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2012 Southeast Top Prospect Showcase

Aug 25, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012

East Cobb Complex - 4617 Lee Waters Road Marietta, GA 30066 Map

Perfect Game is an organization that defined an industry and remains baseball’s most respected scouting report service.

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 10th annual Southeast Top Prospect Showcase is being held at the East Cobb Complex in Marietta, GA, August 25-26.  The event routinely draws over 200 players from states across the southeast. This showcase is designed for players graduating in 2013.  There have been numerous future division one college players and MLB draft picks who have attended this showcase in the past.

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Event History Since 2003

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 Yard 6.35 sec Jared McKay GA 2013   Spartanburg Methodist College
Fastball 92 mph Ryan Wood VA 2004 Royals 11 East Carolina
Fastball 92 mph Brooks Hall SC 2008 Brewers 4 South Carolina
Fastball 92 mph Dane Williams FL 2008 White Sox 15 North Carolina State
Pop-Time 1.77 sec Taylor Hightower GA 2007 Rockies 42 Mississippi
CVelo 87 mph Anthony Shawler VA 2004 Nationals 45 Old Dominion
1BVelo 88 mph Matthew Heckroth FL 2008   Tallahassee CC
IFVelo 95 mph Ethan Martin GA 2007 Dodgers 1 Clemson
OFVelo 93 mph Lex Rutledge MS 2008 Orioles 6 Samford
OFVelo 93 mph Dalton Ewing GA 2012   Coastal Carolina
  

“Perfect Game is a leading resource for anyone interested in amateur baseball, running top-notch events throughout the year which are followed closely by our scouts. Organized and efficient, Perfect Game is on top of their game. Perfect Game player information and rankings are a valuable resource for us.”

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

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