PG Challenge Georgia-North PG Series Challenge
Jan 20 - 20, 2018 Winder Barrow High School - Winder, GA  
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The Challenge is a One Day Testing Event.  Each player should expect to be there for 2-3 hours.

The Perfect Game Series Challenge events are designed to measure, record, and track a baseball player's most important attributes.  Using strictly objective testing, The Challenge will be a valuable tool in determining an athlete’s raw talent production and potential projection on the field.  In today's age of advanced technology, MLB teams and college coaches are relying more and more on measurable data to breakdown a player - whether it's for recruiting a high school prospect, selecting a draft pick, or simply tracking a big leaguer's every day production.  Perfect Game's mission with The Challenge is to be a frontrunner in the world of collecting useable baseball data that will ultimately help players understand their strengths and weaknesses in order to improve on the field.

At the 2018 Georgia-North PG Series Challenge, we will set out to test players in all ages with its ultimate goal of improving every athlete at every skill level. Every player who attends "The Challenge" will be a part of Perfect Game's exclusive athletic testing center with an aim to measure athletic ability as well as baseball specific skills.  The PG Series Challenge will also be an opportunity for players to be seen and selected to the 2018 PG Series Classic, an invitation only tournament held once a year in Fort Myers.  "The Challenge" now serves as the second part of the PG Series brand, along with "The Classic," and will prove to be a valuable tool for players to test their abilities and improve upon weaknesses.

At the PG Series Challenge, every player will participate in the following tests.  The tests performed at the Challenge will go into making each player’s PGAME Score.  The Perfect Game Athletic Metric Evaluation (PGAME) is our proprietary scoring metric used to determine overall and sport specific athletic ability.  

30 Yard Dash
5-10-5 Pro Agility Shuttle
Reaction Test
Grip Strength
Broad Jump

Throwing Velocities


Witty Laser System
- 4 Corner Complex Reaction Drill
- Side to Side Whole Body Reaction

OptoJump
- PG 3 Jump test for Power
- PG Single Leg Jumps for Power
- PG Visual Reaction
- PG Fast Feet test for Speed

The OptoJump software is a groundbreaking laser system that is able to record and analyze thousands of data points on how athletes move and react.  Used by the Tampa Bay Rays, the PG Series is incorporating the OptoJump system as a main component of the PG Challenge.  Using this software, we are able to identify important aspects of each athlete's speed, agility, power. and reaction. All of the measurements collected will go into making an athletic testing score, which can be compared to other participants and used to help improve a person's athletic weaknesses.

PLEASE NOTE:  THIS EVENT IS NOT A SHOWCASE AND THERE WILL BE NO SKILLSHOW VIDEOS

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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.
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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.
  • 34 of the 36 first and supplemental first-round picks of the 2017 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event, including the No. 1 overall pick Royce Lewis.
  • 67 of the 75 players selected on the first day (top two rounds) of the 2017 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game event.
  • 37 of the 75 players selected on the first day of the 2017 MLB Draft had previously attended a Perfect Game National Showcase (24 of which did so in 2016).
  • 21 Perfect Game All-Americans were selected on the first day of the 2017 MLB Draft, 20 of which played in the 2016 Classic.
  • Since the game’s inception in 2003, nine Perfect Game All-Americans have been selected with the first overall pick, including Royce Lewis (2017), Mickey Moniak (2016), Brady Aiken (2014), Carlos Correa (2012), Gerrit Cole (2011), Bryce Harper (2010) and Justin Upton (2005).

Event History Since 2016

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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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