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2010 IA Spring League

Mar 21, 2010 - May 02, 2010

Washington HS - 2205 Forest Dr SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Map

- Washington HS
  2205 Forest Dr SE Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 Map   

- Riverfront Stadium
  850 Park Road Waterloo, IA 50703 Map   

- Solon HS
  600 West Fifth Street Solon, IA 52333 Map   

- Carroll Ball Park
  8th St and Vine St Carroll, IA 51401 Map   

- Atlantic HS
  1300 Maple St. Atlantic, IA 50022 Map   

Perfect Game is an organization that defined an industry and remains baseball’s most respected scouting report service.

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
  • Reports to over 1,500 college baseball programs
  • 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 every Perfect Game All-American Classics
  • Competitive spring/fall baseball
  • 7 week schedule
  • Games played with wood bats

The top players from the state of Iowa competing in a scouted wood bat league. Nearly every single player from Iowa who is playing Division 1 baseball or has been drafted has played in this league.

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Event History Since 1996

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 Yard 6.97 sec La-Montie Gause IA 2002  
Fastball 97 mph Jacob Brentz MO 2013 Blue Jays 11 Missouri, Jefferson College
Pop-Time 1.85 sec Spencer Navin IA 2010 Dodgers 11 Vanderbilt
CVelo 82 mph Jeff Clement IA 2002 Mariners 1 Southern California
CVelo 82 mph Anthony Harper WI 2002 Dodgers 11
1BVelo 78 mph Mark Voelliger IA 2002  
IFVelo 85 mph Robert Brockel WI 2002   Purdue
OFVelo 88 mph Ryan Sweeney IA 2002 White Sox 2 San Diego State
  

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