First Class FacilitiesProspect Wire events are only played at the best venues in the country such as MLB venues, college venues and in certain situations, premier high school fields.
Premiere CompetitionSome of the top programs in the country compete in our events annually - and that list of programs grows each year. Be prepared: Once you step between the lines at a PW event, showcasing ends, and fierce competition begins.
Reasonable Entry FeeGet a major event on your schedule for a reasonable entry fee. Schedule our events and watch your expenses decrease and quality of exposure increase.
College and Pro ExposureTalent draws scouts - not tournament hosts. If you attend, they will be there to see YOU. Prospect Wire creates first class events that make it easier then ever for the scouts to identify and connect with the talent. The end result is a higher quality of exposure which creates more scholarships.
Honest Scouting ReportsA wise man once said that athletes love to practice their strengths, but never their weaknesses. It would help if you knew what your weaknesses are though. Our scouts give honest evaluations with tact and professionalism no matter how good or bad. Even #1 draft picks have weaknesses on their scouting reports. A perfect scouting report doesn’t exist. If you want the truth, step up to the plate, and get honest feedback so you can improve your game.
Radar Guns on All PitchersThere are only a few things in scouting the game of baseball that are indisputable measurables. Radar gun readings are one of them. So we make sure anytime you enter our events, everything about you that is indisputable is documented. P.S. - If you hit 126mph on the radar gun like the picture shows, we'll rank you as the #1 prospect. Ever. No questions asked.
Scout FriendlyNo gate admission for colleges and scouts. No charge for scout packets and contact information. 60 times and defensive grades provided. Knowledgable staff on hand to answer questions. It's just our way of saying, "Thanks. We can't do it without you." Pictured left: A couple of scouts are laughing tears of joy for not having to empty their pockets to come support our events. OK, we made that up.
All Baseballs ProvidedThe '80s called. They want you to bring your own baseballs to their next tournament. But seriously - they called.
PW only provides the best caliber baseballs for every game, every pitch. Speaking of which, did you know Spalding was the official baseball for Major League Baseball for over 100 years? Or how about the fact that they are America's first baseball company? Let's just say these guys know what they're doing when it comes to making baseballs.
Collegiate Umpiring CrewWe don't cut any corners. While summer ball umpiring is far from perfect, our events always have collegiate crews working all games to minimize mistakes and increase professionalism.
Q: What is the Underclass All-American Games? A: Going into its 2nd year, the Underclass All-American Games got off to a highly successful start in its first year - 2011. The event is by strict invitation only. The Games put the top underclass prospects in the country onto a team of 18 players based on their home state or region. To limit travel expenses for families, the Games are split into two regional events: An East Coast version and a West Coast version. A total of 8 teams are created on the East Coast Games and 8 teams are created for the West Coast Games. Those 8 teams are put into a tournament format at a premiere stadium and play against each other in front of a crowd of premiere colleges and scouts. Only one field is used so all eyes are on each player and not a single swing or pitch is missed. Unlike other events hailed as All-American Games, this event is not made for TV. Every player plays a minimum of 3 games, and pitchers extend out to ensure they get a good look and play a major role in their team's performance at the event.
Q: Who is eligible to participate in the Underclass All-American Games? A: The event is for underclass players only. The majority of players are rising juniors (current sophomores that will be juniors after the summer), with a few physically gifted rising sophomores (current freshmen that will be sophomores after the summer.)
Q: How many colleges or scouts attend this event? A: While each year is different, last year's Inaugural East Coast event drew over 50 college coaches and MLB Scouts. Best of all, many of the colleges in attendance had their head coach represented at the Games. That number is expected to increase as the Games continue this year.
Q: How does a player receive an invitation to this event? A: Well over 90% of the players that attend the Underclass All-American Games were seen in-person last year by Prospect Wire Scouts. Players were scouted at our own events, such as the Florida State Finals or West Coast Finals, or were seen at 3rd party events such as USA Baseball Championships. In rare cases, a pro scout or reputable coach was able to get a player into the event that did not have full participation in the summer circuit of events. To request an invitation, please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Q: Do you need us to mail you copies of the player's birth certificates? A: Teams should carry birth certificates with them in the event of a protest. Prospect Wire's age cutoff for all events is May 1st OR if the player graduates in his appropriate grad year. Colleges recruit players based off of graduation year, not age. In this regard a player can be 20 years old, but graduate in 2013 and still be eligible to participate in a 2013 event.
Q: Can I bring a pop-up tent, umbrella or shade into the event? A: Yes.
Q: Can I bring a cooler into the baseball complex? A: Due to restrictions placed on us by the facility operators, no coolers are allowed in the baseball complex. (It's not our call.) You can, however, bring one team cooler that must remain in the dugout.