Showcase World Showcase
Jan 7 - 8, 2012 Terry Park - Fort Myers, FL  
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The World Showcase was the first National level showcase run by Perfect Game back in 1997. It’s by far the top off-season scouting event of its kind. Players from every state have participated along with players from Canada, Latin America, Japan and even Europe. It really is a “World” event. Take a look at past top performers and you will be amazed at the results of how many tremendous players have made the journey to Fort Myers Florida each holiday season.

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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 www.PerfectGame.org
  • An opportunity to compete with and against the nation’s top high school and amateur prospects
  • A player profile on www.PerfectGame.org
  • A jersey and a New Era 59FIFTY fitted cap
  • Video clips posted on player profile
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PG PLAYER PROFILES

All participants receive their own profile page on the Perfect Game website. It is updated with workout results, scouting reports, and video from the event. Your profile will help you reach the thousands of college coaches and MLB scouts that subscribe to our database.

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WHERE PROSPECTS PLAY

View this quick video to learn more about PG and our showcase events. You will quickly understand why Perfect Game events are by far the best in all of baseball, and how attending our showcases will give players the maximum scouting exposure to play at the next level.

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Event History Since 1997

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 6.27  sec R.J. Anderson FL 2005  9 South Florida
FB 95  mph Andrew Miller FL 2003 Tigers 1 North Carolina
FB 95  mph Nick Masset FL 1999 Rangers 8
FB 95  mph Josh Copeland GA 2004  47 Alabama
FB 95  mph Jameson Taillon TX 2009 Pirates 1 Rice
FB 95  mph Josh Wall LA 2005 Dodgers 2 Louisiana State
POP 1.71  sec Bryan De La Rosa PR 2012  3 Florida State
C 89  mph Josh Copeland GA 2004  47 Alabama
1B 91  mph Steven Sensley LA 2013  12 Louisiana-Lafayette
1B 91  mph Nick Longhi FL 2013  30 Louisiana State
1B 91  mph Julian Perez FL 2011  
1B 91  mph Matthew Heckroth FL 2009  
IF 97  mph Carlos Correa PR 2012 Astros 1 Miami
OF 101  mph Jarred Cosart TX 2008 Marlins 38 Missouri

“Perfect Game is a leading resource for anyone interested in amateur baseball, running top-notch events throughout the year which are followed closely by our scouts. Organized and efficient, Perfect Game is on top of their game. Perfect Game player information and rankings are a valuable resource for us.”

Brian M. Cashman   Sr. Vice President and General Manager New York Yankees
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Perfect Game has been hosting elite amateur events all over the country since 1999. Talk about credibility and reputation.

The statistics below are staggering and they represent all alumni for PG tournaments and showcases.

MIKE TROUT - BRYCE HARPER - FRANCISCO LINDOR - CARLOS CORREA - KRIS BRYANT - MARCUS STROMAN - ANTHONY RIZZO - BUSTER POSEY - NOLAN ARENADO - JOEY VOTTO - MADISON BUMGARNER - JAY BRUCE - ADDISON RUSSELL - JUSTIN SMOAK - GEORGE SPRINGER - COREY DICKERSON - TONDER ALONSO - MOOKIE BETTS - MICHAEL BRANTLEY - CHRIS SALE - ANDREW MILLER - MICHAEL FULMER - COREY KLUBER - LANCE MCCULLERS - DELLIN BETANCES - DANIEL MURPHY - ZACK COZART - CHARLIE BLACKMON - PAUL GOLDSCHMIDT - COREY SEAGER - CLAYTON KERSHAW - CODY BELLINGER - STEPHEN STRASBURG
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