Frankie Pilere, Fanhouse.com National MLB Analyst attended the 2010 AFLAC High School All-American Game last week which featured the best soon to be seniors in the country. He names Michael Kelly from as the most impressive pitching prospect in the game. He also states that Phil Evans was the most impressive hitter in the game and is the complete package.
FROM AFLAC PRESS RELEASE
A triple down the right field line by Rancho Buena Vista (Calif.) High School shortstop Tony Wolters sent the seventh annual Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic into extra innings for the first time since the game’s inception in 2003. A unique extra innings format saw both teams score a run in the 10th inning, and the game ended in a 4-all tie Sunday night at Petco Park before a record crowd of 8,027. The overall East vs. West series record for the Aflac All-American Classic, which features 40 of the nation’s premiere high school baseball players, now stands at 3-3-1. Continue reading
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
COLUMBIA, MD – Under Armour and Baseball Factory today announced that the 2009 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game will once again be played at the historic Wrigley Field on Saturday, August 8. This is the second year that Under Armour will serve as the game’s title sponsor. The game will air live nationally on ESPNU.
The 2009 Under Armour All-America Baseball Game, powered by Baseball Factory will showcase thirty-six of the nation’s best rising juniors and seniors, competing in a Baseball Factory versus Team One Baseball match-up.
One of the most prestigious high school baseball tournaments is set to take place August 5th-10th at Long Beach State’s Blair Field. The tournament features top 2010 high school seniors who get selected during regional tryouts to be members of the respective squads. You can check out all the rosters at the links below.
FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE
SAN DIEGO – For the third time in four years, 40 of the nation’s top high school baseball players will descend upon San Diego to play in the Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic, the country’s premier high school baseball showcase. This year’s game will be played on Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. PDT in PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, and will once again be televised live nationally on FOX Sports Net.
The Classic features an East vs. West format, played annually during the late summer before most participants have returned to school. For the second consecutive year, the Aflac Classic will be played in a major league venue. The 2008 showcase was played in Los Angeles’ historic Dodger Stadium. The 2006 and 2007 games were held at San Diego State University’s Tony Gwynn Stadium.
The Aflac All-American Classic, however, is more than just a game. As part of Aflac’s ongoing commitment to the fight against childhood cancer, all game proceeds from the 2009 Aflac All-American High School Baseball Classic will benefit Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. Since 2003, the game has generated nearly $685,000 for charity.
FROM USA BASEBALL
CARY, N.C. — USA Baseball (USAB) has announced a group of 34 players who will be considered for inclusion on its 2009 18U National Team for international competition. The 34 players, along with 10 alternates, were selected from those who participated this week in the 17th Annual Tournament of Stars, presented by Major League Baseball, at USAB’s National Training Complex in Cary. Continue reading
The Area Code Games continued on Saturday with three games. The full recap from Andrew Knepper is available here.
For an East Team that consisted of so many great hitters in 2007 like Tim Beckham and Eric Hosmer, this 2008 East squad didn’t show much of anything at the plate for most of the game. The West pitchers combined to hold the East to 1 hit over 8 innings. Jacob Turner (St. Charles, MO) set the tempo by striking out 4 East batters over the first 2 innings, but a 9th inning rally by the East gave them the victory. Continue reading
ESPN writer Andrew Knepper has a great entry today on the top players in the Area Code games. He puts Ian Krol as one of the top pitching prospects as he throws an 88 MPH fastball and has been outstanding in Long Beach. Chad James is the top left-handed pitcher with his deceptive motion where he reaches 88 MPH with a very good curveball that has a good break ball at 73-76. Continue reading
EDMONTON, Alberta – The USA Baseball 18U National Team’s attempt to earn a gold medal came up one step short today as Korea defeated the Americans 7-0 in the title game of the International Baseball Federation’s XXIII AAA World Junior Championships at Telus Field. The tournament, featuring the world’s top 18-and-under players from 12 countries, ended today with the medal games and final round of consolation action. Continue reading