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Perfect Game National Showcase Draft Results
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Monday, June 11, 2007

Leading up to 2007 Perfect Game National Showcase in Cincinnati is a perfect time to talk about last year’s PG National and the results from 2007 MLB draft.

It was June of 2006 inFayetteville, AR. Perfect Game’s National Showcase was held one full year before the 2007 draft, as always. All players invited were selected based mostly on their sophomore year because invitations started going out before the 2006 high school season was underway. It is difficult picking the best prospects in the country so very early, but here are the results. Remember that these players were selected for the PG National before their junior year started.

The Perfect Game National is the #1 Showcase event in amateur baseball. The MLB clubs and top colleges are fully aware of this even if the general public isn’t aware. It’s been this way for a long time as past PG National Showcases have produced the highest number of first round selections of any other showcase event. Perfect Game also selects all the Aflac Classic All Americans each year. The nationally televised Aflac All American Classic is the number one event in high school baseball. In just four years, 43 Aflac All American’s have been selected in the first round. That makes it more than one out of every four Aflac All Americans that have become first round picks. Many others were selected in the second round.

Over 100 players from this one showcase last year, were selected by MLB clubs in the draft last week. There were nearly 100 college players selected who had been at past PG National Showcases. This one small prestigious showcase accounted for 16% of the entire draft. 17 first round picks attended last year’s PG National Showcase and 10 more PG National players were second/third round selections. In the first 20 rounds over 80% of the players selected had been to Perfect Game events (510 players). This includes an overall record 54 players from PG events who were selected in the first round this year. The final totals will not be available until later database checks are complete, but it looks like last year’s record of 952 draft picks who attended PG events will be broken, even though there were 48 fewer overall draft picks this year.

Below is a list of the high school players drafted this year who appeared at the PG National in Arkansas in June of 06. We apologize if we missed a few. Also, it should be noted that many of last year’s PG National players were not drafted because of strong college commitments. Some of those players were potential early picks. Nearly every PG National player has signed with a highest level DI program. For a complete list of players who attended the 2006 PG National Showcase go here…
Players that attended 2006 PG National Showcase

Name

Pos

City

State

Drafted

Ahrens, Kevin

SS

Houston

TX

1st rd

Alderson, Tim

RHP

Phoenix

AZ

1st rd

Beavan, Blake

RHP

Irving

TX

1st rd

Bumgarner, Madison

LHP

Lenoir

NC

1st rd

Burgess, Michael

OF

Tampa

FL

1st rd

Gilmore, Jon

SS

Iowa City

IA

1st rd

Heyward, Jason

OF

McDonough

GA

1st rd

Jackson, Justin

SS

Asheville

NC

1st rd

Kozma, Peter

MIF

Owasso

OK

1st rd

Main, Michael

RHP

Deltona

FL

1st rd

Noonan, Nick

MIF

San Diego

CA

1st rd

Porcello, Rick

RHP

Chester

NJ

1st rd

Ramirez, Neil

RHP

Virginia Beach

VA

1st rd

Smoker, Joshua

LHP

Sugar Valley

GA

1st rd

Vineyard, Nathan

LHP

Emerson

GA

1st rd

Vitters, Josh

3B

Cypress

CA

1st rd

Withrow, Chris

RHP

Odessa

TX

1st rd

Freeman, Freddie

1B

Villa Park

CA

2nd rd

Griffith, Nevin

RHP

Brandon

FL

2nd rd

Morris, Hunter

IF

Huntsville

AL

2nd rd

Rams, Danny

C

Miami

FL

2nd rd

Runion, Sam

RHP

Asheville

NC

2nd rd

Tolisano, John

SS

Sanibel

FL

2nd rd

Watt, Michael

LHP

San Juan Capitstrano

CA

2nd rd

Dietrich, Derek

SS

Parma

OH

3rd rd

Harvey, Matt

RHP

Mystic

CT

3rd rd

Toledo, Tommy

RHP

Tampa

FL

3rd rd

Nash, Garrett

SS

Draper

UT

4th rd

Blair, Kyle

RHP

Monte Sereno

CA

5th rd

Gast, John

LHP

Longwood

FL

5th rd

Striz, Nathan

RHP

Lakeland

FL

5th rd

McGeary, Jack

LHP

Newton

MA

6th rd

Rizzo, Anthony

1B

Parkland

FL

6th rd

Hooker, Deryk

RHP

San Diego

CA

7th rd

Reckling, Trevor

LHP

Newark

NJ

8th rd

Mann, Tyler

OF

Virginia Beach

VA

9th rd

Angelini, Carmen

SS

Lake Charles

LA

10th rd

Colon, Christian

MIF

Anaheim Hills

CA

10th rd

Jones, D.J.

