College Baseball Coach or College Baseball Parent,
If you would like to see your child, your soon-to-be graduating
players, or your recently-graduated baseball players have a
to play professional baseball then I would like to help.
My name is Matt Mc Dermott, and I have made arrangements with several
general managers and league executives across all of the North
American independent professional baseball leagues.
The Challenges Facing Independent Baseball
Front Office and League Executives When It Comes To Finding Qualified
In my discussions with these executives I discovered that one of their
biggest headaches is getting phone calls from prospective players right
before they go into staff meetings, civic events, or right before they
are supposed to meet with sponsors.
They ask the players to send the information and then the
responsibility is on the player to make sure that his information is
complete, accurate, and gets to the right person.
Sadly, many great baseball players NEVER complete this step... and they
end up working in jobs they don't like complaining that no
one ever gave them "a shot" at professional baseball.
You may not be familiar with the operations of independent baseball,
but the situation is usually this:
manpower in the front office so they don't have time to spend hours and
hours tracking down a prospective player. If the information
is not immediate and
readily available they will move onto the next prospect. This
is one of the ways how
good ball players "fall through the cracks," and never get the
opportunity to play professionally
- Tough to find qualified
players immediately in midseason should a current player get hurt,
suspended, or have his contract purchased by an affiliated team
managers and assistant GM's get over 200-300 phone calls a season, out
of the blue, from parents and players themselves who want to play.
is tough to get all of the information in one, easy-to-read location
especially if the team has a small front office staff. Yes, I
this because as the assistant GM for an independent team I personally
received over 200 calls. My GM received over 400 that same
Can Help You Get Your Player Exposure To The Independent
I would like to remove this concern for those players in whom you have
invested time, money, and your reputation!
What I have established is a set of databases which will go to the
general managers, directors of player operations, league executives,
and team owners who agreed to receive my information. They
get this data every week... even DURING the season.
In addition, you may know a player who was released from an affiliated
organization and doesn't know how to get into the independent leagues.
Remember that just because you know a player who was released
from Double-A level baseball it does not guarantee him a roster spot on
an independent team!
The Cost Of Joining The Prospective Independent Baseball Players'
I want to make this as much of a "no-brainer" for you as possible.
So I created two ways where a player can join the database
very reasonable terms:
- A one-time charge of $6.95 which will get
player inclusion in the database and have his contact information sent
to the team/league executives throughout 2009. This can be
ordered through PayPal
- If times are tough and you don't want to
penny that's fine! Instead, you can join for free simply by signing up
for a free or paid trial offer (your choice) from any number of
national advertisers. I get paid by the advertiser, and your
player has the right to cancel at any time. More information
a quick "how-to" video are included on the links listed toward the
bottom of this page
Join The Prospective Independent Baseball Players Database
I only want the following players to join the database:
note that I, this website, its partners, and the professional
organizations assume NO liability when it comes to eligibility
requirements. The player must check with his coach and/or
athletic director to make sure that he has permission to have his
contact information sent to professional baseball organizations.
Thank you for understanding.
- Those players who have been recently
released from affiliated organizations and are not under contract to
any professional team
- Those players who have graduated within
the last 3 years and have no previous professional baseball experience
- Those players who are about to graduate
and want to pursue opportunities to play professionally
- Those players on semi-pro teams who want
independent baseball league tryout information
- Those players at least 18 years of age,
who have dropped out of college
baseball due to academics or never attended college but have legitimate
high school baseball credentials and references
If Your Player Has An Agent And/Or Has Already Signed With A Prospect
Service, Tryout Camp Service, Or Player Procurement Service
signed with any of these services, make sure that your player is not
bound to any "exclusive" contracts. All I offer is the
have a player's contact and biographical information sent to the
team/league executives in a standardized format.
I do not intend to compete with agents for your player's rights nor do
I want your player to incur problems with a tryout service to which he
signed. Joining my service simply gives you the following
- It is low-cost (or even possibly no-cost)
- It removes the headaches from the General
Managers and other team/league officials who receive incomplete
information from players
- It removes the concern that a player's
e-mail ends up in the "spam" folder of a team executive
- It is sent to the executives DURING the
(as well as during the preseason) so that the decision makers have
fresh data coming to them throughout the season. This is
because when a current roster spot is opened, team management needs
thorough information immediately available to them in order to make
If there are no conflicts with your player's agent or other service
then I invite your player to join mine as an extra targeted
service. This decision will give your player one
exposure to the independent league decision makers.
Your Next Steps
your next steps:
First, download this free report about Independent Baseball
as it relates to college baseball players and coaches. If you
like the content then you are welcome to send it to other coaches,
players, or parents whom you know.
Second, click the link which best describes you, your
son, or the player whom you represent:
Thank you for your time and I wish your player all the best in
pursuit of a professional baseball career.
P.S. I am NOT an agent, nor do I guarantee that your player
be contacted and/or signed by an independent team or league.
simply offer a low-cost/no-cost solution to have your
player's information sent to the team and league executives
want my data.
P.P.S. In addition, if you know college students who wish to
become interns in independent baseball please send them to this link:
professional baseball interns