EVENT 2 • 2024 I95 METRO BASEBALL STADIUM SERIES

OPEN TO 2024-2028 GRADUATES

TRENTON THUNDER BALLPARK

1 Thunder Rd, Trenton, NJ • Home of The Trenton Thunder

AUGUST 3-4, 2024

Saturday & Sunday

DON'T MISS OUT!

EVENT 2 IS CURRENTLY AT 75% CAPACITY

$1,199

1: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE AT YOUR SHOWCASE?
This is our most asked question and we feel as the country’s PREMIER and ONLY “true” NATIONAL Baseball Showcase it is our responsibility to educate players & parents.

We are the country’s only TRUE National baseball showcase for a reason. We have talented players from all graduation years from all parts of the country and beyond with colleges from 22 states and over 25 different conferences. A main reason we have the likes of: Vanderbilt, Duke, Florida, Texas, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, UCONN, Wake Forest and more is because of this national talent pool from multiple graduation years all on ONE FIELD. Schools like that are not flying into some “camp” that has 50 players.

Our showcase will never have more than 100 position players on the field at once. I95 Metro Baseball also has a unique format in regards to player location, position(s) and graduation years, all to help players in their recruiting journey which includes multiple sessions. We limit our positions to a certain amount to ensure each prospect receives the exact exposure REQUESTED from college coaches (Volume/Skills).

For some reason parents have NO issue traveling to tournaments with hundreds of teams and 10, 20, 30, 40 fields in the hopes of MAYBE being seen by a few schools but they want to attend a showcase where there are an abundance of great colleges but not many players. That doesn’t make sense to us or our college programs.

Players (and parents) should focus only on YOU and to perform to the best of your abilities, we will take care of the rest. There is no other event that offers the: schools, coaches, venue, structure, format, reputation, history all on one STADIUM field. The focus should be on your: skills, metrics, GPA and what YOU bring to the table. Not “how many players are there?”. Going to a “smaller” camp with less kids will not help you/your son be recruited, quite the opposite. You need the right structure, the right format and THE RIGHT schools to be there live. Not viewing a profile or looking at “top” metrics on a website. Regardless of if there are 25, 250 or 2,500 players attending, we run the showcase FOR the college coaches with ALL EYES ON YOU. We make sure each position has its own “showcase spotlight”. Coaches are not distracted or hitting fungos, throwing BP or signing players in. We take OUR TIME and make sure each player is seen HOW THE COLLEGE COACHES WANT ALL ON ONE FIELD.

With that said we will have multiple shifts on day one and multiple game slots on day two to ensure the best experience for all players & families. No position will exceed 25 players (excluding pitchers).

2: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE I95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE – STADIUM SERIES?
Our goal is to provide players from all over the country the BEST college baseball showcase experience.

Our event includes (Weather Permitting):
• 2 Day Registration (Skill Day/Game Day)
• Player Profile Page
• Verified Player Metrics (Sent to parents, players & coaches)
• Recruiting talks – Several of the top college coaches across the USA.
• Recruiting Seminar
• Eligibility for National Rankings

3: WHERE HAVE SOME I95 METRO BASEBALL PLAYERS COMMITTED TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
Entering our sixth season, we now have over 650 committed players and 175 Division 1 players. Please view the link here.

4: WHAT TIME IS THE I95 METRO BASEBALL STADIUM SERIES?
We take our event very seriously, so please give it the time it deserves. The event will run from 6AM-8PM with two shifts on day one and four game slots on day two.

Your session times will be posted 72 hours prior to the event.

No requests. We break our “session times” by positions and graduation classes and format the event so each player receives maximum exposure.

• Day 1 – Expect each session to be 5.5-6.5 hours.
• Day 2 – Expect each game to be 3-3.5 hours.

