EMPIRE LEAGUE SENDS EDWIN ARROYO TO CHICAGO DOGS OF THE AA

TAMPA, FL – The newest franchise of the American Association has called on the Empire League to help fill a need and has signed one of the 2017 Empire League top hitters in Edwin Arroyo.

Arroyo, who previously earned a Gold Glove in the Puerto Rico doble A league, signed with the Old Orchard Beach Surge in a move that sent former Miami Hurricane Sebastian Diaz to the CanAm League. Arroyo was later traded to the Puerto Rico Islanders where he led the team to a near playoff appearance by just one game.

The Chicago Dogs are the newest franchise in the American Association. The team is managed by experienced coach Butch Hobson.

Arroyo will report to spring training and will be on the opening day roster as the teams second baseman.

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2018 EARLY CAMP REGISTRATION LAST CALL

TAMPA, FL – The Empire League spring training where all team rosters are filled are making its last call for  Early Registration.  To be accepted Click Here or visit the 2018 Tryouts Link and fill out player acceptance form.
We are officially in the final stretch of the sponsored early registration period. This is the chance players have had to attend the week long camp at a discounted rate thanks to our sponsors.
On January 15th this period will come to an end. We encourage all players accepted to reserve their camp entry with their Registration or housing deposit. After January 15th the camp entry cost will go back up to its original prices and this is the only way to save several hundred dollars for this great event. Fill out the Players Acceptance form and you will be contacted by VP of Baseball and League Director Jerry Gonzalez to finalize the process. This is a first come first gets opportunity until event is filled. With the high demand from players wanting to get in registration will remain open, but discounted price ends January 15th.
Fill out Player acceptance form, and if accepted a simple 50% deposit will get you in.
For more, email us at baseball@empireproleague.com
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2018 EARLY ACCEPTANCE AND REGISTRATION PERIOD ANNOUNCED

TAMPA, FL –  The Empire League has announced its early acceptance and registration periods for the 2018 Regular Season Camps. So far, 3 camps have been announced.  Locations in California, Puerto Rico and Delaware.

Current sponsorship assisted prices are available until January 15th to be accepted and registered to any or all of the 3 camps before pricing will assume its original price. Players are recommended to apply for acceptance and register after acceptance to secure their spot at any camp for a chance to make one of the Empire League Teams.

Only accepted players will be allowed to participate in the tryout camp. The Empire League will only accept a specific amount of players into camp. Limited spots are available. To register for acceptance into any Tryout camp, Click the button below. To all players that are interested in breaking in to the professional baseball industry, here are your tryout chances. All Players that play in the Empire League will not be affected for the MLB Draft. The Empire League has signed 40%-50% of total camp participants and has promoted 25% of its contracted players. Only players that attend any Empire League Tryout camps are eligible to sign to the Empire League.  There will be no out sourced signing. You must attend a league tryout camp to make one of the  team rosters. All managers will make their teams out of only Empire League Tryouts and Camps

2018 EPBL PUERTO RICO TRYOUT CAMP

  • Date: March 3, 2018 – ONE DAY
  • Time: Check in 8:30am and 9:00am Start DO NOT BE LATE.
  • Cost: $75 for Pitchers and $150 for Position players and 2-Way players  – Must Pay Online! No Walk-Ups!
  • Location: TBD
  • Instructions: Get Accepted, Pay Registration Fee, Check in at Location 8:30am
  • Other: This tryout is for players born in Puerto Rico.

2018 EPBL CALIFORNIA TRYOUT CAMP

  • Date: March 31 – April 1 – TWO DAY
  • Time: Check in 8:30am and 9:00am Start DO NOT BE LATE.
  • Cost: $175 Position Players / 2-Way Players and $100 for Pitchers.  Must Pay online! No Walk Ups
  • Location: Los Angeles/Hacienda Heights, California
  • Instructions: Get Accepted, Pay Registration Fee.

2018 EPBL DELAWARE TRYOUT CAMP

  • Date: June 4-8, 2018 – WEEK LONG, MOST OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A TEAM!
  • Cost: $795 Position Players / 2-Way Players and $595 for Pitchers (Housing and Meals Options Available)
  • Location: Sports At the Beach Complex  – 22518 Lewes Georgetown Hwy, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Instructions: Get Accepted, Pay Registration Fee, Check in at Location 8:30am
  • Other: Must Fill ALL Team Rosters

ANGEL FLORES COACHING WITH THE ATLANTA BRAVES

ORLANDO, FL –   Empire League Scouting Director Angel Flores  gets  hired by the Atlanta Braves Organization .

Angel who has had a great playing career,  has been shifting gears into the coaching world over the last couple of years.  Today he is another great individual with a wonderful story.  After becoming the Empire Leagues Scouting Director for the 2016-2017 season and adding to his already established resume, he can now add the Atlanta Braves to it.  Angel  owns and operates a  baseball training facility  in Orlando Florida  named Action Force  Baseball academy.

This is a great example of what building a good  resume can do for any  young man that is ever involved in a league like the Empire league  says Director Eddie Gonzalez. ” You  just dont realize what  playing or coaching and building a good resume can do for you and  your future”.  We are very proud of Angel and wish him the best on his continuous success,  as he  will also add an even higher value to the Empire League  .   We look forward  to a great relationship with the Atlanta Braves, as we never know what great talent they can get from the Empire League.

REDBIRDS ARE CHAMPIONS OF THE EMPIRE LEAGUE

OLD ORCHARD BEACH, ME – The Plattsburgh RedBirds have done it. They are the 2017 Champions of the Empire League.

The RedBirds defeated the Old Orchard Beach Surge by a score of 7 to 4. The RedBirds got an early 3-1 lead as Surge starter Eric Mozeika started the game off with a hit by pitch to Christian Nazario-Cruz followed by a 2-RBI single and a run that came in on a walk to give the RedBirds an early 3 run lead.

The RedBirds added on when Josh Martinez had a 2 run single and ended up scoring on a passed ball.

Gevon Jackson hit a solo home run to get things going for the Surge but it wasn’t enough to catch up. Surge would score 4 runs before running out of time.

Closer Zach Breen got the final out with a strikeout looking to end it for the RedBirds to give the Plattsburgh RedBirds their first Empire League Championship.

Brian Brademan was named the Championship Series Offensive MVP and Josh Martinez was named Defensive MVP.

“It’s been one heck of a season, Pascual Santiago and the Surge had an awesome year as well as the RedBirds and it came down to the end. Good baseball was played all season long and guys played with a purpose and everyone is excited for next year. I’d like to personally congratulate the RedBirds on a fantastic season, we will enjoy our success this year and get right back to work.” – Jerry Gonzalez VP of Baseball

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