Thursday, October 16, 2008
All The Best CDP's Are In Arizona Today!
Is your team at the Arizona Senior Classic today through Sunday? All of the best College Development Programs will be there. They will be showcasing their best players in front of over 150 scouts from D-I, II, III, NAIA and all levels of JC's colleges in Peoria, AZ at the Padres and Mariners spring training complex. Go to their web site at http://www.azfallclassic.com/ This tournament/showcase is a wood bat event. The senior Classic was started as a way to showcase uncommitted Seniors...in this case, all 2009's...but it has become a must-attend for all 2010's. All of the top juniors will actually be at this weeks Senior Classic.
If any player out there has aspirations of playing college ball, then this is a great showcase to attend. It's obviously too late for this years events, but for you freshmen and sophomores, look seriously into trying out for a team that will be attending this event next year. In our opinion, it is the years most important showcase. It also doesn't matter where you live. All schools from every state will be there...East Coast to West Coast.
The format is better than most regular showcases too. 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 each game. There are teams from all over the country attending the Classic. See Schedule for the list of teams.
Next weekend is the Arizona Junior Classic, which is intended for 2010's and up, but mostly 2011's and 2012's will be there. Like the Senior Classic, it is well attended by scouts, and very worthy of a trip. We have talked with many CDP's over the years and they think that the Junior Classic is a great way to kick off a freshman and sophomores showcase experience. For a list of teams to next weeks event... See Schedule.
Look it up or at least put it on your calender for next year. It is well worth your time and money!