Want To Play Minor League Baseball for the Tri-City Valley Cats?
You could be on the baseball diamond in Troy this summer. Or, you might be in one of over 15 other cities with teams in the Frontier League.
April 25 and 26 is when the Frontier League is holding their Tryout Camp and Draft. It takes place at Y'alls Ballpark in Florence, Kentucky. In addition, scouts from the majors and other independent leagues will be on hand to check out some of the prospects. Players have been signed by major league teams in the last eight tryout camps. On average, the Frontier League signs 35 new players from the camp each year.
There are 16 teams total in the league:
- Tri-City Valley Cats
- New Jersey Jackals
- New York Boulders
- Ottawa Titans
- Quebec Capitales
- Sussex County Miners
- Trois-Rivieres Aigles
- Evansville Otters
- Florence Y'alls
- Gateway Grizzlies
- Joliet Slammers
- Lake Erie Crushers
- Schaumburg Boomers
- Washington Wild Things
- Windy City Thunderbolts.
Age requirement is 18 and the ability to travel during summer months. A complete list of eligibility requirements can be found here.
The Frontier League season begins in May and runs into mid-September. If you've got what it takes, you can register here. Cost is $75 for pitchers and $100 for players.
You can take a look at some of the Frontier League alumni who've gone on to play in the majors and major league affiliated teams here.
If you're not so much interested in playing as you are working a pretty cool summer job at Joe Bruno Stadium, there are positions they are looking to fill as well. You can see a list of available opportunities in their employment portal.