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PG On Deck: Jan. 16

Blake Dowson        
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PG East MLK Championship

100 teams across six age divisions will be in Fort Myers from Jan. 17-20 for the 2020 Perfect Game East MLK Championship, a tournament that is in its fifth year at both the Freshman and 13u levels, while adding the other four age divisions in recent years.

The tournaments will be held at numerous ballparks across the city of Fort Myers and the surrounding area, with many games being held at 5 Plex-Lee County Player Development Complex. 14 field locations in all will be used.

Age divisions will be split between 12u (14 teams), 13u (20 teams), 14u (24 teams), Freshman (8 teams), Underclass (20 teams), and Upperclass (14 teams).

A number of top 2023 prospects will be in attendance at the Freshman level, with Brandon Olivera (No. 13 overall, RHP), Nikolas Sanders (No. 23 overall, C), Ariel Antigua (No. 50 overall, SS), TJ Dunsford (No. 63 overall 3B), and Eduardo Balboa (No. 66 overall, 3B) all suiting up for Resmondo Baseball.

Beast Mode Prime 2021 will have an impressive roster with them at the Underclass event, with a number of highly-ranked prospects in uniform. Satchell Norman (No. 79 overall, C), Joshua Baez (No. 92 overall, OF), Jace Jones (No. 164 overall, RHP), and Jaylen Jones (No. 179 overall, LHP) are all top-200 prospects with the squad.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

PG West MLK Championship

The ninth rendition of the Perfect Game West MLK Championship will be held in Phoenix from Jan. 17-20 in the Freshman, Underclass, and Upperclass age divisions.

Over 100 teams total will compete at Camelback Ranch, the Spring Training home of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox, with 30 in the Freshman division, 53 in the Underclass, and 26 to round out the Upperclass.

3D Gold boasts the top two players in attendance at the Freshman level, with Zion Rose (No. 7 overall, C) and Duce Robinson (No. 30 overall, OF) wearing the team threads. Jacob Hudson (No. 52 overall, RHP), Manoah Chapman (No. 69 overall, SS), and Zane Kelly (No. 99 overall, LHP) round out the top-100 talent in the Freshman age division.

3n2 Sticks Baseball 17u National Team has a stacked roster in the Underclass division, with five top-100 prospects in the 2021 class. Braylon Bishop (No. 5 overall, OF), Drake Varnado (No. 29 overall, SS), Keegan Allen (No. 72 overall, RHP), Josh Pearson (No. 73 overall, OF), and Hunter Elliott (No. 81 overall, LHP) are the members of that list.

The top-ranked prospect at the Upperclass event will be Ethan Long, the No. 6 third base prospect in the 2020 class and No. 44 overall talent. Long will suit up for North East Baseball National, winners of the event at the Upperclass event in 2019.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

PG 14u South MLK Championship

The inaugural Perfect Game 14u South MLK Championship will be held from Jan. 17-20 in Tomball, Texas at the Premier Baseball of Texas complex.

Eight teams will compete for the first title in the event’s history, all hailing from the Lonestar State.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

2020 World Showcase

The 2020 Perfect Game World Showcase will be held from Jan. 18-19 at the Terry Park Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida.

Running since 1997 as the top off-season scouting event of its kind, the PG World Showcase brings in players from Canada, Latin America, Japan, and Europe to compete in front of scouts.

Zack Greinke was one of the early prospects to make himself known at the World Showcase, doing so in 2001. More recently, Carlos Correa announced himself as the best player in the 2012 class while attending the World Showcase, with Perfect Game bumping him to the top spot in the class to reflect his work at the showcase, and later being taken with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft by the Houston Astros.

Other MLB players who have come from outside the United States and also attended the World Showcase include Geovany Soto, Jose Morales, Edwin Diaz, Rafael Devers, and Jose Orlando Berrios.

A number of American-born MLB players have also attended, including Nick Castellanos, Mike Clevinger, Carl Crawford, Yasmani Grandal, Adam Jones, Andrew Miller, Jameson Taillon, Justin Upton, and Michael Zunino.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

2020 World Uncommitted Showcase (2020 Grads)

The 2020 World Uncommitted Showcase will be held in conjunction with the World Showcase to give 2020 graduates one more chance to get their reports up online for college coaches looking to fill roster spots.

The World Uncommitted Showcase has been successful in the past in getting scholarships for players, with 299 college commitments coming from the event in the past.

44 drafted players have attended the event, including 2013 first rounder Braden Shipley.

For more information, visit the Event Page.

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