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PG National and the Draft
Perfect Game Staff        
Published: Sunday, June 08, 2008

It’s pretty amazing

The draft is over and the first big National Showcase event (PG National) will be held next week at the Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Home of the Twins) The talent will once again be the very best of the best in high school baseball, just like it has always been.

The Perfect Game National Showcase has a long history of producing many early picks in the draft as well as loading up many of the top college programs in the country with highest level talent. The 2006 showcase was amazing, but 2007 did not disappoint at all when it came to this year’s draft.

117 players who attended last year’s Perfect Game National Showcase were selected by Major League organizations in the 2008 draft. This included 24 of the first 100 picks and 38 in the first 10 rounds.

Of course, the draft is all about signability and many top players were drafted well below their projected slot. Some excellent prospects went undrafted due to the fact they had told clubs they were definitely headed to college. It will be very interesting to look at the 2011 draft when we will see many of these players getting selected very early.

The 2005 Perfect Game National was also loaded with talent. Many went undrafted or were drafted much lower than their talent dictated. This year in the 2008 draft there were 97 College players drafted, many very early, who had attended the 2005 Perfect Game National Showcase.

That means the 2008 draft saw 214 players selected who had attended the Perfect Game National Showcase. There are approximately 225 players who attend that event each year. Counting players from both college and high school 39 PG National players were picked in the first two rounds.

Here is the roster from last year’s PG National listing the colleges the players signed with and there overall draft pick number. Out of the 1164 drafted players who attended PG events, close to 20% of them came out of this single event.

