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Perfect Game Names Greg Casterioto Vice President/Public Relations
KENNESAW, Georgia (Tuesday, August 08, 2023) - Perfect Game, the world’s largest youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, today announced the hiring of longtime Major League Baseball team executive, Greg Casterioto, as vice president of public relations.
Casterioto most recently served as a vice president in the sports division with New York City-based agency, Dan Klores Communications (DKC). With DKC, Casterioto worked on various sports business-related accounts, including global brands such as Sports Illustrated, UBS, Top Rank Boxing, and the Premier League's Manchester City FC, among others.
Prior to joining the agency, Casterioto spent 23 years with the Philadelphia Phillies, serving as the organization’s communications director from 2009-2021. Casterioto's efforts with the Phillies stretched to all facets of the organization, working with baseball operations, player relations, community outreach, alumni relations, marketing, and executive leadership at the C-suite level. He also worked closely with MLB's Commissioner's Office on various initiatives during the regular season and postseason.
In his role with Perfect Game, Casterioto will oversee all internal and external public relations activities, including announcements, live event coverage, and media relations.
“We’re excited to welcome Greg to the Perfect Game family. His expertise and experience in the game of baseball at its highest level will prove to be major assets for Perfect Game as we continue to grow domestically and internationally,” said Perfect Game CEO, Rob Ponger.
Added Perfect Game President, Rick Thurman: “There are few individuals who possess Greg’s background and reputation, and we’re fortunate to have him on the Perfect Game team. We look forward to working with Greg to support the organization’s public relations objectives as Perfect Game strives to deliver best-in-class services to its athletes, their families, its business partners, and the communities that we call home.”
“It’s an honor to join Perfect Game, an organization intertwined and instrumental in the baseball ecosystem,” said Casterioto. “Perfect Game’s influence on the growth of the sport cannot be understated, and I look forward to working with the entire Perfect Game team to help support their efforts from the public relations perspective.”
Perfect Game is the world’s largest elite youth baseball and softball platform and scouting service, producing over 9,800+ events, hundreds of thousands of games, and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to college coaches as well as Major League Baseball, as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, more than 1,847 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 13,893 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. In the 2022 Draft, for example, more than 90 percent of all players selected had played in Perfect Game events, and every player selected on the Draft’s first day had previously attended Perfect Game events.