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PG Select Baseball Festival | General | 8/26/2020

12u PG Select Roster Preview

Greg Gerard     
Photo: Brenden Lewis (Perfect Game)
The inaugural 12u PG Select Festival makes its way to the East Cobb Complex in Marietta, Georgia as the Select Festival continues to grow. The rosters were selected by the Perfect Game Youth Directors from across the country and below we break down the players, providing a look prior to the first pitch on August 30th, which will be live streamed on PerfectGame.TV. With players from all over the continental United States, this is sure to be a top notch group of some of the game’s youngest future stars.  
 
Jesiah Andrade, C, 2026 
5-5/140, R-R, Yucaipa, CA
Travel Team: Texas Canes
 
Starting his first season on the PG circuit, Jesiah Andrade made a very loud impression this summer hitting .629 over the course of four tournaments. Andrade is a righthanded hitting shortstop whose power has been on display, collecting five bombs and 11 total extra base hits in 35 at-bats. Andrade is one of six Texas Canes Elite players in the event and collected an All-Tournament selection in all three of his 2020 tournaments as well as an MVP award at the PG 12u Florida Select Championship.  
 
Jack Armijo, LHP, 2025 
5-11/130, L-L, San Lorenzo, CA
Travel Team: MVP Hustle 
 
A long and projectable lefthander who’ll be making the trip from the West Coast to Georgia, Armijo, like others on the Select Festival roster, already boasts international experience. On the mound he shows a quick left arm, capable of picking up strikeouts by the handful, utilizing his length to his advantage with good extension. The lefthanded swing also plays as he stays shorter to the ball and shows a present handle for the barrel.  
 
Connor Bast, RHP/1B, 2026 
5-11/190, R-R, Hope Mills, NC 
Travel Team: Rawlings Prospects 
 
Bast has some absolutely absurd numbers at PG events including a .567-4-16 line at the plate and a remarkable 21 strikeouts in 12.2 innings pitched with just a lone walk in 2020. A righthanded hitting two-way talent from North Carolina, Bast is making the trip to Marietta, Georgia as one of the most physical players in the 12u Select Festival. His fastball already reaches 80 mph and his power will be another skillset that will be on full display.  
 
Jeremiah Berryman, IF, 2025 
5-3/135, L-R, Richmond, VA 
Travel Team: Stars Baseball  
 
Jeremiah Berryman is another player out of the Mid-Atlantic, calling the state of Virginia home. A lefthanded hitting third baseman, Berryman has been a power hitting force for the Stars this summer slugging six homers in just 28 at-bats. Both PG tournaments Berryman played in this summer resulted in All-Tournament selections; the 12u World Series where he hit 5 of his 6 home runs and 12u Coastal World Series where he added another pair of extra base hits. 
 
Cody Boshell, 1B, 2025
5-7/170, L-L, Jacksonville, FL 
Travel Team: 5 Star
 
Boshell is a strong player already listed at 5-foot-7, 170-pounds and he’s a young for the grade 2025 graduate with big offensive numbers. The lefthanded hitter uses his strength well at the plate and has hit numerous home runs this summer. Batting an eye-popping .607 on the PG circuit in 2020 over 28 at-bats, Boshell slugged six home runs and drove in 23 runs while manning first base for 5 Star Platinum.  
 
Hunter Bulin, IF, 2026 
6-1/185, L-R, Garland, TX 
Travel Team: Texas Canes
 
Bulin is another Texas Canes Elite member whose two-way potential stands out in a huge way. His fastball already reaches the upper-70s and he has plenty of power potential in the heart of the Canes lineup. The lefthanded hitting third baseman finished with a .550 average at the plate during the 12u World Series including a pair of homers (one of which came in the title game) while driving in 14 and scoring 12 runs of his own.  
 
Trevor Condon, OF, 2026 
5-3/115, L-R, Woodstock, GA 
Travel Team: East Cobb 
 
Condon is the hometown kid living right down the road from the East Cobb Complex and playing for the East Cobb Astros. He is another player with eye-popping numbers while hitting from the top of the Astros order. Notching 101 at-bats in Perfect Game tournaments this calendar year, Condon tallied up a .574 batting average with seven home runs, five All-Tournament Teams and a pair of MVP awards.  
 
Jeb Craven, RHP/OF, 2026 
5-10/140, R-R, Jesup, GA
Travel Team: Canes Southeast 
 
Craven is the youngest player in the 12u Select Festival at 12.2 years old on the day of the game. The righthanded pitcher made a huge statement at the 12u World Series where he touched 80 mph with his fastball, showing pitchability and a three pitch mix that are outstanding at such a young age. His two strikeouts per inning pitched in 2020 is staggering, as is his .492 batting average and six home runs on the summer.  
 
