Flashback - History of the Top Prospect Games



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On June 7th and 8th, PBR Ohio will be hosting the fourth annual Top Prospect Games in Cincinnati at Prasco Park, one of the top baseball facilities in the Midwest.

This event features the state’s top rising seniors, rising juniors, and a select few rising sophomores. The highly sought after invitations are sent to players between January and May. To request an invitation, please click here.

Last year, over 140 scouts were in attendance from Florida to Michigan to Missouri to the Carolinas to see breakout performances from the state’s top players including 2015 LHP Adam Wolf (Louisville Recruit), 2016 LHP Michael McDonough (Ohio State recruit), 2016 LHP Jackson Tedder (Virginia recruit), and more. To read about last year’s breakout performances, please click here.

Over the past three years, over 300 participants and counting have gone on to play college baseball. Among those 300 participants, five players have been selected in the MLB draft out of high school and over 150 have committed to Division I programs.


Quotes from Previous Participants

“TPG was an honor to play in against the state's top players. One of PBR's best showcases.” - Michael McDonough, LHP, Crestview Local HS/Ohio State recruit, 2016

"The TPG is a great opportunity to showcase your talents against the best in the area" - Ty Duvall, C, Lebanon HS/Vanderbilt recruit, 2016

"Playing in the TPG's gave me the opportunity to play in front of more college coaches at one time than I had ever imagined." - Noah West, IF, Westerville Central HS/Ohio State recruit, 2016 

“The TPG is where my recruiting process really took off.” - Chandler Day, RHP, Watkins Memorial HS/Vanderbilt recruit, 2015

"It was the first time that I hit 90 on an official radar gun. It was great exposure since there were a lot of coaches at the event." - Adam Wolf, LHP, Edison HS/Louisville recruit, 2015

"The experience at the Top Prospects Games was amazing! It helped me tremendously with my recruiting process as it is definitely one of the best showcases in Ohio!" - Zach Willeman, RHP, Napoleon HS/Kent State recruit, 2015

“The TPG was a great way for me to put myself infront of scouts and compete against the best players in the state.” - Cameron Comer, C/IF, Olentangy Liberty HS/Virginia recruit, 2015 

“It was an awesome experience to play in the top prospect games. I got to meet other guys going to various colleges and it had Great exposure to scouts!” - Zach Farmer, LHP, Piketon HS/Ohio State recruit, 2013

Top All-Time Statistical Results

Top Fastball

+ 91 mph, Austin Havekost, Medina HS/Kent State, 2015

+ 91 mph, Chandler Day, Watkins Memorial HS/Vanderbilt, 2015

+ 91 mph, Cory Wilder, Lima Shawnee HS/NC State, 2013

Top Pop Time

1.87 mph, Hayden Senger, Lakota East HS/Miami, 2015

Top Catcher Velocity

+ 86 mph, Hayden Senger, Lakota East HS/Miami, 2015

Top INF Velocity

+ 88 mph, Logan Giddings, Pickerington North HS/Bowling Green, 2015

Top OF Velocity

+ 92 mph, Joe Ramstetter, Elder HS/Ohio State (football), 2013

Top Exit Velocity

+ 99 mph, Spencer Iacovone, Moeller HS/Marshall, 2013

Top 60-Yard Dash

+ 6.38, Kyle Galyk, Elgin HS, 2015


college commitments by past participants

2014 - Event Roster

2013 - Event Roster 

2012 - Event Roster 

 

Notable Draft Picks

2014 - Caleb Ferguson, LHP, West Jefferson HS, 38th Round by the Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 - Cody Callaway, IF, Midview HS, 34th Round by the Cleveland Indians

2014 - Riley Mahan, IF, Moeller HS, 40th Round by the San Francisco Giants

2013 - Eric Lauer, LHP, Midview HS, 17th Round by the Toronto Blue Jays

2013 - TJ Zeuch, RHP, Mason HS, 31st Round by the Kansas City Royals