Release Date: 2012-07-13
NYC and/or LA Release
Film Genre(s): Documentary
In the run-up to the most important day of their lives, two young Dominican baseball players confront competition and corruption to achieve their Big League dreams.
For 16-year-old Dominican baseball players, the only real chance to escape crushing poverty comes every July 2nd, the day they become eligible to sign professional baseball contracts. Pelotero provides an intimate portrait of two prospects as they navigate the calculating, mercenary and often corrupt elements that surround Major League Baseball’s recruitment of the Island’s top talent.