The International Power Showcase once again gave a platform for the top power hitting prospects from nineteen countries to show off their abilities. Three IMG Academy student-athletes were invited to represent their state or country: Trevor Courtney, a senior first-baseman, represented Florida;Gabe Lozada, a freshman in-fielder, represented Venezuela; and Manny Ramirez Jr., a senior first- baseman/ outfielder, represented the Dominican Republic.
The event took place at Marlins Park, Miami, Fla., where many college and pro baseball scouts were in attendance. In order to participate in the event, all three student-athletes had to have high academic standing, demonstrate leadership qualities and a high level of determination. They were hand-picked by tournament founder, Brian Domenico. This was the fourth consecutive year IMG Academy student-athletes participated in the Showcase.