5: DO PLAYERS TRAVEL TO YOUR EVENT? WILL YOU HOLD EVENTS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY?
YES, we have had players from all 50 states and five countries attend our events over the last several years. We are the top NATIONAL showcase. Our events are located in the “hub” of both the most college baseball programs (within 180 mile radius) and the highest concentration of academic colleges (within 180 mile radius). For those reasons, an event this magnitude with this list of schools will ONLY be held in this region.

6: DO YOUR EVENTS SELL OUT?
Yes, we are proud to say our last 17 events have sold out! Thank you to all our players, parents & coaches. Sign-up in advance. We send out bi-weekly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on in the upcoming event.

7: ARE THERE LOCAL AIRPORTS FOR THE EVENT?
The following airports are all less than 1 hour drive each stadium.

Event 1
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)

Event 2
• Newark Liberty Airport (EWR)
• John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)
• LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
• Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

8: DO YOU RECOMMEND ANY HOTELS?
All players/parents are free to choose any hotel. There are over 75 hotels all within 15 miles of each stadium, we suggest each family find their best fit.

9: WHAT HAPPENS IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER?
Our events are RAIN or SHINE. There are no refunds or credits. All activities are weather permitting.

In the event of bad weather we will do everything in our power to have the skill portion performed and players exposed to the coaches as much as possible including extending hours or moving to an indoor location (within 60 miles). We know how important this is to you and your family and we recognize that. An event will never be canceled for weather and there are NO refunds or future credits once the event is 10 days away. We will do the best we can to complete the activities that are scheduled. Once again, there are no credits, refunds or transfers despite weather issues. All of our expenses are paid in advance of our events.

In the case of an EXTREMELY poor weather forecast for BOTH days, I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 45 miles. This will only be under extreme circumstances as Trenton Thunder Ballpark does have indoor cages (pitching/hitting/throwing) where activities can be completed.

The “skills” portion of our showcase takes priority. If there is a weather issue on day one, day two will become the skills portion. This is UNANIMOUSLY requested from our coaches.

10: DO PLAYERS ATTEND MULTIPLE SHOWCASES?
Of course! Each event is another chance to be seen. In addition each event will have 15-20% different coaches/schools. Many players will attend multiple showcases.

11: WILL YOU HAVE MULTIPLE FIELDS GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME DURING GAME DAY?
No. This is a huge advantage for your son. Too many showcases have games going on two, three or four fields with scouts spread out. Most scouts are at the one game looking at certain players, but not at our showcase. We will have a centralized location where all the game action will take place.

12: WILL BATTING PRACTICE TAKE PLACE IN THE CAGES OR ON THE FIELD?
Our BP sessions will take place on the field with all coaches watching from less than 25 feet away (Weather permitting).

13: HOW DO YOU RECORD THE MEASURABLES/METRICS?
Our professional staff is responsible for recording all measurables through the two day event, including: Positional velocity, pitching velocity, exit speed, POP time, 60 yd. dash. These are sent to all players and parents 21 days after the events as we make a player profile page as well.

14: WILL I-95 METRO BASEBALL SHOWCASE SEND THIS INFORMATION TO COLLEGE COACHES?
YES. Every coach/school that attends, will have full access to the data sheet 3 days after the event. We feel it is important that we are able to track the progress of each player each season and to have on file when they are recruiting.

15: WILL PLAYERS EAT LUNCH?
No. We will have two sessions (AM/PM) and we want to maximize our time on the field.

16: WILL MY SON RECEIVE A VIDEO FOR THE STADIUM SHOWCASE SERIES?
No, our focus this summer will be on the stadium series experience and our incredible college coaches.

I95 Metro Baseball will be hosting a COMBINE which provides a unique opportunity for players to receive a full recruiting profile including: Multiple angle videos, More metrics, Profile Page, Reports & more.

17: ARE PARENTS ABLE TO ATTEND?
Yes, attendance is free and parents are encouraged to attend. There are NO parents within the first 4 rows of the stadium. Talking to your son during the event, before the event or after the event on the field will NEGATIVELY impact their recruitment. We encourage you to attend, watch and listen to all of our featured speakers.

