Not a member yet?
Subscribe Now!


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

Annual awards recognize the top senior athletes in high school baseball nationwide

ST. LOUIS, MO – March 12, 2013 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH), 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. The annual rankings highlight Rawlings’ commitment to high school athletics and next-level players nationwide. The Rawlings Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams are part of its collaboration with Perfect Game USA, the world’s largest scouting report service.

“With more than 240,000 high school baseball players in the nation, these players represent the very best in their class,” said Mike Thompson, senior vice president of marketing for St. Louis-based Rawlings. “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.”

The Rawlings Preseason All-Region selections comprises from 400 players from eight regions around the country. Each of the regions forms a 50-man roster, complete with catchers, pitchers, infielders and outfielders.

Rawlings Preseason All-American honorees are the top 150 players from the All-Region pool. Each recipient is named on one of three, 50-man roster national teams.

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

About Rawlings: Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of sporting goods worldwide. Founded in 1887, Rawlings is an authentic global sports brand, trusted by generations of athletes from the sandlot to the pros. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more athletes choose Rawlings, and why Rawlings is the Official Batting Helmet and Ball Supplier of Major League Baseball®, the official baseball of Minor League Baseball™ and the NCAA®, and the approved baseball, basketball, football and softball of the National High School Federation®. For more information, please visit www.rawlings.com or by call (314) 819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation: Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 25,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.

About Perfect Game USA: Perfect Game USA is the world’s largest scouting report service, reporting on thousands of young players each year. Along with holding the top tournaments and showcase events, Perfect Game (PG) has established a reputation for identifying the top baseball prospects each year. The PG identification process has become a valuable and respected resource for College Recruiters and MLB Scouts. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org.




