This professional environment encompasses: a Major League Spring Training Facility, the use of a professional clubhouse, batting cages, and importantly the use of wood bats. The use of wood bats is an integral aspect in the identification and evaluation process of these young players. In the spring season professional scouts are rarely presented with the opportunity to evaluate players while using wood bats. Therefore, this Showcase provides a rare opportunity for the premier amateur players to be evaluated using the equipment that the professional player uses on a daily basis.
The selection process is the most vital phase leading up to the commencement of play, and ultimately to the success of the Showcase. The players are chosen exclusively by the recommendation of Major League Baseball Scouts. The final decision as to who makes the teams is decided exclusively by the Professional Scouts. Professional Scouts put a lot of time into the selection process. The success of the event is strictly related to the talent of the players on each team."