LEO CABRERA SIGNS WITH THE MINNESOTA TWINS

FT. MYERS, FL –  Leo Cabrera, a great young man with excellent work ethics came to the Empire League in 2019 looking to get much needed At bats and opportunity to show he deserves a spot back in affiliated Baseball,  batted .299 in 150 plate appearances  hitting 7 homers and driving in 36 RBI’s.

When time of need came for the Minnesota Twins to fill a spot, they utilized the Empire League for exactly what it exists for, to have ready players to fill those spots.

 

After a great season with the Explorers batting .299 with a league leading 7 Home Runs and 36 RBI’s, Cabrera has kept the eyes of scouts in the area with good showings in the off season which had Milos making calls and messaging with questions. After several phone conversations this week between Director of Baseball Eddie Gonzalez and Twins Scout Billy Milos, a decision was made to sign Leo Cabrera today.

Left is a message of confirmation between the twins and Empire Leagues Eddie Gonzalez confirming the signing.

The Empire League and it’s members continue to be very grateful for the relationship with the Twins and various organizations that look towards Empire League players to fill roster spots.

Leo reports to Ft. Myers, Florida for Spring Training and looks to be in a minor league roster this season.

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ALL STAR GAME TO TAKE PLACE IN TUPPER LAKE

TUPPER LAKE, NY – The Empire League announced today that the 2021 All Star Game and Home Run derby will take place at Municipal Park in Tupper Lake, New York.

The Home Run Derby will take place on Friday July 17th starting at 7:30pm.

The All Star Game will take place on July 18th starting at 7:30pm.

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SURGE ADD OUTFIELD PROSPECT JOEY DICE

VIERA, FL –   The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball hosted their annual Prospect Dugout Tryout event over the weekend in which many talented players attended.

Outfielder Joey Dice really impressed with his ability to play the outfield and showed very strong hitting abilities.  Dice will enter his first season of professional baseball where he will look to get the experience needed to climb in the baseball world.

Joey is 5’9″ and weights 195 lbs.  from  Livemore, California. He is the first Surge player signed for 2021.

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RIVERPIGS BRING IN STRONG OUTFIELD PROSPECT JOEY SKOV

VIERA, FL –  The Atlantic League of Professional Baseball hosted their annual Prospect Dugout Tryout event over the weekend in which many talented players attended.

Joey Skov stood out  and will now be joining the Tupper Lake Riverpigs for the 2021 Season. Skov comes into his first professional season and Empire League directors believe he will be in this game for a long time.

“I mean he ran a 6.3 60yard dash, has a great arm from the Outfield, can hit the ball out of the park to either side. He just needs a little experience. We are excited to see what he can do for the Riverpigs this year.” – Jerry Gonzalez

Skov is a 21 year old, 6’5 210 lb. Centerfielder from Leesburg, Virginia.  He is the first Riverpigs player signed for the 2021 season.

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3 EMPIRE LEAGUE PLAYERS SELECTED IN ATLANTIC LEAGUE DRAFT

VIERA, FL – The Atlantic League hosted their annual tryout by Prospect Dugout over the weekend in which 3 Empire League players were selected.

Catcher Luis Touron, catcher with the New York Explorers of the Empire League, was selected by the newest franchise of the Atlantic League in Gastonia Honey Hunters.

Catcher Ryan Dickt, also a catcher with the New York Explorers of the Empire League, was selected by the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs , while Utility player and Empire League prospect Edgar Lebron was selected by the Long Island Ducks.

Everyone that knows the Empire way knows that it’s never been about the Empire League. It’s always been about providing the highest opportunity possible for players! The Empire League is for players that need the professional experience until the right window of opportunity opens. Being of service as a minor league system to these other professional Leagues is a great privilege. Today we congratulate these players signed to the Atlantic League at this years great  Prospect Dugout Pro Camp. Great job Prospect Dugout on a excellent Pro Camp! For upcoming tryout opportunities join us in York, PA on April 16th and Florida in May 17th! Visit the Tryouts Link for details.

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