by Lauren Baca

(January 31, 2022, Sauget, Illinois) – The Frontier League of Professional Baseball has announced that  their 29th annual Tryout Camp and Draft will be held on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 at  Y’alls Ballpark in Florence, Kentucky. 

All 16 Frontier League teams will be represented at the workouts, and scouts from multiple Major  League Baseball teams also attend each season. Representatives from other independent leagues  participate as well. Advance registration is available at 

The workouts officially begin at 9:00 AM on April 25 and will feature running, fielding and throwing  drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers, and batting practice for position players while pitchers will  throw 15-20 pitch bullpens. Following the first day, the field managers will post a list of players invited  back for inter-squad games on April 26. Immediately following the conclusion of the games, an on-site draft will be conducted.  

All players attending the Tryout Camp and Draft will receive analytic data of their performance,  including pitch speed and spin rates for pitchers and launch angles and exit velocities for hitters. 

An average of 35 players have been drafted and signed to spring training contracts over the past eleven  seasons. Several draftees have gone on to be signed by Major League Baseball organizations, with four  having ascended to the Major Leagues (Chris Jakubauskas, Seattle; Josh Smoker, New York Mets; Chris  Smith, Toronto; and Robert Stock, San Diego). Two players from the 2021 Tryout Camp and Draft  signed with MLB organizations, while Ryan Hennen was voted Rookie of the Year and Pitcher of the  Year. 

“Every year teams find impact players out of the Tryout Camp and Draft, and in each of the past 11  seasons at least one attendee has been signed by a MLB organization after beginning play in the Frontier  League,” commented Frontier League Deputy Commissioner Steve Tahsler. “Y’alls Ballpark is a great  facility and easily accessible. We expect another strong turnout as our teams finalize their spring  training rosters.” 

Y’alls Ballpark is located at exit 180 off I-71/75 in northern Kentucky, 10 miles from the  Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and 13 miles south of downtown Cincinnati. 

All players trying out must wear turf shoes or molded cleats. Players attempting to enter Y’alls Ballpark with metal cleats will be disqualified from the workouts. In addition, there is a strict no seed policy at  the stadium, and all tryout participants are not permitted to bring seeds into the facility. 

The Frontier League of Professional Baseball is an official Partner League of Major League  Baseball and the largest of its kind in professional baseball. The Frontier League has moved  over 1,000 players to MLB Teams in its 29-year history. The 2022 Frontier League season  opens on Thursday, May 12. Please visit