2020 9-12 Major League (Live Pitch with Coaches Draft)

Updated Friday January 10, 2020 by Chris Young.

The East Youth Baseball Major League is designed to for 9-12 year olds that want to increase their skill and competition level. Coaches are expected to teach their players the game of baseball at a higher level, while also teaching respect for the game, their coaches, their teammates, themselves, and their opponents.

The game will be played a full six innings. Teams will play nine players at a time, but allowing for limited substitution. Playing time is up to the coach's discretion, unlike the other leagues at East where there are certain playing time rules. 

Finally, it is important to East that we monitor pitchers' workload to limit the likelihood of pitching fatigue. So, beginning in the Spring 2019 season, EYB will implement the Pitch Smart pitch count guidelines, located on MLB.com.

Pitch Smart Guidelines

Max Pitches

Required Rest (Pitches)
Age (per Game)

0 Days

1 Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

5 Days

9-10 75 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ N/A
11-12 85 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ N/A


In addition, teams are allowed to only pitch a total of three 12 year olds per week and no more than 170 pitches combined by 12 year olds.




This year’s evaluations and tryouts for all leagues will be held Monday-Wednesday, Feb. 24-26, 2020. Tryouts will be held at Harrison High School, 211 Fielding Rd, Evansville, IN 47715.

Dates and times may vary by age. See below for details.


Players Must Play in the League Based on the Age He/She Will be on April 30, 2019.


9/12 Major League (Live Pitch with Coaches Draft) Cost $170.00

Tryout Information

Players must attend at least two tryouts to be eligible for the draft. The below dates and times are for our Major League only. Those who wish to try out for our 9/10 League must attend those tryouts as well.


Major Tryout Dates/Times (Must Attend Two Dates to be Eligible for Major Draft)

*These dates/times are for potential Major League players only. To be eligible for the 9/10 League, those players must attend those tryouts as well.

  • 9 & 10 year olds  | 
    • Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 |  5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 |  5:00 p.m.
  • 11 & 12 year olds  |
    • ​Monday, Feb. 24, 2020  |  6:45 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2019  |  6:45 p.m.

*Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your respective start times.


Our (8) Major League teams comprise of ball players from ages 9 through 12 years old. Each team is unique with regard to their draft situation from year to year. East has draft rules specific for our league. Managers draft according to their needs, both skill-wise and age specific.

Potentially, a team may not need to draft a player this year. Some teams may need to draft 4 or 5 players. What is a guarantee is that not every player that will tryout will be drafted. It is not unusual to have over 75 Major League players tryout and less than 20 drafted. Those not selected for a Major League team nor a 9/10 Live Pitch team, will be assigned to a team in our 9-12 year old Minor League instructional pitching machine league. 


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