Minor League Baseball/Tryout

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I played 4 years at Pfeiffer University and had a good career. I ended with a .289 batting average and 25 homeruns. I have better than average power. Is there somewhere I could go to let a scout rate my skills or to give me a tryout?

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Jon,
Thanks for the question. You aren;t going to get a professional scout to come look at you just for asking. You really have two choices. (You could go to a MLB tryout; you can find their schedule on MLB.com. Or you could join an independent team or baseball club and let your skills speak for itself. If you are that good and that talented, the scouts will come to you. Good luck. Write back any time.
Tom

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Originally, i started doing this because I became engrossed researching prospects for a fantasy baseball league. Back then all I really wanted to do was answer questions about baseball prospects. Funny how time flies but fifteen years later I have been asked questions regarding the negro leagues, what minor leaguers get paid, why players don't rub their injury when they get hurt, and how players can tryout for the minor leagues to name only a few. I was recently in correspondence with a father of a marine who lost several fingers while in Iraq; he was later drafted by the Padres and is playing in their minor league system. Additionally, I get a lot of questions from guys asking me if i think they can be successful at these tryouts or if they should tryout at all. I do my best to answer every one's question without overstepping my bounds of knowledge. *sometimes i have to tell people that I just can't answer their question.* And sometimes I have to tell people that they just aren't good enough to be a professional ball player.* Most recently i have received two negative feedbacks from people who didn't like my response. one 30 year old guy who hadn't played since he was a teenager asked me if he really had a shot at making the tryouts. realistically, i said no. i guess he didn't appreciate my bluntness but that was the truth. I am not really an 'expert' in anything. I just answer people's inquires, give some conservative, advise or tell them 'I don't know.' After fifteen years I have realized that i do fulfill most questions satisfactorily which keeps me doing this.

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