Justice Dejong, RHP/1B, 2025 
6-2/155, R-R, New York, NY 
Travel Team: HDMH Titans 
 
Dejong was an All-Tournament pitcher in all three of his tournaments that he pitched in throughout the 2020 season. The 6-foot-2, 155-pound righthander from New York was the Most Valuable Pitcher at the 12u Northeast World Series where he pitched 5.1 innings with four strike outs in the championship game and also finished with a .778 batting average at the event as well.  
 
Tyler Ellis, RHP/1B, 2025 
5-4/135, L-L, Kingsland, GA 
Travel Team: FCA Blueclaws 
 
Ellis hails from South Georgia and plays his travel baseball with the FCA Blueclaws. The lefty was an All-Tournament Team selection at three of the four tournaments he played in in 2020 and has been a staple on the mound for the Blueclaws with his strike throwing ability. Collecting 30 hits in his 58 PG at-bats (.517) and averaging almost two strike outs per inning on the bump, Ellis successfully punched his ticket into the 12u PG Select Festival.  
 
Grady Emerson, IF, 2026 
5-6/124, L-R, Argyle, TX
Travel Team: USA Prime 
 
Emerson was a three All-Tournament Team selection in 2020 including a .500 batting average at the PG 13u World Series where he played up an age group but still performed at a high level. Even when he was playing up at the 14u age level the lefthanded hitting Emerson continued to perform with a smooth and fluid stroke, hitting to the tune of .382 on the year.  
 
Lale Esquivel, 1B/OF, 2026 
5-8/125, R-R, Southlake, TX 
Travel Team: Texas Canes
 
One thing is certain with the Texas Canes Elite first baseman and that’s that he is going to hit and will do so at a very high level. Esquivel raked all summer long to the tale of a .531 average with 14 (!!!) doubles and a home run. Esquivel was the MVP of the 12u Series Classic and a took home the 12u World Series title with the Canes.  
 
Kaeleb Galindo, RHP, 2026 
4-10/115, R-R, Laredo, TX
Travel Team: Texas Canes 
 
Galindo is listed as a primary third baseman but he also put his pitching prowess on display this summer, specifically at the 12u World Series where he struck out more than a batter per inning. Galindo has a fastball up to 77 mph and threw a complete game in the 12u World Series title game, taking home Most Valuable Pitcher honors at the prestigious tournament.  
 
James Haupt, RHP, 2026 
5-11/165, R-R, Canton, Ohio 
Travel Team: Ohio Kings 
 
Listed as a first baseman, Haupt impressed this summer with his performance on the mound. Armed with a mid-70s arm with a fastball that will touch 78 mph, Haupt fired 7 innings this summer at his lone PG event and was marvelous in both outings. His 18 strikeouts (which led all players at the 12u World Series) compared to just one walk and one hit in his seven innings pitched led to his All-Tournament Team selection for the Ohio Kings at the 12u World Series.  
 
Dillon Knight, IF/OF, 2025 
5-5/115, R-R, Riverview, FL 
Travel Team: Kangaroo Court Roos 
 
Knight has hit at every stop this summer for the Kangaroo Court Roos, leading to five All-Tournament Teams in his five Perfect Game tournaments. His Diamond Kinetics numbers are pretty remarkable for a player of his age and size as well. Getting to put on a full display of his skills at the PG Series Classic, Knight made a huge statement at the Series as well as in the rest of his events hitting .591 in 66 at-bats, roping seven homers and six doubles to his 2020 resume.  
 
Brenden Lewis, RHP/IF, 2025 
5-7/135, R-R, Santee, CA 
Travel Team: Easton Top Notch 
 
The MVP of the 12u World Series, Brenden Lewis was one of the most talented players on the field throughout the week of the event. Playing shortstop for Easton Top Notch, Lewis hit at the top of the lineup and was almost a certainty to get on base. The infielder hit .682 with four home runs in Georgia and will make his way back to the Peach State for a chance to play in the inaugural 12u PG Select Festival.  
 
Josh Murray, OF, 2025

5-4/115, R-R, Middleburg, FL 
Travel Team: FCA Blueclaws
 
A pair of MVP awards in 2020 were carried home by Josh Murray of the FCA Blueclaws. Murray has been a consistent performer at the top of the Blueclaws’ lineup starting with the 12u East MLK Championship in January and through the conclusion of his PG summer at the 12u World Series. Hitting .537 with eight home runs is a strong resume to have in a year that included 54 at-bats at PG events. That is what Murray brings to the table and his speed stands out on the diamond and in the outfield as well.  
 
