2012 National Underclass Showcase-Main Event

Dec 28, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012

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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
  • An opportunity to compete with and against the nation’s top high school and amateur prospects
  • A player profile on
  • A jersey and a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap
  • Video clips posted on player profile

The PG National Underclass Showcase-Main Event is the largest individual showcase event that operates under the Perfect Game umbrella and is recognized as the largest baseball showcase event in the world. More than 500 of the nation’s top underclassmen converge on Fort Myers for this post-Christmas event every year to display their skills in front of the scouting community. Forty-one prospects who have attended this event since its creation in 2002 (the showcase was expanded into three separate events in 2008) have already made it to the major leagues and 540 have been drafted in the first 10 rounds of the MLB amateur draft. Big-leaguers like Andrew McCutchen (2002), Chris Perez (2002), Jason Heyward (2004, ‘05) and Eric Hosmer (2006) are proud National Underclass alumni. Four Main Event alumni have been 1st round or 1st round compensation picks since the inaugural ‘08 event: Kaleb Cowart (2008), Dwight Smith (2008, ‘09) and Jesmuel Valentin Diaz (2010).

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He's got Gators in his dreams    Dec 29 2012

BP? Mosley always answers bell    Dec 29 2012

Accolades pour in for Kel Johnson    Dec 28 2012

Rodgers dives into Main Event    Dec 28 2012

Underclass-Main kicks off Friday    Dec 26 2012

2012 Year in Review: PG events    Dec 21 2012

Event History Since 2002

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.37  sec Leugim Castillo NY 2015   Oklahoma
60 6.37  sec Alonzo Jones GA 2012  36 Vanderbilt
FB 94  mph Daniel Marrs VA 2006  40 Wake Forest
FB 94  mph Kaleb Cowart GA 2008 Angels 1 Florida State
FB 94  mph Joseph Perez FL 2015   Miami
POP 1.72  sec Will Hardigree GA 2015   South Carolina-Upstate
C 86  mph Herbert Iser FL 2014  
1B 90  mph Daniel Marrs VA 2006  40 Wake Forest
1B 90  mph Eric Hosmer FL 2006 Royals 1 Arizona State
IF 94  mph Kaleb Cowart GA 2008 Angels 1 Florida State
IF 94  mph Xzavion Curry GA 2014   Georgia Tech
OF 95  mph Caleb Kellogg TX 2008  17 Louisiana-Lafayette
ZBS 105.862  mph Zachary Daniels GA 2015   Tennessee
ZHS 41.577  mph Daniel Langston GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Zach Asnes FL 2014  
ZTT 0.100  sec Sam Seaman GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Hudson Haskin NY 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jake Lundkovsky GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Will Goldberg GA 2015   Georgia College & State
ZTT 0.100  sec Leugim Castillo NY 2015   Oklahoma
ZTT 0.100  sec Christopher Mercedes FL 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec William Wormsbecher FL 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Roberto Pena FL 2015   Florida
ZTT 0.100  sec Andres Machado FL 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Patrick Allen GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec James Parris GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Hunter Cummings GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Carlos Maldonado FL 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Luis Guerrero NY 2015   High Point
ZTT 0.100  sec Tyler Casagrande VA 2015   Arizona
ZTT 0.100  sec Ryan Deleon FL 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Brennan Milone GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jason Thomas FL 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jaden Huber GA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jordan Nelson NY 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Dominic Sabia CT 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Callaway Sigler VA 2015   James Madison
ZTT 0.100  sec Charles "Trey" Taliaferro FL 2015  

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