2013 MLB European Academy

prospects, international signing periodThe 2013 MLB European Academy will be held from July 31 to August 16 at the Armin-Wolf-Arena in Regensburg, Germany.

51 players, between 15 and 20 years old, from 15 countries including two from New Zealand will take part. They were selected and invited following a series of tryouts and the MLB Academies Tournament earlier this year. Germany and the Netherlands will have 11 players on site, Italy 8.

Hall of Famer Barry Larkin heads the coaching staff, which also includes John McLaren, Bruce Hurst, Steve Finley and Craig Shipley among others. About 20 scouts from MLB organizations have announced their attendance at the Academy.

Some of the participants have still signed a pro contract: RHP Sven Schueller (17, GER, signed with the Dodgers), LHP Artur Strzalka (17, POL, Yankees), C-IF Rachid Engelhardt (17, NED, Orioles). OF Juslan Kamara (17, GER, Phillies).

Italian Alex Liddi (pictured), former Mariners now with the Orioles, was the first graduate from MLB Academy to reach the Majors (Source: mister-baseball.com).

Complete List of MLB Academy Participants

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