be over the age of 16 after February 24th, 2022.

■ Registration Fees

Plan 1 $1,980.00 with housing (two players per room)

Plan 2 $1,300.00 without housing

      *Due by December 31st, 2021

《Fees cover》

・ Housing – hotel in Yuma – (not apply for Plan 2- $1300 without housing )

・ Two meals per day – breakfast at the hotel & lunch at the field –

・ Shuttle transportation – before and after the practices and games during the season –

・ Uniform – (Jersey, Pants, Hat, Shirt and Shorts

《Fees don’t cover》

・ Dinner.

・ Personal baseball gears – Glove, Cleats, Belt, Bats, etc

・ Transportation to and from Yuma, Arizona.

・ Gym membership.

*The minimum number of players required for the league is 30. If there are less than 30 players, the league will be cancelled and players will get full refund.

■ Registration Form

https://forms.gle/4E44CyM8V6pbQ7MS6

*Registration due by December, 31st 2021.

■ About Asian Breeze

Asian Breeze who hosts the ASL is the traveling baseball club that provides the opportunity to sign professional contracts for free agent players (25 players each year) throughout playing games against MLB organizations, Mexican baseball teams (LMB), Korean baseball teams (KBO) and more in Arizona from the end of February to mid-March. For the past two years of the program, Asian Breeze has had a total of 50 players from 5 countries and 15 players have singed professional contracts in 4 countries and another 15 players also got the opportunity to play for amateur leagues like summer league in US and Canada.

■Contact

Yumezo Densaki

Chief Operating Officer

Asian Breeze

(702)-624-0866

yumezo@asian-breeze.com

Asian Breeze Travel Team to Play Exhibition Games

A travel team called The Asian Breeze is a multi-cultural indy baseball team that plans on playing exhibition games against MiLB, Mexican and Independent league teams and colleges in Arizona and Mexico this February and March.

The owner of the team has many connections throughout Japanese baseball, and the team also plans on inviting scouts from the MLB, the Mexican League and various independent leagues.

Last year, the team ran as the Asian Islanders in Taiwan and had success finding players jobs in independent leagues throughout Asia.

While the team is mostly comprised of Japanese players, there are players from various other countries. They are also looking to add a few American players as well… including a few pitchers, infielders and a catcher.

Information for potential players:

Location: Phoenix, Tucson, Yuma Arizona and Mexico

Dates: February 21stthrough March 14th(21 nights 22 days)

Players will arrive from oversea at the Los Angeles Airport around noon on February 21st

They will leave from the Los Angeles Airport on the afternoon of March 14th 

Age: 18 years old and older

Exhibition game opponents: MiLB (affiliated teams), LMB (Mexican professional teams), The Southwest Professional Baseball League, Colleges and etc

Scouts: MLB, Mexican League, Can-Am League, Frontier League,

Scout connections in Japan: NPB (Nippon Professional Baseball), Shinkoku Island League (Indy ball), The Route Inn Baseball Challenge League (Indy ball) and Kansai Independent Baseball League (Indy ball).

Fees: $2,300 (2 players per room)

Application due date: February 1st,2019

Fees include:

  • Housing (21 nights)
  • Breakfast and Lunch (21 days)
  • Jersey and hat (Either rent or purchase)
  • Professional coaching fees
  • Transportations (from airport to hotel, hotel to fields)
  • Contract support

Not include:

  • Dinner (21 days)
  • Transportation from your home to Los Angeles or Arizona
  • Laundry
  • Passport fees and all other fees for your travel
  • Sport insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa fees for contracts

If you are interested in playing or scouting the Asian Breeze, please check out the following:

Asian Breeze Official Site (Additional Info and Application) HERE.