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Recruiting Classic

Train with Baseball Factory at the former spring training home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim! Players participate in on-field training with our professional coaches and gain valuable experience during the off-season. Players are filmed during workouts to create a Baseball Factory Player Page to be used for college recruiting. This event is invitation-only.

December 27 – 30, 2021

Gene Autry Sports Complex / Red Mountain Sports Complex / Mesa, AZ

Event Details Find a Tryout to Qualify

Players Receive:

Four Days of Accelerated Training with our Professional Staff

  • Highly accelerated training for hitting, pitching, defense, base-running and team fundamentals.
  • See live pitching before the start of your spring season and learn how to approach hitting above average pitching.
  • Focus on improving each players’ mental performance on the field.

Competitive Game Play

  • Four guaranteed games.
  • Chance to test your skills against some of your most talented peers.

Athletic Agility Testing and Baseball-specific Training

  • Full review of your athletic actions, body control, strength and agility through our comprehensive testing.
  • Work on baseball specific agility and proper base-running technique.

Updated Baseball Factory Player Page that can be Emailed to College Coaches Nationwide

  • Your player web page will be updated with a video and written evaluation based on your performance at the Baseball Factory Recruiting Classic. 

Post-Event Exposure and Ongoing Support to Help Navigate the College Search Process

  • As a Baseball Factory member, you will have access to our College Recruiting Specialists through our toll free hotline, email or by posting a question to Twitter.
  • Additional valuable information from Baseball Factory’s academic counselor will be accessible online through the Member’s Section of
  • Your profile will be updated in our online searchable player database, where college coaches login daily to recruit players.
  • We will promote your performance with Baseball Factory through email campaigns to coaches and scouts.

Want to play in this competitive event?  Attend a Baseball Factory National Tryout & Evaluation Tour event in a city near you to qualify!

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Event Info

December 27 – 30, 2021

Gene Autry Sports Complex / Red Mountain Sports Complex / Mesa, AZ

*Please note: Itinerary for the 2021 event will be posted at a later date.

Confirmed Event Staff Includes:

Khareth Bartee: Khareth is a native of Omaha, NE. He attended Iowa Western Community College and graduated from Creighton University. In 2000, he was an All-Region XI Second Team player and signed with the Kansas City Royals. He now works with Baseball Factory at various Player Development Camps across the country.

Don Jamerson: Don played his college ball at Cal State University Hayward. He was then drafted by the San Francisco Giants where he reached Double-A. He then went on to coach at St. Mary’s for five years and won coach of the year in the West Coast Conference. Don also managed an 18U team that won two national championships. Don has been with the Factory since 2008. He assists at many Baseball Factory National Evaluation and PREP, Player Development, and Showcase Events. He is the Northwest Regional Director for the Factory.

Craig Minetto: Craig was drafted by the LA Dodgers, pitched professionally in Italy and later pitched four seasons in the majors with the Oakland Athletics where he played for legendary manager Billy Martin. He played college ball at Delta College in Stockton, CA. He is currently a scout with San Francisco Giants. Craig has been working with the Baseball Factory since 2013, working PREP events in the northwest, and Player Development events nationwide.

Everett Rey: Everett played collegiately at Delta College in CA and drafted by the Cleveland Indians where he made it to Triple-A in the organization. He currently coaches a San Francisco Giants scout team in the San Francisco Bay area. Coach Rey has been with the Factory since 2014 and works many Player Development events nationwide throughout the year. He also works PREP & Tryout Evaluation events in the northwest.

Kevin Riggs: Riggs was a standout player at East Carolina University and was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds. He spent seven years in the minors and was selected to the All-Star Team four times. He was among the top 10 batting leaders three times and was the Norwich Navigators MVP & Offensive Player of the Year in 1996. Riggs spent time coaching in the Colorado Rockies organization from 2007-2014 and has since worked with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Jack Santora: Jack was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 19th round of the 1999 Draft. He reached as high as Triple-A, playing for the Diamondbacks, Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres organizations from 1999-2005. Santora has spent the last few years as a defensive coach and scout for the Burlington Bees (Class-A affiliate of the LA Angels) and manager for Rookie AZL Angels. He represented Team Italy for three World Baseball Classics in 2006, 2009 and 2013 and won two European Championships with Team Italy in 2010 and 2012.

Darryl Scott: Darryl is currently the Colorado Rockies Roving Pitching Coordinator. Former Triple-A pitching coach for the Albuquerque Isotopes. He has spent the last two seasons as the pitching coach for the Tulsa Drillers. Prior to that, Scott was the pitching coach for the Modesto Nuts, the Single-A Affiliate for the Colorado Rockies. He is a former Major League pitcher, reaching the big leagues in 1993 with the California Angels. He also pitched in the Rockies, Indians, Phillies and Diamondbacks organizations. Darryl played his college ball at Loyola Marymount University.

Ryan Scott: Ryan played college baseball at Arkansas State University. In 2013, Ryan was drafted in the 30th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ryan has also played in the Angels organization and is currently with the Seattle Mariners organization. He also played in the Pioneer League with the Orem Owlz.

Rodney Spradlin: Rodney has coached and scouted with Baseball Factory for several years. He not only runs and coordinates Player Development events, but also helps to coordinate and run PREP & Tryout Evaluation events in the southeast region. Rodney is a former Head Coach at William Byrd High School (Virginia) where he won a State Championship in 1997. He currently serves as the Pitching Coach at William Byrd. In addition, Rodney has been the Head Coach in the Virginia Commonwealth Games for over 20 years. He is also a former Associate Scout with the Kansas City Royals. He played his college ball at Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN.


Important Event Info:

  • If player travels alone, they will be met by Baseball Factory staff at baggage claim (player arrival – 9 am to noon)
  • One hotel room with 2 double beds will be provided for player and parent. If player attends by himself, he will have his own room at the (Delta Hotels by Marriott Phoenix Mesa)
  • Players are guaranteed four games
  • For players who attend event by themselves all meals will be included. For those whose parents are in attendance, we will provide lunch each day (Parents will need to provide breakfast and dinner for their son). Airfare is NOT included in the registration fees
  • Players may bring spending money for souvenirs and/or extra snacks
  • Players receive a Baseball Factory jersey and hat
  • Players need to bring all necessary baseball equipment for tournament game
  • Players receive online access to Baseball Factory’s Recruiting, Education and Development (R.E.D.) Manual
  • Players and parents attend Baseball Factory’s College Recruiting Seminar
  • Parents welcome (Parents and guests are responsible for providing their own reservation, meals and transportation)

Want to play in this competitive event?  Attend a Baseball Factory National Tryout & Evaluation Tour event in a city near you to qualify!


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