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Welcome to So Cal Cardinals Scout Baseball
Administrative Office: 12211 Parkerhill Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93311-9575
Welcome to So Cal Cardinals Scout Team Baseball. The "Scout Ball" season runs from September through November each year. In July the So Cal Cardinals invite selected high school players from the California area to attend a day-long workout in Southern California with Cardinals scouts. Players are selected from those who attend the workout, and those players are invited to be a So Cal Cardinal team member. Each year, we tryout on average 300-600 players. The So Cal Cardinals have an excellent reputation with the MLB scouting community and with college recruiters across the United States. Each year, several So Cal Cardinals players are recruited by college programs and sign letters of intent to play college baseball; and each year, several So Cal Cardinals players are also drafted in the MLB First Year Player Draft, held in June. The So Cal Cardinals play in the Southern California Scout League, and play additional games in Arizona and Nevada.
2013 TRYOUT - SoCal CARDINALS SCOUT TEAM
2013 Tryouts will be two days and will be held on July 27-28, 2013. Saturday July 27, 2013 will be for hitters (all position players including catchers) All RETURNING PLAYERS and SENIORS will check in at 8:00 AM and ALL FIRST TIME PLAYERS - JUNIORS, SOPHMORES, and FRESHMAN will check-in at 11:00 AM. On Sunday July 28, 2013 ALL PITCHERS (ALL CATCHERS MUST RETURN ON SUNDAY) will tryout with ALL RETURNING PITCHERS and SENIORS checking in at 8:30AM and ALL NEW PITCHERS, Juniors, sophmores, and freshman, will check-in at 11:00 AM.
**Tryouts are by Scout invitation only and all those invited, INCLUDING RETURNING PLAYERS must complete the online registration process. RETURNERS - IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER ONLINE, YOUR NAME AND INFORMATION WILL NOT BE ON THE TRYOUT ROSTERS. As in years past, the tryouts will cover two days with Position Players (Hitters) on day one, and Pitchers throwing on day two. NOTE: All Catchers will be required to be present on both days.
2013 Tryout Location: Conejo Creek Park in Thousand Oaks, CA located at the On Janss Road 100 yards East of the 23 Fwy.
DATE: July 27, 2013 - All Position Players and Catchers. RETURNING PLAYERS and SENIORS check-in at 8:30 AM and all NEW PLAYERS, JUNIORS, SOPHMORES, and FRESHMAN check-in at 11:00 AM.
DATE: July 28, 2013 - ALL Pitcher's (All catchers must return on this date to catch pitchers). RETURNING PITCHERS and SENIORS check-in at 8:30 AM and all NEW PITCHERS, JUNIORS, SOPHMORES, and FRESHMAN check-in at 11:00 AM
Catcher Jake Sweeney Signs NLI to Play For Oregon University
November 14, 2012
Jake Sweeney and Bill Gentry at Garces High School in Bakersfield, CA., where Jake signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Oregon University. Congrats Jake, the Cardinals family is proud of you.
Nick Vehlewald signs with Cal State University Bakersfield
Nick Vehlewald (Garces HS, Bakersfield) now playing 3B at Cal State University Bakersfield. Great job Nick, keep up the great work.
SOCAL CARDINALS EARLY COLLEGE SIGNINGS!
The SoCal Cardinals family are pround to announce the following colege signings. This is what has been reported so far from the early signing period. Many more to come. Congratulations to all, this is where your hard work pays off:
Jacob Sweeney - Oregon University
Nick Vehlewald - Cal State Bakersfield
Ryan Kort - San Jose State
Jack Kruger - West Point
Vince Leoni - Georgetown
Jack Hartman - University of Pennsylvania
Baggio Saldivar - West Point
Connor Clark - UNLV
Zachary Hanks - New Mexico State Univ.
Henry Baker - Washington Univ.
Omar Maldonado - Butler Univ.
Colton Waltner - University of San Diego
Ryan Cordova - Duke University
Alex Horowitz - Butler University
MORE TO COME!
Art Charles (Phillies) Former SoCal Cardinal & Pro Player Academy of Baseball Player
Former SoCal Cardinal and Pro Player Academy of Baseball player ART CHARLES currently playing in the Phillies organization for 2013. Art came to the Phillies from the Toronto Blue Jays at the start of the 2013 season.
