Prospect Watch :college baseball recruiting,baseball tryout camps and amateur baseball draft
Casey Kotchman, Dewan Brazelton, Kris Honel, Jeremy Sowers, Josh Burrus, Jeremy Bonderman
How long have you been running your showcase?
Perfect Game has held many showcase events all over the nation since 1994.
$ Costs to attend
Cost varies from one event to another. Perfect Game has held showcases that cost nothing to showcases that cost $595.
How many days does the showcase last
Anywhere from two to four days.
Number of pro scouts and college coaches that usually attend
Depends on the event, but the Perfect Game Jupiter event is considered the top scouting attraction in baseball with close to 600 scouts and college recruiters. Most events will have 50 or more, some well over 100. We film all our showcases these days and many more scouts and recruiters see the video.
How does a player get invited
Players who appear on our national follow list are invited. These players have been identified by scouts, college coaches or Perfect Game staff. We do the player rankings for Baseball America, if we have a player ranked, he will be invited to one of our events. We have added other events for players who are not listed or ranked.
The 5 best players that have attended your showcase
There have been too many to stop at just 5, but here is 5 first rounders, from each of the past couple years. There have been many more.
Joe Torres, David Espinosa, Miguel Negron, Corey Smith, Rocco Baldelli
In 2002: 6 of the first 8 players selected and these 1st round picks: BJ Upton, Chris Gruler, Clint Everts, Zach Greinke, Prince Fielder, Cole Hamels, Jeremy Hermida, James Loney, Matt Cain, John Mayberry, Scott Moore, Scott Kazmir, Sergio Santos, Denard Span, Matt Whitney, Greg Miller, Micah Schilling
In 2003:PG 1st round picks included: Delmon Young, Chris Lubanski, Ryan Harvey, Nick Markakis, John Danks, Ian Stewart, Lastings Milledge, Jeff Allison, Matt Moses, David Aardsma, Chad Billingsley, Eric Duncan, Luis Atilano, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Adam Jones.
Is housing provided
At some Perfect Game events.
How many players that attended your showcase been taken in the amateur
Nearly 800 Perfect Game players were drafted in just the past two years. Last June 409 PG players were drafted by MLB Clubs. Over 1,000 PG players were drafted in the past three drafts.