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Jan '12 26

Dutch Sea Explorers looking for Players to play in 2013 Californian Winter League

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The Dutch Sea Explorers are looking for players in Europe to form a team in the 2013 Californian Winter League. The Palm Springs, California based instructional-like league is a springboard towards professional (MLB, Independent Leagues) and college baseball. The Dutch Sea Explorers are looking for players, age 18 to 29, to play in California from the third week in January to the end of February 2013. It is open to all players, but you should be good enough to compete for a professional league in the United States. Costs are €2,500 (excluding plane ticket and insurance). There also will be tryouts and players will be invited to join the team.


  • Age 18 to (around) 29 from Europe


  • €2,500 (excluding plane ticket and insurance)


  • Third Week of January to End of February 2013

Roster Size:

  • 22 Players including 10 Pitchers, 3 Catchers, 5 Infielders and 4 Outfielders

What is included?

  • Double Bedroom at a Hotel, 2 Meals per Day, 20 California Winter League Games, Uniform, Bats, Catcher Gear, Transportation from the Hotel to the Games and back, Laundry Service, Gold’s Gym Membership, Instruction from Professional Staff, Scouting from MLB, Independent Leagues and Colleges

How to Apply?

  • Interested players contact dutchseaexplorers@gmail.com for more information and the application form.

About the California Winter League
The California Winter League is a developmental instructional league based in Palm Springs, California that allows professional teams to evaluate players. It was founded on September 10, 2009, by Andrew Starke, owner of the Palm Springs Chill (formerly of the Arizona Winter League) and the Palm Springs Power (collegiate summer baseball team). It is a short-season instructional league that plays all games at Palm Springs Stadium from January to February. As of the 2012 season, it features five teams- the Chill, Snowbirds, A’s, Bluesox, and Power. Starke serves as the league president and chief operating officer, and former Major League Coach Tom Gamboa serves as league commissioner.

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