Tagged With "Perfect Game"

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Perfect Game WWBA 16u

Cavs Baseball ·
Game Ready Athletics in Georgia looking for players for the upcoming 2014 WWBA at the new Lake Pointe complex. Contact Coach Howard at info@gamereadyathletics.com or call 678-708-2682
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Perfect Game PGBA nonsense in Texas

free=good ·
So my son's 16U team has played 3 PGBA events in Texas this summer and was signed up and paid for this weekend's DFW College Classic. I checked the PG site this morning to see if the schedule was out yet and noticed we're not on it anymore (we were there last night). I alert our head coach who calls the tournament director only to be told, "sorry, don't have room for you." No call or email proactively, we have to reach out to be told we've been screwed. We've made hotel arrangements, I had...
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Perfect Game value

John S ·
Hi folks -- Please pardon my "newbiness," but I'm just wondering if the Perfect Game showcases offer legitimate value to aspiring college players (from a recruiting perspective). Is a PG showcase similar to Baseball Factory? Is one better than the other? Thanks very much for your collective wisdom, and have a great summer! -- John in Toronto.
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2017 grad great grades

Bigbigote in CO ·
We have a 2017 grad with a 35 on his ACT and a 4.65gpa. Looking to play at the next level. He runs a 6.99 60 and has a97exit velo. He has been a 2nd team all conference twice and led the team in her as a sophomore. He was named to the Perfect Game super 25 all tournament team in Ft Myers, all sophomore sunbelt team as a freshman in Oklahoma and won a state championship last spring. He has been to PBR. Events and camps.
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Goosegg ·
From the academic side, IMO you have not applied to enough schools to ensure an overwhelming chance of admission. In this day and age, Stanford is less than a crap shoot (he has great grades and scores and the ethnicity may help) and as an out of state applicant to the UC system he has a hill to climb. His score likely get him into ND as a regular student (where he could try to walk on). But top tier schools are hard admits for regular (non-athlete) applicants - so it's a numbers game with...
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Re: Perfect Game event questions

3and2Fastball ·
Those measureables are all very good. By Perfect Game "event" do you mean a Showcase? Or a Tournament?
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Perfect Game event questions

CoachGato ·
My son, class of 2018, is a catcher who will be attending a Perfect Game event in Colorado in May. Living in Colorado, we decided this was a great opportunity for him. Now I am hearing he should only go to Perfect Game events in the areas in which he wants to go to college. Should he be requesting invitations to other regional events, to include the National Academic in June? Will going to one event be enough, given he scores out well? Background on him, if it's even relevant: varsity...
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Iowamom23 ·
I'm in Iowa, so Perfect Game is right down the street (okay, interstate). 2018 was invited to a showcase, but I know his travel team plans to play a tournament there this fall. We really want to get him to a PG event — sounds like the recommendation would be the tournament over the showcase?
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roothog66 ·
That depends. If he is a known player, meaning you're in contact with schools that have shown an interest, then a tournament is optimal assuming you can get his pitching/playing schedule to the coaches who have expressed an interest. If you happen to be playing against a team with a lot of heavily recruited players and your kid shows something spectacular at the right time, you might draw some interest that way, but the don't have a bunch of recruiters wondering around without a purpose just...
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MCinCA ·
Our son has attended 3 PG events .. 1. 2016 PG/Evoshield National Championship (Underclass) was made the tourney team .. we seen lots of scouts there it was a huge event The competition was at a very strong.. 2. We also had him attended 2016 California Underclass Showcase.. where he got and evaluation of his skills , and there, he was 2nd In pop time and second in exit velo 82 mph . And did well during the game part of the showcase .. this scout gave him a thorough evaluation .. with a 7...
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CoachGato ·
Correct. It's the Rocky Mountain Showcase. Thanks for the input. He had been staying with his high school team over the summers, but it sounds like this year we may need to evaluate that (assuming its not too late). As the youth and high school landscape has changed, the model of staying with your high school team over the summer seems to be going the way of the dinosaur. His coach is trying to get to more showcase tournaments to sort of combat that trend, but I think for higher talent that...
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Backstop22 ·
I hear you Coach. The process has changed a lot in recent years, and my biggest regret on my 2017 was not seeking a stronger travel ball team for him to give him a chance to be in these bigger tournament events. That said, you do want the Summer leading into Senior year to be where he can get the most exposure to the most schools, so attending some of the showcases is also a great way to go if he has something to show. The HS coaches in our area around SoCal are usually reasonable in letting...
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Perfect Game 16u Atlanta// Question

