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Friday, June 25, 2004

Best Showcase Ever – 2004 Perfect Game National Showcase

Perfect Game Staff        
The Perfect Game National Showcase will be held June 18-20 in St Petersburg, FL. The event will return to Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays). The Domed MLB Stadium is an ideal site for this prestigious event. This will be the third time the PG National was held at Tropicana Field.

This year’s PG National might be the greatest showcase ever because of the large number of top ranked prospects who will be in attendance. As of this date, 42 of the top 50 ranked 05’s in the country have confirmed they will be at Tropicana Field. It is possible that 49 of the top 50 will be there. The 42 who have committed early are listed below with their national ranking.

80 of the top 100 ranked prospects and nearly 150 of the top 200 prospects will be at this year’s PG National. Also attending will be some top free agent prospects from Latin America including two of the very best pitchers from the Dominican Republic. T

he PG National has had 26 of it’s players drafted in the first round in the past two drafts. And this year’s National is by far the most talented of all the PG Nationals and that’s because the 2005 high school class is loaded!

Once again, we believe this year’s Perfect Game National Showcase will have more talent, top to bottom, than any showcase ever held. Even more than the 2001 and 2002 PG Nationals held at Tropicana Field. Some of the top two round picks to come out of those events include, Chris Lubanski (PA), Ryan Harvey (FL), John Danks (TX), Ian Stewart (CA), Lastings Milledge (FL), Jeff Allison (MA), Chad Billingsley (OH), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (FL), Adam Jones (CA), Ryan Sweeney (IA), James Houser (FL), Jeff Flaig (CA), Paul Bacot (GA), BJ Upton (VA), Prince Fielder (FL), Chris Gruler (CA), Clint Everts (TX), Scott Moore (CA), Scott Kazmir (TX), Denard Span (FL), Sergio Santos (CA), Matt Cain (TN), John Mayberry (KS), Matt Whitney (FL), Micah Schilling (LA), Joey Votto (CAN), Corey Shafer (OK), Adam Donachie (FL), Zach Hammes (IA), Robert Andino (FL), Kevin Jepsen (NV), Brian Dopirak (FL), and several others.

For those that might doubt the earlier statements, please look at the short list of players below, who are ranked in the top 50 nationally. There will be more to sign up in the next couple weeks. At some point we will list the entire rosters on this site.

Seating will be roped off at Tropicana, but fans are welcome to attend. There is no charge at the gate. Scout packages will be available for scouts and college recruiters wishing to purchase one. It is not necessary to purchase a scout packet to get in.

More information will be posted soon.

Date: May 21st 2004
Perfect Game National Showcase (Following players have confirmed their attendance)
PG Current National rank is listed. Many other top players will be confirming soon
The 2004 PG National will have more high school talent than any showcase EVER! T
ROPICANA FIELD - Domed Stadium of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays - June 18-20
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NationalRank First Last Position Ht Wt Grad High School City St
1 Justin Upton SS/OF 6'2 187 2005 Great Bridge Cheasapeake VA
2 Iain Sebastian RHP/1B 6'4 230 2005 Columbus Columbus GA
4 Austin Jackson OF 6'2 178 2005 Denton Ryan Denton TX
5 Justin Bristow SS/RHP 6'4 200 2005 Mills Goodwin Richmond VA
6 Andrew McCutchen OF 5'11 170 2005 Fort Meade Fort Meade FL
7 Chris Dominguez 3B 6'4 210 2005 Pace Miami FL
8 Eric Massingham RHP 6'2 205 2005 De La Salle Benicia CA
9 Bradley Clark RHP 6'6 205 2005 Hillsborough Tampa FL
10 Jeremy Hellickson RHP 6'0 170 2005 Hoover Des Moines IA
11 Ryan Mitchell RHP 6'4 240 2005 Magnolia Magnolia TX
12 Shane Funk RHP 6'6 225 2005 Arnold Panama City Bch FL
13 Buster Posey RHP/SS 6'1 180 2005 Lee County Leesburg GA
14 Jeff Lyman RHP 6'3 210 2005 Monte Vista Alamo CA
15 Zach Putnam RHP/3B 6'2 205 2005 Pioneer Ann Arbor MI
16 Ralph Henriquez C 6'1 188 2005 Key West Key West FL
17 Ryan DeLaughter RHP/OF 6'3 210 2005 Denton Ryan Corinth TX
19 Diallo Fon OF 6'1 190 2005 Las Lomas Walnut Creek CA
20 Cameron Maybin OF 6'4 190 2005 TC Roberson Arden NC
21 David DiNatale OF 6'0 185 2005 King's Academy Parkland FL
22 Jonathan Niese LHP 6'3 190 2005 Defiance Defiance OH
23 Josh Zeid RHP 6'4 214 2005 Hamden Hall Country Day New Haven CT
25 Marcus Jones OF 6'2 180 2005 Landon School Washington DC
27 Kurt Smith RHP 6'4 215 2005 Country Day Cincinnati OH
28 Jarred Bogany OF 6'3 199 2005 George Bush Houston Tx
29 Mark Willinsky RHP 6'3 200 2005 Cimarron-Memorial Las Vegas NV
31 Ike Davis 1B/LHP 6'5 205 2005 Chaparral Scottsdale AZ
32 Kent Matthes 3B/RHP 6'3 195 2005 Edgewater Orlando FL
34 Beau Jones LHP 6'2 180 2005 Destrehan Destrehan LA
35 Tyson Ross RHP 6'5 188 2005 Bishop O'Dowd Oakland CA
36 Daryl Jones LHP/OF 6'1 175 2005 Spring Spring TX
37 Jimmy Marshall C/RHP 6'1 195 2005 Lawton Chiles Tallahassee FL
38 Brett Wallace 3B/1B 6'1 205 2005 Justin Siena Sonoma CA
40 Mark Ortega MIF/3B 6'2 185 2005 Palm Beach Gardens Palm Beach Gardens FL
41 Ben Booker SS/RHP 6'3 180 2005 Lorena Bruceville TX
42 Chas Spottswood RHP 6'4 180 2005 Key West Key West FL
43 Cody Neer C 6'4 225 2005 Edgewater Orlando FL
44 Chris Buss SS 6'3 180 2005 Rosemount Rosemount MN
45 Jordan Danks OF 6'5 200 2005 Round Rock Round Rock TX
46 Drew Thompson MIF 5'10 150 2005 Jupiter Tequesta FL
48 Jon Egan C 6'3 180 2005 Crosscreek Hephzibah GA
49 Tyler Herron SS/RHP 6'3 180 2005 Wellington Wellington FL
50 John Drennen OF 6'0 180 2005 Rancho Bernardo San Diego CA
FREE AGENT Edgar Garcia RHP 6'2 190 FA   Dominican Republic DR
FREE AGENT Roque Meredes RHP 6'3 185 FA   Dominican Republic DR
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