19, 2012 – Today officially
marks the release of the full 48-player roster for the 2012 Perfect
Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings. The nation’s
top high school baseball players will descend upon San Diego to play
in the 10th annual baseball showcase, featuring an East versus West
matchup. The 2012 game will be played Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. PDT at PETCO
Park, home of the San
Diego Padres, and will be nationally televised live on CBS Sports
Game All-American Classic is more than just a game. It is part of an
ongoing commitment to the fight against childhood cancer, with ticket
proceeds benefiting Rady Children’s
Hospital in San Diego. Since 2003, the Perfect Game All-American
Classic has generated nearly $685,000 for charity.
excited to once again be back in San Diego for the nation’s premier
high school baseball game, the Perfect Game All-American Classic,”
said Brad Clement, Vice President, Development of Perfect Game USA.
“This is our fourth year playing at PETCO Park, and we are happy to
be working with our partners to ensure a top-notch event and showcase
the best players to the country. The icing on the cake is how the
game benefits the local community by giving back to Rady Children’s
Game All-Americans will be led by a stellar coaching staff for the
of Sarasota High School in Sarasota, Fl. will lead the East squad.
Metcalf has been a head baseball coach for 31 years, winning six
state championships. His teams have compiled twenty-five 20-plus win
seasons while at Sarasota High School.
West squad will be Marc Johnson
of Cherry Creek High School in Cherry Creek, Colorado. In addition to
eight State Titles, Johnson’s teams have won 26 league
championships and more than 375 of his players have gone on to play
baseball in college. Six of his players have been first round draft
picks and more than 75 have gone on to play professional baseball.
impressed with the extraordinary high school talent the All-American
Baseball Classic brings to the forefront of the baseball world
each year," said Jerry Ford, President of Perfect Game USA.
"These 2013 prospects have the ability to represent the next
wave of Major League stars."
All-American Classic alumni have had a significant presence in Major
League Baseball’s first-year player drafts. Since the game’s
inception in 2003, 117 alumni have been selected in the first round,
including this year’s first overall pick Carlos
Correa , last years first
overall pick Gerrit Cole (2011)
and past no. 1 picks Bryce Harper
Beckham (2008), and Justin
Upton (2005). The game has also
produced over 50 players that are currently on a Major League
Baseball roster or whom have played in the Major Leagues. A record 19
Perfect Game All-Americans were taken in the first round of the 2012
draft, 16 of which played in last year’s game.
Game All-American Classic is considered the nation’s marquee prep
event. Participants must have just completed their junior year of
high school, be in good academic standing and display qualities off
the field that embody baseball’s ideals, including discipline,
determination and hard work.
full 2012 roster please visit
the Perfect Game All-American Classic presented by Rawlings roster page.
information regarding credentials, please contact Jesse Lovejoy at
to the game can be purchased at Padres.com.