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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.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE LINK

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

Frontier League Adjusts Schedule Due To Continued Border Restrictions

Last night (4/17) the Frontier League officially announced changes to their schedule after rumors were flying around about the uncertainty of the 2021 season for their Canadian-based teams.

This adjustment takes the Frontier League from 16 teams to 14 teams for the 2021 season. The Can-Am Conference goes from 8 teams to 6 while the Midwestern Conference stays the same.

However, the schedule does have significant changes across both conferences as many teams gain homestands and opponents for dates have changed.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REVISED SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE FOR THE OLD SCHEDULE IF YOU WISH TO COMPARE.

Due to the uncertainty regarding the reopening of the United States-Canada border, the Frontier League regretfully announces that the Ottawa Titans and Trois-Rivieres Aigles will not field teams for the 2021 season.  To complete the 2021 schedule, a team from the Province of Quebec will be formed by the Aigles and Capitales and managed by Pat Scalabrini, manager of the Quebec Capitales.

“With the continued closure of the U.S/Canada border and the uncertainty of when it will reopen, the Ottawa Titans in conjunction with the Frontier League have agreed to make 2022 our inaugural season,” said Titans’ vice-president Regan Katz. “This was not an easy decision, but we believe it is the right decision. We thank our staff, players, coaches, and manager for their commitment to the Ottawa Titans and look forward to seeing them on our field next May. Special thanks to our fans, ticket holders and our corporate sponsors for their tremendous support. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022. We wish the Province of Quebec team good luck in 2021 and wish them the best in dealing with the challenges of being a road team. The Ottawa Titans will immediately shift focus to getting through this pandemic and preparing for the 2022 season.”

“After having to suspend our 2020 season, we were excited to play 2021 with our full 16 teams and to bring the tremendous market of Ottawa into the Frontier League,” said deputy commissioner Steve Tahsler.  “Unfortunately, the continued and understandable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are causing us to change our plans.  Our three Canadian members have proven to be tremendous additions and great partners.  We look forward to resuming a full league schedule in 2022.”

This team will be composed of the Canadian players from the Titans’, Aigles’, and Capitales’ current rosters along with the remaining players under contract to Quebec.  Non-Canadian players on the Ottawa and Trois-Rivieres rosters will be subject to a dispersal draft among the 13 United States-based teams on Thursday afternoon.

The new team will spend the first half of the 2021 season on the road and visit each of the 13 other stadiums, beginning at Gateway on May 27.  Should the border open, they will play what would have been their home games at Stade Canac in Quebec City and Stade Quillorama in Trois-Rivieres.  Up to 27 home games are possible.  If the border has not reopened by July 23, these games will be played at the opponent’s stadium.

“It is a situation completely out of our control”, said Trois-Rivieres president Rene Martin.  “We cannot wait to play in the Frontier League in 2022.  One of our main goals was to present professional baseball in Trois-Rivieres and Quebec this summer, and should the border reopen that option remains.  There is no perfect solution, but the possibility of maybe presenting some professional baseball while preparing for 2022 is the best scenario for us.”

“We are trying to make the best of the situation,” commented Quebec president Michel Laplante.  “We feel the full scenario that we will present over the next few days will fill up the maximum potential of the circumstances.  Our fellow teams have been great partners and we have had tremendous support from our government and city.  We will have something interesting to announce soon.”

Founded for the 1993 season, the Frontier League is the largest and longest running independent professional baseball league.  An official Partner League of Major League Baseball, the Frontier League features 16 clubs stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mississippi River and from the Ohio River to the St. Lawrence Seaway.  The Frontier League annually moves the most players into Major League Baseball organizations of any of the MLB Partner Leagues.