Tryout Camp

Desert League training camp will be held January

15-19, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona.  

All players that wish to play in the Desert League must attend training camp. Please read all options before making a selection and feel free to call us at 619 838 6558 with any questions . Players that participated in the California Winter League or the Arizona Winter League are not eligible to register online and must call the league office before registering.

Desert League Early Bird Registration Options

Register now or put down a deposit to lock in the early bird pricing!

Option 1
Five-Day Training Camp Guarantee – This option is only available to the first 50 players that register. Each player will be guaranteed a full five days in camp. This will give you plenty of time to impress the coaches and hopefully earn a roster spot.
  • $339 fee for returning Desert League players or players with previous pro experience.
  • $539 fee for players without any professional experience. Players are responsible for their own travel and housing expenses.
  • $200 deposit holds your spot at training camp and locks in early bird fee.

Please contact the league for hotel and flight information. Players should fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport. We will provide transportation from the airport to the hotel.

Option 2
Desert League Developmental League: This 21-day option includes housing. Your housing (2 to a room), 2 meals a day, some dinners, uniforms, instruction, games against multiple international opponents, insurance, etc. is included in the price of $1750. Local players not requiring housing fee is $1000. This is HALF of what many pay-to-play leagues charge for MORE exposure. ALL replacements during the Desert League season will come from our D-League so you have a 20-30% chance of being called up and making money during the season.
  • $1750 – Developmental League
  • $500 deposit to lock in early bird fee – Extended camp/Developmental League
There will be no refunds for any reason unless the player is signed by a Major League Baseball organization prior to the start of training camp Jan 15, 2018.
Last year we signed over 100 players to their first professional contract and over 50 of those players have advanced to professional summer leagues.
Players please feel free to call league president Luke Powell with any question 619 838 6558.

Click here to pay online.



Ivan and Antonio Villaescusa – Coaches

Trevor Wick, Glendale, AZ – P
Devin Hines, New Casey, TX – 3B
Zachary Ashford, Chino, CA – OF
Avery Felton, Manvel, TX – OF
Evan Raketic, Winter Garden, FL – C
Tomas Romero, Los Lunas, NM – OF
Xavier Pratt, Royal Palm Beach, FL – SS
Brandon Pugh, Grove Hill, AL – OF
Joseph Escarcega, Tucson, AZ – C
Jordan Estrada, Lakewood, CO – P
Rory Graf-Brennen, Seattle, WA – 2B
Justin Gill, Miami Lakes, FL – 1B
Gregory Kraucunas, Enfield, CT – P
Nathanael MIlls, Ooltewah, TN – P
Alex Ludwick, Moberly, MO – OF
Jesus Chavez, Espanola, NM – SS
Ethan Rosebeck, Vail, AZ – P

Dave Alexander and Dan Ward – Coaches

Tyler Strawn, San Leandro, CA – 3B
Jordan Gibson, Marietta, GA – 3B
Chris Johnson, San Antonio, TX – OF
Brett Sheppard, Tucson, AZ – C
Oz Sailors, Presque Isle, ME – P
Dan Ward, Cleveland, OH – 2B
Ryan Faircloth, Wade, NC – C
Pedro Barrios, Anaco, Venezuela – SS
Alex Woinski, Paramus, NJ – 1B
Kade Ford, Paso Robles, CA – OF
Paul Henning, Surprise, AZ – P
Ryan Byers, Ponchatoula, LA – OF
Biagio Schutt, San Pedro, CA – P
Ronny Jimenez, Moca, Dominican Republic – 3B
Isaiah Spencer, Williston, ND – OF