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2012 World Showcase

Jan 07, 2012 - Jan 08, 2012

Terry Park - 3421 Palm Beach Blvd Fort Myers, FL 33916 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
  • 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

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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Event History Since 1997

Event Records  

Category Time/Velo Name St Event year Draft Commitment
60 Yard 6.27 sec R.J. Anderson FL 2005 Rangers 9 South Florida
Fastball 95 mph Nick Masset FL 1999 Rangers 8 St. Petersburg College
Fastball 95 mph Andrew Miller FL 2003 Tigers 1 North Carolina
Fastball 95 mph Josh Copeland GA 2004 Angels 47 Alabama
Fastball 95 mph Josh Wall LA 2005 Dodgers 2 Louisiana State
Fastball 95 mph Jameson Taillon TX 2009 Pirates 1 Rice
Pop-Time 1.71 sec Bryan De La Rosa PR 2012 Braves 3 Florida State
CVelo 89 mph Josh Copeland GA 2004 Angels 47 Alabama
1BVelo 91 mph Matthew Heckroth FL 2009   Tallahassee CC
1BVelo 91 mph Julian Perez FL 2011  
1BVelo 91 mph Nick Longhi FL 2013 Red Sox 30 Louisiana State
1BVelo 91 mph Steven Sensley LA 2013 Twins 33 Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana State University-Eunice
IFVelo 97 mph Carlos Correa PR 2012 Astros 1 Miami
OFVelo 101 mph Jarred Cosart TX 2008 Phillies 38 Missouri
Bat Sp at Impact 99 mph James Kirklin III GA 2016   Chattahoochee Valley CC
Hand Sp Max 41 mph James Kirklin III GA 2016   Chattahoochee Valley CC
Time to Impact 0.102 sec Livingston Morris GA 2016   Liberty
  

“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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