2013 Spring Top Prospect Showcase

Apr 20, 2013 - Apr 21, 2013

Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - 950 Rockford Rd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Map

- Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium
  950 Rockford Rd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 Map   

- Washington HS
  2205 Forest Dr SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Map   

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
  • 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

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Event History Since 2003

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 Yard 6.49 sec Connor Kimple WI 2016  
Fastball 95 mph Jacob Brentz MO 2013 Blue Jays 11 Missouri, Jefferson College
Fastball 95 mph Mitch Keller IA 2014 Pirates 2 North Carolina
Pop-Time 1.74 sec Spencer Navin IA 2009 Dodgers 11 Vanderbilt
CVelo 83 mph Ben Geelan IA 2004   Iowa
CVelo 83 mph Brad Lamberti IA 2008   Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, DMACC
CVelo 83 mph Zachary Fascia ON 2016   Indian Hills CC
1BVelo 87 mph Cole Petersen IA 2008   Iowa Central CC
IFVelo 91 mph Damek Tomscha IA 2010 Phillies 17 Auburn, Iowa Western CC
IFVelo 91 mph Ryan Lillard IA 2014 Royals 30 Arizona State
OFVelo 94 mph Max Knutson MN 2013 Orioles 12 Nebraska
OFVelo 94 mph Ryan Lillard IA 2014 Royals 30 Arizona State
OFVelo 94 mph Parker Sniatynski WI 2014   St. Louis
OFVelo 94 mph Drew Denkinger IA 2015   St. Louis
Bat Sp at Impact 108 mph Griffin Doersching WI 2016  
Hand Sp Max 41 mph Spencer Van Scoyoc IA 2015 Blue Jays 19 Arizona State
Time to Impact 0.094 sec Spencer Van Scoyoc IA 2015 Blue Jays 19 Arizona State
Time to Impact 0.094 sec Spencer Van Scoyoc IA 2015 Blue Jays 19 Arizona State
Time to Impact 0.094 sec Trey Beckman IA 2015   Wabash Valley College
Time to Impact 0.094 sec Connor Kimple WI 2015  
Time to Impact 0.094 sec Griffin Doersching WI 2015  

“Perfect Game is a leading resource for anyone interested in amateur baseball, running top-notch events throughout the year which are followed closely by our scouts. Organized and efficient, Perfect Game is on top of their game. Perfect Game player information and rankings are a valuable resource for us.”

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