Author Rod Humphries Breaks Down Baseball’s Assembly Line

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‘Little League to the Major Leagues’ discusses the difficult path to the pros

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Humphries provides hard facts, data and experiences – plus contributions from former pros Scipio Spinks, Sid Holland and Justin Humphries – for players, parents and avid fans seeking information on the difficult system.

Author and sports journalist Rod Humphries shares personal experiences and advice from experts in his new book, “Little League to the Major Leagues: A Complete Guide to Baseball’s Assembly Line … Plus Insider Advice on Youth Leagues, High School, College, and the Pros” (published by iUniverse).

Humphries provides hard facts, data and experiences – plus contributions from former pros Scipio Spinks, Sid Holland and Justin Humphries – for players, parents and avid fans seeking information on the difficult system. He says the book fills an information void he encountered when his son was drafted by the Houston Astros.

“Little League to the Major Leagues” provides the following information, and more:

  •     Charts the assembly line from 5 million youth players to 500-plus Americans in the Majors
  •     Little League versus select/travel ball, “daddyball,” pro coaching, and pitcher overuse/abuse
  •     Player analysis by tools and sabermetric statistics, including a numerical breakdown of the tools
  •     College recruitment, scholarships, time lines, showcases , coaching camps and steroid use
  •     Scouts/scouting, the annual draft, and a chart on the draft odds of making the Majors
  •     Life in the Minors, the rise of Latin players, and a short career for most in the Majors

“Little League to the Major Leagues”
By Rod Humphries
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781475984699
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 368 pages | ISBN 9781475984705
E-Book | 368 pages | ISBN 9781475984682
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Rod Humphries is an Australian-born author, journalist and television writer who has covered major international sports events, authored four books and was head writer of Australia’s number one television show, “This Is Your Life.” He is a former Little League All Star coach who also coached tennis professionally and was chief operating officer of the international pro tour, World Championship Tennis.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on BarnesandNoble.com. iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations – self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Ind., iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit iuniverse.com or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.
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