Third Round of Athletes Announced for 2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game
THIRD ROUND OF ATHLETES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICA BASEBALL GAME
Baseball Factory has recruited top high school talent for the 11th annual game in Chicago, Illinois on July 20th
Columbia, MD (June 15, 2018) – Baseball Factory is excited to announce the 3rd wave of players selected to play in the 2018 Under Armour® All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory. The 11th annual event will be played at iconic Wrigley Field on Friday, July 20th at 7:30 p.m. CST*, bringing together the top 40 high school players in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. MLB Network will televise the game for the ninth time in the game’s history on Sunday, July 22nd at 8:00 p.m. ET.
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 additional players who have committed to compete in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game:
Daniel Espino — RHP, 6’3, 200 – Bulloch Academy, Statesboro, GA
Maurice Hampton, Jr. — OF, 6’1, 200 – Memphis University HS, Arlington, TN
Jared Jones — RHP, 6’2, 175 – La Mirada HS, Whittier, CA
Brennan Malone — RHP, 6’4, 210 – Porter Ridge HS, Matthews, NC
Victor Mederos —RHP, 6’3, 210 – Pace HS, Miami, FL
Will Rigney —RHP, 6’5, 215 – Midway HS, Woodway, TX
Erik Rivera —LHP/OF, 6’2, 200 – Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Caguas, PR
Andre Tarver —OF, 6’2, 210 – Ringgold HS, Ringgold, GA
Cesar Valero —OF, 6’2, 186 – Foothills Composite, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Chris Villaman —LHP, 6’1, 185 – Ledford HS, High Point, NC
“The Baseball Factory staff is excited to announce the next group of players for this outstanding event,” said Steve Bernhardt, Executive VP at Baseball Factory and Chairman of the Under Armour All-America Game Selection Committee. “These 10 athletes have earned the honor to compete at Wrigley Field. The level of talent exhibited by these additional players will be on full display for the world to see next month in Chicago.“
Since the game’s inception in 2008, 318 of the 361 draft eligible players from the Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, have been selected in the MLB Amateur Draft including 98 first-round picks. Top players from the 2018 draft include: Jarred Kelenic (2018 No. 6 Overall Pick, New York Mets); Ryan Weathers (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 (2018 No. 12 Overall Pick, Toronto Blue Jays); Connor Scott (2018 No. 13 Overall Pick, Miami Marlins); Cole Winn (2018 No. 15 Overall Pick, Texas Rangers); Matt Liberatore (2018 No. 16 Overall Pick, Tampa Bay Rays); Jordyn Adams (2018 No. 17 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Angels); Nolan Gorman (2018 No. 19 Overall Pick, St. Louis Cardinals); Triston Casas (2018 No. 26 Overall Pick, Boston Red Sox); Mason Denaburg (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 (2018 No. 29 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians); JT Ginn (2018 No. 30 Overall Pick, Los Angeles Dodgers); Ethan Hankins (2018 No. 35 Overall Pick, Cleveland Indians)
For more information on the 2018 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 innovator, 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 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 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 500 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.
*Game Time for the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game subject to change. The start time of 7:30PM CST dependent on the end of the 1:20PM CST Cubs/Cardinals Game.