Many prospective professional baseball players who have the talent to play in the independent leagues may not be aware of the various roster rules for each of the independent baseball leagues. While many of these players may feel that they were “snubbed” or overlooked, sometimes the situation is just one of playing by the League’s rules.
Here are some of the roster rules for the 2010 independent professional baseball leagues:
- American Association: http://americanassociationbaseball.com/league-rules.php
- Atlantic League: http://atlanticleague.com/info-rules.php
- Can-Am League: http://canamleague.com/rules.php
- Continental League: teams have maximum salary cap, 25-man rosters
- Frontier League: http://frontierleague.com/player_elig.php
- Golden League: http://goldenbaseball.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=598
- Northern League: http://northernleague.com/league-rules.php
- United League: Contact the teams for eligibility and roster rules — http://unitedleague.org/teams/
Should you have questions about these rules then contact each league office in order to gain clarification. Be sure to read these rules before you attend an open tryout or private workout in order to make sure that you even qualify to tryout with a particular team or league.
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