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2012 Arizona Summer League

2012 ARIZONA SUMMER LEAGUE

80 Player Showcase for Free Agents and Top Collegiate Graduates

Last Year over 50% of the ASL Players signed pro contracts and immediately joined professional teams


July 9 – August 1, 2012
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This may be the opportunity of a lifetime as this new professional showcase league enters its fourth year after a great success in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  It is the best way for unsigned free agents or overlooked collegiate players to showcase themselves and get signed to a pro contract during the summer.  A maximum of 80 players will participate in the Arizona Summer League to be showcased for a month in front of independent minor league teams and Major League scouts.  A minimum of ten (10) players are guaranteed to be signed to North American League (the largest independent minor league in the U.S.) professional contracts for the duration of the 2012 season, with an option for 2013!  And just like the highly acclaimed Arizona Winter League, many more will be signed by other independent leagues, foreign leagues, and even Major League organizations. Last season over 50% of the ASL players were signed and immediately played with teams in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Italy, and Mexico. 

During the 2007 through 2011 Arizona Winter Leagues, over 250 players left with professional contracts – including players signed by the San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays, as well as many going to the New York State League, the Frontier League, the North American League, the Northern League, the American Association, the United League, the South Coast League, the Can-Am League, the Continental League, European Leagues, the Japan Independent Leagues, the Mexican League, and the Liga Norte Sonora in Mexico.  Two players from the AWL – Sergio Romo of the San Francisco Giants and Scott Richmond of the Toronto Blue Jays have made it to the big leagues. 

In 2009, the Arizona Summer League was launched to provide a similar opportunity in the summer for free agents or aspiring professionals to showcase their ability in hopes of filling the many roster spots that open at all levels of professional baseball during the season.  The Arizona Summer league is a showcase developmental league that provides this opportunity for players to position themselves for immediate contracts and is the best place for undrafted or overlooked collegiate players to get an immediate chance at a pro contract. 

ASL Purpose:
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  • To provide professional baseball players and top collegiate graduates a summer showcase instructional league to be able to compete for pro jobs. 
  • To assess and select players to join the rosters of teams during the 2012 North American League season and other professional league seasons as well. 
  • Most importantly, to help players improve and get them signed to pro contracts.

    General Information:
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  • 20 man Rosters: Only 80 Roster Spots Available
  • 4 Team League playing 16 games including playoffs and championship
  • Player Check In on July 9th, 2012
  • 2 Day "Spring Training" starting July 10th, 2012
  • 4 Teams selected with Opening Night on July 12, 2012
  • Season ends with Championship Game on July 31st, 2012
  • Players retain their contract rights and may be signed as free agents at anytime during the ASL and report to their professional team. At conclusion of the Arizona Summer League, at least 10 players guaranteed to be signed to the North American League or other professional league contracts for the remainder of the 2012 season with an option for 2013.
  • Scouts representing Major League organizations, the North American League, the American Association, the Can-Am League, the Frontier League, the Mexican Summer League, the Liga Norte Sonora, the Colombian Winter League, and the Japan Independent Leagues have all confirmed attendance.
  • Scouts from the Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, and Philadelphia Phillies have already confirmed attendance, with many more expected. 
  • Each day, games will be played at the Ray Kroc Complex, former home of the San Diego Padres and Yakult Swallows spring training, in Yuma, Arizona. The complex has four fields, plus a major league clubhouse with locker rooms for all four teams, and a fully stocked training room. 
  • Coverage in the Yuma Sun, the local newspaper, including feature stories, daily game stories, and standings.
  • Game/Player statistics will be reported to and listed by Pointstreak.com and will be emailed weekly to all major league Minor League Operations Directors. All Major League scouting Directors have been invited to attend.

Rules:

  • Player must be 18 years or older at the start of the league (July 9th, 2012)

Fees:

  • Registration by March 1st - $2600
  • Registration by April 1st - $2700
  • Registration by May 1st - $2800
  • Registration by June 1st - $2900
  • Registration by July 1st - $3000
  • Players must have minor league or collegiate experience.
  • Includes all instructor fees
  • Includes all lodging and meals for 23 days.
  • Uniforms, workout gear, bats, catcher's gear all provided.
  • Players are responsible for their own transportation to and from Yuma, Arizona.
  • Your registration is a firm commitment to participate in the Arizona Summer League. Cancellations will not result in a refund since your registration removes a roster spot.
  • All position players are provided an equal opportunity to showcase their abilities.  

 

To register, use the form below: