Tuesday, October 16, 2007
If not, then hook up with a team that is. There will be over 75 scouts in Peoria, AZ at the Padres and Mariners spring training complex this weekend. October 19,20 and 21. Go to their web site at http://www.azfallclassic.com/ This tournament/showcase is a wood bat event.
If you have aspirations of playing college ball, then this is a great showcase to attend. The format is better than most regular showcases. Each team plays for at least two hours. There are 5 batters per inning and you play until time runs out. Depending on the size of the team, there are plenty of plate appearances for position players. Pitchers usually pitch 2-3 innings per "game". Again, depending on your team and the team you are playing, it will not be uncommon to see 40-50 scouts with radar guns and clipboards watching your game.
Last weekend was the Arizona Senior Classic, which was intended for uncommitted seniors. However, it has also become a preview for Juniors as well. The Junior classic will also mix in Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors. Not as well attended by scouts, but still worthy of a trip if you live near the area is the Sophomore Classic October 26-28.
Look it up or at least put it on your calender for next year. It is well worth your time and money!