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Welcome to the Dominican Prospect League
The Dominican Prospect League seeks to better prepare amateur talent from the Dominican Republic for life as professional baseball players. The DPL focuses on developing the personal, professional, and baseball savvy of these young players. The game format is modeled after the annual ?Area Code Games? in California. The Dominican Prospect League is determined to fix the issues that have plagued the Dominican Republics amateur baseball industry. After many years of scandals and negative publicity, we decided to organize the various factions in the baseball community so that the process of developing, evaluating, and signing amateur baseball talent in the Dominican Republic can work as efficiently as it does in the United States.
The DPL evaluates and recruits more than 200 of the top Dominican amateur players every year from 4 different regions in the country (North, South, East, and Central) to play in a 25-game season, including players from Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia, Curacao, Cuba, and Panama. Games are played once per week at a different MLB facility in the Dominican Republic. All games are officiated by professional umpires and stats keepers. Rosters vary from week to week, as only the most talented players will be asked to remain in the League. The principle goal of the Dominican Prospect League (DPL) has been to help protect the long-term health and growth of the amateur baseball industry in the Dominican Republic by implementing a new process for evaluating and signing amateur talent on the island and throughout Latin America. In successfully revolutionizing the industry, the DPL has established itself as the premier amateur baseball prospect league in Latin America.