Scout Team Tryouts – Fall/Winter 2016

Tryouts for open roster spots  for the Fall/Winter Scout Teams will occur on August 14, 2016 at Tempe Diablo. Tryouts will begin promptly at 8:00 AM. All participants must arrive by 7:30 AM to check in and register. Pre-registration is available by contacting Ryan McKinley, Director of Player Personnel, at ryanmckinley2001(at) If you would like to speak with Ryan, please send him an email with telephone contact information and he will return your call.  There is a $25 Fee for this tryout to cover the costs of field rentals.  Please bring cash or check made payable to “Angels Amateur Baseball”


Welcome to the Angels Baseball Academy

We have spent countless hours of consultation with current and former college coaches, professional baseball players, and scouts from different Major League affiliations to develop this program.  It works.  We are not re-inventing the wheel and there are no shortcuts.  We do our best to help each player grow, develop, and get exposed. We will teach you the “Angels Way” which has been extremely successful since our inception in 1983.

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As an Angel, there is a long history of excellence that has been paved by players from all over the state of Arizona, and some from Texas, California, and New Mexico. The Angels expect all players to represent themselves, their parents, their teams, their coaches, and their fans with character and integrity. Each player is expected to work hard and leave the field better than when they arrived.
If you have what it takes to be an Angel, or would like more information, send an email to our Director of Player Personnel, Ryan McKinley, at Please include your name, phone number, and a brief description of your playing experience and qualification.


As an Angel, you will compete along side players with the same goals. Growing as a player means you understand that “getting your work in” is just as important as playing in games.


We are one of a few scout programs that have practices where you can develop skills with the instruction of one the finest coaching staffs in the U.S. Our coaches know the game, and know how to teach it. We have coaches that have played at the major college and professional level, at all positions. From team drills to individual instruction, you will learn the latest techniques from coaches that have played the position.


As an Angel, there is no better place to be exposed to college recruiting coordinators and professional scouts. During the fall, Tempe Diablo welcomes college coaches and local scouts that know Mr. Gracio will assemble a talented group. These coaches and scouts love the fact that they can see and evaluate many talented players in one place.