Angels Set Summer Scout Program Schedule

Angels Academy Director, John Gracio has announced the schedule for the 2018 Summer Scout Program.  Since 1983, veteran professional baseball scout John Gracio has provided a unique experience for advanced baseball players from the southwestern United States to be identified, develop and showcase their skills in front of college and professional scouts.  Gracio created the program to introduce advanced high school baseball players to the way the game of baseball is played and taught at the professional level and uses his 30+ years as a baseball scout to develop the proper programs for each player to sustain the proper development.  He then surrounds his players with some of the most experienced and caring coaches Arizona has to offer.

Hundreds of aspiring baseball players have made it through the program successfully with several working their way to the major leagues, including current big leaguers Peter Bourjos and Kole Calhoun among many others, but most, if not all have had the opportunity to continue to play the game at the college level.

Team Breakdown

Angels Red – 2018 graduates

Angels White – 2019 graduates

Angels Blue – 2020 graduates

Angels Gray – 2020 graduates

Angels Black – 2021/2022 graduates

Angels Orange  – 2021/2022 graduates

Practice Day:

5:30 pm Tuesday  MAY 15- ORANGE-BLACK-AND GRAY  TEAMS arrive – meet with players and talk about the weeks schedule and weekend tournaments

5:30 pm Thursday MAY 17  – ORANGE-BLACK-AND GRAY TEAM Players arrive stretch and start workouts

7:40 pm – Players go down the foul line and stretch as a team

7:50am – Players throw lightly to loosen up their arms

8am – Positional work – players break into positions to work on defensive fundamentals

Infielders – infield (as directed by infielder coordinator)

Outfielders – outfield (as directed by outfield coordinator)

Catchers – bullpen (as directed by catching coordinator)

Pitchers – half field (PFP work, no to little throwing as directed by pitching coordinator)

9am – Hitting – players report back to their fields to hit live on the field

10am – Additional Throw/Stretch – Players will throw to get their arms and bodies ready for game

10:10am – Pre-Game – each team will take an infield/outfield in front of professional and college coaches

10:30am – Game Time

2016 Fall Schedule:

Sun August 14:  Baseball Tryouts

Sun August 28:  First official team workout, scrimmage to follow

Sun Sept 3-5:  TOURNAMENT: Southwest Wood Bat Labor Day Classic

Sun Sept 11:

Angels Red vs South Mountain Community College

Angels White vs South Mountain Community College

Angels Blue vs Nutty Butty Academy

Angels Gray vs Padres Scout Team

Angels Black vs Padres Scout Team

Sun Sept 18:

Angels Red vs Scottdale Community College

Angels White vs Scottsdale Community College

Angels Blue vs Padres Scout Team

Angels Gray vs Padres Scout Team

Angels Black vs Padres Scout Team

Sun Sept 25

Angels Red vs Benedictine College

Angels White vs Benedictine College

Angels Blue @ USSSA Tournament (also Saturday)

Angels Gray @ USSSA Tournament (also Saturday)

Angels Black @ USSSA Tournament (also Saturday)

Sun Oct 2

Angels Red vs Yavapai College

Angels White vs Yavapai College

Angels Blue vs AZ Pro

Angels Gray vs AZ Pro

Angels Black vs Padres Scout Team

Oct 6-9

Angels Blue @ Sophomore Fall Classic

Sun Oct 9

Angels Red vs Scottsdale Community College

Angels White vs Scottsdale Community College

Angels Gray vs Padres Scout Team

Angels Black vs Padres Scout Team

Oct 12-16

Angels Red @ Senior Fall Classic

Sun Oct 16

Angels White @ Tempe Under Classic Tournament (also Saturday)

Angels Blue @ Tempe Under Classic Tournament (also Saturday)

Angels Gray @ Tempe Under Classic Tournament (also Saturday)

Angels Black @ Tempe Under Classic Tournament (also Saturday)

Oct 20-23

Angels White @ Junior Fall Classic

Sun Oct 23

Angels Red vs Benedictine College

Angels Blue vs Benedictine College

Angels Gray vs USSSA Tournament (also Saturday)

Angels Black vs USSSA Tournament (also Saturday)

Oct 29-30

Angels Red @ Tempe Diablo Fall Post Season Tournament

Angels White @ Tempe Diablo Fall Post Season Tournament

Angels Blue @ Tempe Diablo Fall Post Season Tournament

Angels Gray @ Tempe Diablo Fall Post Season Tournament

Angels Black @ Tempe Diablo Fall Post Season Tournament

NOTE – Pro scouts and college recruiting experts will be available to all players throughout the entire season to answer questions players have on professional or college baseball.  The Angels want to be able to showcase every players’ skill for each college coach and professional scout that attends in both workout and game conditions and help the scouts and coaches find the right players for their programs.