Over 80 high school players from across the United States participated in this baseball pitcher and catcher development program
HIGH POINT, NC — The Triad is filled with talented people of all stripes, and our high school athletes have been garnering a lot of national attention lately.
A Christian baseball player from Welselyan received a call from Major League Baseball for an all-inclusive trip to Arizona and the experience of a lifetime.
Wesleyan’s second outfielder and pitcher Domain Vann was recognized as one of the top baseball players in the class of 2025.
As the awards continue to pour in, this year he was invited to the 2023 Martin Luther King Dream Series in Tempe, Arizona.
The Dream Series is an amateur baseball development experience designed to diversify the talent pool of black amateur baseball from across the nation.
Over 80 top-flight high school players from 20 states, including North Carolina, received elite-level instruction from former Major League Baseball (MLB) and minor league players, managers and coaches.
“For me it’s been great to be around people I look up to and in a few years I can be in the same position as them. In a few years I could play and teach the younger generation. It felt great to be out there,” said Vann.
Athletes had the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions focused on preparing athletes for the academic and professional levels of the game.
“It’s a window into the professional environment with the idea that we inspire and motivate the kids going into their high school baseball season… what we hope they take with them is to keep dreaming, dream big and dream bold.” ‘ MLB VP of Baseball Development described the four-day event.
After completing this four-day training camp, Vann hopes to be one step closer to his dreams. However, he knows that it’s not just about his dreams, but the dreams of future generations of baseball players who look like him.
“It’s great, you don’t see a lot of us in MLB, but I think it’s a great first step,” Vann said.
Not only did players receive one-on-one tuition from current major and minor league players and coaches, as well as some legends of the past. Cincinnati Reds star pitcher Hunter Green invited the kids over to his Arizona home for dinner and hanging out. Green also wrote each player a handwritten letter motivating each of them to continue pursuing their dreams on and off the field.