2015 BLWS to host Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau

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EASLEY — For more than 75 years, Little League Baseball and Softball has prided itself on developing Big League People, and for some of the participants at the 2015 Big League Baseball World Series in Easley, that might lead to a Major League Baseball future.

The MLB Scouting Bureau will hold a special workout session with up to five players from each of the teams. Players’ performances in a 60-yard dash, throwing, and batting will all be reviewed by the Scouting Bureau.

Scores from the qualifying players will then be entered into their database, that helps the 30 Major League Baseball clubs make their personnel decisions.

The MLB Scouting Bureau workout will take place from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 27 at J.B. “Red” Owens Sports Complex in Easley, and is open to the public and the media.

“Little League is often the first place where boys and girls from around the world get introduced to the game of baseball,” said Dan Velte, Little League Director of League Development and Affiliation. “Teamwork, dedication, and fair play, along with the fundamentals of the game, are on display at thousands of local leagues around the world, and has helped foster the careers of countless Major League Baseball players. We’re excited to give the Little Leaguers participating in this year’s Big League Baseball World Series a special opportunity to show that they’re ready to play baseball at the highest level.”

A division of Little League International, Big League Baseball is open to players that are league-age 15 through 18. The 48th Big League Baseball World Series will kick off with the MLB Scouting Bureau workout session, with games running from July 28 through the World Series Championship Game, scheduled for Aug. 4 at 7:30 p.m., airing on ESPN2.

This will be the 15th Big League Baseball World Series held at the J.B. “Red” Owens Sports Complex in Easley, S.C.

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