2011 South Underclass Showcase

Aug 13, 2011 - Aug 14, 2011

The Ballfields at Craig Ranch - 6151 Alma Road McKinney, TX 75070 Map

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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

The 10th annual South Underclass Showcase will be held at the Ballfields at Craig Ranch Complex in McKinney, Texas, August 13th-14th. The event is held in conjuction with the South Top Prospect Showcase and always draws major talent from Texas, Oklahoma and neighboring states. Such present and future stars as Reds OF Jay Bruce, Dodgers LHP Clayton Kershaw, Tigers OF Austin Jackson and Blue Jays RHP Kyle Drabek are past participants in this Showcase.

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Event History Since 2002

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.37  sec Max Marusak TX 2016   Texas Tech
FB 94  mph Matthew Graham TX 2007  6 North Carolina
POP 1.82  sec Nicholas Juaire MN 2015   TCU
C 82  mph Brady Lindsly TX 2014   Oklahoma
C 82  mph Mikey Hoehner TX 2014  
C 82  mph Michael Higgins OK 2012   Oklahoma State
1B 87  mph Matt Horton TX 2011   Tulane
IF 92  mph Evan Frazar TX 2007  27 Mississippi
OF 95  mph Kevin Conley TX 2016  
ZBS 102.256  mph Reed Sexton LA 2015   Louisiana College
ZHS 40.275  mph Hunter Prescher TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jose Gutierrez TX 2016   Dallas Baptist
ZTT 0.100  sec Kevin Conley TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Caleb Hines TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Landry Watson TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Jacob Terwilliger TX 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec Brayden Johnson TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Dylan Kirkland TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Garrison Armstrong TX 2015   Nebraska at Kearney
ZTT 0.100  sec John Michael Follett TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Joel Shea TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Kyle Rich TX 2015   Dallas Baptist
ZTT 0.100  sec Matthew Everett TX 2015  
ZTT 0.100  sec David Bedgood TX 2015   Tulane
ZTT 0.100  sec Ivory Martin TX 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Pearce Simmons LA 2016  
ZTT 0.100  sec Benjamin Ludwig TX 2016  

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