Tournament 12 (T12) is a national amateur baseball tournament held at Rogers Centre each September hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy and Tournament Commissioner, Roberto Alomar. The goal of T12 is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best 160 amateur baseball players born in Canada, with college eligibility. T12 acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many pro and college scouts 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, 69 former T12 players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations with over 300 receiving college scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers.In 2018, Ontario Green won their first T12 Championship with Ontario's Blake Buckle awarded Tournament MVP.
See Team Photos and Action Shots from T12.
We have published profiles of some of the T12 players.
Get all the scores from the 2018 T12 tournament. Also access Gameday.
The final rosters for the 2018 T12 have been announced.
The coaches for the 2018 T12 have been announced.
Some of Baseball Canada's finest umpires will be working T12
Amateur baseball players who are between the ages of 14-19 (as of September 1 of current year) are eligible. If a player is selected to participate in T12, the player will be assigned to the team representing the Province/Region which they were born.
Evaluating and Selecting Potential Players:
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy hosts open tryouts across Canada in the spring and summer months leading up to Tournament 12. Attending a tryout is the best way to be evaluated. Tryout dates will be announced in Spring 2019.
Players will be evaluated by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy and the Toronto Blue Jays Scouting Department. All final roster decisions will be determined by the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.
T12 is not only looking for professional prospects, as evaluators are looking for players that have the ability to play baseball at the next level (Professional, D1, D2, D3 or Junior College). We also put a strong emphasis on recognizing the potential top players in each class and exposing them to the showcase as early as possible.
There is no relevance to where the player was born in Canada, or what program/team they currently play for, or have played for. All potential players are evaluated based on their own skill and ability. In addition, a player's individual statistics on their club team or participation in national tournaments have no bearing on the selection process.