Many of New England’s top high school prospects participated in the Area Code Games tryouts over the last three weeks. A host of Northeast regional scouts recently announced the selection of the players on that team.
A selection to the Area Code Games offers incoming seniors an opportunity to participate in one of the premier national showcase events. Typically held in Long Beach, Calif., in early August, the event draws dozens -- if not hundreds -- of pro scouts looking to uncover high school prospects. The East Coast Pro Invitational, Summer Rivalry Classic and Prospects Showcase are also marquee scouting opportunities for New England players.
The East Coast Pro Invitational is slated for Aug. 3 to 5 at the Hoover Met Complex in Hoover, Ala. The Area Code Games will take place Aug. 7 to 10 in Atlanta. The Summer Rivalry Classic will be held Aug. 19 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford, Conn. A Prospects Showcase will also be held on Aug. 29 on Martha’s Vineyard.
The coaching staff of the Northeast regional team -- the New York Yankees -- includes New York Yankees Northeast area scout Matt Hyde, Boston Red Sox Northeast area scout Ray Fagnant and Northeast Scouting Supervisor for the Detroit Tigers Jim Bretz.