The Kansas City T-Bones will hold open tryouts for the 2018 season on Saturday, May 5, starting at noon sharp at T-Bones Stadium in Kansas City, Kansas.
T-Bones manager Joe Calfapietra will conduct the tryout, along with members of the T-Bones coaching staff, former professional players and college coaches.
“Early Bird” registration, which ends on Feb. 15, is $65 per player. Pre-registration from Feb. 16-April 14 is $90 per player. On-site registration, which begins at 11 a.m., is $105 per player.
The coaching staff will evaluate players for a possible roster spot with the T-Bones, or to recommend for other professional teams. Tryouts may consist of the following:
Position Players- Timed 60-yard dash (speed graded), Fielding (throwing and defense graded), and Hitting. Pitchers- Throw Bullpen, may consist of live game situations (control, velocity, and command graded)
**Bring any equipment (gloves, baseball attire, catcher’s gear, etc)**
“I always look forward to seeing talent that might have gotten overlooked,” Calfapietra said. “I know there is a tremendous talent pool in the Midwest and I can’t wait to tap into it.”
In 2016, pitcher Travis Garcia signed out of the open tryout, joining other former T-Bones, including Beau Stoker, Kyle Dahman and Drew Graham, who were signed following the tryout.
“We have had some great luck in the past finding players that made a difference on our club,” said T-Bones vice president and general manager Chris Browne. “Eric Vega is a player that shined in our early years, and he remains a great story for KCK.”
In case of rain or inclement weather, tryouts may be moved indoors on May 5 or rescheduled for Sunday, May 6. Check www.tbonesbaseball.com, Kansas City T-Bones Facebook page, and @tbonesbaseball on Twitter for updates. There will be no refunds, according to the T-Bones.
To register for the 2018 Kansas City T-Bones open tryout, or for additional information, contact Kacy Muller at 913-328-5618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Story from T-Bones