mamabb0304 ·
Hi all, First time poster, thank you for the help in advance. I have a 16yo RHP, SS that will be travelling to Atlanta in July for the Perfect Game 16u National Championship from Texas. We have a team of players that seems like they will not be competitive to me. But, I wanted ask anyone's experience with this specific tournament. We have 2 pitchers that pitch over 80MPH, and 3 pitchers that pitch in the mid to low 70's. In state wide play thus far we are 3 wins and 5 losses for the season,...
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mamabb0304 ·
Hi, Its a 7 game guarantee over 6 days. With Standard perfect game pitching restrictions. After the 7 game guarantee there will be a championship bracket, but you have to play in. What I want to avoid is spending the money and the time from work (1 week), to attend a tournament that we will not be competitive in.
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mamabb0304 ·
We do not have any Pitcher only's, we only have position players who also pitch. We have a couple players that we have not utilized at all for pitching who train for pitching and could do well given the chance. Which, it seems they will get if we go. Here's a question? If everyone pitched, would 14 players be enough? It seems as if it would take careful planning to make the pitching rotations work for that many games. That is 2 pitchers per game with everyone pitching.
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PGStaff ·
Your catcher better not get hurt and he will have to be an iron man. You do not have enough pitching. It is possible you could be c ompetitive for one or two games. Mid 70s pitchers can sometimes win a game with some luck, but they will not draw much interest. I would either pick up a few players, especially pitchers and another catcher. If that isn't possible, you need to contact Perfect Game ASAP and tell them your situation and that you are not coming. Last minute teams dropping out...
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Nonamedad ·
Just came back from a WWBA qualifier, 40 teams. We had 14 kids, 8 of which are good pitchers, and we still lost a game due to pitching. Hardest thrower in our pool was 90. Saw 1 86 and a lot of mid 80s. Our team had 2 84s, 2 83s and 2 that touched 80. There were teams that probably shouldn't have been there, but it is quite an experience for the boys.
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3and2Fastball ·
In my opinion, no. Best case scenario that I can see is you will not be competitive and nobody gets an arm injury. That is the best case scenario
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15U team hosting tryouts at Lakepoint

Georgia Tribe Baseball ·
We're a travel ball team (known as Bones Baseball on Perfect Game last year) looking to continue competing in major tournaments in the late spring and throughout the summer. We will be hosting tryouts on August 4th at Perfect Game Park at Lakepoint from 10 am - 1 pm. We will also be practicing out of Lakepoint in the fall a little bit and picking back up in the spring. If you plan on attending, please contact us at georgiatribebaseball@gmail.com Thank you
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Re: Perfect Game PGBA nonsense in Texas

