2020 EBL TOP PROSPECT SIGNS WITH CLEVELAND INDIANS

SARANAC LAKE, NY –   2020 Top Empire League pitching prospect Juan Mateo will no longer be participating at this years Pro Baseball Showcase and League training camp. That’s because Juan has officially signed a Pro contract with the Cleveland Indians this week.

After attempting and failing to earn a Pro Baseball Contract for nearly a decade with other sources and coaches, Juan decided to trust in the work of Pro Baseball Instructor and Player Consultant Eddie Gonzalez. Eddie helped Juan improve velocity from the mid 90’s to comfortably and consistently reaching 100 miles per hour. During the process he work diligently at exposing Juan to MLB proper scouting with his highly respected scouting networks and connections.

Juan spent most winter months training and getting in the best physical shape of his life. Following a Professional Nutrition and Fitness plan with trainer Omar Cintron and the NutriSpot in Brandon Florida.

Juan’s Story is an inspiration to so many. “If you truly want to achieve something the secret is never giving up and surrounding yourself with the correct people. But put God first!” said Juan.

Coaches staff and the Empire Baseball Family is proud of Juan for his efforts and wish him the best of luck during his journey.

Empire League showcase directors and scouting personnel look forward to continuing helping guys like Juan achieve the next level.

To showcase your player skills in front of Mr. Gonzalez and the Entire Empire scouting system, players can enroll and register for this years Pro Baseball Independent showcase camp by clicking here.

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THUNDERBIRDS RHP CHRIS TESSITORE RE-SIGNS WITH NEW JERSEY JACKALS

SARANAC LAKE, NY – The Plattsburgh Thunderbirds championship game winning pitcher Chris Tessitore who was moved up after season to the New Jersey Jackals has re-signed with the team for the 2020 regular season.

Tessitore, a 23 year old right handed pitcher, started 3 games for the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds in which one of those victories earned the Thunderbirds its second Empire Baseball League Championship in its history.

When Tessitore signed with the Jackals in 2019, he also  won the 2019 CanAm League Championship. Yes, he won two championships in one season in a time which was very emotional for him and  his family.

The 6’4, 210 lb pitcher out of Baldwin, New York will continue his career with the Jackals .

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FORMER TWO YEAR STAR JOINS METS MiLB COACHING STAFF

SARANAC LAKE, NY – Former two year power hitting outfielder Trey Hannam has officially transitioned his career from player to coach and he will be doing so in a New York Mets uniform.

Trey spent two seasons in the Empire League. His first stint was with the Puerto Rico Islanders  in 2017 where he hit 2 Home Runs in 55 at bats driving in 8 runs. He then was a part of the runner-up New York Bucks in 2018 where he had 185  plate appearances slamming 3 Home Runs and driving in 2 runners and led the team in doubles with 12.

Hannam,  only 24 years old, will be handling hitting duties in the minor league system.

The Empire Baseball League is extremely excited for Trey and  cannot wait to see his continued success as a coach in the game.

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FORMER SURGE PITCHER SIGNS WITH THE MILWAUKEE BREWERS

SARANAC LAKE, NY – Former right handed starting pitcher for the Surge Baseball organization Johnnie LaRossa has climbed up the latter and earned his way to signing with the Milwaukee Brewers  organization.

The  North Massapequa, New York product  started 7 games in the Empire League  posting a (2-2) record. LaRossa had one complete game with one shutout. In 38 innings of work, LaRossa struck out 43 batters.

The EBL congratulates Johnnie and hopes to see him continue to build his empire.

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JOEY MOLINA TO CONTINUE COACHING IN MEXICAN BASEBALL LEAGUE

SARANAC LAKE, NY –  Manager of the New York Explorers for the previous two seasons moves on to coach with the Quintana Roo Tigres of the Mexican Baseball League in Cancun, Mexico

The Quintana Roo Tigers, formerly known as the Mexico Tigers are a Triple-A Minor League Baseball team located in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. The team is part of the Southern Division of the Mexican Baseball League. The Tigres were founded in Mexico City in 1955 and played there through the 2006 season.

Joey had his first professional experience with the Empire League starting in 2018 with hopes to build his resume and he did just that for two seasons.  He will now move on to do great things in Mexico and the Empire League could not be more thrilled as this is what the Empire League is all about.

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