Second Round of Athletes Announced for 2017 Under Armour All-America Game
SECOND ROUND OF ATHLETES ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2017 UNDER ARMOUR
ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME
Baseball Factory has recruited top high school talent for the 10th annual game in Chicago on July 29th
Baltimore, MD (May 18, 2017) – Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE:UA, UAA) the leader in performance footwear, apparel and equipment, today is excited to announce the 2nd wave of players selected to participate in the 2017 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The game, which will be played at iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 29th, brings together the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The game, in its 10th year, 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, comprehensive 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
“Each athlete selected to attend should feel a sense of accomplishment, and we’re excited to continue investing in this great game’s next class of young superstars,” said Ryan Collins, Director of Global Sports Marketing at Under Armour. “This summer will mark a decade of our commitment to hosting this game, and 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 additional players who have committed to compete in the 2017 Under Armour All-America Game:
Will Banfield – C, 6’0”, 200lbs – Brookwood High School, Lawrenceville, GA
Mike Siani – OF, 6’0”, 180lbs – William Penn Charter School, Glenside, PA
Alek Thomas – OF, 5’11”, 175lbs – Mount Carmel High School, Chicago, IL
Ryan Weathers – LHP, 6’1”, 200lbs – Loretto High School, Loretto, TN
Bobby Witt, Jr. – SS/RHP, 6’0”, 180lbs – Colleyville Heritage High School, Colleyville, TX
“The Baseball Factory scouting staff is excited to announce the addition of five players to the 2017 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game roster,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “These players have put in years of hard work and dedication to developing their skills, and earned this selection to compete at Wrigley Field. This is a very talented group of individuals that is primed to shine while on the greatest stage, this summer in Chicago.”
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 450 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 Division II and 98% of Division III programs have at least one Baseball Factory alumnus on their roster. Learn more at www.baseballfactory.com
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