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MLB Tryout Camps Information

Even though this site is based on independent baseball, many players ask about MLB tryouts. Few major league organizations still hold open tryouts, but these teams are holding tryout camps this summer. The general rules are for players 15/16 years old to 22/23 years old – make sure to click each official link for exact information.

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Atlanta Braves Tryout Camps

Date Start Time Location Address Area Scout
Wednesday, June 14 9 a.m. Kankakee CC 100 College Dr
Kankakee IL 60901
Stu Cann
Monday, June 19 10 a.m. State Mutual Stadium 755 Braves Blvd
Rome GA 30161
Dustin Evans
Wednesday, June 21 9 a.m. Indian Park Floyd St
Kennett MO 63857
Kevin Barry
Sunday, June 25 10 a.m. Edison HS 21400 Magnolia St
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Dan Cox
Monday, June 26 9 a.m. ESPN Wide Word of Sports 700 S Victory Way
Kissimmee FL 34747
Justin Clark
Thursday, July 6 9 a.m. Trustmark Park 1 Braves Way
Pearl MS 39208
Steve Desalvo
Sunday, July 23 11 a.m. Pearl City HS 2100 Hookiekie St
Pearl City HI 96782
Dan Cox
Wednesday, July 26 9 a.m. Jack Williams Stadium 1137 Elm St North
Fargo ND 58102
Kevin Barry
Monday, July 31 9 a.m. NIACC 313 15th St SE
Mason City IA 50401
Kevin Barry
Tuesday, August 1 9 a.m. Augustana College 2505 S. Grange Ave
Sioux Falls SD 57105
Kevin Barry
Monday, August 14 8:30 a.m. Dan Daniel Park 302 River Park Dr
Danville VA 24540
David Cross

For more information on Braves tryout camps, click HERE.

Cincinnati Reds Tryout Camps

Date
Time
Location
June 8, 2017 10: 00 AM EST Prasco Park 6125 Commerce Court
Mason, OH 45040
June 14, 2017 10 a.m. EST Hamilton Southeastern HS 13910 East 126 Street
Fishers, IN 46037
June 20, 2017 10 a.m. CST Illinois Central College 1 College Drive
East Peoria, IL 61635
June 21, 2017 10 a.m. EST Derby City Park 4139 Cadillac Court
Louisville, KY 40213
June 28, 2017 10 a.m. EST Mentor High School 6477 Center Street.
Mentor, OH 44060
July 12, 2017 10 a.m. CST Oakland HS 2225 Patriot Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
July 26, 2017 10 a.m. EST P&G Urban Youth Academy 2026 East Seymour Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45237

For more information on Reds tryout camps, click HERE.

Philadelphia Phillies Tryout Camps

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For more information on Phillies tryout camps, click HERE.

Tampa Bay Rays Tryout Camps

Day, Date Field Location Address Time Contact
Person
THU, June 22 Hallsville HS Field 1 Bobcat Lane
Hallsville, TX 78650
8:30 AM Pat Murphy
pmurphy@raysbaseball.com
WED, July 19 Mercedes HS 1250 S. Florida
Mercedes, TX 78570
8 AM Pat Murphy
pmurphy@raysbaseball.com

For more information on Rays tryout camps, click HERE.

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Jeff Singer, Camden Rivershark and South Jersey Native, Signed By Phillies

Left Handed Pitcher Jeff Singer was born in Philadelphia and spent most of his life in New Jersey.

He went to Gloucester County College for two years, where he was a 2 time All-American National Champion and National Player of the Year. He then spent a year at Monmouth University, and eventually finished his collegiate career as a Scarlet Raptor at Rutgers University-Camden for his final year.  Singer led the Scarlet Raptors’ staff in starts (10), innings (66), strikeouts (69) and saves (2), while tying for the staff lead in appearances (13). As the team’s pitching ace, he compiled a 3.82 ERA and a 4-3 record.

Ultimately he went undrafted after college, and when a workout with the Phillies after the draft also didn’t result in a contract, he turned to the Camden Riversharks in the Atlantic League.

“It was a very easy decision for me to go to the Riversharks after I didn’t get drafted,” Singer said. “I still had a few classes to take at Rutgers-Camden, and I was working some small jobs. All I want to do is play baseball, and the Riversharks gave me that opportunity.”

The Atlantic League is known more as a veteran’s league than a rookie league, and Singer was the youngest pitcher in the league. He knew that he had to use that as an opportunity to learn and grow.

“I was very lucky to start my professional career in the Atlantic League. I got the opportunity to play with players that made it to the big leagues, and even some that have World Series rings. It was a big change from Rutgers-Camden to the Atlantic League,” Singer explained.

“Being one of the youngest players in the league I knew to just feed off of all the experience I was getting the chance to play with. The pitchers and some of the position players always helped me with mechanics and mental aspects of the game. I was very lucky to be with a great group of guys.”

He started the season in the bullpen for the Riversharks, but eventually finished out the season as a starter.  Singer was 1-4 with a 5.26 ERA in 13 games (6 starts) with Camden. In 49.2 innings, he allowed 51 hits and walked 30 batters while striking out 30 batters.

Singer threw for the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles in a workout after the Atlantic League season and was getting some interest, especially from the Yankees.  That was when Phillies scout Rowland George, who had been following Singer, suggested that the Phillies take another look and move quickly if they wanted to sign him.

Last month, the lifelong Phillies fan signed a minor league contract with the team.

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(Singer signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on Oct. 15, 2015. Photo courtesy of Rutgers-Camden.)

“Getting signed by the Phillies is an incredible achievement for me and my family. My whole family is from Philly and I lived in Philly for the first couple years of my life. We live 25 minutes from Citizens Bank Park and have been going to games since the Vet was still up. It’s always been my dream to play professional baseball and I couldn’t be happier that it is with my hometown team.”

He will get a chance to prove himself to the Phillies in spring training when they will decide what level to start him at and if he will be used as a starter or reliever.

“He has a good curveball and a good change-up,” Phillies scout Rowland George told CBS Philly. “He has a bright future. He’s a great kid with a big heart and he’s not afraid of hard work. As long as he stays healthy, I believe he will pitch in the big leagues.”