Professional Baseball Tryout Mistakes Part 1

by on April 18, 2012   No Comments

If you’re interested in playing independent professional baseball (indy ball), there are some classic pitfalls to avoid before you even show up at the tryout.  Mistake #1) not contacting the team(s) before you go to their tryout.  It’s ultra-important you send a short e-mail to let the tryout “decision-maker” (field manager, director of baseball operations and/or player procurement) know you’ll be attending; if you’re preregistered, you give that person/organization a chance to do some research on you.  However, in the process of contacting teams, I see many players make potentially career-crippling mistakes that are easy to avoid: