ASU baseball to hold scout day Monday

JONESBORO, Ar - Scouts from at least 16 Major League Baseball teams will be on hand Monday when the Arkansas State baseball program hosts its MLB Scout Day at Tomlinson Stadium and Kell Field.

Arkansas State hosts the Major League Baseball scouts annually to give team representatives an opportunity to evaluate the Red Wolves players prior to the upcoming season.

Scout Day is scheduled to get underway at 3:00 p.m., with players being timed in a 60-yard dash, taking batting practice and going through infield and outfield drills.  Evaluation activities will end with a 4-5 inning game, with Arkansas State's draft-eligible pitchers all taking the mound during the scrimmage.

"Just like every young player across the country, our players at Arkansas State dream of playing in the big leagues at some point in their careers," said ASU head coach Tommy Raffo.  "At ASU we are committed to competing at the highest level and giving our players the best opportunity possible to realize those dreams.  Our Scout Day is an excellent opportunity for our players to showcase their talents for many of the Major League Baseball organizations."

Following the scrimmage, the ASU baseball program will host a barbeque dinner for the attending scouts.