Showcase

2011 Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase

Aug 05, 2011 - Aug 07, 2011

New Bridge Bank Park (Greensboro Grasshoppers) - 408 Bellemeade Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Map

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Perfect Game provides showcases, tournaments, online video, national rankings, player profiles, scouting reports and college and professional opportunities to the nation’s top prospects and their families.

Where talent goes, professional scouts and top college recruiters are sure to follow, and Perfect Game can offer the best in baseball increased exposure, insight and professionalism to propel them through their baseball careers.
Roy Clark: "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."
Perfect Game set a new record for the tenth consecutive year following the 2011 MLB draft. Of the 1,530 players selected, 1,323 had attended a Perfect Game event, and 294 of the first 331 picks were Perfect Game alumni. Many of these alumni had participated in multiple Perfect Game tournaments, showcases and/or leagues.

In the past ten years, 9,073 Perfect Game participants have been chosen in the MLB First-Year Player Draft. However, these figures do not account for the many Latin American free agents who participate in Perfect Game showcases and tournaments and then sign with Major League clubs. One can only imagine how many Perfect Game alumni will ultimately reach their dream of playing Major League Baseball down the road.

Perfect Game does not take any credit for the numerous outstanding players selected in the draft or the many more who go on to play college baseball. Perfect Game simply provides talented players a means to be identified and evaluated closely while competing with and against the best worldwide. Perfect Game identifies players, provides an opinion, and then lets Major League scouts and college coaches form their own.

MLB scouts and college coaches make the most important decisions, and luckily, they follow what we do very closely - not only in person, but online as well.

Draft fast facts

Perfect Game has more talented players in attendance than any other organization. The proof is in the results.
  • 37 of the 42 first and supplemental first-round picks of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event.
  • 64 of the 75 players selected on the first day (top two rounds) of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event, including No. 1 overall pick Dansby Swanson.
  • 35 of the 75 players selected on the first day of the 2015 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game National Showcase (24 of which did so in 2014).
  • 23 Perfect Game All-Americans were selected on the first day of the 2015 MLB Draft, 19 of which played in the 2014 Classic.
  • Since the game’s inception in 2003, seven Perfect Game All-Americans have been selected with the first overall pick, including Brady Aiken (2014), Carlos Correa (2012), Gerrit Cole (2011), Bryce Harper (2010) and Justin Upton (2005).
  • Reports to all 30 Major League scouting departments
  • Exposure to over 1,500 colleges and scouts from all 30 Major League teams
  • Ranks players nationally, by state, and by position
  • Runs the most organized events nationwide
  • Works with Skillshow, which films all players during showcase workouts and all pitchers during games
  • Requires players to use wooden bats only
  • Has selected all players for every Perfect Game All-American Classic
  • A comprehensive scouting evaluation by Perfect Game, which will be posted on player's profile page at www.PerfectGame.org
  • An opportunity to compete with and against the nation’s top high school and amateur prospects
  • A player profile on www.PerfectGame.org
  • A jersey and a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap
  • Video clips posted on player profile

The 7th annual Atlantic Coast Top Prospect Showcase will be held August 5-7 at New Bridge Bank Park in Greensboro, North Carolina. This beautiful downtown Stadium, which seats 7,499 fans, is the home of the Greensboro Grasshoppers, the Florida Marlins minor league affiliate in the South Atlantic League. Top talent from the 2012 class from the Carolina’s, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia and beyond are expected to show their skills under the watchful eyes of the Perfect Game scouts. Hard throwing RHP Jeremy Jeffress (Kansas City Royals) became the first alum of this showcase to reach the Major Leagues last year.

Notes

New Bridge Bank Park will NOT have a concession standing open during this event.

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Atlantic Coast Top Prospects    Aug 16 2011

Event History Since 2005

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.45  sec Mitchell Shifflett VA 2008   Virginia
FB 91  mph Bryan Mitchell NC 2008 Yankees 16 North Carolina
FB 91  mph Blake Bivens VA 2013  4 Liberty
POP 1.76  sec Jon Rosoff NC 2013   Army
C 83  mph Alex Swim NC 2008  22 Elon
C 83  mph Eric Jones NC 2014   Davidson
1B 87  mph Ryan Lukach NJ 2009   Hartford
1B 87  mph Scout Knotts VA 2016  
IF 91  mph Kyle Wrighte VA 2013   William & Mary
OF 93  mph Riley Zayicek NC 2015   UNC-Wilmington
ZBS 98.320  mph Dean Looney NC 2015  
ZHS 38.066  mph Chase Brantley NC 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Chase Brantley NC 2015  

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Brian M. Cashman   Sr. Vice President and General Manager New York Yankees
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