Rawlings® and Perfect Game USA announce
Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams

Annual awards recognize the top senior athletes at the high school level

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (March 17, 2010) - Rawlings Sporting Goods® announced today its annual Rawlings Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams to recognize the top 400 high school baseball athletes in the U.S., while also showcasing their abilities to collegiate and professional scouts. In partnership with Perfect Game USA, the world’s largest scouting report service, Rawlings is devoted to distinguishing “THE FINEST IN THE FIELD” with these two prestigious awards.

Mike Thompson, Rawlings Vice-President, said, “These selected athletes are being recognized for their skill, athleticism, and dedication to their game which allows them to perform to the highest level of game play. With more than 240,000 high school athletes in the nation, these players represent the very best in their class.”

The Rawlings Preseason All-Region 1st Team recognizes 400 players from eight regions around the U.S. Each of the regions will form a 50-man roster, complete with catchers, pitchers, infielders and outfielders.

In addition, the top 150 of the 400 athletes will be named to the Rawlings Preseason All-American Team. All 150 award recipients will be named to one of three teams, each including a 50-man roster.

“Rawlings and Perfect Game USA are synonymous with the game of baseball and these preseason awards allow us to reward these elite athletes for their hard work and contribution to the game,” said Thompson.

“To receive the Rawlings Preseason All-American or All-Region Award is a tremendous achievement for these high school athletes,” said Jerry Ford, President, Perfect Game USA. “We’re proud to partner with Rawlings to recognize their talent as they prepare for their careers playing collegiate or professional baseball.”

About Rawlings: Rawlings is a leading marketer and manufacturer of baseball equipment and other sporting goods in the United States. Rawlings is the Official Baseball and Helmet of Major League Baseball® and official ball of the NCAA® baseball championships. Rawlings is also the official basketball for the NAIA®, NJCAA®, AAU® and many other organizations as well as official football of the NAIA®. Rawlings is the official basketball, football, baseball, softball, volleyball and soccer ball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com.

About Perfect Game USA: Perfect Game has become the world’s largest scouting report service, reporting on thousands of young players each year. Perfect Game uses its resources to help others involved in amateur baseball. Whether it’s helping USA Baseball scout the Junior Olympics in Arizona and Florida or sponsoring the famous Lions Tournament in San Diego, Perfect Game seeks to identify the top performance athletes. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org.

