New Canaan's Burger attends 2011 Jr. National Showcase
New Canaan's Willie Burger recently attended the 2011 Jr. National Showcase in City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, Fla. The invitation only event brings together the best 115 underclass high school aged players in the country. Burger was one of seven class of 2014 players that attended the event and the only player from Connecticut.
The Perfect Game Junior National Showcase brings together approximately 115 of the top rising sophomores and juniors in the country in mid-June for two days of drills and games just prior to the prestigious Perfect National Showcase. Many colleges and Major League teams have someone attend, as they are guaranteed to see the top talent in the country.
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This invitation only event is very important in determining how an underclass player ranks among his peers in the country and is full of future first round picks, including 2010 top overall selection Bryce Harper, a participant in the 2006 Junior National Showcase.