Baltimore, MD. – Under Armour and Baseball Factory today announced that the 2010 Under Armour All-America Baseball game will be played at the historic Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 14. This is the third year of the partnership between Under Armour and Baseball Factory presenting the All-America Game. The game will air live nationally on MLB Network at 1:00 p.m. CDT and will also be webcast live on MLB.com. MLB Network will also re-air the game on Sunday, August 15, time to be determined.
The 2010 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory, will showcase thirty-six of the world's most promising rising juniors and seniors, competing in an American versus National match-up. The players are selected by a committee of Baseball Factory and Team One Baseball scouts.
"Under Armour is proud to present the premier event for the country's most talented and promising high school baseball players, hosted for the third time at historic Wrigley Field," said Steve Battista, Under Armour Senior Vice President, Brand. "This venue, rich in tradition and worldwide distinction, is the perfect location to showcase the next generation of the world's elite baseball athletes."
The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game has become the premier event in the sport, exposing players to the top coaches and recruiters in the sport. In both the 2009 and 2010 amateur player drafts, a total of 58 of the 72 players who participated in the 2008 and 2009 Under Armour All-America Games were selected in the draft. Of the 2009 Under Armour All-Americans, five players were drafted during the first round.
"Baseball Factory works with 15,000 players each year at more than 270 events nationwide. We pride ourselves on helping players build their way to greatness, and what better place to serve as the pinnacle of their high school careers than the Under Armour All-America Game at Wrigley Field," said Steve Sclafani, CEO and Founder, Baseball Factory. "We are excited to join Under Armour in showcasing these talented players at Wrigley Field and across the country on MLB Network."
"We are extremely excited to provide high school baseball players the opportunity to play and experience Wrigley Field at the Under Armour All-America Baseball game," said Wally Hayward, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of the Chicago Cubs. "This is a great way for Under Armour and the Cubs to build loyal fans for both of our brands."
While the roster for this year's game is not finalized, we are pleased to announce that the following players, selected by Baseball Factory, have committed to participate in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game:
Jacob Anderson – 1B/OF, R/R, 6-4, 185, Chino High School, CA
Carson Baranik – RHP, R/R, 6-3, 205, Parkway High School, LA
Dante Bichette, Jr. – IF, R/R, 6-1, 215, Orangewood Christian High School, FL
Greg Bird – C, L/R, 6-3, 205, Grandview High School, CO
Hudson Boyd – RHP, R/R, 6-2, 235, South Ft. Myers High School, FL
Bryan Brickhouse – RHP, R/R, 6-2, 190, The Woodlands, TX
Nick Burdi – RHP, R/R, 6-3, 195, Downers Grove South High School, IL
Shon Carson – OF, S/R, 5-9, 195, Scranton, SC
Connor Castellano – 2B, L/R, 5-11, 180, Evangel Christian High School, LA
Porter Clayton – LHP, L/L, 6-3, 195, Bonneville High School, ID
John Curtiss – RHP, R/R, 6-4, 190, Carroll High School, TX
John David Crowe, Jr. – C, L/R, 6-0, 187, Oak Mountain High School, AL
Rookie Davis – RHP/1B, R/R, 6-5, 220, Dixon High School, NC
Nicky Delmonico – C/1B, L/R, 6-2, 185, Farragut High School, TN
Tyler Greene – SS, R/R, 6-3, 175, Roswell High School, GA
Ronald Guzman – OF, L/L, 6-3, 170, La Vega, DR
Elier Hernandez – OF, R/R, 6-2, 170, San Cristobal, DR
John Hochstatter – LHP, R/L, 6-4, 205, San Ramon Valley High School, CA
Adrian Houser – RHP, R/R, 6-3, 190, Locust Grove High School, OK
Skylar Janisse – RHP, R/R, 6-4, 200, Villanova Secondary School, CAN
Spencer Linney – LHP, L/L, 6-4, 175, Head-Royce, CA
Lance McCullers, Jr – RHP/3B, 6-2, 195, Jesuit High School, FL
Chris McFarland – SS, R/R, 6-1, 195, Lufkin High School, TX
Benton Moss – RHP, R/R, 6-2, 180, Rocky Mount High School, NC
Brandon Nimmo – OF, R/R, 6-1, 175, East High School, WY
Mason Robbins – OF, L/L, 6-1, 198, George County High School, MS
Addison Russell – SS, R/R, 6-1, 193, Pace High School, FL
Dwight Smith, Jr. – OF, L/R, 6-0, 180, McIntosh High School, GA
Kyle Smith – RHP, R/R, 6-0, 175, Santaluces High School, FL
Bubba Starling – OF/RHP, R/R, 6-5, 200, Gardner-Edgerton High School, KS
Drew Stiner – C, R/R, 6-2, 210, Charles Page High School, OK
Jerrick Suiter – RHP, R/R, 6-3, 210, Valparaiso High School, IN
Deion Williams – SS, R/R, 6-3, 190, Redan High School, GA
(Courtesy: Under Armour/Baseball Factory)