02/04/2016 3:38 PM
Players can earn a spot on an ALPB roster this season
With the Atlantic League season beginning Thursday, April 21, teams have begun filling out their rosters. Many clubs will host open player tryouts at their home ballparks leading up to Opening Day.
Following are the teams that have announced their open tryouts, with details on each event. This post will be updated as additional club open tryout dates are announced.
Open player tryouts will be held by the Bridgeport Bluefish on Saturday, April 9 at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Position players are to report at 9:30 a.m. for registration, while pitchers should report at 11:00 a.m. for registration. The registration fee is $85. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must wear proper baseball attire to be eligible to tryout. All those present should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. All participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team. Coaches and representatives from the Bluefish will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark. A group of Major League affiliated scouts will also be in attendance to evaluate all the prospects. Should rain postpone the event, it will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 10 with the same start and registration times. To sign up and reserve your tryout spot please, contact Paul Herrmann at (203) 416-1715 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open player tryouts for the Somerset Patriots will be held at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 8:30 a.m. There will be an administration fee of $40 to try out, with the proceeds benefitting the Somerset Patriots Children’s Educational and Sportsmanship Foundation, which donates to various charities supported by the Somerset Patriots. Players are to report to TD Bank Ballpark between 7:30 and 8:15 a.m. for registration. Participants must be high school graduates and at least 18 years of age. All those present should provide their career statistics and must supply their own wooden bats and baseball gloves. All participants will be required to sign a release form before trying out for the team. Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie and his coaching staff will be on hand to evaluate the players at the ballpark.
SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS
The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will host open player tryouts at Regency Furniture Stadium on Saturday, April 9 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. There will be a registration fee of $45 to try out, and both payment and registration must be done prior to the day of tryouts. The Blue Crabs will provide wood bats, baseballs and helmets on the day of. To register, please contact Ali Wohlenhaus at (301) 638-9788 or email@example.com.
About The Atlantic League
The Atlantic League is the most innovative league in professional baseball, offers the highest level of minor league baseball playing skills, and is a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Its mission is to bring a high level of professional baseball and affordable family entertainment to select communities not presently being served by Major League or Minor League teams. ALPB players are highly experienced professionals, having progressed through professional baseball’s developmental levels (A, AA, AAA). Over 40% of all Atlantic League players have Major League service time. Like MLB, Atlantic League clubs pay their players to win baseball games, not to apprentice as in baseball’s developmental levels. The following teams play in the Atlantic League: Bridgeport Bluefish, Lancaster Barnstormers, Long Island Ducks, Somerset Patriots, Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, New Britain Bees, Sugar Land Skeeters and York Revolution. For more information, please call (720) 389-6992 or visit www.atlanticleague.com.