2007 Perfect Game National Showcase in Cincinnati June 11th, 2007

Name Overall Pick # Drafted By Pos City State Col. Commit
Top 10 Rounds
Tim Beckham 1 Rays SS Griffin GA Southern Cal
Eric Hosmer 3 Royals 1B Cooper City FL Arizona State
Kyle Skipworth 6 Marlins C Riverside CA Arizona State
Aaron Hicks 14 Twins OF Long Beach CA Southern Cal
Ethan Martin 15 Dodgers 3B/RHP Toccoa GA Clemson
Gerrit Cole 28 Yankees RHP Santa Ana CA UCLA
Jake Odorizzi 32 Brewers RHP Highland IL Louisville
Brett DeVall 40 Braves LHP Niceville FL Georgia
Xavier Avery 50 Orioles OF Decatur GA Georgia
Anthony Gose 51 Phillies OF Bellflower CA Arizona
Brad Hand 52 Marlins LHP Chaska MN Arizona State
Cutter Dykstra 54 Brewers SS Thousand Oaks CA UCLA
Destin Hood 55 Nationals OF Eight Mile (Mobile) AL Alabama
Joseph (Jay) Austin 56 Astros OF Atlanta GA Southern Cal
Robbie Ross 57 Rangers LHP Nicholasville KY Kentucky
Ezekiel Spruill 70 Braves RHP Marietta GA Georgia
Jason Knapp 71 Phillies RHP Annandale NJ North Carolina
Tyler Chatwood 74 Angels RHP/OF Yucaipa CA UCLA
Trey Haley 76 Phillies RHP San Augustine TX Rice
Derrik Gibson 77 Red Sox SS Seaford DE North Carolina
Tyler Sample 80 Royals RHP Elizabeth CO Arkansas
LJ Hoes 81 Orioles OF Mitchellville MD North Carolina
Chase Davidson 88 Astros 1B Alpharetta GA Georgia
Niko Vasquez 91 Cardinals SS Las Vegas NV Oregon State
Kevin Eichhorn 104 D'Backs RHP Aptos CA Santa Clara
Tim Melville 115 Royals RHP Wentzville MO North Carolina
Curtis Petersen 118 Marlins RHP Aubrey TX Nebraska
John Lamb 145 Royals LHP Laguna Hills CA
Clark Murphy 153 Rangers 1B Fallbrook CA UCLA
Tyler Pastornicky 159 Blue Jays MIF Bradenton FL Florida State
Robbie Grossman 174 Pirates OF Cypress TX Texas
BJ Hermsen 186 Twins RHP Masonville IA Oregon State
Jason Esposito 205 Royals 3B Bethany CT Vanderbilt
Kyle Higashioka 230 Yankees C Huntington Beach CA California
Bobby Bundy 236 Orioles RHP Sperry OK Arkansas
Brad Dydalewicz 242 Astros LHP Spicewood TX Arizona
Ryan O'Sullivan 297 Giants RHP El Cajon CA San Diego State
Jean Carlos Rodriguez 316 Phillies C Bronx NY
Rounds 10 - 20
Rolando Gomez 349 Angels MIF Pembroke Pines FL Miami
Steven Upchurch 360 White Sox RHP Mobile AL Auburn
Ryan Weber 376 Phillies RHP St. Petersburg FL Florida
Jason Hanson 430 Braves IF Tucson AZ Oklahoma State
J P Ramirez 451 Nationals OF New Braunfels TX Tulane
Jamie Bruno 464 Mets 1B Covington LA Tulane
Matt Richardson 470 Yankees SS Lake Mary FL Central Florida
Wesley Freeman 474 Pirates OF Lakeland FL Central Florida
Kolten Wong 486 Twins C Hilo HI Hawaii
Stosh Wawrzasek 488 Brewers RHP Langley BC Florida International
Mark Pope 520 Braves RHP Marietta GA Georgia Tech
Jordan Cooper 532 Red Sox RHP Berryton KS Wichita State
Michael Palazzone 550 Braves RHP Marietta GA Georgia
Harold Martinez 573 Rangers SS Miami FL Miami
David Rollins 577 Dodgers LHP Carthage TX Missouri
Quinton Miller 594 Pirates RHP Medford NJ North Carolina
Zack Cox 607 Dodgers RHP Louisville KY Arkansas
Alex Meyer 622 Red Sox RHP Greensburg IN Kentucky
Rounds 20 - 30
Anthony DeSclafani 682 Red Sox RHP Freehold NJ Florida
Austin Wright 684 Pirates LHP Schaumburg IL Arkansas
Kyle Long 690 White Sox 1B Ivy VA Florida State
Brian Litwin 714 Pirates OF Hickory NC Duke
Ricky Oropesa 742 Red Sox 3B Rancho Cucamonga CA Southern California
Andy Burns 767 Rockies SS Ft. Collins CO Kentucky
Brent Warren 814 A's OF Robins IA Oregon State
Sonny Gray 821 Cubs RHP Smyrna TN Vanderbilt
Garrison Lassiter 830 Yankees SS High Point NC North Carolina
Hunter Cervenka 832 Red Sox LHP Baytown TX Texas
Matt Marquis 862 Red Sox OF Annandale NJ Vanderbilt
Joseph Loftus 876 Twins 3B Savage MN Vanderbilt
Michael Tonkin 906 Twins RHP Palmdale CA Southern Cal
Ben McMahan 920 Yankees C Windermere FL Florida
Rounds 30 - 50
