Road to Wrigley – The Futures Are Now
In case you missed the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game this past Saturday afternoon on MLB Network, you can watch it right now by clicking here. With the 2015 game in the books, members of the selection committee are already working to identify and evaluate potential players for the 2016 game.
When you watch the 2015 Under Armour All-America Game (or when you watch it again), pay close attention to the following players — each took their first steps on the “Road to Wrigley” by attending an Under Armour Futures Showcase in the Fall of 2014.
|UA ALL-AMERICAN||PREVIOUS EVENT||VIDEO / REPORT|
|Will Benson||2014 Futures South||Click Here|
|Dylan Carlson||2014 Futures West||Click Here|
|Travis Hosterman||2014 Futures East||Click Here|
|Austin James||2014 Futures East||Click Here|
|Kyle Muller||2014 Futures Texas||Click Here|
|Alex Speas||2014 Futures South||Click Here|
An early look in the Fall of their junior year allowed our selection committee to start the evaluation process early, and then to follow their progress through their junior high school season and into the early summer.
In each of the cases above, participation in a 2014 Futures Series event served as the first step on the “Road to Wrigley.”
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How about you? Are you ready to take your first step on the “Road to Wrigley?”
Need more history? Look no further than the 2015 MLB draft, where six Futures Series alumni (all 2014 Under Armour All-America Game selections) were high picks:
** Click player name for link to video or additional content **
|UA ALL-AMERICAN||PREVIOUS EVENT||2015 DRAFT|
|Brendan Rodgers||2013 Futures East||Rockies (1st round)|
|Beau Burrows||2012 Futures Texas||Tigers (1st round)|
|Ke’Bryan Hayes||2013 Futures Texas||Pirates (1st round)|
|Ryan Mountcastle||2013 Futures East||Orioles (1st round)|
|Juan Hillman||2013 Futures East||Indians (2nd round)|
|Thomas Szapucki||2013 Futures East||Mets (5th round)|
Our 2015 Futures Series starts in mid-September in Florida, and runs through early November in Texas. The schedule is below:
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These events are invitation only. If you’ve received an invitation, we invite you to attend whichever of the events works best with your schedule. We want the chance to see you this Fall, so our selection committee can begin the evaluation process for the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game.
If you are interested and HAVE NOT received an invitation, please click here to submit a nomination form so we can learn more about you.
DO NOT DELAY. Every summer we see players scramble at the last minute to get in front of the Under Armour All-America Game selection committee. However, often it is too late or the resulting follow period is too short. DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE, give us a chance to see you early.
Obviously, we have the most confidence in our evaluations of the players we’ve seen early, and have had the chance to follow the longest. There are no guarantees, but if you are seriously interested in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game, get out to one of our Futures Series events this Fall so we can start following you now.
“Road to Wrigley” Post Index:
– College PREP Program