Seven More Top High School Athletes Announced For 9th Annual All-America Game
SECOND Round of 2016 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN BASEBALL PLAYERS ANNOUNCED
Second wave of top high school talent is announced for the 9th annual game
Baltimore, MD (May 18, 2016) – The 2016 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, will bring together the top 40 high school players in the country to play at the iconic Wrigley Field on Saturday, July 23. Today, Under Armour and Baseball Factory are enthused to announce the next wave of players chosen to compete in the 2016 All-America game.
Under Armour All-Americans are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory scouts and will compete in an American vs. National game. 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 homerun derby.
“We look forward to the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game every year. It is a unique opportunity for the nation’s top high school baseball players to compete and learn from top coaching staff at an incredible location,” said Jim Bel Bruno, Senior Category Director, Baseball, Under Armour. “It is such an honor to support these talented players and to be part of this unforgettable experience in their lives.”
Below is the second round of players who have committed to compete in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game:
Hagen Danner—RHP, 6’2, 185, Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach, CA
Hunter Greene—RHP/IF, 6’3, 195, Notre Dame (SO) High School, Stevenson Ranch, CA
Royce Lewis—OF/IF, 6’2, 185, Junipero Serra High School, Aliso Viejo, CA
Brady McConnell—SS/2B, 6’2, 170, Merritt Island High School, Merritt Island, FL
Nick Pratto—1B/LHP, 6’2, 195, Huntington Beach High School, Huntington Beach, CA
Mitchell Stone—LHP, 6’9, 250, Deer Creek High School, Edmond, OK
Ryan Vilade—SS/RHP, 6’2, 194, Frisco High School, Frisco, TX
“The seven players that have been selected are very deserving and will carry on the tradition of talented Under Armour All-Americans that have participated before them,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive Vice President at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “We look forward to seeing them perform in the premier amateur baseball event, this summer at Wrigley Field.”
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 221 of the 246 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Game were selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 60 first round picks. Top players from the 2015 draft include: Brendan Rodgers (2015 No. 3 Overall Pick, Colorado Rockies); Kyle Tucker (2015 No. 5 Overall Pick, Houston Astros); Josh Naylor (2015 No. 12 Overall Pick, Miami Marlins); Brady Aiken (2015 No. 17 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians, 2014 No. 1 Overall Pick); Ashe Russell (2015 No. 21 Overall Pick, Kansas City Royals); Beau Burrows (2015 No. 22 Overall Pick, Detroit Tigers).
For more information on the 2016 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, please visit www.baseballfactory.com/AllAmerica.
About Under Armour, Inc.
Under Armour (NYSE: UA), 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, 98% of 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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