Youth baseball tournament begins in FDR Park

Carpenter Cup features high school all-star teams in tri-state area

Youth baseball tournament begins in FDR Park

BALTIMORE -- The 30th annual Carpenter Cup begins this week, but this year, games will be played in the early rounds at the recently opened Phillies MLB Youth Academy in FDR Park in Philadelphia.

The 15-game tournament features 16 high school all-star teams from the tri-state area. College coaches and Major League scouts are regulars at the event, which features some of the area's top talent.

The event featured a skills day workout session Monday. The tournament runs Monday through June 23, when the title game is played at Citizens Bank Park.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his Phillies blog The Zo Zone, follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.