18: WHAT DOES TEAM REPRESENTATION MEAN? DO ANY SCHOOLS BACK OUT?
The school (college) will send their: head coach, assistant coach, pitching coach or recruiting coordinator. Most schools are sending their head recruiting coordinators, assistant coach or pitching coach but more than several have their head coaching attending. 93% of our schools/coaches will be there both days. Some coaches, because of their schedule, can only attend one day.

The schools you see on our confirmed list have confirmed at least FIVE times with us they will be at the event. Sometimes there is a rare case of a family emergency, where a school/coach can’t make it or the coach is no longer with the school due to coaching change. Last year over 95% of our posted coaches attended. We pride ourselves on the accuracy and honesty of our respected schools & coaches. Our rapport with the programs are second to none. Once again outside of a family emergency or staff changes our schools & coaches will be there in person!

19: WHAT IF MY SON IS A TWO WAY PLAYER?
Over the course of the two days players will perform both, please note coaches want to see you at your BEST only. It is VERY important that your primary position is listed correctly on our registration form. Day two will be about your PRIMARY position. Day one two way players will: pitch, hit, field & run.

20: WHAT IF MY SON IS A PITCHER ONLY?
Pitchers are far and away the most sought after position. Their verified metrics, profile and fact they pitch on BOTH days make this a CAN’T MISS event for pitchers. Price and schedule remains the same.

21: HOW MUCH PLAYING TIME IN THE GAME WILL MY SON RECEIVE ON DAY 2?
Day 2 is our “Prime Day” games. This is something coaches have requested for YEARS and now implemented in our showcase. We have a “dynamic” game set-up, which is structured differently than a regular game. WEATHER PERMITTING – Each primary pitcher is guaranteed to throw to at least 4 batters. Each primary fielder is guaranteed to play 4 innings. Each primary position player is guaranteed 2 at-bats in the game.

The focus on day two is your PRIMARY position ONLY. This is BEST vs. BEST. We are an elite national college baseball showcase. Coaches want to see players at their best. This allows players MORE playing time in the game and MORE of a focus on what they do best. This will greatly help in the recruiting process. “More” is not necessarily better. On day one ALL pitchers will throw a bullpen. On day one ALL catchers will showcase as a catcher. On day one ALL position players will take BP. On “prime day”, the games will be separated by graduation classes (2025/2026 and 2027/2028 – unique to I95 Metro Baseball only!) and you will play your primary position. You will be able to showcase your secondary skills on day one. All games will be held on one field in front of all coaches. All eyes on you! All players coached by college coaches.

22: PITCHERS – WHY DID THEY THROW AT THE END OF THE SESSION AND HOW MUCH DO THEY THROW?
Freshman pitchers in college are rarely starting pitchers. The staff & college coaches want to see how pitchers spend their down time and how effective they are after being at the ballpark for hours. This decision comes from our dialogue with college coaches. Please remember every primary pitcher is throwing both days and many secondary pitchers will throw on both days (all will throw on day one). We want to ensure that pitchers still have enough gas in the tank after the bullpen session for the game the next day. More is not “better” in this case. Each pitcher will throw a 10 pitch bullpen on day one and all primary (many secondary) pitchers will throw to four-five batters on day two.

23: WHAT SHOULD WE DO IF INTERESTED IN A CERTAIN SCHOOL?
Our suggestion for you moving forward is to email any and all schools that were confirmed to be at our event and let them know your interest and you will be attending I95 Metro Baseball. Let them know WHY you are interested in the school and what you can bring to the school, classroom and the baseball team. Ask when their camps are being held. The I95 Metro Baseball recruiting seminar (pre-camp meeting) will explain the best way to contact coaches post events.

24: WHAT HAPPENS IF I CAN ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY?
You are more than welcome. We can not discount our rate because we are limiting the numbers of players per session. Your information will be sent out to every coach in attendance (even on the day you aren’t there).

