Go Pro Baseball Wise is the best reference
for those interested in a pro baseball career, those curious about what the career is really like, and fans who
love the game. Between the covers of this 242 page book career baseball people discuss the pro baseball career:
how to get scouted, what scouts look for, baseball draft rules, the draft process, how to get drafted get a pro
contract and become a pro baseball player. It's an inside look at the Minor Leagues, baseball agents, how to get
an agent, how to find baseball tryout camps, MLB team addresses, baseball history, and personal stories from members
of the Hall of Fame.
- Scouts: Scouts explain elements
of the scouting process: how to get scouted; things scouts look for in players; rural players get scouted; college
vs. high school players; how to work with a scout. Player comments.
- The Draft: Scouts and others
discuss the pro baseball Draft: draft eligibility rules; how organizations prepare for the Draft; the draft process
on Draft Days; player/organization rights re: the drafted player; to sign or not to sign; the pro baseball contract;
draft and follow. Baseball's Collete Scholarship Plan. Options for non-drafted players: college baseball, tryout
camps, independent teams. Player comments.
- Player Development: Player
Development: defined; organizational philosophies. The Minor Leagues: lifestyle and learning; daily games; travel;
wood bats; stats; expectations of pitchers, position players, hitters; injury; draft numbers; progress up the ladder;
drafted/non-drafted players; time table; nightly reports; end of season evaluations; EAP Program; Baseball Chapel;
second career planning. Player comments.
- Non-Season Baseball: Three
main non-season activities in professional baseball are Instruction League, Winterball, and Spring Training: their
"seasons," goals, players, daily routines, pressures. The Keith Hughes Story. Player Comments.
- Agents: The Agent Certification
system; agent qualifications; agent regulation; how to get an agent; when to get an agent; player-agent contracts;
comments from agent Scott Boras. Player comments.
- Advice: People from all levels
of the professional baseball community offer advice they hope will guide and assist young players who want to go
- Personal Stories: Active and
retired players, and members of the Hall of Fame offer their bits of baseball history in the form of their personal
- Opportunities: Baseball people
discuss the baseball career opportunities in the game today.
- Appendix: List of Baseball
People in the book; Sample scouting reports and forms; Player Signability Form; Draft Notification Form and Response;
Minor League Team Rules. Team Addresses: Amateur Baseball Organizations, Summer College Leagues, Independent Baseball
Teams, Major League Organizations.