WWBA Tournament

2003 WWBA PG/BA World Championship

Oct 24, 2003 - Oct 27, 2003

Roger Dean Complex - 4751 Main Street Jupiter, FL 33458 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).
  • Run the largest and most scouted tournaments in amateur baseball
  • Compile scouting notes on thousands of players annually
  • Very highly competitive games on the nicest fields in the country
  • Exposure to college coaches and MLB scouts that attend these tournaments
  • Top performances will be mentioned in daily stat leaders

Games: games guaranteed, weather permitting.

Age Eligibility:

Bat Type: Bat Restrictions

Coolers: Not Allowed

Entry Fee:

NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AT ANYTIME AFTER PAYMENT. PERFECT GAME WILL HOLD A CREDIT TO A FUTURE EVENT IF NOTICE OF CANCELLATION IS GIVEN AT LEAST 3 WEEKS PRIOR

Results

Champion East Cobb Astros

Runner-Up Dallas Tigers 18U

MVP

MV-Pitcher Yovani Gallardo

MV-Pitcher Brad Bergesen

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Event History Since 1998

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 Yard 6.47 sec BJ (Melvin) Upton VA 2001 Rays 1 Florida State
Fastball 98 mph Rick Porcello NJ 2006 Tigers 1 North Carolina
Fastball 98 mph Jordan Sheffield TN 2012 Red Sox 13 Vanderbilt
Pop-Time 2.12 sec William ("Alex") Brown MD 2010  
CVelo 78 mph Tim Griffin FL 2005 Mariners 28
1BVelo 89 mph Jason Heyward GA 2005 Braves 1 UCLA
IFVelo 93 mph Jonathan Merritt GA 2005   Birmingham-Southern College
OFVelo 94 mph Jonathan Edwards TX 2005 Cardinals 14 Arizona State

“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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