2017 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game Date Announced
2017 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL GAME DATE ANNOUNCED
Baseball Factory has recruited top high school talent for the 10th annual game in Chicago, Illinois on July 29th
Baltimore, MD (January 17, 2017) – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA, UAA) the leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today announces the date of the 2017 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory as well as the names of the first nine players to be selected. The game, which will be played at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 29th, is the 10th annual event, bringing together the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The game will be broadcast on MLB Network.
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 All-America Baseball Game caps off a four-day, all-encompassing baseball experience staffed by some of the game’s very best players and coaches, including by a formal workout in front of Major League Baseball (MLB) scouts and a home run derby.
“This year marks our 10th annual All-America baseball game, and at Under Armour, we’re thrilled to continue investing in the rising baseball stars of the next generation,” said Jim Bel Bruno, Senior Category Director, Baseball, Under Armour. “We are proud to extend a one-of-a-kind opportunity to players to showcase and grow their talents at the national level.”
Below are the first nine players who have committed to compete in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game:
Triston Casas— IF, 6’4, 240 – American Heritage School, Pembroke Pines, FL
Mason Denaburg— RHP, 6’3, 195 – Merritt Island HS, Merritt Island, FL
Nolan Gorman— IF, 6’1, 210 – Sandra Day O’Connor HS, Glendale, AZ
Joe Gray— OF, 6’2, 195 – Hattiesburg HS, Hattiesburg, MS
Jordan Groshans—IF, 6’4, 188 – Magnolia HS, Magnolia, TX
Jarred Kelenic— OF, 6’0, 190 – Waukesha West HS, Waukesha, WI
Matthew Liberatore— LHP, 6’4, 200 – Mountain Ridge HS, Peoria, AZ
Noah Naylor— C, 6’0, 195 – St. Joan of Arc, Mississauga, ON, CAN
Cole Wilcox— RHP, 6’5, 225 – Heritage HS, Chickamauga, GA
“At Baseball Factory, our network of professional scouts is constantly searching to identify the most talented high school players for selection to the Under Armour All-America Game,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “Over the past 10 years, we have seen hundreds of extremely talented athletes compete in the event and propel themselves towards successful college and professional baseball careers. The 2017 crop of players has the ability to continue that tradition when they take the field this summer at Wrigley Field, home of the World Series Champion, Chicago Cubs.”
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 247 of the 286 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game have been selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 71 first round picks. Top players from the 2016 draft include: Riley Pint (2016 No. 4 Overall Pick, Colorado Rockies); Corey Ray (2016 No. 5 Overall Pick, Milwaukee Brewers); Zack Collins (2016 No. 10 Overall Pick, Chicago White Sox); Will Benson (2016 No. 14 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians); Forrest Whitley (2016 No. 17 Overall Pick, Houston Astros); Delvin Perez (2016 No. 23 Overall Pick, St. Louis Cardinals); Carter Kieboom (2016 No. 28 Overall Pick, Washington Nationals); Dylan Carlson (2016 No. 33 Overall Pick, St. Louis Cardinals); Taylor Trammell (2016 No. 35 Overall Pick, Cincinnati Reds); Joey Wentz (2016 No. 40 Overall Pick, Atlanta Braves).
For more information on the 2017 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit http://www.baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA, UAA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand’s innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland. For further information, please visit the Company’s website at www.uabiz.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. We pride ourselves on giving families an unbiased assessment of where they stand against other players nationwide. Baseball Factory events have featured more than 400 players who have played or are currently playing in the Majors and over 75,000 players have gone on to play at the college level. 100% of Division I and 98% of Division II and III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com