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This compelling documentary narrated by John Leguizamo is a gritty and never before seen look inside the world of professional baseball training camps in the Dominican Republic. Miguel Angel and Jean Carlos are two of the top prospects at a training camp, and they are both about to turn 16, which means they can be signed to a farm team and ultimately move up to the big leagues. Filmmakers Ross Finkel, Trevor Martin and Jonathan Paley take you inside this never before seen world for an up close and personal look at the cost of the American dream.

“Enthralling…A ‘Hoop Dreams’ for baseball” – The Washington Post


It’s an eye-opening look at a flawed, potentially exploitative system and how it is being gamed from all sides of the table — the story of the collision of youthful dreams and a cutthroat adult cartel.
– Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

The next time I see some superstar athlete giving an interview that suggests the absence of a functioning soul, I’ll think of the two tense, joyless boys at the center of this quietly devastating documentary.
– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Hard-hitting sports doc examines the darker side of the recruitment of young baseball players in the Dominican Republic for the major leagues.
– Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

Cast & Crew


Ross Finkel
Trevor Martin
Jonathan Paley


Ross Finkel
Trevor Martin
Jonathan Paley


Jean Carlos Batista
John Leguizamo (Narrator)
Miguel Angel Sano
Film Specs

Country of Origin: USA / Dominican Republic

Format: DCP/2.85/Color

Sound Format: Dolby SRD

Running Time: 77 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Rating: Not Rated

In English and Spanish with English Subtitles


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