Having just completed its 22nd successful year, SelectFest Baseball has been the top-rated, invitation-only High School Baseball Showcase in the Northeast, attracting college coaches and professional scouts from the country's most prestigious conferences and organizations. Our rosters regularly include the top prospects from all areas along the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions. We are proud of the fact that to date, nearly 1800 SelectFest alumni have gone on to play at the collegiate level, and about 15 per year are drafted to play professional baseball. In 2006 alone, approximately 40 players signed with colleges that compete in either the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the South Eastern Conference (SEC), or the Big East Conference. In no uncertain terms, SelectFest Baseball has had a significant impact on how high school baseball recruiting takes place in the northeast region. Accepting an invitation to SelectFest could be the most important decision a player makes as a college baseball recruit.
From over 650 applications annually, the June Showcase invites 150 of the top players to participate in a Skills Workout and Games over two days in front of over 100 college coaches and professional scouts. Since the landscape of college recruiting has changed significantly in the past 5 years, where colleges are commiting players earlier than ever expected, SelectFest introduced an Underclass Event in 2014. The Underclass Event takes place in the Fall and consists of 75 of the top Freshmen and Sophomores in the area. As part of the Skills Workout players are put through a traditional pro skills workout, which includes running the 60-yard dash using a laser-timing device, throwing from their position, and batting practice; and pitchers throw 5-7 pitches on the radar gun while catchers throw to second base. Our unique format allows the evaluation and tracking of all players individually as no two players perform simultaneously on Skills Day (except for the speed timing). As for the Games, players participate in official games with umpires. During both events, college coaches and pro scouts evaluate both a player's individual physical skills and ability to perform competitively.