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2001 National Showcase

Jun 15, 2001 - Jun 17, 2001

Tropicana Field - 1 Tropicana Drive St. Petersburg, FL 33705 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

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Event History Since 2001

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.15  sec Quentin Holmes NY 2016   Mississippi State
FB 99  mph Michael Main FL 2006  1 Florida State
POP 1.72  sec Tyler Marlette FL 2010  5 UCF
C 91  mph Alex Jackson CA 2013  1 Oregon
1B 95  mph Bobby Miller IL 2016   Louisville
IF 98  mph Lance McCullers FL 2011 Astros 1 Comp Florida
OF 100  mph Michael Gettys GA 2013  2 Georgia
ZBS 107.312  mph Cole Stobbe NE 2015  3 Arkansas
ZHS 41.847  mph Robert Bell FL 2016   Bethune-Cookman
ZTT 0.100  sec Kevin Milam CA 2015   St. Mary's
ZTT 0.100  sec Brad Demco TX 2015   Sam Houston State
ZTT 0.100  sec Luke Van Rycheghem ON 2015  23 Stetson
ZTT 0.100  sec Zachary DeLoach TX 2016   Texas A&M
ZTT 0.100  sec Zach Jackson FL 2016   Florida
ZTT 0.100  sec Shane Shifflett FL 2016   Florida
ZTT 0.100  sec Colin Hall GA 2016   Georgia Tech
ZTT 0.100  sec Drew Waters GA 2016   Georgia
ZTT 0.100  sec Ben Ramirez CA 2016   Southern California
ZTT 0.100  sec Chaney Rogers GA 2016   Georgia
ZTT 0.100  sec Lawson Hill GA 2016   Wofford
ZTT 0.100  sec Bryson Hutchinson FL 2016   Mississippi State
ZTT 0.100  sec Justin Farmer FL 2016   Florida
ZTT 0.100  sec Logan White AZ 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Everrett Harris TX 2016   Miami (OH)
ZTT 0.100  sec Benjamin Casparius CT 2016   North Carolina
ZTT 0.100  sec Mason Doolittle FL 2016   Louisiana State
ZTT 0.100  sec Paxton Wallace AR 2016   Wichita State
ZTT 0.100  sec Noah Campbell NC 2016   South Carolina
ZTT 0.100  sec Bo Majkowski GA 2016   Clemson
ZTT 0.100  sec Oscar Serratos GA 2016   Georgia Tech
ZTT 0.100  sec Cardinal Fernandezees CA 2016   Loyola Marymount
ZTT 0.100  sec Robert Bell FL 2016   Bethune-Cookman
ZTT 0.100  sec Jordan Stroschein IA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec William Jeffry PR 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Nelson Velazquez FL 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jeffrey Elkins LA 2016   Louisiana-Lafayette
ZTT 0.100  sec Joshua Plummer VA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Luis Guerrero NY 2016   High Point
ZTT 0.100  sec Clemente Inclan FL 2016   North Carolina
ZTT 0.100  sec Garrett Mitchell CA 2016   UCLA
ZTT 0.100  sec Adam Hall ON 2016   Texas A&M
ZTT 0.100  sec Terriez Fuller GA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Carlos Diaz PR 2016  

“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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