Click the links below for All American and All Regional Teams

FIRST TEAM RAWLINGS PRESEASON ALL AMERICA
NamePos.HtWtCityStHigh SchoolSummerCommitmentDraft Info
William Abreu OF6-3200HialeahFLMater Academy CharterSouth FL EliteMiami Reds (14)
Trey Ball LHP6-6180New CastleINNew CastleIndiana ProspectsTexas Red Sox (1)
Cavan Biggio 2B6-2180HoustonTXSt ThomasHouston HeatNotre Dame Phillies (29)
Ryan Boldt OF6-1190Red WingMNRed WingOhio WarhawksNebraska Red Sox (22)
Jacob Brentz LHP6-2195BallwinMOSouthMidwest TitansMissouri Blue Jays (11)
Nick Ciuffo C6-1200CharlestonSCLexingtonDiamond DevilsSouth Carolina Rays (1)
Ian Clarkin LHP6-2190San DiegoCAMadisonSan Diego ShowSan Diego Yankees (1)
Zack Collins C6-3220Pembroke PinesFLAmerican HeritageSouth Florida Elite SquadMiami Reds (27)
John Paul Crawford SS6-2175LakewoodCALakewoodYak WestSouthern California Phillies (1)
Tyler Danish RHP6-0170ValricoFLDurantChet Lemon's JuiceFlorida White Sox (2)
Travis Demeritte 3B6-1195StathamGAWinder-BarrowEast Cobb BravesSouth Carolina Rangers (1)
Jon Denney C6-2200YukonOKYukonDBAT/Marucci EliteArkansas Red Sox (3)
Dustin Driver RHP6-2210WenatcheeWAWenatchee UCLA Athletics (7)
Kevin Franklin 3B6-2220CerritosCARichard GahrYak Baseball WestArizona State Reds (2)
Clint Frazier OF6-1190LoganvilleGALoganvilleTeam EliteGeorgia Indians (1)
Stephen Gonsalves LHP6-5190San MarcosCACathedral CatholicSan Diego ShowSan Diego Twins (4)
Anfernee Grier OF6-0170Phenix CityALRussell CoMarucci EliteAuburn Tigers (39)
Josh Hart OF6-3190LilburnGAParkviewEast Cobb BravesGeorgia Tech Orioles (1 Comp)
Jan Alexis Hernandez SS6-3195San LorenzoPRCarlos Beltran Baseball AcademyTeam Mizuno PR  Phillies (3)
Clinton Hollon RHP6-1195LexingtonKYWoodford CountyKentucky Baseball ClubKentucky Blue Jays (2)
Connor Jones RHP6-3205ChesapeakeVAGreat BridgeEvoshield CanesVirginia Padres (21)
Ryder Jones SS6-4195BooneNCWataugaMidland RedskinsStanford Giants (2)
Robert Kaminsky LHP6-0190Englewood CliffsNJSt Joseph Regional Elementary/Tri-State ArsenalNorth Carolina Cardinals (1)
Matt Krook LHP6-2190HillsboroughCASt Ignatius College Preparator Oregon Marlins (1 Comp)
Nick Longhi 1B6-2208VeniceFLVenice SeniorFTB MizunoLouisiana State Red Sox (30)
Jeremy Martinez C5-11200Fountain ValleyCAMater DeiMater DeiSouthern California Cubs (37)
Terry McClure OF6-1170AtlantaGARiverwoodEast Cobb AstrosGeorgia Tech Rockies (8)
Andy McGuire SS6-1190OaktonVAJames MadisonEvoshield CanesTexas Rockies (36)
Reese McGuire C6-1190KentWAKentwoodBaden 18USan Diego Pirates (1)
Austin Meadows OF6-3200GraysonGAGraysonTeam EliteClemson Pirates (1)
Oscar Mercado SS6-2175TampaFLGaitherMarucci EliteFlorida State Cardinals (2)
Brett Morales RHP6-0170TampaFLKingOrlando ScorpionsFlorida Reds (24)
Brian Navarreto C6-3200JacksonvilleFLArlington Country DayEast Cobb BravesJacksonville Twins (6)
Chris Oakley RHP6-7220Egg Harbor TwpNJSt Augustine PreparatorySouth Florida BanditsTulane
Chris Okey C6-0180Mt DoraFLEustisFTB ChandlerClemson Padres (31)
AJ Puk LHP6-7220Cedar RapidsIAWashingtonHS baseball/Canes Evoshield BaseballFlorida Tigers (35)
Christopher Rivera SS6-1185FullertonCAEl DoradoMarucci EliteCentral Arizona CC Cardinals (7)
Carlos Salazar RHP6-2205KermanCAKerman Fresno State Braves (3)
Cord Sandberg OF6-3215BradentonFLManatee County PrivateHS BB ClubMississippi State Phillies (3)
Casey Shane RHP6-4200BurlesonTXCentennialFW CatsTexas A&M Indians (6)
Jordan Sheffield RHP6-1185TullahomaTNTullahomaKnights BaseballVanderbilt Red Sox (13)
Dominic Smith 1B6-0200Los AngelesCASerraYak Baseball WestSouthern California Mets (1)
John Sternagel SS6-4200RockledgeFLRockledge SeniorOrlando ScorpionsFlorida Royals (39)
Kohl Stewart RHP6-3190TomballTXSt Pius XHouston BanditosTexas A&M Twins (1)
Rowdy Tellez 1B6-5220Elk GroveCAElk GroveNorCal BullsSouthern California Blue Jays (30)
Keegan Thompson RHP6-3190CullmanALCullmanAlabama SeminolesAuburn
Jonah Wesely LHP6-2210TracyCATracyTeam EliteUCLA Angels (11)
Devin Williams RHP6-3172FlorissantMOHazelwood WestSt. Louis PiratesMissouri Brewers (2)
Garrett Williams LHP6-2195ShreveportLACalvary Baptist AcademyMarucci EliteOklahoma State Padres (33)
Justin Williams OF6-2215HoumaLATerrebonneMarucci EliteLouisiana State Diamondbacks (2)

2013 First Team, Second Team, Third Team, and Honorable Mention All American Teams

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