RedFishFool ·
May not be in this case but often it is the team's fault and not the organizer. I speak from personal experience. After being told that my sons team was going to Atlanta to play in the big tourney, I came to find out that they didn't sign up in time, etc, etc. turned out fine for us as we were able to get hooked with another team but not so fine for others.
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free=good ·
We had been signed up and paid for almost 2 months and were listed in the teams attending section. They kept the Banditos teams in (who have lately apparently had some issues paying PG while their owner pays for prostitutes at tournaments) while giving us the boot. Not a good deal.
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lionbaseball ·
You should have just stuck with BBBB organization. Bubbas Baseball Bashers Bonanza
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RedFishFool ·
I read the article about Ray. Not good. I cant speak for PG but they do care about their brand and youth baseball in general. I will bet that if you go through the channels in a correct manner, you may get some positive results. I see that you don't have a lot of posts but a prominent member of PG does post on here often. PGStaff. You may get better results by sending him a Private Message on here as opposed to calling PG out.
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PGStaff ·
OK, I guess this is the only way to communicate with FREE=GOOD on this matter, so here is what I have found out. The entry fee was not paid on time. So as of Sunday, the tournament director made out the schedule based on all the teams that had paid the entry fee. Schedules are usually produced a week before the event if not sooner. We do understand that sometimes this is simply a mistake or miscommunication on the part of the team. Anyway, based on the information we do have, we have talked...
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PGStaff ·
FREE=GOOD, I did receive an email from someone in your organization. I have been trying to gather more information. We don't want teams out there thinking we screwed them. I really think your approach is wrong. If you have been "screwed" we will not stand for that. However bringing up the Banditos and their owner is not the reason for your team not being in the tournament. The Banditos play in nearly every event we hold nation wide. Obviously they would get in this one. And regarding the...
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free=good ·
Hi all Thanks for the responses. As you may have surmised I was upset and lashed out, typing a snarky response that was probably better directed somewhere else and did not include other teams. For that I apologize. I'm not big into deleting messages as if they never happened - I'll leave it and face the music. Again I humbly apologize for my message. As for the delayed payment, that's obviously not what I was told - I will investigate though.
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PGStaff ·
FREE=GOOD, Thanks and apology not necessary, though appreciated. If in your shoes I would have been mad. I wish I could guarantee you will enjoy the tournament. They are all different, some better than others. The only thing I can guarantee is that we do really care. That does not mean we never make mistakes. In this case I think we could have done better.
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RedFishFool ·
As I stated in my first post on this thread.... "May not be in this case but often it is the team's fault and not the organizer"
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Lucky ·
To All Those Who Read This Thread in the Future -- those of us who have been around awhile knew with 95% probability after the first post what the likely story was. Hold your fire, at least until after you've questioned your own coach 10 different ways what really happened, and make sure 8 of those questions involve the financials of your own team. FREE=GOOD -- good for you for not deleting the post, but you got much better than what you deserved (the truth directly from THE source, AND an...
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CaCO3Girl ·
And that is what I thought would happen....your post responses became mostly about the other organization and how you called them/him out as opposed to about the 16u team problem you were having. I would HIGHLY recommend you delete your post and re-phrase your post as a question to PGStaff if he could please look into this...maybe over a private message.....have you met PGStaff, a.k.a. Jerry Ford, Founder of PG? Good luck Free=Good.
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Vector ·
Yet another example of the class act PGSTAFF is. Based on my knowledge of him both on the forum and in real life, his goal is always to do the right thing, and look out for the kids best interests. He is old school, and his compass is set to try and help anyone who is deserving. This includes when he his organization is not at fault, but he still wants to assist in making things as good as possible, within his capabilities. So here is another well deserved pat on the back for all you do.
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Re: Perfect Game value

cabbagedad ·
I'll scratch the surface a bit more. PG is the one that is the most go-to to the college recruiters and MLB scouts as far as checking a player's profile and measurables. PG generally has a few of the most high profile events. But there are a lot of "but's". What are you trying to accomplish with the showcase? What schools and what level are you targeting? What are your son's current measurables? What events will his travel organization get him to? What is the budget? What is his target...
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John S ·
Thanks so much, CD. I'll do a more thorough search. I did do a cursory one and didn't immediately see any info that directly got to the crux of my question, but, admittedly, I didn't spend much time on it. Thanks again!
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cabbagedad ·
John, welcome to the site. You will get answers here but also know that you can search topics and there is an abundance of information on showcases, PG in particular. IMO, the general consensus is that PG is the cream of the crop. But the general consensus is also that you have to have something to show and have to know who you are targeting. TONS of other factors. I'll just leave it at touching the tip of the iceberg for now. You've come to the right place.
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Looking to Play in Big Events this Fall/Winter?

ILIndians ·
https://www.dropbox.com/s/h3yc...ndiansTRFv090213.pdf The Illinois Indians Travel Baseball Club is currently looking for a few more high-level student-athletes to complete our rosters for the following upcoming events: Sept 12-15 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Underclass) 15U – 17U Sept 19-22 in Phoenix, AZ Perfect Game/Evoshield National Championship (Upperclass) 16U – 18U Sept 27-29 in Cedar Rapids, IA Perfect Game WWBA Kernels Foundation Championship 16U –...
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Re: 2017 grad great grades

