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2012 Sunshine South Showcase

Jun 02, 2012 - Jun 03, 2012

Baseball USA - 2626 W. Sam Houston Parkway North Houston, TX 77043 Map

- Baseball USA
  2626 W. Sam Houston Parkway North Houston, TX 77043 Map   

- St. Pius High School
  811 W Donovan St Houston, TX 77018 Map   

The Sunshine South Showcase is now using Baseball USA and St. Pius HS for the event.
San Jacinto College will not be used.
Directions from Baseball USA to St. Pius High School
Perfect Game is an organization that defined an industry and remains baseball’s most respected scouting report service.

Perfect Game provides showcases, tournaments, online video, national rankings, player profiles, scouting reports and college and professional opportunities to the nation’s top prospects and their families.

Where talent goes, professional scouts and top college recruiters are sure to follow, and Perfect Game can offer the best in baseball increased exposure, insight and professionalism to propel them through their baseball careers.
Roy Clark: "Jerry (Ford) and his staff do an outstanding job. We feel that they put on, and it’s not even close, the best showcases and tournaments of anybody. They’re so well organized. Jerry has tremendous knowledge of scouting. They have a lot of former professional and college baseball people in their organization.

"Since they put on the best showcases and tournaments, naturally they’re going to get the best players. We are pretty much a high-school oriented organization, so where the best players go, we will be there. We have sometimes up to 10 or 11 scouts covering Perfect Game events. It gives athletes the chance to compete at the highest level of their age group, in a team or showcase format, in some of the best facilities in front of both colleges and scouts.

"They’re (Perfect Game) the best, and the top colleges and the highest level scouts know it."
Perfect Game set a new record for the tenth consecutive year following the 2011 MLB draft. Of the 1,530 players selected, 1,323 had attended a Perfect Game event, and 294 of the first 331 picks were Perfect Game alumni. Many of these alumni had participated in multiple Perfect Game tournaments, showcases and/or leagues.

In the past ten years, 9,073 Perfect Game participants have been chosen in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. However, these figures do not account for the many Latin American free agents who participate in Perfect Game showcases and tournaments and then sign with Major League clubs. One can only imagine how many Perfect Game alumni will ultimately reach their dream of playing Major League Baseball down the road.

Perfect Game does not take any credit for the numerous outstanding players selected in the draft or the many more who go on to play college baseball. Perfect Game simply provides talented players a means to be identified and evaluated closely while competing with and against the best worldwide. Perfect Game identifies players, provides an opinion, and then lets Major League scouts and college coaches form their own.

MLB scouts and college coaches make the most important decisions, and luckily, they follow what we do very closely - not only in person, but online as well.

Draft fast facts

Perfect Game has more talented players in attendance than any other organization. The proof is in the results.
  • 37 of the 42 first and supplemental first-round picks of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event.
  • 64 of the 75 players selected on the first day (top two rounds) of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event, including No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson.
  • 35 of the 75 players selected on the first day of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game National Showcase (24 of which did so in 2014).
  • 23 Perfect Game All-Americans were selected on the first day of the 2015 MLB Draft, 19 of which played in the 2014 Classic.
  • Since the game’s inception in 2003, seven Perfect Game All-Americans have been selected with the first overall pick, including Brady Aiken (2014), Carlos Correa (2012), Gerrit Cole (2011), Bryce Harper (2010) and Justin Upton (2005).
  • Reports to all 30 Major League scouting departments
  • Exposure to over 1,500 colleges and scouts from all 30 Major League teams
  • Ranks players nationally, by state, and by position
  • Runs the most organized events nationwide
  • Works with Skillshow, which films all players during showcase workouts and all pitchers during games
  • Requires players to use wooden bats only
  • Has selected all players for every Perfect Game All-American Classic
  • A comprehensive scouting evaluation by Perfect Game, which will be posted on player's profile page at www.PerfectGame.org
  • An opportunity to compete with and against the nation’s top high school and amateur prospects
  • A player profile on www.PerfectGame.org
  • A jersey and a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap
  • Video clips posted on player profile

The 8th annual Sunshine South Showcase will be held at the Baseball USA Complex in Houston, Texas June 2-3. This highlight event, one of four “Sunshine” events held across the country in early June to kick off the summer baseball season, will feature top talent from Texas, Louisiana and other neighboring states.

In addition to being the first opportunity for many top young prospects to be evaluated by Perfect Game scouts, the Sunshine series is also the last opportunity for players to earn an invitation to the prestigious Perfect Game National and Junior National Showcases in mid-June.

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Event History Since 2005

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.40  sec Trevin Sonnier TX 2010   TCU
FB 93  mph Clayton Crum TX 2009  37 Oregon
FB 93  mph Trae Davis TX 2009  29 Baylor
FB 93  mph Devon Roedahl TX 2013   TCU
POP 1.77  sec Garrett Logan LA 2009  
C 86  mph Andrew Dunlap TX 2012  33 Rice
1B 88  mph J.R. Holloway TX 2012   Duke
1B 88  mph Ben Brookover TX 2013   Texas San Antonio
1B 88  mph Michael Villalon TX 2016  
IF 91  mph Jason Hursh TX 2009 Braves 1 Oklahoma State
IF 91  mph Michael Villalon TX 2016  
OF 95  mph Monte Harrison MO 2013  2 Nebraska
OF 95  mph Matt Myers TX 2013   TCU
ZBS 98.760  mph Rustin Hays AR 2015  
ZHS 42.599  mph Reed Smith TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec William James TX 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jay Garibay TX 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Everrett Harris TX 2016   Miami (OH)
ZTT 0.100  sec Chandler Christofferson TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Colt Gorman TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Austin Roccaforte TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Daniel Garza TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Zachary Winchell TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Sam Polk TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Manuel Guerrero TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Kris Sloan TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Sam Crowell TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jake Harvill LA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Isaac Fulgham MS 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Tyler Scataglia TX 2016  

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Brian M. Cashman   Sr. Vice President and General Manager New York Yankees
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