We found a recent blog post by Bob Wirz on his free blog, Indy Baseball Chatter, which details some interesting facts about those with independent baseball experience who made it onto a Major League roster this season:
Also of interest in the article is that the St. Paul Saints (American Association) recently sold their 100th player contract to a Major League organization. The Saints are one of the last remaining independent baseball teams since the 1993 inception of independent baseball, along with the Sioux City Explorers and the Sioux Falls Pheasants (named the Canaries through 2009).
There are several good books about the independent professional baseball leagues. You are welcome to see a list of suggestions through this link: Books Get notified of upcoming independent baseball tryouts from either of these services: first service or the second service. Prospective players can find some helpful resources here We will be providing a growing list of possibly helpful tips and suggestions on various baseball information. This will range from "how to" information about baseball skills all the way to helpful information for casual baseball fans. Please click the link for more information: Tips And How To Information