Four standouts from Jupiter showcase
The Perfect Game World Wood Bat Association World Championship in Jupiter, Fla. is the final major event of the showcase circuit, allowing scouts to see many of the top high school players in the 2013 draft class in game situations. Nearly 100 travel teams competed in the tournament that was won by perennial power East Cobb Baseball from the Atlanta area.
With the format being competitive games with no showcase elements (60-yard dash, batting practice) or even infield practice before games, the players that improve their stock are doing it with game performance. While this tournament consists only of game situations, putting too much weight on a weekend of (possibly fluky) performance over betting long-term on big tools can be problematic.
All that said, four hitters performed better than expected at the tournament and possess high-round tools that allow you to rightfully move them up draft boards after a good weekend. Three of the four are from the Atlanta area: outfielders Josh Hart and Terry McClure along with shortstop Wesley Jones while the fourth is an outfielder from Texas, Billy McKinney.
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