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Updated List - Top Players Attending the Perfect Game National Showcase
Published: Saturday, May 15, 2004

The Most High School talent ever on one field

The results of this year’s Perfect Game National are expected to produce the largest number of 6.6 and under 60 yard times and 90+ mph pitchers to ever attend a showcase. The 05 high school class is loaded with talent in every area. The outstanding athletes that will attend the PG National deserve the best venue possible. Tropicana Field, the Domed stadium that is the home of the Major League Tampa Bay Devil Rays is the perfect setting for a showcase of this caliber. There will be no problems with heat, rain, wind, bad hops or bad lighting affecting the players performance.

The PG National has had 26 of it’s players drafted in the first round in the past two drafts. And this year’s National is by far the most talented of all the PG Nationals and that’s because the 2005 high school class is loaded!

Over the years many former Major League players, coaches, managers and even GMs have sent their sons or relatives to various Perfect Game events. This year’s Perfect Game National is no exception with several recognizable names in attendance. A few of the names people will recognize include Jordan Herr, Scott Van Slyke, Marcus Lemon, Ivan De Jesus, Ike Davis, Matt Clark who all are sons of former major league stars. Those that have followed the recent draft classes will recognize the names Jordan Danks, Justin Upton and Jemile Weeks who have had older brothers selected very early in the first round of 2002 or 2003 MLB drafts. There are several other 2004 Perfect Game National players who have fathers who scout or coach in professional baseball.


Nearly every year the PG National showcases some high level talent from Latin America. 6 Venezuelan players and 12 Dominican players have signed with MLB clubs in just the past two years. This year’s National features two very highly regarded pitchers from the Dominican Republic. Scouts are going to love these two. Edgar Garcia and Roque Mercedes are two of the very best arms to come out of the Dominican in recent years.

All in all, over 80 of the “Prospects Plus” Top 100 ranked 05’s will be attending the PG National. Every player in attendance is regarded a highest level Division One or Draft prospect. There will be eight teams loaded with the very best 05s and a few of the very best 06s. And as always, there will be several not-so-well-known players who will become big names in the scouting community because of their performance at Tropicana Field.

Once again, we believe this year’s Perfect Game National Showcase will have more talent, top to bottom, than any showcase ever held. Even more than the 2001 and 2002 PG Nationals also held at Tropicana Field. Some of the top two round picks to come out of those events include, Chris Lubanski (PA), Ryan Harvey (FL), John Danks (TX), Ian Stewart (CA), Lastings Milledge (FL), Jeff Allison (MA), Chad Billingsley (OH), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (FL), Adam Jones (CA), Ryan Sweeney (IA), James Houser (FL), Jeff Flaig (CA), Paul Bacot (GA), BJ Upton (VA), Prince Fielder (FL), Chris Gruler (CA), Clint Everts (TX), Scott Moore (CA), Scott Kazmir (TX), Denard Span (FL), Sergio Santos (CA), Matt Cain (TN), John Mayberry (KS), Matt Whitney (FL), Micah Schilling (LA), Joey Votto (CAN), Corey Shafer (OK), Adam Donachie (FL), Zach Hammes (IA), Robert Andino (FL), Kevin Jepsen (NV), Brian Dopirak (FL), and several others.
                                
Seating will be roped off at Tropicana, but fans are welcome to attend. There is no charge at the gate. Scout packages will be available for scouts and college recruiters wishing to purchase one. It is not necessary to purchase a scout packet to get in.

As more high ranked prospects confirm we will post it on this site.

