The Winter League club Orkas BBC is going to hold a three-day tryout camp in Darmstadt, Germany from September 24 to 26 at the field of the Darmstadt Whippets. Orkas Coaches Eddie Martinez (Saarlouis Hornets), Octavio Medina (Paderborn Untouchables), Sammy Torreira (Scout Milwaukee Brewers), Rafael Zapata (Scout Florida Marlins, Venezuelan Federation, Bravos de Margarita), I.J. Rodriguez (Scout Atlanta Braves, Venezuelan Federation, Leones del Caracas, Owner Orkas BBC) and Edward Spanner (Head Trainer European Baseball School) will be on hand to evaluate the players.
Tryout in Darmstadt:
- September 24: 14:00 – Open 21:00
- September 25: 08:00 – Open 18:00
- September 26: 08:00 – 10:00/14:00 – 17:00
The tryout reports not only will be used to find players for the upcoming winter league in Venezuela, but also will be transferred to the German Federation. The Orkas BBC and the Venezuelan Federation would like to work together with Baseball in Europe. Germany is currently a priority after they saw the excitement for Baseball during the World Cup in Regensburg. They are not only focusing on the current tryouts, but also would like to come back in the winter and the summer to help European Baseball.
The participation fee for interested players will be €250 including three meals a day, hotel and transportation to and from the field. If you’re having your own accommodations, the costs will be reduced. For a registration form and further information visit the official Orkas BBC website or contact head of international affairs Hans Karpf Betancourt:
Hans Karpf Betancourt
Orkas BBC (Germany)
Pho: **49(0) 6241-5026782
Interested clubs, which would like to host a tryout camp, can contact him too. Their last tryout in Venezuela was packed with 250 players, 78 of them got contracts:
- 12 Arizona Winter League
- 22 Venezuelan Liga Paralela
- 10 Venezuelan Professional Baseball League
- 20 Liga Carorena (Venezuela)
- 4 Mexican Professional league
- 2 Dominican League
- 8 College (Iowa)
For more information on the Tryouts by the Orkas BBC, also check out their press release from a few days ago.