Busy schedule for PG Showcases in Fort Myers

Showcase : : Story
Jim Ecker        
Published: Wednesday, January 06, 2010

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Terry Park in Fort Myers will be a busy place this weekend (Jan. 9-10) with the 2010 World Showcase, World Open Showcase and National Underclass Showcase-Session 3 all proceeding at the same time with 270 players from 30 states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

The World Showcase, which began in 1997, was the first national-level showcase ever held by Perfect Game USA and is considered the No.1 off-season scouting event of its kind. The World Showcase has produced 27 first-round draft picks over the years and has seen 56 of its alumni reached the major leagues.

Zack Greinke, who won the American League Cy Young Award this past season with the Kansas City Royals, played in the World Showcase when he was in high school. Jameson Taillon, rated one of the top prospects for this year’s draft, was here last year and threw a 95 mph fastball, matching the all-time best at this event. Dan Phillips posted a 1.72 clocking in the catcher pop times, also matching the Showcase record.

Some of the top alumni from the National Underclass Showcase include Andrew McCutchen and Jarrod Saltamacchia, a pair of first-round selections. The Underclass Showcase is for younger high school players who are on their way up the ladder.

The big weekend begins Friday night with a College Recruiting Seminar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, with sessions at 7:15 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

All 270 players will report to Terry Park by 8 a.m. on Saturday. Members of the Perfect Game staff will talk to all the players at 9 a.m. about the showcases, and then the individual workouts will begin. All of the players will be filmed by BaseballWebTV.com for web postings and individual videos.

Games are scheduled in all three showcases for 3 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, with more games on Sunday at 9 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. on four fields at Terry Park.

Recent Related Articles
2017 14u PG Select Baseball
Perfect Game is excited to announce that the 14u PG Select Baseball Festival will return to JetBlue Ballpark over Labor Day w... READ 
PG 14u National Showcase set
Perfect Game showcase officials have announced the inaugural Perfect Game 14u National Showcase will be held Aug. 5-6, 2017, ... READ 
Great Lakes Top Prospects
The top prospect list from the 2017 Perfect Game Great Lakes Indoor Showcase held at the Total Sports Complex, February 18 in... READ 
Most Viewed Related Articles
Sanchez, P.R. on top of the World
There were several Puerto Rican prospects who performed very well at this weekend's PG World Showcase in Fort Myers, but 2017... READ 
No pitch, no problem for Barco
Florida 2019 Hunter Barco is the No. 1-ranked LHP in the country but the UVa commit spent 3 days at the PG National Underclas... READ 
It's Miller's time at Main Event
Standout Florida 2019 SS prospect Josiah Miller returned to the PG National Underclass Showcase-Main Event in Fort Myers for ... READ 
 

About Perfect Game :: Contact us :: Site Map
Copyright 1994-2017 by Perfect Game. All rights reserved. No portion of this information may be reprinted or reproduced without the written consent of Perfect Game.