25: ARE THERE PAYMENT PLANS?
No there are not. We have several up-front costs upon sign-up. We take our commitment to you very seriously. We send out bi-monthly rosters to coaches, so they know who to keep an eye on.

26: WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CREDIT POLICY?
ALL PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Requests received at least ten (10) days PRIOR to the start of the purchased event will receive a credit in the amount of 50% of the purchasing price. This is for ANY reason. This credit is valid for 10 months and can be used for our I95 Metro Baseball Stadium Series events. Any “request” for a credit less than ten (10) days prior to the start of the purchased event will forfeit their registration fees. NO EXCEPTIONS. I95 Metro Baseball runs the premier events in the country and has up-front fees and commitments paid out prior to each event. Cancellations within ten (10) days of the event impact us in a negative way. ALL activities are weather permitting and our events are rain or shine. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite poor weather or limited on-field activity.

I95 Metro Baseball has the right to move part/all of the showcase to an indoor facility located within 60 miles. No refunds, no credits, no transfers, despite the decision to move inside so that your son is seen.

27: WHAT IF MY SON GETS INJURED?
We will have a medical staff member. Our staff also has members that are CPR certified and Concussion certified. Any serious injury, an ambulance will be called. There are no refunds or credits for injuries.

28: WHAT TYPE OF BATS SHOULD WE USE?
ALL players will use -3 BBCOR

29: CAN PLAYERS WEAR CLEATS?
YES. Players MUST also have turf shoes/sneakers in case any indoor facilities will be used.

30: DOES I95 METRO BASEBALL SUPPORT ANY CHARITY?
Yes. I-95 Metro Baseball is proud to partner with Go4theGoal® to help support kids who are battling cancer and their families. Through our participation in Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer®, Go4theGoal® will be able to provide financial assistance, grant wishes, implement unique hospital programs and fund innovative research. Thank you to each and every player for Lacing Up and making a difference! http://go4thegoal.org

31: IS I95 METRO BASEBALL FOR ANY 2024-2028 GRADUATE THAT WANTS TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL?
YES. I95 Metro Baseball is open to ANY and ALL 2024-2028 graduates (Limited by availability).

32.  ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS?
No.  Due to NCAA rules and regulations all players must pay the same fee.  There are no scholarships or hardship discounts. I95 has 1 or 2 promotions during the season with a discount code, but our events sell out and sell out quickly.

DAY 1 – Evaluation/Skill/Metric Day.
Players will be assigned and put through a variety of positional specific testing metrics (infield, outfield, catcher, pitcher), as well as on the mound in bullpens in front of EVERY coach in attendance. All position players will take live batting practice on the stadium field in front of ALL coaches. Two-way players will have the opportunity on day one (only) to showcase their: fielding, hitting, running and throw a bullpen. Focus on your best! Did you know that at the next level, less than 2% of players are TWO-WAY players?

DAY 2 – PRIME Game Day, separated specifically by graduation classes.
Each team will be coached by several college coaches and will compete in live game action, all on one of the top rated professional minor league Stadiums in the country. Our entire showcase will be held on ONE stadium field. Coaches will not be roaming around to other fields missing your game performance, your individual skill-sets, positional talents and overall athleticism which is a key scouting tool to assimilate to the next level. Players will be in the dugouts with coaches from: Duke, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame, Virginia, North Carolina, Richmond, Coastal Carolina and more. Game day will focus on your PRIMARY position as requested from the coaches. This is the BEST OF THE BEST and we want you to showcase your strongest ability. Did you know that at the next level, less than 2% of players are TWO-WAY players?

***Individual player profile page and performance metrics are provided to all players, parents, and coaches post events (INCLUDED in fee). ***

Each day several of our top college coaches in attendance will conduct informative talks with our parents and players to help provide recruiting rules and information along this recruiting journey. Programs Including: Duke, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Richmond, Texas, Florida, Salisbury, Alabama, Coppin St. and several others. I95 Metro Baseball Showcases is your complete ROADMAP TO COLLEGE BASEBALL!