USA Baseball held its Mid-Atlantic tryouts at Samford University on Wednesday.
Several area high school players took part in the tryout and showcased their skills in front of college and pro scouts.
"It's a great opportunity because it's really the first time I've don't this stuff and it gives everyone an opportunity to perform at their best level," said Tyler Queen.
The Vestavia Hills first baseman was one of the 22 players who participated in the tryout.
Only seven players will be selected to move on to the next tryout in North Carolina.
John Carroll's Tristan Widra said he hopes he's selected.
"Just going there, I mean, I've been to North Carolina maybe one time and to go there and be a part of this USA program, I think it's going to be amazing," said Widra.
"I think what's great is we're really riding a wave right now of good level baseball, high level baseball in the state, as evident by the kids in the state getting drafted at all levels, high school and college," said John DeRulle, USA Baseball area coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Derulle ran Wednesday's tryout and said Alabama has become a hotbed for young talent.
"We have some guys that are, they have a chance. There's no doubt. We have some guys who can swing it, who can throw the ball well, some guys that ran really well, so they'll be a really good representation of Birmingham baseball and the state of Alabama," DeRulle said.
According to DeRulle, players who make the first cut will be notified in the first week of July.