Lee Ridenhour 936 Twins RHP Lenexa KS Kansas
Brandon Loy 956 Orioles MIF Rowlett TX Texas
Scott Silverstein 961 Nationals LHP Brookeville MD Virginia
Bryan Vollmuth 962 Astros SS Biloxi MS Southern Miss
Colton Farrar 968 Brewers RHP Royce City TX Texas Tech
Riccio Torrez 978 D'Backs 2B Phoenix AZ Arizona State
Taylor Wrenn 989 Reds MIF Lakeland FL Manatee CC
Aaron Gates 1007 Rockies LHP Villa Park CA Pepperdine
Brandon Miller 1012 Red Sox C Tyrone GA Georgia Tech
Zak Sinclair 1042 Red Sox RHP McDonald PA North Carolina State
John Ruettiger 1053 Rangers OF Joliet IL Arizona State
Austin Wood 1082 Astros RHP Niceville FL Florida State
Jack Armstrong 1083 Rangers RHP Jupiter FL Vanderbilt
Will Clinard 1117 Dodgers RHP Cross Plains TN Vanderbilt
David Peterson 1119 Reds C Villa Park CA Rice
Joey DeBernardis 1138 Marlins IF Lake Zurich IL Penn State
Bobby Crocker 1144 A's OF Aromas CA Cal Poly
Jarred Cosart 1156 Phillies OF League City TX Missouri
Matthew Murray 1177 Dodgers RHP Spring City PA Georgia Southern
Beau Didier 1194 Pirates SS Federal Way WA Louisiana State
Austin Stadler 1197 1B Midlothian VA Wake Forest
Taylor Hightower 1277 Rockies C Cartersville GA Mississippi
Nick Maronde 1294 A's LHP Lexington KY Florida
Philip Pohl 1313 Rays C Cooperstown NY Clemson
Jimmy Messer 1324 A's RHP Hudson NC North Carolina
Jordan Swagerty 1336 Rockies C Sachse TX Arizona State
Raymond Anderson 1344 Royals OF Marietta GA
Royce Bolinger 1346 Rays 3B Scottsdale AZ Gonzaga
Grayson Garvin 1351 Astros LHP Suwanee GA Vanderbilt
Joey Hainsfurther 1374 Giants SS Dallas TX Baylor
Johnathan (J R) Graham 1381 A's SS Livermore CA Santa Clara
Matthew Harrison 1385 Braves SS Henderson NV North Carolina
Tony Zych 1386 Cubs 2B Monee IL Louisville
Matt Ramsey 1395 Indians C Knoxville TN Tennessee
Christopher Matulis 1397 Rays LHP Boynton Beach FL Louisiana State
Jordan Craft 1398 Pirates OF Kennesaw GA Kennesaw State
Abraham Ruiz 1401 Giants 3B Pacific Grove CA Arizona State
Richard O'Donald 1414 Mariners RHP Wilmington DE Delaware
Mark Ginther 1444 Phillies SS Tulsa OK Oklahoma State
Walker Kelly 1495 Mariners LHP Fort Worth TX TCU
Joey Belviso 1501 Angels OF Pembroke Pines FL Jacksonville
Kyle Stroup 1504 Red Sox RHP Ingleside IL Northern Illinois
Daurys De La Cruz FA RHP Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Edward Salcedo FA SS La Vega Dominican Republic
Kelvin Duran FA OF Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Carlos Mercedes FA OF San Pedro de Macoris Dominican Republic
Danny Meltzer FA OF Vienna Austria
Not Drafted, watch future drafts
Brian Alben LHP Hilo HI
Raiko Alfonso MIF Key West FL Florida International
Chris Amezquita SS La Mirada CA UCLA
Austin Atwell OF Sachse TX
Tanner Bailey 3B Little Rock AR Texarkana
Pablo Bermudez OF Miami Shores FL Florida International
Kyle Beverley 3B Midvale UT Oregon State
Gary Bishop RHP Semmes AL Pearl River CC
Alex Blodgett RHP Lexington KY Louisville
Drew Bowen RHP Tulsa OK Oral Roberts
Tyler Bremer RHP Berkeley CA UC Davis
Billy (Trey) Brown RHP Lake Charles LA McNeese St.
Nick Brown RHP Warrenville IL Iowa
Kyle Buchanan C Auburn WA Washington State
Taylor Buran RHP Richmond VA Maryland
Brian Busick RHP Poway CA Stanford
Elliott Byers RHP Moscow PA Stanford
Andrew Carpenter 3B Dayton OH Michigan State
Nicholas Carrillo 3B Glendale AZ Gonzaga
Joe Church RHP Princeton WV Marshall
Gregory Conver RHP Margate FL South Florida
Bryan Conway C Hudson OH Richmond
Garrett Cooper RHP Southington CT St. Louis
Hunter Cross 3B Grove Hill AL
Earl Daniels 2B Valdosta GA Georgia
Jake Davies LHP McDonough GA Georgia Tech
Dimitri De La Fuente SS West Covina CA Pepperdine
Spencer Dickinson SS Tequesta FL Florida State
Eric Dorton OF Alamogordo NM New Mexico
Myles DuVall RHP Missouri City TX
Casey Dykes C Franklin TN Western Kentucky
