JJ Cooper, who runs the “Independent Audit” column for Baseball America, has covered the independent leagues for years. Recently he had a Q&A with baseball fans about several topics regarding independent baseball:
In this Q&A, he covers those who have made it out of independent baseball to the higher levels who were not players, why he enjoys independent baseball, scouts and independent baseball, and his opinion on several of the better players in the independent leagues.
He also contributed a helpful interview for prospective players and their parents in the for-pay interview series designed to help prospective players increase their chances of playing in the independent leagues. You can find that series here: Independent Baseball Tryouts
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