FAQ MLB Tryout Camps
by Brent Pourciau · October 22, 2009
*Note: The information below comes from Major League Baseball at MLB.com. Please read the frequently asked questions below before posting a comment or sending us an email.
Q. “Who is in charge of your tryout camps?”
A. Territorial scouts from the Major League Scouting Bureau sponsor the tryouts. They work for Major League Baseball and all 30 major league organizations.
Q. “Are there any age requirements as to who can tryout?”
A. All players must be at least 16 years old to participate.
Q. “What should I bring to the camp?”
A. Bring gear that you would practice or play a game in. (Hat, cleats, glove, baseball pants). Bats and balls are provided at the workout. Catchers may want to use their own catching gear.
Q. “Is there any cost involved to tryout?”
A. The tryouts are free of charge. Transportation costs are those of the participant.
Q. “I’m a center fielder and a pitcher. Can I tryout at both positions?”
A. No, a participant will be asked to choose their best position.
Q. “Can I go to other MLSB Open Tryout Camps?”
A. Yes, participants can attend as many of the tryouts as they wish.
Q. “Do I have to register for the camps?”
A. Registration cards will be passed out prior to the beginning of each camp to identify each participant.
Q. “Who watches the players at these camps?”
A. All thirty major league baseball organizations are invited to the tryouts.
Q. “If a team is interested in me after seeing the tryout, can they sign me to a professional contract on the spot?”
A. No, the tryout camp must be finished and the participant cannot sign until he leaves the facility.
Q. “What are the chances of a baseball player signing a contract out of a MLSB Tryout?”
A. About 1 out of 1,000. This is a rough estimate made by TopVelocity.net
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If you would like more information on what to expect at a MLB Tryout then read this article on MLB Tryout 101. It is important to be prepared before attending the event. The MLSB runs every tryout the same and you will look stupid if you do not know what is going on.
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