1,191 of 1,521 (78.3%) MLB draft picks played at PG

Draft : : Story
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It’s Another New PG Record Draft Total

The number of draft picks that have attended Perfect Game events has increased each of the past 15 years. We thought that last year’s total would never be surpassed. 1,164 players who had played in PG events were drafted by Major League organizations in the 2008 draft.

After the first two days (30 rounds) this year, it became clear that the record could possibly be broken again when 715 of the first 921 picks (first 30 rounds) had played in PG events. Now after closely matching players to our database the results show a new record. 1,191 players who had been to PG events were selected in the 2009 draft. This accounted for 78.3% of the entire draft. The 78.3% also broke last year’s record of 77.4% of all players selected in the entire draft.

Below are some interesting statistics starting with the 2000 draft

By the numbers, draft picks that attended PG events

2000 – 164 Draft Picks
2001 – 289 Draft Picks
2002 - 364 Draft Picks
2003 – 409 Draft Picks
2004 – 533 Draft Picks
2005 – 823 Draft Picks
2006 – 952 Draft Picks
2007 – 1,048 Draft Picks
2008 – 1,164 Draft Picks
2009 – 1,191 Draft Picks

Over the 10 year span nearly 7,000 that played in Perfect Game events have been Major League draft selections.

More Numbers

2008 – 1st round - 27 PG in First 30 picks
2009 – 1st round – 30 PG in first 32 picks

2008 – First 100 picks – 87 PG, 87%
2009 – First 111 picks – 97 PG, 87.3%

2008 – First 10 rounds – 273 of 322 PG, 82%
2009 – First 10 rounds – 286 of 321 PG, 89%

College Baseball

The 8 rosters of the teams playing in the 2009 College World Series have 226 players who attended PG events. In 2008 that number was 221. Southern Mississippi had the lowest number by far. Then came Cal St Fullerton. The teams with the highest number who played in PG events were… LSU, North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia, Texas and Arizona State, all of which had between 27 and 31 players that played in PG events while in high school.

Donovan Tate

Matt Hobgood

Zack Wheeler

Jacob Turner Tyler Matzek Matthew Purke Bobby Borchering

Chad James Shelby Miller Jiovanni Mier Jared Mitchell

Michael Trout Nick Franklin Reymond Fuentes Slade Heathcott

LeVon Washington Tim Wheeler

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