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WHO: The top 220+ high school baseball players from across the country in the class of 2022 and 2023.


WHAT: Eight regional teams play in a five-day showcase in California. The rosters will feature the best baseball players from around the nation competing at the highest level, while being evaluated at the highest level. Scouts from all 30 Major League teams as well as top NCAA coaches will be in attendance. This tournament serves as the beginning of a year long interview process culminating with the Major League Baseball Draft the following summer.  


WHEN: August 6th - 10th, 2021


WHERE: Los Angeles, CA

COST: The Area Code Games are free for athletes to attend.



Rosters will be announced in the summer of 2021






Q: How much does it cost to tryout and attend the games?

A: The tryouts and the Area Code Baseball Games are free to attend for the athlete. The only costs incurred by the player are his own travel expenses to the regional tryouts and to the Games in Los Angeles, CA.

Q: Who can participate in the 2021 event?

A: High school players from the 2022 and 2023 graduation classes are eligible to attend a tryout and play in the Area Code Baseball Games.


Q: How can I attend a tryout?

A: Tryout attendance is by invitation only. Invites typically are sent to the players starting in April and it is not uncommon for a player to receive an invite the day before a tryout. Invitations are sent to players based on recommendations from Major League Scouts from all 30 teams. However, if a player is recommended to tryout, it is does not guarantee that he will be extended an invite. The scouts running that team in that region make that decision. If you would like to be referred to a scout, you can fill out an Area Code Player Submission Form and it will be forwarded to the regional scout who runs the tryout for consideration. The team tryout schedule can be found here. Please note that we cannot give out names or contact information for the scouts running the teams. If you have any questions, please forward them to our staff and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. For more information, you can email Kirsten Leetch at


Players, after you submit an Area Code Player Submission Form, it will be forwarded off to the scout running the team in your region. Invites to the tryouts typically are sent in late April and May, however, some teams have been known to invite players the day before the tryout. Each tryout varies in size and is determined by those running the team in that region. You may not attend a tryout that is out of your area. We ask that you fill out all forms sent in the tryout invite ASAP to ensure a spot in the tryout. 


Q: When will I be notified if I made a team?

A: The teams will typically notify players within a week of the team’s final tryout only if they are selected. If a player is not selected for a team, it is not uncommon for another team to invite the player to the Area Code Games, if room on the roster allows. Team’s rosters vary in size from 22-28 players. Those players selected will be sent links to forms that need to be filled out. We ask that you do so in a timely manner for purposes of the getting your information in the game program. Additionally, you need to have a waiver signed by yourself and a parent/guardian in order to participate. Without the waiver, you will not be able to compete until one is filled out. Players who are not selected to play on a team will not be notified after the tryout.

Q: What team will represent my region?

A: Texas Rangers: Texas 

Oakland Athletics: Northern California

Milwaukee Brewers: Southern California & Hawaii

Kansas City Royals: Pacific Northwest

Chicago White Sox: Midwest

Washington Nationals: Southeast and Louisiana

Cincinnati Reds: Four Corners, Nevada & El Paso, Texas

New York Yankees: Northeast


Q: Is the event open to the general public?

A: There will be no general admission allowed into the Games. Only family members and friends can purchase passes/tickets as well as MLB scouts, college coaches and advisors.

Q: What are the Area Code Baseball Underclass Games all about?

A: The Area Code Baseball Underclass Games are for the top underclass athletes from across the nation who compete in a three day event in August right after the Area Code Baseball Games. To find out more about the Area Code Baseball Underclass Games, CLICK HERE.

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