Here’s the announcement:
“Prep Baseball Report announced a partnership with Area Code Baseball to expand the reach of the Area Code Games and fill gaps in the evaluation process during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Area Code ID Series, powered by Prep Baseball Report, will serve as the first step in the journey to competing in the Area Code Games next summer.
The Area Code Games is one of the nation's top pre-draft showcases, and players (usually rising seniors) are selected by major league area scouts on a regional basis (hence the name). By joining with Prep Baseball Report, the Area Code Games hopes to expand its pool of potential players. The ID Series will also have more of an instructional component than the traditional Area Code tryout, with feedback from pro scouts and analytics from PBR's technology suite.”
- - - So, is this a good thing, meaning that it might help someone who was not on the scout’s radar and may not get a chance now because of the pandemic? Or, is this just a money grab where they will be happen to take anyone’s check and fill the pockets of PBR (and I assume something for ACG too)?