Want to play in the Minors? Here's how | cmsanm.com
That's a question we at MiLB. The answer, in short is -- technically you can't, but that doesn't mean that your hopes of becoming a professional ballplayer are through. Minor League Baseball teams don't hold open tryouts, and the path players take to reach the Minors and the Majors isn't always simple. Most players currently in the Minors or Majors were drafted or signed as free agents. Either way, they were all scouted and watched by someone along their journey to the pros. Those who slipped through the cracks could have, until , attended open tryouts hosted by the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau -- Angels right-hander Dillon Ortman attended one such tryout last year and walked away with a contract, appearing in 16 Minor League games at three levels last summer.