2012 Northwest Showcase

Aug 25, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012

Newport HS - 4333 Factoria Blvd SE Bellevue, WA 98006 Map

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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
  • An opportunity to compete with and against the nation’s top high school and amateur prospects
  • A player profile on
  • A jersey and a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap
  • Video clips posted on player profile

The 5th annual Northwest Showcase will be held as Newport High School in Bellevue, Washington, August 25-26. The Northwest is a booming area for baseball, as evidenced by new college programs at U. Oregon and U. Seattle, and there are more opportunities for young and talented players than ever before. Players from Western Canada along with California are also expected to attend along with those from the Northwest. Seniors (class of 2013) and Underclassman (2014, 2015, 2016) were all welcome at this growing event.

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Event History Since 2004

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.56  sec Corbin Carroll WA 2016  
FB 93  mph Michael Monster BC 2008  25
POP 1.81  sec Brian Olson WA 2010  34 Seattle
C 83  mph Bryce Parker CA 2004  
1B 87  mph Zac Kolterman WA 2011  
IF 87  mph Dylan LaVelle WA 2011  18 Oregon State
OF 92  mph Dylan LaVelle WA 2011  18 Oregon State
ZBS 97.234  mph Aaron Beaulaurier WA 2015  
ZHS 41.650  mph Carter Young WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Mitchell Rennie BC 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Austin Rauschenburg OR 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Carter Young WA 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Alec Cordova WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Connor Donohue MT 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Riley Parker WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Nathan Fitzgibbons WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Dylan Anderman OR 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Kai Cavan WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Will Simpson WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Noah Souza WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Reid Sturn WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jose Chavez OR 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Eunsang Yu WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jordan Wasia WY 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Cole Hoskins OR 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Alex Claxton OR 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Nicholas Lindholm WA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Julian Jackson WA 2016  

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