2019 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Date and First Four Players Announced
2019 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME DATE AND FIRST FOUR PLAYERS ANNOUNCED
Baseball Factory has recruited top high school talent for the 12th annual game in Chicago, Illinois on July 22nd
Columbia, MD (May 3, 2019) – Today, Baseball Factory announces the date of the 2019 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, as well as the names of the first four players selected for the event. The 12th annual event, emanating from iconic Wrigley Field on Monday, July 22nd, brings together the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
Under Armour All-Americans are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts and will compete in an American vs. National team match-up. The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game caps off a three-day, all-encompassing baseball experience staffed by some of the game’s very best players and coaches, including a formal workout in front of Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a home run derby.
Below are the first four players – including *two athletes as two-time All-Americans – who have committed to compete in the 2019 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game:
Dylan Crews — OF, 6’0, 185 – Lake Mary HS | Longwood, FL
*Jared Jones — RHP, 6’2, 175 – La Mirada HS | Whittier, CA
*Victor Mederos —RHP, 6’3, 210 – Pace HS | Miami, FL
Robert Moore —IF, 5’9, 160 – Shawnee Mission East HS | Leawood, KS
“We are very excited to have the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game back at historic Wrigley Field for the 12th consecutive year,” said Steve Bernhardt, Chief Baseball Officer at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Selection Committee. “These first four players selected are the beginning of another talented group that will join us in Chicago for this great event. We look forward to, once again, watching the forty best prospects compete on July 22nd.”
The date of this year’s Under Armour All-America Game coincides with a special date in Baseball Factory history. On July 22nd, 1994, the Baseball Factory was founded by CEO, Steve Sclafani, and joined shortly thereafter by President, Rob Naddelman. Together, they shared a dream and goal of helping each and every student-athlete reach their highest potential in the game of baseball and life. Through Steve and Rob’s shared passion in giving every athlete a chance to succeed, beginning with educating athletes on the field with how to always try their best, overcome their adversities, and to better themselves through education, this standard set, quickly defined the company’s motto “Factory Way.”
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 318 of the 361 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game have been selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 98 first round picks. Former Under Armour All-Americans selected in the 2018 draft include: Jarred Kelenic (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 6 Overall Pick, New York Mets); Ryan Weathers (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 7 Overall Pick, San Diego Padres); Kyler Murray (Oklahoma | 2014 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 9 Overall Pick, Oakland Athletics); Jordan Groshans (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 12 Overall Pick, Toronto Blue Jays); Connor Scott (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 13 Overall Pick, Miami Marlins); Cole Winn (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 15 Overall Pick, Texas Rangers); Matt Liberatore (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 16 Overall Pick, Tampa Bay Rays); Jordyn Adams (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 17 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Angels); Nolan Gorman (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 19 Overall Pick, St. Louis Cardinals); Triston Casas (2016 & 2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 26 Overall Pick, Boston Red Sox); Mason Denaburg (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 27 Overall Pick, Washington Nationals); Seth Beer (Clemson | 2014 & 2015 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 28 Overall Pick, Houston Astros); Bo Naylor (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 29 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians); JT Ginn (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 30 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Dodgers); Ethan Hankins (2017 Under Armour All-America Game | 2018 No. 35 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians)
For more information on the 2019 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit http://www.baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour, Inc., headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, is a leading inventor, marketer and distributor of branded performance athletic apparel, footwear and accessories. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to consumers with active lifestyles. The company’s Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digitally connected health and fitness community. For further information, please visit https://about.underarmour.com.
About Baseball Factory, Inc.
Baseball Factory has developed programs to provide players with world-class instruction and life-changing experiences, which when combined, lead to future success both on and off the field. Baseball Factory holds over 600 events nationwide each year in all 50 states and over 150 cities on the Under Armour Baseball Factory National Tryout Tour. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 550 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 100,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 100% of Division I and 99% of Division II and III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com.