Mission

The Coast Dodgers Scout Team is a 501.C.3 nonprofit baseball organization that helps young men grow as players and people, and aids them in the college recruiting process. The East Coast Dodgers Scout Team program’s main objective is to help high school players get seen by college and major league scouts, and to play against the best amateur competition in the country. Under the direction of a former major league Dodger player, scouts , and the East Coast Dodgers Scout Team staff, this program is developing into one of the premier development and exposure experiences in the country.
Arizona beat Oklahoma State 5-1 and advances to play Coastal Carolina for the NCAA national championship at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. (Photo by Michelle Bishop)

Exposure and Development

High School is a critical time for players to be seen by the right people. The East Coast Dodgers Scout Team offers high-level development and national exposure in the best travel tournaments and showcases. This program provides deserving high school players with the opportunity to develop and showcase their skills in front of college coaches and professional scouts, while preparing them for collegiate and/or professional levels of baseball. This program prides itself on helping players to develop the many intangibles needed to succeed in the game of baseball.

Players and Coaches

The East Coast Dodgers Scout Teams are managed and coached by current and former pro scouts, pro players, former college players and current HS Coaches.  The selection process is by invitation only, and the teams are comprised of the very best talent in the Southeast and from around the country. The East Coast Dodgers Scout Teams look for players who have character, ability, and a strong work ethic. Players must be serious about their development, and aspire to play the game at higher levels.

Player Assistance

The East Coast Dodgers Scout Team will grant scholarship awards to players.  Scholarships will be awarded to individual players based on character, academic achievement, leadership, and community service.  These qualities not only serve players well on the field, but they are attributes that will enable players to have success in other endeavors.

Opportunity

Ultimately, playing at the next level takes a combination of factors that are in your control – hard work, performance on the field and in the classroom – as well as factors outside of your control – a coach deciding that you are a fit in their program, or what positions fill their immediate needs. The important takeaway is that there are MANY opportunities to continue your career in college and professional baseball, and actively engaging the process is the best way to set yourself up for success.
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SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

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PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTS

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DRAFTED TO THE MLB

Jon Link, Founder

Jon Link Played 12 years in professional baseball. He made his Major League debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers April 20th 2010 against the Cincinnati Reds. He had 6 different call ups to the big leagues. Jon spent 5 years at the AAA level and another 4 and the AA level. He finished in the top 10 in his league in saves 3 different times and top 10 in appearances 4 times. His Major League resume includes recorded outs against Albert Pujols, Buster Posey, Joey Votto, Brandon Phillips, Matt Holiday, Yadier Molina, and Edgar Renteria. In 2008 he was awarded the Southern League Relief Pitcher of the Year for the Chicago White Sox’ AA affiliate in Birmingham.

 

For his career, Jon has a 65-38 record with a 3.49 ERA with 106 saves in 512 games pitched.  Jon was drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 26th round of the 2005 draft, and also selected by the Montreal Expos in the 45th round in 2002. In his career Jon played for the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, and Detroit Tigers, along with the Wichita Wingnuts of the Independent American Association and the Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan Professional Winter League. He Played his college baseball at Bluefield College and was the first and only player ever from Bluefield to play in the Major Leagues. He also played 2 years at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jon Attended Chantilly High School in Chantilly Va.