fenwaysouth ·
Your son has outstanding academic & athletic credentials. Is there a question in your post somewhere that I missed? What has he done with regards to entertaining offers and selling his skills to the programs he is most interested in? Is he applying to schools currently?
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Backstop22 ·
It sounds from your post that your son has been exposed to coaches. The PG tournament and the three D1 camps he attended should have given him a real idea of what his chances were to play D1. Did he reach out to the coaches before he attended the camps? Did he follow up for feedback? You say he never heard from any of them. Hopefully he did not operate on the assumption that schools would come running to him and that he did not have to initiate the contact with coaches. By what you have said...
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Consultant ·
Mr. Colorado, did your have a tryout for the Reds Area Code team. U of Pacific, SSU are good "walk on" programs. We have several Int'l events in Santa Rosa in June and July. Bob
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Bigbigote in CO ·
The coach at Stanford said he was going to be recruited by them sophomore year but I guess Coach Marques is retiring. Arizona was interested but they changed coaches too. We went to visit Stanford and Cal. I think he is resolved to pursue his academic career there or at Notre Dame and walk on. He went to camps at Santa Barbara , Creighton and the university of the Pacific. No comments by any of the coaches. He has applied at UCLA STANFORD CAL NOTRE DAME AND SANTA BARBARA .
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Ripken Fan ·
Welcome to the site. I am puzzled as well. What position does your son play? Congratulations on the academic piece as no matter where your son plays (if late recruit or a walk on) he'll have to balance the sport and the classroom. From the looks of the schools (except ND) it looks as though his interest is out West.
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Bigbigote in CO ·
His first love is baseball. If someone or somewhere offered him a chance I think he d take it if they had his academic piece. How else can he get noticed at this late time? He is an amazing athlete middle school mile champion he played hockey basketball football but just loves baseball.
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RJM ·
A 6.99 60 makes him a corner player at the D1 level. Does he hit for power? Just curious, what is his height and weight? Was he on a travel team that played exposure tournaments? If so, the coaches should have been able to help place him.
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cabbagedad ·
Welcome to the site, and big congrats to your son for his accomplishments. I'm left with the same sense as Fenway... is there a question or are you just introducing yourself and son to the site? Not a problem, just not the usual intro. We're here to help if needed. You may want to search the site regarding the challenges of walk on at the D1 level for baseball.
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Truman ·
BIGBIGOTE IN CO, What kind of correspondence and stuff has he received in the snail mail and his email from schools? If he's a really good player, I'd think he's been getting something from various schools . . ??? I know that HS baseball stats can't be relied on to get a good picture of a player's talent, but it would help some if you provided some info from his last year's HS season. He's a starter on Varsity? Position? As this season begins, I would have your son speaking a lot with the HS...
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JCG ·
Big, IMHO, it's almost certainly too late for your son to get noticed by the type of schools you're talking about. So the question comes down to baseball vs. academics. If academics are number one, and he apparently has a good chance of getting into schools like Cal and Notre Dame, then he's a really fortunate kid and he should go to the school that is the best academic fit, and also financially feasible, and then look into walking on when he gets there. But Cabbage is correct -- It does...
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Bigbigote in CO ·
He has been on varsity for 4 years 3 as a starter at short stop. This year he will pitch and play outfield due to losses of personnel in those areas. He can play 3rd 2b and catch if needed. He has been to Atlanta for the East Cobb invitational, Ft Myers PGsuper 25 and the Junior sunbelt classic in McAlister. Each college camp we've been to he has been in touch verbally with the recruiting coordinators and tried to get a response after but it seems more like college camps are coaching fund...
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Twoboys ·
First congrats on finding this site and on your son's accomplishments in the classroom. I don't have that much to add to what has been said, but we are VERY interested in this topic given our son has similar academic stats, plus runs a 6.95 60 as well! It looks like your son applied to 5 colleges, all of which to differing levels are tough to get in, even with such excellent academic credentials. There are numerous high academic D3 schools which have a JANUARY 15 deadline, some of which are...
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fenwaysouth ·
If I was in your shoes...... Your son has a "hook" with his academics. If he really wants to play college baseball he should be calling some of these high academic schools to see if they will allow a late application. If they allow it, I would also reach out to the coach to take his temperature. No guarantees. My assumption is the smaller the school, the more flexible they will be. Yes, it is a tremendous longshot. The bottom line is your son will be trying to walk-on somewhere if he really...
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Branson Baseball ·
There's a lot of great feedback already. As a Notre Dame grad, I can attest that the school is a pretty special place. The average admit ACT score last year was over 34. ND has become a highly selective place. Notre Dame's 2017 baseball recruiting is done. But they do have a club baseball program with some very talented kids. I echo the feedback on late applications and on academic D3's. There are still spots for very special kids and as noted, his academics are an incredible hook. Money is...
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Truman ·
Thanks for the response. This is helpful and you got some very good responses in the subsequent posts where I find I have little to add. From what you've posted, I'm left with the feeling that your son is a talented player, but seems to be just short of what programs like those you mention in the PAC12 are looking for (and as mentioned, how hard they can be to get in just on academics). JUCOs and D3's have been mentioned and are excellent ideas and a lot depends of what your son's priorities...
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