This year they are embarking on a new journey with the debut Premiere Prospect League that has some Major League influence from former players like Atlanta Braves outfielder Marquis Grissom.
Macon Giant's manager Jay Cranford explains the leagues purpose further, "The reason these kids are here is to get better over the summer. They are from all over the country and I tell you this is a high level of baseball. I hope and wish Macon would learn more about it because it is a high level of baseball."
The Macon Giants are off to a great start in the inaugural season of the Premier Prospect League, at 4-1 and are looking for continued success.
"Everybody we play here are solid ball players and can play at the next level", says former Tattnall Trojan and current Giant pitcher Jordan Brooks. "Every pitch counts and no matter what there's no gimmes and every pitch has got to be your best. I learned alot from that cause you can't just throw anything up there. You got to battle hard up there", says Brooks.
The league is made up an 8 team, 35 plus game season. Enough time to work hard and keep in shape over the summer.
Cranford adds, "It's one thing to go to the gym and lift weights, it's another thing to get it done on the baseball field and I'm trying to convince alot of others that are not playing for us that I think there coaches would appreciate them getting it done on the baseball field."
Fellow player, Steven Taylor agrees, "I played with Jay (Cranford) last season and he really makes us work hard. We get together at the Sports Academy, then get out here together about an hour and a half before the game, get our reps in. We come out and work hard together."
Every player in this league has a connection to college baseball, as either a high school graduate with a letter of intent, a current JUCO or 4 year school player and even recent college grads like Giants utility player Matthew Powell.
"The league is good. The league is good.", echoes Powell. "I'm learning a lot of pitches and I've been able to see alot of pitches. I've been able to see people from alot of different places it's definitely a good play to keep my skills sharp and hopefully go on to the next level."
So the time invested on the diamond, could not only improve their game but also could boost their careers.
"Yes we are getting looked at by alot of scouts and college coaches, DI and DII, so yes these kids are getting a lot of exposure', says Cranford.
According to Cranford, over the past three seasons, fifteen former Giants received scholarship offers to continue playing while five other players were drafted by Major League Baseball.
If you're a college ball player on your summer break and want to be a part of the Giants organization, Cranford says they can always use more pitching as well as utility guys.
Call 478-256-3422 for all information regarding the Macon Giants scheduling or tryouts for the team.