2012 CARDINALS BLUE @ MLB ACADEMY
CARDINALS BLUE TURN TRIPLE PLAY
The Cardinals BLUE squad turned a triple play against the Cubs Scout Team in the bottom of the 4th in game one of a double header on September 23, 2012 at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA. It was a good day with a full stadium and many MLB and college scouts on hand to witness the feat. The Cardinals - Cubs rivalry continues at its best, always fun to watch.
SoCal Cardinals Lose Family Member
Jacob Valenzuela - RHP, SoCal Cardinals 2007-2008
Extremely sad day today. Received news early this morning about the death of Jacob Valenzuela, one of our former players, a wonderful young man who Coach Gentry referred to as "Senior Infuego", who was always a pleasure to work with and be around, wonderful work ethic and great heart. We found Jacob playing at Garces High School in Bakersfield, brought him into the Cardinals Scout Ball program where he excelled. Jacob received a scholarship to play D-1 Baseball at Cal State Bakersfield, and later played at Cal State LA. We know that Jacob was very close to his father who passed away not long ago. Jacob, you will be missed by all of your baseball family, and your friends. Our prayers go out to your family and those left behind who's lives you touched along your journey.
Astros Press Release
07/27/2012 4:11 PM EST
Astros claim Chuckie Fick off waivers
Right-handed reliever to be in uniform for Houston tonight
Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher Chuckie Fick off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals. Fick will report to the Major League club tonight. The Astros will make a corresponding roster move after he reports.
Fick, 26, made two appearances for the Cardinals this season over a five-day stint (May 26-30), posting no record and a 5.40 ERA (1ER/1.2IP). He’s spent the majority of this season with Triple A Memphis, posting a 1-1 record with one save and a 4.68 ERA (22ER/42.1IP) in 42 relief appearances. The Cardinals designated him for assignment on Wednesday. A 15th-round selection by St. Louis in 2007, Fick has posted a 23-17 record with five saves and a 3.35 ERA (156ER/419IP) in six seasons (2007-12) in the Cardinals minor league system.
With the acquisition of Fick, the Astros 40-man roster is now full.
L to R: Joey Fick, Bill Gentry, Mike Notaro, Ethan Gentry
1/4 OF THE SOCAL CARDINAL TALENT @ AZ CLASSIC 2011
BRENT PETERSON SIGNS WITH CINN. REDS
NCAA & MLB CHANGES THAT CAN AND WILL AFFECT YOU
CHANGES THAT WILL AFFECT BASEBALL PLAYERS HEADING TO COLLEGE AND THE MLB DRAFT
Effective August 1, 2012, Schools may award multi-year scholarships to prospective student athletes. In years past, student athletes have been awarded scholarships which were renewed annually, and those scholarships could be retracted for any reason. In past years there have been many situations where the annual renewal process left student athletes with cut scholarships, which in many cases was justified with a simple response of, “they didn’t pan out.”
A former Rice University Athlete sued the NCAA after his scholarship was cut. The Rice University student claimed limited playing time, coaching changes, and injuries, lead to the loss of his scholarship. The student won his case, which gave him relief for his junior year, but he was forced to pay his own tuition his senior year. The athletes’ primary goal for filing the laws suit was to make schools offer multi-year scholarships instead of the traditional year to year scholarship. With the current NCAA changes to the rules for the National Letter of Intent effective August 1, 2012, schools can now guarantee student athletes scholarships for the player’s entire college career, and those scholarships cannot be revoked solely on athletic performance. This new ruling will directly impact how college coaches evaluate their future talent. For college coaches and recruiters, the need to broaden the player evaluation process will be a must, putting as much weight on the prospective student athletes’ academics and character as they do the athletes’ talent on the field. This new ruling is sure to benefit amateur athletes who are moving into the college ranks.
Major League Baseball has made changes to the way the First Year Player Draft is conducted, and those changes will have a direct impact on the college player and college programs. MLB has instituted a slot draft and placed a luxury tax threshold based on a teams recommended bonuses for the first ten rounds of the First Year Player Draft. MLB also moved the deadline for signing draftees ahead one month to mid-July, which will impact advisors abilities to negotiate with potential draft picks. MLB is also looking into the idea of having a world wide draft starting as early as 2014. What does this all mean?