OF

Gulf Shores

AL

11th rd

O'Campo, Kyle

RHP

Corona

CA

13th rd

Davis, Kentrail

OF

Theodore

AL

14th rd

Hernandez, Chris

LHP

Pembroke Pines

FL

14th rd

Robles, Tanner

LHP

Murray

UT

14th rd

Arnold, Patrick

RHP

Huntington

WV

15th rd

Demny, Paul

RHP

East Bernard

TX

15th rd

Paciorek, Joey

SS

Blaine

WA

15th rd

Buckborough, Colin

RHP

Niagara Falls

ON

16th rd

Bailey, Austin

RHP

Prattville

AL

16th rd

Matthews, Jaren

1B

Teaneck

NJ

17th rd

Rodriguez, Jose

OF

Hialeah

FL

17th rd

Solis, Sammy

LHP

Litchfield Park

AZ

18th rd

Adzick, Mark

LHP

Haverford

PA

18th rd

Rhoderick, Kevin

RHP

Scottsdale

AZ

18th rd

Chambers, Evan

OF

Lakeland

FL

19th rd

Robulack, Cameron

1B

Toronto

ON

20th rd

Greenwalt, Kyle

RHP

Harleysville

PA

20th rd

Hoehn, Connor

RHP

Damascus

MD

21st rd

Brule, Kyle

RHP

Chandler

AZ

21st rd

Navarro, Nicholas

C

Pembroke Pines

FL

22nd rd

Carranza, Joel

C

Pembroke Pines

FL

23rd rd

Hawn, Cody

OF

Knoxville

TN

23rd rd

Hage, Joseph

OF

Coral Springs

FL

23rd rd

Britton, Drake

LHP

Magnolia

TX

23rd rd

Patterson, Kevin

1B

Birmingham

AL

24th rd

Peavey, Greg

RHP

Vancouver

WA

24th rd

Sanchez, Victor

3B

Norwalk

CA

25th rd

Flynn, Conrad

RHP

Midland

TX

25th rd

Ovens, Hunter

OF

Bradenton

FL

25th rd

Clark, Kelvin

OF

Ellenwood

GA

26th rd

Elorriaga-Matra, Daniel

C

Coral Springs

FL

26th rd

Keyes, Kevin

OF

Austin

TX

26th rd

Grandal, Yasmani

C

Hialeah

FL

27th rd

Hurst, Caleb

RHP

Modesto

CA

27th rd

Epps, Christopher

OF

Stone Mountain

GA

28th rd

Hayenga, Keaton

RHP

Redmond

WA

31st rd

Stewart, David

OF

St. Louis

MO

31st rd

Bulman, Gary

RHP

Virginia Beach

VA

31st rd

Thomas, Rafael

OF

Lufkin

TX

31st rd

Bohlken, Richard

MIF

Albuquerque

NM

32nd rd

Moore, Forrest

LHP

Baton Rouge

LA

32nd rd

Danieli, Evan

RHP

East Hanover

NJ

33rd rd

Lawler, Travis

RHP

Little Rock

AR

34th rd

Terdoslavich, Joseph

C

Sarasota

FL

35th rd

Schaus, Jeff

OF

Naples

FL

35th rd

Wilson, Ross

SS

Hoover

AL

35th rd

Holle, Greg

OF

Loudonville

NY

35th rd

Cook, Cole

RHP

Los Angeles

CA

36th rd

Dupra, Brian

RHP

Rochester

NY

36th rd

Johnson, Glen

SS

Hobe Sound

FL

36th rd

McGee, Mike

SS

Port St. Lucie

FL

37th rd

Yermal, Joseph

RHP

Bel Air

MD

39th rd

Fletcher, Brian

MIF

Fayetteville

GA

39th rd

Leftridge, Joseph

OF

Dallas

TX

39th rd

Washington, Demetrius

OF

New Ellenton

SC

41st rd

Wilson, Tyler

RHP

Midlothian

VA

41st rd

Nazario, Iden

1B

Miami

FL

41st rd

LeMahieu, DJ

SS

Bloomfield Hills

MI

41st rd

Mahler, James

RHP

Sandy

UT

42nd rd

Rupp, Cameron

C

Plano

TX

43rd rd

Zarraga, Shawn

C

Boynton Beach

FL

44th rd

Jones, Zach

C

Draper

UT

45th rd

Krill, Brett

OF

Laguna Niguel

CA

46th rd

Barroso, Yoandy

OF

Miami

FL

46th rd

Bernatz, Connor

OF

Newport Beach

CA

46th rd

Blair, Seth

RHP

Rock Falls

IL

47th rd

Lincoln, Joe

C

Clarksburg

MO

48th rd

Newman, Mathew

OF

Glendale

AZ

49th rd

Gray, Cameron

RHP

Toronto

ON

49th rd

Peterson, Mark

LHP

Fort Pierce

FL

50th rd

Hagen, Stephen

3B

Lake Bay

WA

50th rd

All but one of the high school first round picks were invited to last year’s PG National but all could not attend. Most of those did attend other PG events. Next week’s 2007 PG National Showcase in Cincinnati should have the same type results.



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