Welcome to the homepage of the Hudson River League.
The Hudson River League is a Professional Developmental League based in the NYC Metro Area that plays from September 19, 2016 to October 3, 2016.
The Hudson River League is operated by the Pecos League and is the East Coast Version of the Pecos Spring League.
The Pecos League has promoted more than 285 players to higher level independent leagues in six years.
Players will have the opportunity to play three weeks as opposed to a one day tryout.
At the conclusion of the Hudson River League the Pecos League will conduct a draft for players for the 2017 season for those who are eligible.
There is no age limit in the Hudson River League. Most players are aged between 22-27. All games will have professional umpires and stats via pointstreak.
The Hudson River League is for the following players:
-Undrafted players seeking to play professional baseball in the 2017 season.
-Current Independent Professional Players looking to play in fall season.
-Free Agents looking to play in the higest level of baseball they can September-October.
-College Baseball Players who are in between schools looking to play at the highest level of baseball they can play.
September 19, 2016-October 3, 2016
Game times are at 9AM and 12PM EST. Teams will play 12 game season and practice on all non game days.
The Pecos Spring League and the Hudson River League are the only affiliated developmental spring/winter baseball league, sponsored by the professional independent Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs.
By being affiliated with the Pecos League you have the best chance of getting an Independent League Contract and/or being put on the radar of an affiliated team to get signed.
There will be a draft of eligible players at the end of the Hudson River League.
Players will be drafted/signed for the 2017 Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs Season as well as other Independent Leagues.
There will be scouts from seven major league organizations invited to attend.
The Managers also have connection with Major League Affliated Teams and Different Independent Leagues.
This is a great way to get started in professional baseball and a great investment in your baseball career.
The Hudson River League is the lowest cost Developmental League starting as low as $1250 per player for three weeks of baseball.
At the end of the Hudson River League players will get signed with realistic chances of making clubs they are signed to.
The following Pecos League Teams will be signing players from the Hudson River League The following leagues will have coaches invited to camp to evaluate players
The following teams will participate in the Hudson River League:
Players do not get paid in the Hudson River League. The games are played in the morning without tickets being sold.
Coaches are paid and expenses are covered by the participating players.
The cost to participate in the league is $1250. This includes all baseball related fees including practices, games, coaches, managers, equipment, field, stats and travel.
We do not provide transportation or housing. There are 12 hotels within range of the ballpark in New Jersey.
Contact us for a list of participating hotels for discounted rooms.
2016 won't be the first time there was a Hudson River League.
(See SABOR's history here) The Hudson River League was formed in 1903 as a class D minor league. Upgraded to class C the next season, it continued through 1907 before collapsing. There were twelve cities that represented the league during the five year run; eleven came from New York State and one from Massachusetts. The Poughkeepsie Colts became the only team to win more than one league title, taking home the league crown in 1904 and 1907. The "HR" league disbanded June 18, 1907 and did not attempt a comeback the next season.
Games will be played at:
300 Riverside Ave
Lyndhurst, New Jersey 07071
Why New York/New Jersey? Numerous Scouts and Baseball Agencies have long been searching for a way to give New York/New Jersey players a chance to get looked at Professional Teams and Professional Scouts.
Despite having the largest population in the US, the New York/New Jersey Baseball market has hundreds of players that are overlooked, undrafted or somewhere along the way didn't get to finish their baseball career.
By bringing Professional Developmental Baseball to the New York/New Jersey Metro area it gives players the ability to test their skills without traveling across the country.