On Nov 22nd at Smith-Wills Stadium, from 9 am till 3 pm, there will be a High School Baseball Showcase (cost is only $25) for Sophomores (2011) Juniors (2010) and Seniors (2009) put on by AdvantEdgeSports. They will also have showcases around the state of Mississippi as well as Alabama over the next few weeks at various sites. They will have several of their scouts there to evaluate the players.
AdvantEdgeSports has invited area Major League Scouts, coaches from Division II, Division III, NAIA colleges and universities as well as junior college coaches to attend their showcases. Because Division I colleges and universities are currently in an NCAA Dead Period and not allowed to go off-campus to evaluate players, AdvantEdgeSports will be sending our player evaluations/addresses/etc to all of the Division I colleges and universities that make a request via phone or e-mail.i.e. Ole Miss
, Mississippi State
, USM, Alabama
State, South Alabama
, Southeast Louisiana are colleges that are already signed up to receive the player evaluations.
Players are encouraged to register online at www.AdvantEdgeSports.com so that a complete roster of Showcase participants can be prepared in advance for junior and senior college and pro scouts in attendance.
All Showcases begin at 9 am and usually last untill mid-afternoon. Every showcase includes a pro style workout for high school prospects including an evaluation of a player's running (60-yard dash), fielding skills and throwing (arm strength) from their respective positions, their hitting abilities, the catcher's pop times to 2B and 3B, and a pitcher's velocity and types of pitches he throws.
Showcase Sites in November:
Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS at 9 am Saturday morning, November 22.
Calhoun Community College in Decatur, Al at 9 am Wednesday morning, Nov. 26.
Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, MS at 9 am Saturday morning, November 29th.
Showcase Sites in December:
University of Auburn at Montgomery in Montgomery, AL at 9 am Saturday morning, December 6.
Jones County Community College in Ellisville, MS at 9 am Saturday morning, December 13.
Showcase Site in January, 2009:
Delta State University in Cleveland, MS at 9 am, January 19th (Martin Luther King Day).
Once again, if you are interested in signing up for any of these showcases, you can register online at www.AdvantEdgeSports.com.