Fall Elite Teams Forming Now

The Angels Amateur Baseball Academy is one of the top scout program organizations in Arizona, and the country. Since 1983, we have maintained a high level of baseball and achieved many accomplishments along the way. We are committed to assisting our student-athletes in their development as players and assisting them with earning college scholarships with their ACADEMIC and BASEBALL skills. The Angels Amateur Academy coaching staff is comprised of former professional and college players and coaches (some having Major League experience), who know the game and have experience in developing skills and providing the guidance of what it takes to play at the next level, be it college or the professional ranks. Our track record of first year player draft picks and Angels moving on to the college ranks in unmatched!

This past summer, the Angels participated in 9 tournaments and were in contention in every one of them. This included 2 National events, and Championship games in 3 tournaments. Established in 1983 as the Cubs High School Scout Team by longtime Cubs scout John Gracio, he continued the legacy when he came out of retirement and signed on to scout for the LA Angels in 2004. Consistently known as one of the premier scout organizations in the country, the Angels Amateur Academy is respected by college coaches at every level, and pro scouts who know the talent “Grac” consistently puts on the field.

The Angels will field 6 Elite Teams this fall. These teams will be comprised of established returning players, and players selected from our fall tryout which will conducted at the Tempe Diablo Complex, spring training home of the LA Angels. Report time for the tryout is 7:30am on August 31, 2014, and is open to all interested student-athletes in grades 7 – 12.

For more information, or to submit a player profile, please email our Director of Player Personnel, Ryan McKinley, at ryanmckinley2001@yahoo.com.

Angels Open Tryout

Angels Open Fall Tryout


Angels Tempe Diablo Spring Training Complex


August 31, 2014


Report for registration at 7:30AM

Tryout Fee: $25 (this covers our field rental costs)

Tryout is open to all 7th – 12th graders. We have open roster spots on all teams, and they will be filled during this tryout. Make sure to invite any other players that may be interested.


Angels Scout Team History

Founded in 1983 as the Chicago Cubs High School Scout Team by veteran professional baseball scout, John J. Gracio, the scout team program has reached more than 1,500 high school baseball prospects and produced current and former major league baseball players.

In 2002, the program reached extraordinary heights, with more than 100 competing players. More than 200 others were declined by the program due to a stringent try-out process and budgetary constraints.

In 2005, Mr. Gracio (now an Area Scout with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim) carried on the original scout team mission …

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Winter Scout Program Tryouts

Main Angels Events
Fall Program Tryouts – August 31, 20148:00 AM



TEMPE:   The Angels Amateur Baseball Scout program will be conducting tryouts and evaluations for their WINTER ELITE teams at 8:00 AM, Sunday August 31st 2014, at the Tempe Diablo Training Complex of the L.A. Angels.

You may have tried out for other scout teams and made that team, but being part of an elite program where college coaches and scouts will see you, is what the scout program is there for. The Angels Elite Scout Program is one of the finest in the USA. We also have one of the finest College Planning and Development Programs on the West Coast to assist you in choosing your College.                                 

Tryouts will be for 7th & 8th graders, Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.

There is a field charge of $25.00 to cover field rentals. Please make check to:  ANGELS AMATEUR BASEBALL


Information: 602-791-0987 & 602-791-6158

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