Grant Edwards RHP Rogersville AL
Brian Ellington RHP Gainesville FL Florida State
Chris Ellison OF Norman OK Oklahoma
Luke Erickson LHP Richmond VA Virginia Tech
Gabriel Feldman RHP Cabin John MD Wake Forest
Miguel Ferrer RHP Gasquay Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
Sean Flanagan OF Downers Grove IL Iowa
Roman Fondon LHP Pembroke Pines FL Florida International
Chris Forsten C Warrenton VA William & Mary
Aaron Fujiki C Honolulu HI San Diego State
Connor Gandossy C Redding CT St. Louis
Christian Glisson C Hahira GA Georgia
Brad Goldberg RHP Beachwood OH Coastal Carolina
Ryan Gorton RHP Tigard OR Oregon State
Ben Grisz RHP Dallas TX Duke
Steven Gruver LHP Canfield OH Tennessee
Bryan Haar SS San Diego CA San Diego
Tyler Hanover MIF Kernersville NC Louisiana State
Ray Hanson RHP Long Beach CA Arizona State
Lucas Herbst OF Monterey CA Santa Clara
Jake Hermsen OF New London WI Northern Illinois
Ryan Hines LHP Daphne AL Auburn
Brad Hook 1B Franklin IN South Alabama
Brett Huber RHP Belleville IL Mississippi
Michael Hungaski 3B Cedar Hill TX
Hunter Jennings OF Daphne AL
Erik Johnson RHP Los Altos CA California
Derek Jones OF Snohomish WA Washington St.
Ryan Kapp OF Toms River NJ Rutgers
Doug Kincaid OF Portland OR Oregon State
Clay Kollenbaum RHP Tarpon Springs FL Jacksonville
Shane Kroker 3B Westlake Village CA Wake Forest
Matt Lackie RHP McKinney TX Louisiana-Lafayette
Greg Larson RHP Longwood FL Florida
Nicholas Lettas RHP St. James NY High Point
Jeramy Matos 3B Lake Worth FL Bethune Cookman
Jeff May C Stem NC North Carolina
Jarrod McKinney OF Hughes Springs TX Arkansas
Sam Munson SS Fond du Lac WI Florida International
Mike Nastold RHP Cincinnati OH Louisville
Blake Newalu MIF McDonough GA San Diego
Adrian Nieto C Hialeah FL South Florida
Ted Nowell LHP Sunnyvale TX Oklahoma
Christopher O'Brien C Tulsa OK Wichita State
Tyler Ogle C San Antonio TX McLennan College
Danny Oh OF Everett WA California
David Olson RHP Auburn WA Washington State
Jonathan Pace SS Terry MS
Matt Parish RHP Morristown NJ UNC-Greensboro
William Piwnica-Worms OF St Louis MO Duke
Jordan Pries RHP Alameda CA Stanford
David Putman RHP Doylestown PA Duke
Mark Radmacher C Rosemount MN DMACC
Nick Ramirez 1B Anaheim CA Cal State Fullerton
Vickash Ramjit 3B Miami FL Miami
Riley Reynolds MIF Lee' Summit MO Vanderbilt
Nick Rickles C Loxahatchee FL Stetson
Brance Rivera MIF Muscatine IA TCU
Alexander Robinson OF Dallas TX Notre Dame
Alfred Rodriguez MIF Oak Hill VA Maryland
Jeremy Rodriguez C Thousand Oaks CA Cal St. Bakersfield
Michael Roth 1B Greer SC South Carolina
Phil Schreiber RHP Kaukauna WI Iowa
Jandy Sena RHP Miami FL
Matthew Sisto RHP Anaheim CA Hawaii
Jordan Sivertsen RHP Richmond IL Southern Illinois
Matthew Skipper RHP Arvada CO San Diego State
Jacob Stallings C Brentwood TN North Carolina
Landon Steinhagen C Beaumont TX Howard
Jacob Sylvester C Livermore CA Pacific
Jonathon Taylor OF Acworth GA Georgia
Thomas Taylor RHP Overland Park KS Kansas
Tom Tesauro RHP Lawrenceville NJ Villanova
Jardian Thomas OF Gainesville FL College of Charleston
Jake Thompson RHP Cerritos CA Long Beach State
Charley Thurber OF Elmira NY Tennessee
Jomel Torres 1B Chula Vista CA San Diego State
Brandon Van Dam RHP Lancaster CA Cal-State Bakersfield
Clayton VanderLaan RHP Houston TX Michigan State
Michael Vargas OF Hawthorne NJ Florida International
Peter Verdin OF Alexandria VA Georgia
Chris Wakefield RHP Canton GA Northern Illinois
Ryan Waltman C Semmes AL
Thomas White C Scottsdale AZ
Corey Williams LHP Huntsville AL Vanderbilt
Michael Williams C Knoxville TN Kentucky
Mac Williamson RHP Wake Forest NC Wake Forest
Gary Wilson SS Marlton NJ Elon
Vance Woodruff RHP Forney TX Grayson CC
Tyson Workman SS Tallahassee FL
David Wright C Aledo TX TCU


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