by Major League Baseball International
Major League Baseball will host five try-outs around Europe to select players for the 2011 MLB European Academy. Members of the MLB Scouting Bureau will run the sessions, which will also be attended by scouts from several MLB clubs.
The try-outs will be open to cadet and junior players who have been selected by their national baseball federations. Players who are interested in attending one of the try-out sessions should contact their federation to obtain more information.
2011 MLB Academy Try-out Schedule
|27 April||16:00||Haarlem, Netherlands||Pim Mulier Stadium|
|28 April||15:00||Tirrenia, Italy||CONI Olympic Training Center|
|3 May||15:00||Prague, Czech Republic||Eagles Praha Baseball Club|
|4 May *||15:00||Prague, Czech Republic||Eagles Praha Baseball Club|
|5 May||16:00||Bonn, Germany||Bonn Capitals Baseball Club|
* The May 4 session in Prague will be for Czech players only. The session on May 3 will be open to players of all nations.
The MLB European Academy, the centerpiece of Major League Baseball’s player development programs in Europe, will take place from August 3 – 27 at the CONI Olympic Training Center in Tirrenia, Italy. Since its inception in 2005, the MLB Academy has brought together 227 players from 27 nations to work with some of the best Major League coaches and instructors. Of these players, 45 have gone on to sign professional contracts with Major League clubs.