Perfect Game National Showcase (Following players have confirmed their attendance)
Current National Prospects Plus rank is listed. Other top players may still confirm
The 2004 PG National will have more high school talent than any showcase EVER!
TROPICANA FIELD - Domed Stadium of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays - June 18-20
For more information call 319-298-2923 or
email pgjerry@qwest.net or tombattista@aol.com 

PG National Showcase Players ranked in the "Prospects Plus" 2005 National Top 100 
NationalRank First Last Position Ht Wt Grad High School City St
1 Justin Upton SS/OF 6'2 187 2005 Great Bridge Cheasapeake VA
2 Iain Sebastian RHP/1B 6'4 230 2005 Columbus Columbus GA
4 Austin Jackson OF 6'2 178 2005 Denton Ryan Denton TX
5 Justin Bristow SS/RHP 6'4 200 2005 Mills Goodwin Richmond VA
6 Andrew McCutchen OF 5'11 170 2005 Fort Meade Fort Meade FL
7 Chris Dominguez 3B 6'4 210 2005 Pace Miami FL
8 Eric Massingham RHP 6'2 205 2005 De La Salle Benicia CA
9 Bradley Clark RHP 6'6 205 2005 Hillsborough Tampa FL
10 Jeremy Hellickson RHP 6'0 170 2005 Hoover Des Moines IA
11 Ryan Mitchell RHP 6'4 240 2005 Magnolia Magnolia TX
12 Shane Funk RHP 6'6 225 2005 Arnold Panama City Bch FL
13 Buster Posey RHP/SS 6'1 180 2005 Lee County Leesburg GA
14 Jeff Lyman RHP 6'3 210 2005 Monte Vista Alamo CA
15 Zach Putnam RHP/3B 6'2 205 2005 Pioneer Ann Arbor MI
16 Ralph Henriquez C 6'1 188 2005 Key West Key West FL
17 Ryan DeLaughter RHP/OF 6'3 210 2005 Denton Ryan Corinth TX
19 Diallo Fon OF 6'1 190 2005 Las Lomas Walnut Creek CA
20 Cameron Maybin OF 6'4 190 2005 TC Roberson Arden NC
21 David DiNatale OF 6'0 185 2005 King's Academy Parkland FL
22 Jonathan Niese LHP 6'3 190 2005 Defiance Defiance OH
23 Josh Zeid RHP 6'4 214 2005 Hamden Hall Country Day New Haven CT
25 Marcus Jones OF 6'2 180 2005 Landon School Washington DC
27 Kurt Smith RHP 6'4 215 2005 Country Day Cincinnati OH
28 Jarred Bogany OF 6'3 199 2005 George Bush Houston TX
29 Mark Willinsky RHP 6'3 200 2005 Cimarron-Memorial Las Vegas NV
31 Ike Davis 1B/LHP 6'5 205 2005 Chaparral Scottsdale AZ
32 Kent Matthes 3B/RHP 6'3 195 2005 Edgewater Orlando FL
34 Beau Jones LHP 6'2 180 2005 Destrehan Destrehan LA
35 Tyson Ross RHP 6'5 188 2005 Bishop O'Dowd Oakland CA
36 Daryl Jones LHP/OF 6'1 175 2005 Spring Spring TX
37 Jimmy Marshall C/RHP 6'1 195 2005 Lawton Chiles Tallahassee FL
38 Brett Wallace 3B/1B 6'1 205 2005 Justin Siena Sonoma CA
39 CJ  Henry SS 6'3 200 2005 Putnam City Oklahoma City OK
40 Mark Ortega MIF/3B 6'2 185 2005 Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens FL
41 Ben Booker SS/RHP 6'3 180 2005 Lorena Bruceville TX