It means that young prospective players who are not projected high enough in the draft will be more likely to enter into college baseball programs, and request that the interested college programs offer a multi-year scholarship.
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CHUCKIE FICK NOW PITCHING IN THE BIG LEAGUES
Chuckie Fick was called up to the big leagues this week and will join the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen as a middle relief pitcher. Congrats Chuckie and the entire Fick clan.
AJ RAMIREZ SIGNS NATIONAL LETTER OF INTENT TO PLAY AT USC
AJ Ramirez and Bill Gentry at AJ's NLI signing April 2012. AJ will be playing for the University of Southern California (USC)
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SoCal Cardinals Drafted In The 2011 MLB Draft
Congrats to following SoCal Cardinals on being drafted in the 2011 MLB First year Player Draft. The following list shows the "Round" drafted, the "Player" and the "MLB Team." These 26 SoCal Cardinals mark the best draft year in our SoCal Cardinal history to date.
1 Chris Reed LAD
1 Sean Gilmatin ATL
2 James McCann DET
5 Tyler Glasnow PITT
6 Danny Keller MIL
6 Adam Ehrlich STL
7 Trevor Gretzky CHC
8 Danny Muno NYM
10 Jeff Johnson CLE
11 Alex Gillingham COL
12 Matt Koch MINN
16 Jack Marder SEA
16 Tanner Peters OAK
17 Jesus Valdez LAD
19 Jesse Meaux COL
19 Chris Joyce CINN
20 Martin Medina CWS
21 Austin Davidson BOS
21 Riley Moore PHI
27 Frankie Reed FLA
27 Brian Hernandez LAA
31 Jett Bandy LAA
32 Ryan Hawthorne SEA
33 Steve Selsy CINN
42 Casey Serna CLE
45 Matt Scioscia LAA
Current & Former So Cal Cardinals Selected in the 2010 Draft
Devin Lohman; REDS
Jesus Valdez; ANGELS
Matt Bywater; ORIOLES
Corey Jones; TIGERS
Bobby Coyle; DODGERS
Brent Peterson; REDS
Art Charles; BLUE JAYS
Matt Koch; RAYS
Danny Muno; CUBS
Chris Joyce; TIGERS
Dominic D'Anna; REDS
Steve Selsky; ROCKIES
Luke Yoder; RED SOX
Kevin Williams; DODGERS
Jesse Meaux; PHILLIES
Players Committed for 2010
1. Josh Flyer (Crossroads HS,3b): LeHigh University
2. Brent Peterson (Liberty HS,SS): ARMY - West Point
3. Michael Erb (Camarillo HS,2b): Villanova University
4. Patrick Valaika (Hart HS, SS): UCLA
5. Kevin Williams (Crespi HS,2b): UCLA
6. Zach Mercer (Agoura HS,RHP): UCSB
7. Jesus Valdez (Hueneme HS,RHP): University of Arizona
8. Ryon Healy (Crespi HS,1b/RHP): University of Oregon
9. Jordan Brower (Newbury Park HS,1b/RHP): Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
10. Michael Hubbard (Crespi HS,OF): Stoneybrook University
11. Joshua Mason (Crespi HS,OF/RHP): Stoneybrook University
12. Jimmy Sherfy (Newbury Park HS,RHP): University of Oregon
13. Chris Joranco (Riverside Poly HS,C): Cal Baptist University
14. Drew Van Orden (Miracosta HS,RHP): Duke University
15. Spencer Jack (Loyola HS,RHP): Jacksonville University
16. Denny Vigo (Simi Valley HS,C): San Diego State
17. Mikel Beltran (Oxnard HS,RHP): Cal State Los Angeles
18. Cody Thomson (Thousand Oaks HS,RHP): University of Pennsylvania
19. Derek Sesma (L.A. Baptist HS,LHP): Long Beach State
20. Avondre Bollar (Thousand Oaks HS,OF): San Diego State
21. Josh Wagner (Hart HS,RHP): Weatherford J.C., Texas
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