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Super25 : : General
16u PG Super25 Projections
Drake Browne        
Published: Monday, March 10, 2014



All amateur baseball teams will have the opportunity to become the No. 1 team in their region and represent that region in the Perfect Game Super25 National Championship.

The 16u PG Super25 will be played in Fort Myers, FL on July 30-03.  The spring training home of the Boston Red Sox, Jet Blue Park, will play host to the 25 teams competing for a National Title.  Spots still remain in the qualifying tournaments, so request an invite today to earn a spot in the Super25.

Berths Earned:

SoCal Regional Champions: 5 Tool Athletics
5 Tool Athletics defeated the Placentia Mustangs in the Championship Game of the SoCal Regional by the score of 6-1.  SS/RHP Jose Palomo was named the tournament MVP after helping lead the team to the title.  Another player to watch is RHP/OF Julian McDonald, who is ranked the #13 RHP in California for his class.

Texas State Regional Champions: Banditos Elite
Dominated the entire tournament to earn the right to represent Texas in the PG Super25.  Scored 52 runs while only allowing one over five games.  RHP Landon Miner, the #102 overall prospect in his class, was up to 87 mph at the event.  He was also the MVPitcher of the 2013 Perfect Game World Series.

Caribbean Regional Champions: Team M Puerto Rico
Talented club out of Caguas, PR that stood out at the Caribbean Regionals.  RHP Michael Rivera from the International Baseball Academy is ranked the top prospect in Puerto Rico and 37th overall for the 2015 draft class.  Rivera was named to the top prospect list at the PG World Showcase after topping out at 93 mph with a power slurve-type curveball up to 77 mph.   

Projected Berths:

*Based on teams expected to compete in the 2014 tournaments

Florida State Regional: Scorpions Prime 2016
As a 15u team the Scorpions made it all the way to the Championship Game of the PG WWBA Underclass National Championship.  While they lost to the Scorpions 2015 team, they left an impression that earned them the #3 spot in the final PG Travel Team Rankings.  UCF commit Joe Skinner is ranked the 19th overall prospect in the nation for the 2016 class, while SS Drew Medoza, a Florida State commit, sits at #24. 

South Florida Regional: Scorpions South Underclass
Scorps South was created in the recent Scorpions Expansion and the 16u team will be led by Dan Smith, the former owner of the Florida Express (FLEX).  Expect to have a talented team for the 2014 events.

North Florida Regional: Orlando Scorpions 2016 Purple
Always a competitive team and are expected to be a solid bunch once again.  Judging off the recent results for this organization, the team will have many future division one players.

Deep South Regional: Marucci Elite
Ranked #8 in the nation in the final PG Travel Team Rankings.  Marucci Elite advanced to the final four of the PG WWBA Underclass World Championship and also made the playoffs at the WWBA National Championship.  2014 roster is expected to include LSU commit Josh Smith, the nations’ #51 overall prospect.

Ohio Valley Regional: Kentucky Baseball Club
Talented roster that includes the #1 prospect from the state of Kentucky, SS/RHP Jacob Abbott.  Abbott is ranked by PG as the 50th overall prospect in the class of 2016 after showing big potential with the bat and athletic fielding actions at the Ohio Valley Showcase. 

Central Regional: Hitters Baseball
Solid performance at the PG WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship, where they went 4-1 and defeated the Reds Midwest Scout team, St. Louis Gamers, and the Naperville Renegades.  SS Gavin Lux is ranked the #1 prospect in the state of Wisconson and is committed to play at Virginia Tech.  Other players in the 2016 class include Michigan commit Dominic Clementi and Illinois commit Cyrillo Watson. 

Georgia Regional: East Cobb Astros
The East Cobb Astros 16u team is always one of the nations’ top clubs.  The long alumni list includes MLB stars Buster Posey, Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, and Gordon Beckham just to name a few.  Last year, the 16u Astros won the PG/EC Invitation and the 17u BCS Finals.

Coastal Regional: East Cobb Braves 16U
Showed well at the 2013 15u WWBA National Championship, defeating the Florida Pokers, Home Plate Chili Dogs and Georgia Aces.  Finished second in their pool, just missing the playoffs.  Will be fun to watch in 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Regional: Delaware Vipers
Made it to the final 8 out of the 194 teams at the 2013 PG 15u WWBA National Championship.  Went 8-1 overall, with their only loss being to the eventual champions.  Ranked #21 in the nation by Perfect Game.