42 Chas Spottswood RHP 6'4 180 2005 Key West Key West FL
43 Cody Neer C 6'4 225 2005 Edgewater Orlando FL
44 Chris Buss SS 6'3 180 2005 Rosemount Rosemount MN
45 Jordan Danks OF 6'5 200 2005 Round Rock Round Rock TX
46 Drew Thompson MIF 5'10 150 2005 Jupiter Tequesta FL
47 Chris  Volstad RHP 6'7 190 2005 Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens FL
48 Jon Egan C 6'3 180 2005 Crosscreek Hephzibah GA
50 John Drennen OF 6'0 180 2005 Rancho Bernardo San Diego CA
51 Greg Lindsey OF 6'1 175 2005 Henry County McDonough GA
53 Kyle Maxie C 6'2 200 2005 North Forrest Hattiesburg MS
54 Landon Hernandez C 6'2 205 2005 Desert Chapel Indio CA
56 David Cooper 1B/LHP 6'0 180 2005 Tokay Stockton CA
57 Chadd Hartman OF 6'1 190 2005 Olympia Windemere FL
58 Travis Wood LHP/OF 6'0 165 2005 Bryant Alexander AR
59 Daniel Espinosa SS 5'11 165 2005 Mater Dei Santa Ana CA
61 Lamar Guy OF 5'11 175 2005 Lake Brantley Sanford FL
62 Jeremy Bleich LHP 6'2 185 2005 Newman Metairie LA
63 Jason  Rago OF 6'2 200 2005 Fairfield Prep Fairfield CT
64 John  Matulia OF 6'0 170 2005 Eustis Eustis FL
66 Nathan Freiman RHP/1B 6'7 215 2005 Wellesley Wellesley MA
67 Kurt Lipton OF 6'5 188 2005 Grandview Prep Boca Raton FL
68 Ivan De Jesus MIF 5'11 175 2005 PR Academy Guaynabo PR
70 Justin Lee RHP 6'4 200 2005 Escambia Pensacola FL
71 Matt  Clark 3B/RHP 6'5 195 2005 Etiwanda Fontana CA
72 Jemile Weeks MIF 5'9 145 2005 Lake Brantley Altamonte Springs FL
74 Tyler Musselwhite RHP 6'4 190 2005 Gainesville Gainesville GA
75 John Dischert LHP 6'5 220 2005 St Marks Wilmington DE
77 Brett Jacobsen RHP 6'6 194 2005 Cactus Shadows Carefree AZ
78 Craig Italiano RHP 6'3 195 2005 Flower Mound Flower Mound TX
79 Jordan Herr OF 6'2 188 2005 Hempfield Lancaster PA
81 Colby Rasmus LHP 6'2 183 2005 Russell County Phenix City AL
82 Bryan Price RHP 6'4 195 2005 Marble Falls Marble Falls TX
83 Phillip Robinson RHP 6'2 215 2005 Fayette County Fayetteville GA
85 Justin Wells SS/RHP 5'11 175 2005 Bryant Alexander AR
86 Mark Gentry RHP 6'2 190 2005 Gainesville Gainesville FL
87 Johnny Montoya RHP 6'0 187 2005 Miami Christian Miami FL
89 James McLaughlin RHP 6'4 220 2005 Torrey Pines Solana Beach CA
90 Shaun Garceau RHP 6'1 185 2005 Royal Palm Beach Royal Palm Beach FL
91 Brandon Aponte RHP 6'3 215 2005 Canyon Anaheim CA
92 Preston  Paramore C 6'3 210 2005 Allen Allen TX
93 Nate Fields SS/OF 6'0 175 2005 Anderson Cincinnati OH
94 Matt  Clark LHP/1B 6'2 185 2005 Riverside McDonough GA
96 Travis Smith 1B  6'4 220 2005 Simon Kenton Morningview KY
97 Robert Lara C/RHP 6'1 200 2005 Nova Ft Lauderdale FL
99 Justin LaTempa RHP 6'2 165 2005 Huntington Beach Huntington Beach CA
                 
