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11 Players Drafted at Atlantic League Player Showcase

Over 300 players participate in three-day event at TigerTown

(Lancaster, Pa., April 1, 2019) – The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball Player Showcase, produced by Prospect Dugout, was held successfully this past weekend. 11 players were drafted by Atlantic League clubs following the event, which took place March 29-31 at the TigerTown Complex in Lakeland, Fla.

“The Player Showcase was a great success in all aspects,” said Atlantic League President Rick White. “Player participation exceeded our initial forecasts and was impressive, while Prospect Dugout did a terrific job organizing and running the event. We are grateful to everyone who took part.”

Perfect weather conditions highlighted the three-day event. The Player Showcase saw over 300 players with varying levels of previous experience participate, including many with MLB service time. More than two dozen Major League Baseball clubs were represented at the event as well. Following the Showcase, all eight Atlantic League clubs participated in a player draft to select participants from the tryout. The following players were chosen (draft order based upon 2018 overall regular season record):

High Point Rockers: Akeel Morris (P)
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: John Hayes (P)
New Britain Bees: Jose Rosario (P)
York Revolution: Julio Perez (P)
Long Island Ducks: Jon Niese (P)
Somerset Patriots: Gabriel Bracamonte (C)
Lancaster Barnstormers: Brian Mayer (C)
Sugar Land Skeeters: Cesar Cabral (P)

Additional selections:
High Point Rockers: Antonio Nunez (P)
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs: Milton Perez (C)
York Revolution: Andrew Carber (P)

The Atlantic League and Prospect Dugout will announce plans for the 2020 Player Showcase in the coming months. Stay tuned to for further details.

About Prospect Dugout

Prospect Dugout (“PD”) provides exposure, information, and instruction for baseball players seeking to transition to the next level of diamond sports development. PD resources benefit professional, college, high school, and youth baseball players.

Founded in 2015, Prospect Dugout connects diamond sports players and coaches around the world. A digital resource initially built to help aspiring high school players get exposure for college, Prospect Dugout now directly impacts all levels of baseball, including Major League Baseball.

About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)

With eight teams in the Mid-Atlantic and Texas, the ALPB is a leader in baseball innovation and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Through its exclusive partnership with MLB, the Atlantic League tests Major League Baseball rules and equipment initiatives. The Atlantic League has sent over 900 players to MLB organizations while drawing more than 40 million fans to its affordable, family-friendly ballparks throughout its 22-year history.

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