Four Corners Regional: AZ Angels Elite Scout Team
A scout team for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Elite Baseball Program involves some of the top players in the area with a team chosen by scouts in the organization.  Will be a team to watch as they grow together over the summer.

West Super Regional: CBA Marucci
CBA played up in one of the 17u SoCal Qualifiers, winning the event and proving to be a highly skilled club.  They also went on to win the PG MLK Championship, one of the most elite west coast events for 16u teams.  The roster is loaded with talent, including Southern California commits Cameron Jabara, Nick Allen, and Josh Stephen.  IF Shane Martinez is an Arizona commit, while OF Blake Rutherford, PG’s #2 prospect in the nation, is committed to UCLA.

California State Regional: San Diego Show
Very impressive showing at the 2014 16u PG MLK Championship, where they lost by only one run in the championship game to CBA Marucci.  Defeated a number of quality teams to go 5-1 overall, including wins over Team Citius USA, T-Rex Baseball Club and GBG Marucci.  2016 OF Mickey Moniak is ranked the #10 national prospect by Perfect Game and is already committed to UCLA.

New England Regional: Team Mizuno Northeast Prospects
Talented team from Massachusetts that was ranked 25th in the final PG 2013 Travel Team Rankings.  Team went 7-2 and advanced to the round of 16 at the WWBA National Championships.  SS Jake Rosen is ranked the top shortstop in the state and is committed to play at Virginia Tech.

Great Lakes Regional: Illinois Indians
Impressive wins at the WWBA National Championship included triumphs over the South Jersey Sandsharks, San Diego Longhorns, Dallas Patriots and Team DeMarini GA.  Program is on the rise and will be very competitive in years to come.

South Texas Regional: Columbia Angels
Organization Alumni includes 2003 World Series MVP Josh Beckett and the 2013 MLB All-Star Matt Carpenter.  Expect to have another high-level club that competes in many of the 2014 events. 

North Texas Regional: Dallas Tigers
Beat a number of quality oponents at 2013 PG tournaments, including the Evoshield Canes Central, East Cobb Padres and Team Elite Silver.  6’4” RHP MD Johnson is ranked the #5 RHP in Texas for the 2016 class.  He has been seen up to 87 mph and is committed to Dallas Baptist.

Pacific Northwest Regional: West Coast Mariners
Expected to have a talented 16u team for the 2014 summer.  Have been invited to the PG World Series, an elite event for the top teams in the country.  Heavily scouted prospects fill the roster.

Northeast Super Regional: Tri-State Arsenal
Ranked #36 in the final PG 15u Travel Team Rankings.  Strong performance at WWBA Underclass World Championships and other PG tournaments throughout the summer.  Duke commit Matt Mervis is ranked the #1 overall prospect from the state of Maryland.

Midwest Super Regional: St. Louis Gamers
Defeated the Dallas Tigers and Chain Braves in route to a 5-2 record at the WWBA National Championship.  Talented club that includes RHP Braydon Cook, the #4 prospect from the state of Missouri.

Southeast Super Regional: Gamewear Nationals
Talented team out of Miami, FL.  Quality wins at 2013 events include triumphs over the Illinois Elite, East Cobb Expos, and Georgia Stars.  Should be a fun team to watch in 2014.

South Super Regional: Austin Banditos
Advanced to the round of 16 at the WWBA National Championship, with wins over the Evoshield Canes Central, SBA Canes and Ironmen Baseball Club.  Roster is loaded with talent in the 2016 class, including two players committed to the University of Texas.  Future Longhorns Austin McNicholas and Mason Thompson are both in the top 50 overall prospects for the 2016 draft class.

NorCal Regional: NorCal Baseball
MLB Superstars Jimmy Rollins, Troy Tulowitzki, Brandon Crawford and Dontrelle Willis have all come out of the NorCal Baseball program.  The 2016 class includes many talented players that could add the list, including SS Tyler Malone.  The ball jumps off his bat and he is committed to play at Oregon State.