Today presented the first day of the IMG Wood Bat League College Showcase. Players from the IMGWBL have had the opportunity to show off their skills to some of the top programs in the state. The University of Tampa (Tampa, FL), Florida Tech (Melbourne, FL), Broward College (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Flagler College (St. Augustine, FL), and Barry University (Miami, FL).
The coaches from these schools will watch the players run timed-60 yard dashes, field at their positions, pitch, and hit. Coaches will also have the option to watch the players train at the Athletic & Personal Development program.
"This gives the players from the Wood Bat League the chance to get a look from coaches that they might not otherwise get a look from," says Nick Phelps, the Business Manager of the Baseball Academy. "All of the schools here are in Florida, and a lot of players in the league want to play collegiately here in the state, so it gives them a chance to be seen by some coaches down here. Everyone has an opportunity to show off their tools, whether it is their arm, speed, fielding, or hitting, they will have a chance to get noticed."
The showcase will finish up tomorrow, and the IMG Wood Bat League Playoffs will get back underway.
Below are some pictures from today! For even more pictures, click here!