Thursday, June 7, 2012
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COVINGTON -- The Georgia Dugout Club will conduct their Georgia Underclassman Top-100 Showcase on from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Covington campus of Georgia Perimeter College.
The showcase attracts more than 100 college and pro scouts on an annual basis. Since 2003, the Georgia Underclassman has had hundreds of high school rising 10th-, 11th- and 12th-graders participate that go on to play college or professional baseball.
A few local athletes that have participated in the showcase includes former Heritage player Tyler Austin who was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 13th round, former Salem players and current UGA and Georgia Tech player Jarrett Brown and Cameron Gibson.
A few of the most notable Top-100 alumni includes 2008 No. 1 draft pick Timothy Beckham out of Griffin High School and 2010 National League Rookie of the Year Buster Posey out of Lee County High School.
The Georgia Underclassman Scout Committee, made up of professional scouts and college coaches, travel the state to evaluate players participating in a pro-style workout at different regional sites. From the 12 regional sites, 120 rising juniors and seniors, along with 40 sophomores, will be chosen to participate in a final event in Atlanta in late June. All players that attend a Regional Site are graded out by the Scout Committee and their data is posted on the player's Individual Player Profile. The Player Profiles store valuable information including contact information, academic information/transcript, highlight video and season-by-season statistics that each player can then email out to college coaches around the state with the Georgia Underclassman Recruiting System. This helps each player participating in Georgia Underclassman Event in the recruiting process and gives them a tool to utilize year round while contacting the colleges that they have interest in attending.
For more information or to register for visit, the Georgia Dugout Club at www.georgiadugoutclub.com.