Pacific Association Tryout Camp & Draft Date set
SAN RAFAEL, Calif – The annual Pacific Association Tryout Camp and Draft will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Albert Park in San Rafael, Calif., home of the three-time Pacific Association champion San Rafael Pacifics.
The Pacific Association has expanded to six professional clubs, including teams in Sonoma, San Rafael, Pittsburg and in Vallejo. In 2018, the league has added clubs in Napa and Martinez and has expanded their schedule to 80 games.
All of the Pacific Association teams will be represented at the tryout and a league-wide draft will follow a full day of workouts and an intrasquad game. Advance registration is available at www.pacificsbaseball.com. It is strongly advised to register in advance as the number of players participating in the tryout will be limited. Day of the event walk-up registration will begin at 8:00 AM on April 21 for those having not pre-registered.
As it is a full day camp, players must be on the field no later than 9:00 AM on April 21 and will be participating in fielding and throwing drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers, and batting practice for position players while pitchers will throw brief bullpens.
Following the morning skills workout and a brief lunch break, teams will be announced for an afternoon rotating intrasquad game. At the conclusion of the games, the team representatives will select those players they wish to sign to spring training contracts.
Over each of the league’s first six years, approximately 12-18 players have been drafted and signed to spring training contracts. A greater number of players are expected to be drafted in 2018 due to expansion.
Albert Park is located in San Rafael, CA, about 15 minutes north of the San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. If you’re flying in use either Oakland or San Francisco airports. There are many local hotels available.