About Perfect Game
Perfect Game is devoted to furthering the development and career of the talented
amateur baseball player. To that end, Perfect Game produces the very highest national level individual player showcases and team tournaments all over the United States. These events have proved invaluable to the college coaching community and major league baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ball players all in one location.
Perfect Game employs around 50 fulltime people, nearly all with vast professional and/or college baseball experience. PG Staff members are located throughout the country. Well over 100 others work on a part time basis for Perfect Game. Perfect Game has the largest scouting department in all of baseball. The PG Database is the largest of its kind anywhere in baseball. At any given time there will be nearly 100,000 high school players being followed via the database.
The Perfect Game Showcases
Recognized as the world leader in holding high level events, Perfect Game holds well over 100 showcase events each year in all parts of the nation. The PG National Showcase is the premier event each year and is usually held in a Major League Stadium. The players attending the PG National have enjoyed unprecedented results. Close to 85% of the players end up signing with the top conferences and top programs in the country. The National has also seen more draft picks and first round draft picks than any other individual event in baseball over the past seven years. PG Showcases are set up in two ways. The highest level national and regional events are strict invitation only while the smaller regional and other events are open to anyone.
Scouting Reports and PGCrosschecker
Perfect Game USA produces PG Crosschecker, a comprehensive scouting notebook complete with lists and rankings of all the top college and high school players in the upcoming draft classes and underclassmen, broken down nationally and by state. Some of the very best baseball writers in America contribute to PGCrosschecker which is directed by Allan Simpson the founder and editor for the first 26 years of Baseball America.
Baseball Web TV
Baseballwebtv.com is the video based scouting site for Perfect Game. Over 1,000 college coaches and most of the scouting community are members of the site. Skillshow and Perfect game work together to produce the best video of the nations best prospects.
Perfect Game established the World Wood Bat Association to govern the many highest
level PG Tournaments including the October event which is the No. 1 scouting attraction in all of baseball. In 2008 Perfect Game held the largest tournaments in baseball history. Led by the 192 team 17U WWBA Championship. In 2009, the 17u and 18u had 192 teams, followed by 174 at the 16u division, and 96 in the 15u division. In the month of July Perfect Game events in Marietta Georgia produced over $100 million in economic impact to Cobb County.
BCS is the Perfect Game Metal Bat division which will operate under similar rules as the WWBA. The BCS is the fastest growing high level youth organization in the country.
Perfect Game has run Scout Leagues in its home state of Iowa for over 10 years. Every single player from Iowa drafted by MLB clubs in the past 10 years has played in the PG Leagues. This year PG will start a Scout League in California and in Florida.
In the past 5 years Perfect Game has helped a large number of Latin players who have signed with Major League organizations.
Instruction and Training
Baseball players from all over the country have come to train at Perfect Game's indoor facilities, located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our training center is open to the general public as well as to the serious competitor. Complete with pitching machine cages, indoor dirt mounds, two full size hitting areas, fast pitch softball machines and pitching areas, and a weight training room complete with Universal Gym Equipment and free weights, the Perfect Game facilities are unrivaled in the state. Perfect Game's staff is made up of former professional and MLB players, college players, and coaches. Our baseball professionals are available for hitting and pitching instruction at competitive rates, and memberships (six-month and yearly increments) are available to those that would like to use the Perfect Game facilities. To inquire about memberships or individual instruction, contact Perfect Game at 319-298-2923.
2013 MLB Draft
Perfect Game has more talented players in attendance than any other
organization. The proof is in the results.
- 33 of the 39 first and supplemental first-round picks of the 2013 MLB Draft had previously attended a
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- 62 of the 73 players selected on the first day (top two rounds) of the 2013 MLB
Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event.
- 35 of the 73 players selected on the first day of the 2013 MLB Draft had
previously attended a Perfect Game National Showcase (24 of which did so in
2012), including the No. 1 overall pick, Mark Appel (2008).
- 21 Perfect Game All-Americans were selected on the first day of the 2013 MLB
Draft, 18 of which played in the 2012 Classic.
- In 2012, Carlos Correa became the sixth Perfect Game All-American to be selected
No. 1 overall since the game’s inception in 2003.
Five-Year Perfect Game Draft Growth, 2007-2011:
2007: 1,048 of 1,453 (72%)
2008: 1,164 of 1,504 (77%)
2009: 1,191 of 1,521 (78%)
2010: 1,266 of 1,525 (83%)
2011: 1,323 of 1,530 (85%)
Overall: 5,992 of 7,533 (80%)
People sometimes think that Perfect Game is only for those prospects that are
going into professional baseball. The number of Perfect Game participants who
play at the college level is much, much larger than the draft totals. Perfect
Game also has many players who are continuing their baseball careers at Junior
Colleges and other Small Colleges.
Often the PG naysayers get upset when we release these figures. However, they are a very important part of our business. We ask, if anyone else could claim these numbers, would they keep it confidential? Please everyone, understand that we are not laying claim for these players getting drafted. Our job is to identify talented players, not to develop them, draft them or recruit them. That is why we use the term "attended PG events" rather than "PG Player". We don't deserve any credit for the vast majority of talented players who attend our events and go on to get College Scholarships or become draft picks. We understand that Justin Upton would have been what he is, with or without PG.
The credit should go to
the many coaches, teams, teammates, instructors, parents and most of all, to the individual players themselves. Many of these players play in excellent summer and fall programs. Without those programs PG would miss a lot of talented players.
Last, but not least, people should really appreciate those who are involved in scouting for Major League Clubs and the many college coaches who scout and recruit hard. Without these people, we would all be wasting our time. MLB Scouts and College Coaches are the most important people in this whole process. They are the people who make the most important decisions! Lucky for us is that they follow what we do very closely, whether they actually attend a specific event or not.
We work very hard and we are very lucky! We fully expect the record numbers to keep climbing. The top prospect lists in the Minor Leagues are dominated by players who attended PG events. Over
550 former PG participants have debuted in Major League Baseball.
Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings
For 11 years, the Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings has supported pediatric cancer treatment and research while showcasing the nation’s top young players. The All-Americans enjoy a week of baseball, service to a worthy cause, camaraderie and national
- 79 All-American alumni have made their
MLB debuts since the game’s inception in 2003.
- 132 All-American alumni have been drafted in
the first round of the June Amateur Draft.
- 6 of these players (Gerrit Cole, Carlos Correa,
Bryce Harper, Tim Beckham, Justin Upton, Matt
Bush) have been selected with the first overall pick.
- All players are in good academic standing and
display redeeming qualities off the field that
embody the ideals of the sport of baseball,
including leadership, discipline, determination
Roy Clark - Assistant GM - Los Angeles Dodgers
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.
Dan Jennings - General Manager - Miami Marlins
"Anything Perfect Game is involved with is followed closely by colleges and professional baseball. They are the very best at what they do. No one creates more opportunities for young players.
Perfect Game can take care of a player's or an entire team's baseball or softball equipment needs. We specialize in custom fitting each individual with a quality product, and delivering it at a competitive price. And, if we don't have it on hand, we can certainly order it on your behalf. Find out how you can take advantage of our expertise--visit our online store, or contact Tom Jackson via email or by phone at 319-298-2923.
1420 1st Ave NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402