Most players ranked in the top 100 on Perfect Game have two things in common. 1, exceptional metrics (60 time, throwing velo, exit velo) 2, they have attended multiple high exposure tournaments and have established their ability to perform in games. In the HS class of 2021, on average, the top 25 ranked players on Perfect Game have attended 23 events (an event is either a PG showcase, or a PG tournament) in their HS careers. So, why does this matter? Players that are highly ranked on Perfect Game have performed well at multiple high exposure tournaments. If you are not seen at these high exposure tournaments, there is nothing to prove that you can compete at the highest level. Players in Canada, for the most part, do not have access to many of these high exposure tournaments. The goal of our program is to offer a bridge to that gap.
Over the last few years there has been an evolution in the way players are being scouted. There has been an emergence in scouting services such as Perfect Game and PBR, they are well respected, trusted and relied upon by professional and college scouts at all levels. It is important for players to build a body of work with these scouting services over multiple years. Scouting services provide players the opportunity to prove themselves and have it on record. In years past, professional and collegiate scouts could be found at random games, hoping to see something they like. Now that has shifted, scouts are relying more on scouting services to do their preliminary screening and give them additional information when they're unable to attend. The more events you are able to attend over the course of your HS career, the more chance you have to prove yourself.
Take a look at this measurables chart below. As you can see, there is a direct correlation between high measurables and college placement.
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