The Canadian Futures Showcase is a national amateur baseball showcase held each September and hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy. The goal is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best amateur baseball players born in Canada, with draft and college eligibility. It acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many MLB scouts and college recruiters as possible.
Simply put, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy's intention is to provide a platform that both highlights and markets the high level of amateur baseball talent in this country. Since 2013, 110 former showcase players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations with over 500 receiving college scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers.
The Canadian Futures Showcase will return to Rogers Centre in 2023 after taking place at Ottawa Stadium in 2022, due to contractual obligations and unforeseen scheduling challenges. The showcase will return to Rogers Centre from September 19 – September 23.
Showcase tryouts are held across Canada from May 16 to July 20. These tryouts help determine the players selected to participate at the showcase. While it is not mandatory that players attend a tryout in order to be selected to a roster, it is the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated.
Players living in Atlantic provinces are evaluated through a showcase tryout through each provincial selects team.
|Tues, May 16||10:00am||Langley, BC||MacLeod Athletic Park|
|Wed, May 17||9:00am||Vancouver, BC||University of British Columbia|
|Thurs, May 18||9:00am||Okotoks, AB||Seaman Stadium|
|Mon, May 29||10:00am||Dorchester, ON||Field of Dreams|
|Tues, May 30||9:00am||Oakville I, ON||King’s Christian Collegiate|
|Wed, May 31||9:00am||Oakville II, ON||King’s Christian Collegiate|
|Fri, June 9||10:00am||Montreal, QC||Gary Carter Field (Ahuntsic)|
|Thurs, June 15||10:00am||Scarborough, ON||Dan Lang Field (University of Toronto – Scarborough Campus)|
|Tues, July 4||2:00pm||Winnipeg, MB||Shaw Park|
|Fri, July 7||9:00am||Saskatoon, SK||Cairns Field|
Who is eligible?
Amateur baseball players who are between the ages of 14-19 (as of September 1, 2023) can register.
What is involved?
Players will be evaluated based on:
- Speed (60 yard sprint)
- Outfield defense
- Infield defense
- Catcher throw downs
- Batting practice (live BP)
- Pitcher bullpens (8-15 throws)
- Each evaluation session will run approximately four hours.
Why should I attend?
Tryouts are the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated. Evaluations of players and decisions on rosters are made by the Blue Jays scouting department as well as the Blue Jays Baseball Academy who are present at all tryouts.
What position should I tryout for?
Players are encouraged to tryout for their best position. Because of the number of players trying out, it is not possible to evaluate players for multiple positions.
Who will be evaluating the players?
Players will be evaluated by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy and the Blue Jays scouting department. All final roster decisions will be determined by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
Should bantam age players attend?
Yes, the showcase is focused on getting the best player regardless of age. Younger players attending a tryout can begin to position themselves for consideration in future showcases. It is a great experience for players to be evaluated in this type of setting/environment.
What is the cost?
Players must register individually for this event. Online registration is now open and the fee for the tryout is $110 plus applicable taxes.
What is the refund policy?
A full refund, less a $10 administration fee, will be granted if registration is cancelled at least 48 hours prior to clinic date. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the clinic will not receive a refund.
When are the rosters selected?
July 21: Initial roster spots are determined for each team and posted online.
August 21: Final roster spots are determined for each team and posted online.
How many sessions do I need to attend?
To accommodate all players, there will four tryouts in Ontario, two in British Columbia and two in Alberta. Players only need to register for one and will be asked to indicate their desired session during registration.
Which tryout should I attend?
Players are welcome to tryout at any location, regardless of where they live or were born in.