Area Code Baseball is a New Balance-sponsored event that features a series of extremely selective, invitation-only tryouts across eight regions of the country. MLB teams and scouts put on the event and select the rosters. More than 125 coaches from college baseball programs attend the Texas Rangers Area Code tryout each year. Ballplayers selected to play with the Texas Rangers team travel to California every August to compete in the Area Code Games against the very best high school prospects across the country. Houston C2 Select is proud to say 11 of our players off of last year's 2016 team were invited to Area Code tryouts.