Warning to players about Winter Leagues
Warning to Pecos League Players
There are many Winter Leagues that are
contacting players attempting to get players to
pay money to come to a camp and get signed.
The Frontier League, American Association, Can-
Am League and Atlantic rosters are nearly 100%
comprised of players that have played in
affliated baseball organizations and been
Rosters here. They are required to sign X
amount of rookies, but usually a rookie is a
player with limited number of professional at
Almost no position players play in these
leagues on a regular basis without prior
There are many pay to play Winter League that
promise to have scouts and coaches from these
leagues to sign players.
The Pecos League does not and will not accept
players from pay to play winter leagues.
Their leagues are based on misrepresenation and
jobs that they do not have.
Many players have attended these winter leagues
and gotten no job offers.
Chris Trebit was told he didn't have the stuff
play and was given no job offer by the
California Winter League. He had 0.00 ERa and
was perfect with all of his apperences.
He later would go on to pitch the Pecos League,
United League and Atlantic League. "They
conned me, i fell for their speech saying they
would get me signed and it is was in
California. They in business to make money off
players they charge $3500 with no refunds.
Everyone who goes want would a refund at the
The California Winter League is running tryouts
under the name Atlanta Braves/Southern Illinois
Miners in attempts to lure players to sign up
for the California Winter League.
The Winter League hung posters in one of the
teams dugouts promoting tryouts targeting Pecos
They charge players a basic tryout fee and then
have a high pressure salesman call the players
and tell the players if they attend the
California Winter League
they will be scouted or signed by higher level
indepdendent leagues. The reality is almost
none of their players get signed and the ones
that do get signed already had contracts before
they attended the camp.
They pay the Frontier League money to use their
name and sign 24 guys to Spring Training
Almost all of the players they sign get
released and are banned from the Pecos League.
The South Florida and Arizona Winter League has
no direct connection to any league. The Winter
League pays coaches to take a couple of players
to Spring Training and then releases all of
The Puerto Rico Winter League only has
connections to get players in the Empire League
where they have to pay to play again.
Over the last 7 years the Pecos League has
promoted 341 players to the Frontier League,
American Association, Can-Am League and
The Pecos League is not a developmental league
it is a professional league where teams play to
win championships. But many it is clearly the
number one choice for undrafted rookies to get
signed that have no other experience.
Every year at the conclusion of the Winter
Leagues. 100's of players call and say they
wish they would have known the truth and they
wasted their money and now they are banned.
Going to a Winter League is no way to end your
Not all players that play in the Pecos League
will be promoted and we encourage players to
attend individual team workouts not Winter
Leagues in attempts to get signed by these
higher level leagues.
The Atlantic League rarely takes players
without AA experience. Before you pay a winter
league $3500, try to find a player who has
attended a winter league and had success.
For more information visit Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs LLC. http://www.PecosLeague.com 575-680-2212