From February 24 to March 4, St. Petersburg, Florida will be host to a unique opportunity for the best prospects independent Baseball has to offer.
This four-team, 10-game schedule will showcase nearly 80 players from the big four; American Association, Can-Am League, Frontier League and North American League. This whole event will be scouted by nearly all 30 MLB teams, and they will have the opportunity to sign these prospects if the opportunity arises.
Courtesy of Independent Baseball Chatter, and Bob Wirz, find below a list of the players participating:
Pitchers: Reyes Dorado, Matt Summo, Jake Laber, Kevin Fuqua, Kyle Dahman, Drew Graham, Justin Edwards, Joe Harris, Jeremy Brewer, Alberto Rolon.
Catchers: Alan Rick, Alberto Espinosa.
Infielders: Trent Lockwood, Price Kendall, Jose Duran, Ron Bourquin.
Outfielders: Tim Alberts, Mitch Einerstein, Josh Workman.
Pitchers: Shaun Ellis, Stephen Fox, Jimmer Kennedy, Jake Hale, Pat Moran, Zach Woods, Alex Smith, T. J. Wink, Mike Zenko.
Catchers: Patrick D'Aoust, Billy Alvino.
Infielders: Ryan Mollica, Nick Giarraputo, Mark Minicozzi, Jerod Edmondson, Matt Nandin, Danny Bomback.
Outfielders: Eric McGee, Brian Sabatella, Bobby Wagner.
Pitchers: Jordan Cudney, Don Lisi, Nick Schreiber, Andy Mee, David Harden, Dan Marcacci, Tim Brown, Eric Binder, Justin Hall.
Catchers: Pat Trettel, Brett Chamberlain.
Infielders: Will Block, Jesse Sikorski, Evan Button, Travis Weaver.
Outfielders: Alex Foltz, Mike Mobbs, Sean Harrell, Asif Shah.
NORTH AMERICAN LEAGUE
Pitchers: Chander Barnard, Fernando Hernandez, Corey Goudeau, Tom Boleska, Logan Williamson, Chad Robinson, Chris Kaminski, Wade Morrison.
Catchers: Zach Larson, Angel Flores.
Infielders: Daryl Jones, Danny Gonzalez, Jose Sanchez, Davis Page, C. J. Zeigler.
Outfielders: David Peralta, Lyndon Poole, Matt Wright.
For more information on the Prospect Tournament, visit the St. Petersburg Baseball Commission for dates, times and other pertinent information. And if you are any type of baseball fan, take in a game or two! Admission is only $5.00 per game or $60.00 for all 17 contests.
Enjoy the weather, and enjoy the entertainment, because you never know when the next “unknown” could make his mark.
Devon is the founder of The GM’s Perspective