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Top Players ready for PG Showcase

October 2, 2020 | Angela Jordan

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The National Football League holds a major combine every year in Indianapolis for top college players who are hoping for a pro football career. Something very similar will be taking place this weekend (Oct. 3-4) at Prospect Meadows for promising young baseball players.

The 2020 Midwest Top Prospect Games and a Fall Workout Showcase will be held Saturday and Sunday, with a total of 131 players hoping to impress college and pro scouts with their talent.

There will be 74 players from 12 states in the Fall Workout Showcase. They will be timed in the 60-yard dash, take batting practice and have their arms clocked on outfield throws. Pitchers will throw live batting practice and will be evaluated and clocked as well on radar guns.

An additional 57 players from eight states will participate in the Top Prospect Games. They will undergo the same workouts as the players in the Showcase, but also will participate in games in a tournament format.

Fifteen of the top players at Prospect Meadows this weekend have already committed to NCAA Division I schools like Butler, Florida International, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Purdue and St. Louis.

Perfect Game is the largest baseball scouting service in the United States. Since 2003, more than 10,000 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the Major League Draft and more than 1,000 have reached the Major Leagues.

Participation in this weekend’s events at Prospect Meadows is by invitation only, assuring that only the top prospects will be involved. Scouting evaluations will be posted on the Perfect Game website.

Angela Jordan