Canadian Premier Teams set to return in 2024

by Rich Leitch

Canadian Premier Teams set to return in 2024

The CPBL and Perfect Game are excited to announce the continuation of the Canadian Premier and Canadian Premier Underclass teams in the fall of 2024. Over the past two years, these ‘Premier’ teams have come together as a collaborative league-wide effort to give the top players the opportunity to play in Perfect Game’s World Wood Bat Association tournaments. 

All CPBL players who are 2025 grad’s, or younger, are eligible to compete for Premier Team rosters spot by registering and taking part in the CPBL Prospects Games tryouts beginning in May. The selection process is overseen by CPBL executives, Perfect Game scouts, MLB scouts and the Blue Jays Academy evaluators. The process involves the tryouts themselves, the season’s game play and ultimately, the Prospects Games set to run August 2-4th. 

Canadian Premier

The Canadian Premier team will feature the top 2025 grads with exceptional younger players also potentially factoring in. This team will compete in the prestigious World Wood Bat Association Tournament, commonly known as ‘Jupiter’, October 10-14th in Jupiter, Florida. This event is a pillar in both the MLB scouting and College scouting communities calendar as it brings together the top HS talent across North America. Through two years of existence the Premier Team has featured 31 D1 committed players as well as Oakland A’s 39th overall pick, Myles Naylor.

Canadian Premier Underclass

The Canadian Premier Underclass team will feature the top 2026 grads with exceptional younger players also potentially factoring in. This team will compete in the World Wood Bat Association Underclass World Championship in Fort Myers, Florida, October 3-7th. This event has quickly become a must see for the college recruiting community as they begin to both identify and commit the next wave of HS talent. In 2023, the inaugural Premier Underclass team advanced into round two of bracket play after a win over National powerhouse, FTB Phillies.

“These Premier teams represent a unique opportunity for players who’ve competed against each other all season to come together on the big stage. We believe the combination of a highly competitive atmosphere, substantial scouting presence and a sense of pride in Canadian baseball will bring out the best in our players and we look forward to beginning the evaluation process.”

  • Jamie Romak, GM Canadian Premier Teams