If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a professional baseball player, here’s your chance.
The Kansas City T-Bones are holding tryouts for the 2019 season at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.
The tryouts are open to the public.
There is a fee, though, to try out. The fee is $70 per player for those who sign up for “early bird” registration by Feb. 15. Those who sign up for pre-registration from Feb. 16 to April 12 will pay $95 per player. On-site registration at 9 a.m. May 3 will cost $105 per player. The T-Bones will not be giving any refunds.
Joe Calfapietra, T-Bones manager, will be in charge of the tryout, joined by T-Bones coaches, former professional players and college coaches.
The staff will evaluate players for a possible roster spot with the T-Bones or to recommend for other professional teams.
During tryouts, the potential position players may be asked to do a timed 60-yard dash, as well as fielding and hitting.
Pitchers may be asked to throw in live game situations and will be evaluated for control, velocity and command.
Those trying out may bring gloves, baseball attire, catcher’s gear and any equipment they need.
Open tryouts have resulted in some players joining the T-Bones in the past. For example, Travis Garcia, a pitcher, signed after the open tryout in 2016. Other T-Bones who signed after tryouts were Beau Stoker, Kyle Dahman and Drew Graham.
If there is rain or inclement weather, tryouts may be moved indoors on May 3 or rescheduled for Saturday, May 4. For more information or updates, visit www.tbonesbaseball.com.
- Information from T-Bones