FREE AGENT Edgar Garcia RHP 6'2 190 FA   Dominican Republic DR
FREE AGENT Roque Mercedes RHP 6'3 185 FA   Dominican Republic DR
Other PG National Showcase Top Ranked Prospects
Danny  Benick MIF 6'0 160 2005 Greater Nanticoke Glen Lyon PA
Blair  Brejtfus RHP/1B 6'3 215 2005 Arcadia Phoenix AZ
Brian Muldowney MIF 5'11 170 2005 East West Chester PA
Mark Pawelek LHP 6'2 165 2005 Springville Springville UT
Raymond  Allen MIF 6'2 180 2005 Lake Brantley Longwood FL
Anthony Perez RHP 6'0 200 2005 Pace Hialeah FL
Danny  Grubb C 5'11 175 2005 Orange Lutheran Orange CA
Clinton Storr OF 6'1 180 2005 Key West Key West FL
Ryan Flaherty SS 6'2 175 2005 Deering Portlamd ME
Doug  Pilcher RHP 6'5 220 2005 Hinsdale Central Burr Ridge IL
Deryck Johnson OF 6'0 180 2005 Cypress Creek Orlando FL
Andrew Giobbi C 6'1 210 2005 Deering Portland ME
Bryan Bennett C/1B 6'2 205 2005 Lyman Altamonte Springs FL
Eddie Rush OF 6'0 175 2005 Westlake McDonough GA
Matthew Wade RHP/OF 6'0 170 2005 Villa Park Orange CA
David Adams SS 6'1 185 2005 Grandview Prep Margate FL
Cory Burns RHP 6'1 185 2005 Moon Valley Scottsdale AZ
William Long MIF 5'10 175 2005 Pendleton School Valrico FL
Darrien Acy-King OF/RHP 5'11 185 2005 North Mesquite Balch Springs TX
Mario Duarte OF 6'2 185 2005 Gaither Tampa FL
L.V. Ware OF 6'0 180 2005 North Atlanta Atlanta GA
Thomas Mendoza RHP/IF 6'2 180 2005 Pace Miami FL
Cody Railsback RHP 6'3 180 2005 Ryan Denton TX
Michael Torres MIF 5'11 165 2005 Mater Dei Santa Ana CA
Brett  Summers RHP 6'6 185 2005 Lake Central Dyer IN
Jake Shaffer OF 6'0 195 2005 Athol Athol MA
Matt  Lopez SS 6'1 175 2005 Palm Desert Palm Desert CA
Bradley Suttle 3B/RHP 6'2 200 2005 Boerne Boerne TX
Scott  Van Slyke OF/1B 6'5 210 2005 John Burroughs St Louis MO
Kevin Light LHP/1B 6'0 172 2005 Hanover Richmond VA
Matt Daly INF 5'11 165 2005 Esperanza Yorba Linda CA
Jose Jimenez C 5'11 210 2005 Pace Hialeah FL
Keith Hill C/OF 6'1 175 2005 Abbeville Abbeville SC
Jordan Muir RHP/3B 6'0 180 2005 Cimarron-Memorial Las Vegas NV
Daniel Wiltz RHP 6'1 195 2005 Gulliver Prep Miami FL
Caleb Graham RHP 6'2 190 2005 Gaither Lutz FL
Ruari O'Connor 3B/C 6'0 190 2005 Oak Park River Forest IL
Wesley Freie 3B/RHP 6'3 215 2005 Wilton Wilton IA
Nolan Crawley C 6'1 190 2005 Whitnall Greenfield WI
J.T.  Wise C 6'0 200 2005 Apopka Apopka FL
Dan Bennett RHP 6'4 210 2005 Skaneateles Skaneateles NY
Nick  Christiani RHP 6'0 170 2005 Heaton Hall Prep Linden NJ
Kyle Kilpatrick RHP 6'5 188 2005 Hickory Chesapeake VA
Matt Olsen RHP/3B 6'4 185 2005 Western Branch Chesapeake VA
Jake Rasner RHP 6'4 195 2005 Earl Wooster Reno NV
Eduardo Mendiola 3B 6'1 185 2005 Palmer Trinity Miami FL
Brett Graffy RHP 6'2 185 2005 Joliet Catholic Homer Glen IL
There will be several other top prospects in addition to those listed above


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