2014 Sunshine Southeast Showcase

May 30, 2014 - Jun 01, 2014

Cartersville BB Complex - 11 Sugar Valley Rd. Cartersville, GA 30120 Map

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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).
  • Reports to all 30 Major League scouting departments
  • Exposure to over 1,500 colleges and scouts from all 30 Major League teams
  • Ranks players nationally, by state, and by position
  • Runs the most organized events nationwide
  • Works with Skillshow, which films all players during showcase workouts and all pitchers during games
  • Requires players to use wooden bats only
  • Has selected all players for every Perfect Game All-American Classic
  • A comprehensive scouting evaluation by Perfect Game, which will be posted on player's profile page at
  • An opportunity to compete with and against the nation’s top high school and amateur prospects
  • A player profile on
  • A jersey and a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap
  • Video clips posted on player profile

2014 will mark the inaugural year for the Sunshine Southeast Showcase, the fifth installment of the “Sunshine Showcase” series, joining the East (Florida), Northeast (Pennsylvania), South (Texas) and West (California). The Southeast Sunshine Showcase will be a three-day event, May 30 – June 1 at Cartersville High School. The Sunshine showcases kick off the summer baseball season and also serve as the first opportunity for many top young prospects to be evaluated by Perfect Game scouts. It is also the last opportunity for players to earn an invitation to the prestigious Perfect Game National and Junior National Showcases in mid-June to be held at the JetBlue Player Development Complex in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Event History Since 2014

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.39  sec Cole Brannen GA 2016   Georgia Southern
FB 92  mph Tristin English GA 2014  39 Georgia Tech
FB 92  mph Brett Vosik NE 2015   Kansas
POP 1.80  sec Bryce O'Brien GA 2015  
C 85  mph Tristin English GA 2014  39 Georgia Tech
1B 89  mph Chase Walter GA 2015  
IF 93  mph Brett Vosik NE 2015   Kansas
OF 94  mph Brett Vosik NE 2015   Kansas
ZBS 103.000  mph Ryan Whiting GA 2015  
ZHS 45.000  mph CJ Bush KY 2015   Kent State
ZTT 0.094  sec Tyler Esplin IL 2015   UNC-Charlotte
ZTT 0.094  sec Peyton Weisskopf AL 2015  
ZTT 0.094  sec Fowler Brooks GA 2015   Piedmont College
ZTT 0.094  sec Bo Wiggins NC 2015  
ZTT 0.094  sec Ryan Whiting GA 2015  
ZTT 0.094  sec CJ Bush KY 2015   Kent State
ZTT 0.094  sec Bryant Jacox Jr VA 2015  
ZTT 0.094  sec Justin Feliciano PR 2015  

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Brian M. Cashman   Sr. Vice President and General Manager New York Yankees
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