Partners In Baseball

Little League and Baseball Factory join forces

Baseball Factory and Little League International have announced a partnership in order to provide increased player development and college placement to players around the world, according to a news release. The release also states that Baseball Factory, a partner with Baseball America on the Prospects Plus scouting service, will be the Exclusive and Official Player Development Partner of Little League Baseball.

"We're pleased to be teaming up with such a well-established and respected partner as the Baseball Factory," Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League International, said in the release. "With player development as the focus of this program, it is yet another exclusive advantage of League membership, in a long list of benefits."

This partnership will open up more opportunities for young baseball players to develop their skills for the next level. Little League Baseball is the largest organized youth sports program and prides itself on teaching fundamental principles that can be used on and off the field.

"We have nothing but respect and admiration for Little League International," Steve Sclafani, CEO and Founder of the Baseball Factory, said in the release. "As the leader in our respective field as well, we will work with Little League International to encourage sportsmanship, fair play and teamwork while developing the skills of each player in order to promote future on-field success. We will work with the Little League players to develop their skills and ultimately guide them on their path to college baseball and beyond. We look forward to a long and bright future together."

Baseball Factory, based in Maryland, provides player development and marketing to amateur players. More than 2,500 players involved with the company's showcase division have been drafted while 215 have played in the major leagues and more than $500 million in scholarships have been obtained for some of the 25,000 players that have gone on to play in college.