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Draft : : Top Prospects
Perfect Game Shatters The Record for Draft Picks
Published: Saturday, June 15, 2002

Baseball is all about results?€?. Can anyone compare to these results?

Over 350 Perfect Game Showcase players were selected in the June Major League draft. This annihilates the record for most draft picks ever from one organization!

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             B.J. Upton                           Zach Greinke                      Chris Gruler

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There were 32 Perfect Game high school players picked in the first two rounds, including 6 of the first 8 players selected. #1 was a college pitcher. This does not count the many PG Latin American and other players who signed free agent or D&F contracts over the last year totaling over 6 million dollars.

The 2001 PG National had 11 first-rounders and 6 more selected in the second round.

The PG/BA World Wood Bat also had 11 first round picks and 14 second round selections.

PG players accounted for over half the high school players drafted in all 50 rounds.

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           Denard Span                      Prince Fielder                        Scott Kazmir

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PG players accounted for over 80% of those selected in the first 15 rounds.

PG players will be on virtually every Division One college roster once again next year.

56 former PG players are on the 8 teams in Omaha at the College World Series.

In 2001 a record 240 PG players were drafted and PG claimed 2002 would be even better. In 2002 over 350 PG players were drafted.

2003 will be even better!!!

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         John Mayberry                        Scott Moore                          Clint Everts

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PG players selected in the first two rounds were from the following states

Florida: 9 players
California: 5 players
Texas: 4 players
Georgia: 4 players
Virginia: 2 players
Oklahoma: 2 players
Iowa: 1 player
Tennessee: 1 player
Kansas: 1 player
Louisiana: 1 player
Nevada: 1 player
Canada: 1 player

Other PG players were drafted from the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Puerto Rico and Canada.

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                                                  Micah Schilling                     Joey Votto

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T = Attended PG 2001 National @ Tropicana
W = Played in PG/BA World Wood Bat
** = Attended more than one PG event 

1st Round

Pick No.

Club

WT** B.J. Upton, ss Chesapeake, VA

2.

Devil Rays

WT** Chris Gruler, rhp Brentwood, CA

3.

Reds

WT** Clint Everts, rhp Houston, TX

5.

Expos

WT** Zack Greinke, rhp Orlando, FL

6.

Royals

WT** Prince Fielder, 1b Melbourne, FL

7.

Brewers

T** Scott Moore, ss Cypress, CA

8.

Tigers

W** Jeremy Hermida, of Marietta, GA

11.

Marlins

WT** Scott Kazmir, lhp Houston, TX

15.

Mets

Cole Hamels, lhp San Diego, CA

17.

Phillies

W** James Loney, 1b Missouri City, TX

19.

Dodgers

T** Denard Span, of Tampa, FL

20.

Twins

W** Matt Cain, rhp Collierville, TN

25.

Giants

T** Sergio Santos, ss Hacienda Hts, CA

27.

Diamondbacks

T** John Mayberry, of Overland Park, KS

28.

Mariners

Supplemental 1st Round

Greg Miller, lhp Yorba Linda, CA

31.

Dodgers

W** Matt Whitney, 3b Palm Bch Gard, FL

33.

Indians

WT** Micah Schilling, 2b Clinton, LA

41.

Indians

2nd Round

WT** Joey Votto, c Toronto, Ontario

44.

Reds

WT** Corey Shafer, of Choctaw, OK

45.

Orioles

WT** Adam Donachie, c Orlando, FL

47.

Royals

W** Josh Murray, ss Panama City, FL

48.

Brewers

W** Micah Owings, rhp Gainesville, GA

50.

Rockies

W** Zach Hammes, rhp Iowa City, IA

51.

Dodgers

W** Robert Andino, ss Miami, FL

52.

Marlins

WT** Kevin Jepsen, rhp Sparks, NV

53.

Angels

WT** Brian Dopirak, 1b Crystal Beach, FL

56.

Cubs

W** Zach Segovia, rhp Forney, TX

58.

Phillies

W** Jonathan Broxton, rhpWaynesboro, GA

60.

Dodgers

W** Justin Jones, lhp Virginia Beach, VA

62.

Cubs

W** Brian McCann, c Duluth, GA

64.

Braves

W** Tyler Greene, ss Plantation, FL

65.

Braves

** Brandon Weeden, rhp Edmond, OK

71.

Yankees


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            Corey Shafer                        Adam Donachie                        Brian Dopirak

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Former PG players being drafted out of college not listed above.

Total PG draft picks in 2002 draft. 350+

PG will follow all their careers, be it college or professional baseball.

Hundreds of former PG players are actively playing professionally.

Former PG players are on nearly all 30 MLB clubs top prospect lists.

56 former PG players were on the 8 teams at the college world series.

In PG's home state (Iowa) every single high school player drafted in the past 8 years

2003 promises to be the best year ever.


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