Click the links below for All American and All Regional Teams

NamePos.HtWtCityStHigh SchoolSummerCommitmentDraft Info
Stetson Allie RHP/INF6-4225Olmsted FallsOHSt EdwardEast Cobb BravesNorth Carolina Pirates (2)
Zach Alvord INF6-0180AlpharettaGASouth ForsythEast Cobb BravesAuburn Braves (18)
Robert Aviles RHP6-4193SuffernNYSuffern SeniorDieselFlorida Indians (7)
Cameron Bedrosian RHP6-0195SenoiaGAEast CowetaHomeplate Chilidawgs 16uLouisiana State Angels (1)
Jesse Biddle LHP6-6225PhiladelphiaPAGermantown FriendsPhiladelphia Senators NationalOregon Phillies (1)
Ryan Bolden OF6-3190MadisonMSMadison Central Mississippi Angels (1 Comp)
Kris Bryant INF6-5205Las VegasNVBonanzaAngels EliteSan Diego Blue Jays (18)
Yordy Cabrera INF6-4190LakelandFLLakeland SeniorAll American ProspectsMiami Athletics (2)
Nick Castellanos INF6-3180DavieFLArchbishop Edward MccarthyAll American ProspectsMiami Tigers (1 Comp)
Garin Cecchini INF6-2200Lake CharlesLAAlfred M. BarbeSE TX SundevilsLouisiana State Red Sox (4)
Drew Cisco RHP5-10150Mt. PleasantSCWandoDiamond Devils 16'sGeorgia Reds (6)
Chevez Clarke OF6-0185MariettaGAMariettaEast Cobb BravesGeorgia Tech Angels (1)
Andrew Cole RHP6-5190Winter SpringsFLOviedoOrlando Scorpions BlackMiami Nationals (4)
Dylan Covey RHP6-2200PasadenaCAMaranathaSGV ArsenalSan Diego Brewers (4)
Kaleb Cowart  6-3190AdelGACook CountyEast Cobb AstrosFlorida State Angels (1)
Delino DeShields INF5-9165AtlantaGANorcrossAtlanta Blue JaysLouisiana State Astros (1)
Michael Foltynewicz RHP6-5200MinookaILMinooka CommunityIllinois SparksTexas Astros (1)
Kevin Gausman RHP6-4180CentennialCOGrandviewHS teamLouisiana State Dodgers (6)
Reginald Golden OF5-11205WetumpkaALWetumpkaMetro LeagueAlabama Cubs (2)
Jimmy Hodgskin LHP6-2185WindermereFLBishop MooreOrlando RedsTroy Phillies (43)
Kevin Jordan OF6-1190College ParkGANorthsideAtlanta Blue JaysWake Forest Yankees (19)
Jared Lakind OF6-2200CypressTXCypress WoodsHouston RaidersArkansas Pirates (23)
Ty Linton OF6-3210MatthewsNCCharlotte ChristianOn Deck O's '09North Carolina Diamondbacks (14)
Matt Lipka INF6-1192FriscoTXMcKinneyDallas TigersAlabama Braves (1 Comp)
Marcus Littlewood INF6-3190St GeorgeUTPine ViewUtah MarshallsSan Diego Mariners (2)
Michael Lorenzen OF6-2175AnaheimCAFullerton UnionTrombly BravesCal State Fullerton Rays (7)
Manny Machado INF6-2180HialeahFLBrito Miami PrivateFlorida LegendsFlorida International Orioles (1)
Taylor Morton RHP6-2195BartlettTNBartlett Tennessee Yankees (9)
Griffin Murphy LHP6-3195HighlandCARedlands East ValleySoCal OutlawsSan Diego Blue Jays (2)
Justin O'Conner INF/RHP6-1190MuncieINCowan Arkansas Rays (1)
Brian Ragira OF6-2175ArlingtonTXJames MartinDallas TigersStanford Rangers (4)
Stefan Sabol C6-2205Aliso ViejoCAAliso NiguelABD BulldogsOregon Braves (17)
Josh Sale OF6-0203SeattleWABishop BlanchetWA BrewersGonzaga Rays (1)
Aaron Sanchez RHP6-3170BarstowCABarstowSan Gabriel Valley ArsenalOregon Blue Jays (1 Comp)
Jordan Shipers LHP5-11165BethanyMOSouth HarrisonMo-Kan GiantsMissouri State Mariners (16)
DeAndre Smelter RHP6-4205MaconGATattnall CountyTattnallGeorgia Tech Twins (14)
Andrew Smith RHP6-2190RoswellGARoswell6-4-3 DP AcademyNorth Carolina Athletics (40)
Austin Southall OF6-2208Baton RougeLAUniversityMarucci EliteChipola College Giants (19)
Will Swanner C6-2185CardiffCALa Costa CanyonWest Coast BulldogsPepperdine Rockies (15)
Kellen Sweeney SS6-0180Cedar RapidsIAThomas JeffersonHS teamSan Diego Blue Jays (2)
Peter Tago RHP6-1160Laguna NiguelCADana HillsMidland BravesCal State Fullerton Rockies (1 Comp)
Jameson Taillon RHP6-7230The WoodlandsTXThe WoodlandsKyle ChapmanRice Pirates (1)
Albert (AJ) Vanegas RHP6-3205AlamedaCARedwood Christian Jr-Sr High SNorCal 2010 BaseballStanford Padres (7)
Drew Vettleson OF6-1185TracytonWACentral KitsapNW TimberjacksOregon State Rays (1 Comp)
Taijuan Walker RHP6-4190YuciapaCAYuciapaSo Cal Elite  Mariners (1 Comp)
Karsten Whitson RHP6-4190ChipleyFLChipleyEast Cobb BravesFlorida Padres (37)
Austin Wilson OF6-4200Los AngelesCAHarvard-WestlakeABD BulldogsStanford Cardinals (2)
Tony Wolters INF5-10165VistaCARancho Buena VistaABD BulldogsSan Diego Indians (3)
Christian Yelich 1B6-4190Thousand OaksCAWestlakeABD BulldogsMiami Marlins (1)
Kevin Ziomek LHP6-2180AmherstMAAmherst RegionalAmherst Amer. LegionVanderbilt Diamondbacks (2)

First Team, Second Team, Third Team, and Honorable Mention All American Teams

Atlantic - MD, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV
California - CA
Central - IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, NE, ND, OH, SD, WI
Florida - FL
Northeast - CT, DE, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT
Southeast - AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, TN
Texas - TX
West - AK, AZ, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OK, OR, UT, WA, WY