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Draft | Story | 6/5/2012

PG National Showcase Draft Impact

Patrick Ebert        
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Just less than one year ago, 250 of the most talented players eligible for the 2012 draft from across the nation assembled in Fort Myers, Fla. to participate in the 2011 National Showcase. The top prospects from that event were chosen to attend the 2011 Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings, which included the Houston Astros No. 1 overall pick, Carlos Correa.

Correa was the sixth PG All-American to claim that honor, following in the footsteps of notable young stars such as Justin Upton, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole. 18 other former PG All-Americans were also drafted in the first and supplemental first rounds, and that full list can be viewed in this story.

There were 22 players selected in that same range that attended last year's National Showcase, and 31 total National alumni.

10 of the first 13 overall selections had previously attended the National Showcase, eight of which did so in 2011.

Through the first three rounds, an astounding 70 of the 128 players taken were National Showcase alumni, while 87 of the top 188 players (top five rounds) also attended the event.

All 34 of the high school players that were drafted in the first and supplemental first-rounds have previously attended a Perfect Game event. 55 of the 60 players (92-percent) taken overall in that range are also PG alumni.

The National Showcase has long kicked off the draft season for the following year. This year's event will be held June 14-18 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Metrodome, former home of the Minnesota Twins. Similar to past years, the top 2013 prospects from the 2013 graduating class will be in attendance, and many of those players will be represented on this year's Perfect Game All-American Classic rosters.

For more information on the 2012 National Showcase, please visit the event page:


The 2012 Jr. National Showcase, which consists of the top prospects from the 2014 class, will be conducted at the Metrodome the two days prior to the National, June 12-13.


Listed here are the 31 players drafted in the first and supplemental first rounds of the 2012 draft that had previously attended the National Showcase:

Round Pick Player Team Year
1 1 Carlos Correa Houston Astros 2011
1 3 Michael Zunino Seattle Mariners 2008
1 4 Kevin Gausman Baltimore Orioles 2009
1 6 Albert Almora Chicago Cubs 2011
1 7 Max Fried San Diego Padres 2011
1 8 Mark Appel Pittsburgh Pirates 2008
1 10 David Dahl Colorado Rockies 2011
1 11 Addison Russell Oakland Athletics 2011
1 12 Gavin Cecchini New York Mets 2011
1 13 Courtney Hawkins Chicago White Sox 2011
1 18 Corey Seager Los Angeles Dodgers 2011
1 21 Lucas Sims Atlanta Braves 2011
1 22 Marcus Stroman Toronto Blue Jays 2008
1 24 Deven Marrero Boston Red Sox 2008
1 25 Richie Shaffer Tampa Bay Rays 2008
1 26 Stryker Trahan Arizona Diamondbacks 2011
1 30 Ty Hensley New York Yankees 2011


32 Jose Orlando Berrios Minnesota Twins 2011
1S 33 Zach Eflin San Diego Padres 2011
1S 34 Daniel Robertson Oakland Athletics 2011
1S 39 Joey Gallo Texas Rangers 2011
41 Lance McCullers Houston Astros 2011
42 Luke Bard Minnesota Twins 2008
47 Matt Olson Oakland Athletics 2011
48 Keon Barnum Chicago White Sox 2011
49 Jesse Winker Cincinnati Reds 2011
50 Matt Smoral Toronto Blue Jays 2011
51 Jesmuel Valentin Diaz Los Angeles Dodgers 2011
55 Walker Weickel San Diego Padres 2011
57 Jeff Gelalich Cincinnati Reds 2008
60 Tyler Gonzales Toronto Blue Jays 2010
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