Nikolas Peinado, RHP, 2025 
5-6/130, L-R, Santa Maria, CA 
Travel Team: Easton Top Notch 
 
Peinado is an all-around big-time player for Easton Top Notch. Batting in the three hole as a catcher and righthanded pitcher, Peinado helped guide Top Notch to the 12u World Series title game with a .526 batting average as well as five innings pitched with eight strikeouts and no runs allowed. Peinado will play for the West Coast in the 2020 12u PG Select Festival.  
 
Andrew Petrock, IF, 2026 
5-5/120, R-R, Pelham, AL 
Travel Team: East Coast Sox 
 
Petrock is a five-time All-Tournament Team selection in 2020 as well as Most Valuable Pitcher honors at the 12u Southeast World Series. Petrock fired five innings at that event with nine strikeouts and no walks. The righthanded hitting shortstop went off at the 12u PG World Series hitting .714 with seven home runs, leading the entire event in that category.  
 
Carson Quillen, RHP/C, 2025 

5-9/175, R-R, Greeneville, TN 
Travel Team: Canes 
 
Quillen is one of a handful of young 2025 graduates playing in the inaugural 12u PG Select Festival. The catcher made his way to the 13u National Showcase in Sanford, Florida earlier this year where he was able to show his skills in front of the PG Scouting staff. The righthanded hitter already shows power to his swing as well as athleticism both behind the dish at his primary position as well as at the hot corner. Quillen slugged a pair of bombs in PG tourneys in 2020 also. 
 
Valentin Regalado, C, 2026 

6-0/210, R-R, Rosanky, TX  
Travel Team: ZT Elite 
 
The most physical player at the 12u Select Festival is catcher Valentin Regalado hailing from Rosanky, Texas and ZT Elite. Regalado stands out for his advanced physical strength, standing 6-foot, 210-pounds with real power that plays to all fields. His defensive skillset behind the plate also plays in a big way as the strong young prospect threw out a runner in the 12u World Series and was rarely run on. Regalado notched a trio of bombs at the World Series as well.  
 
Kevin Roberts Jr, IF, 2026 
5-9/154, R-R, Meridian, MS 
Travel Team: TPL Pro Elite 
 
Kevin Roberts has played up in age groups in a huge way this year, suiting up for some games at the 16u level and has performed well for TPL at every event. Roberts is a strong, young player with a righthanded swing that projects in plenty of ways as he continues to grow. Roberts was an All-Tournament Team selection at the 12u World Series where he notched a home run to his stat line.  
 
Rouselle "Rookie" Shepard, IF, 2026 
5-7/142, L-R, North Las Vegas, NV 
Travel Team: LVR 
 
Lefthanded hitting infielder Rookie Shepard is another player who has been a big-time performer at PG events during the 2020 calendar year as well as the fall of 2019. Hailing from Nevada, Shepard has most recently played with the Texas Canes Elite as well as LVR, CBA Nevada and the Rawlings Tigers. It doesn’t matter who Shephard played with because the 2026 graduate raked at each event. A .655 hitter at his four PG events from which he also collected an All-Tournament Team selection, Shepard is a promising young player with very good bat-to-ball skills.  
 
Logan Shields, RHP, 2026 
5-6/140, R-R, Missouri City, TX 
Travel Team: ZT Elite 
 
Shields is a mid-70s righthander whose primary position of a righthanded pitcher may be a tad misleading as he can play all over the field and swing the bat well too. The Texas native performed very well in Georgia at the 12u World Series including a pair of bombs, one of which came in playoff action. Shields hit .538 at the event with a 1.571 OPS and was selected to play for the West Coast roster in the 12u PG Select Festival.  
 
Cooper Shrum, RHP, 2026 
5-11/135, L-R, Belton, MO 
Travel Team: KC Crusaders 
 
Shrum was one of the top performers on the hill at the 12u World Series. The righthander absolutely pounded the zone tossing a six inning complete game shutout. The righty struck out 13 hitters allowing just one walk and one hit. His performance solidified his selection to the inaugural 12u PG Select Festival. His fastball works up to 71 mph but the pitchability is the real factor for the young Missouri native.  
 
Richard Stegbauer, C, 2025 
5-0/82, L-R, Seminole, FL
Travel Team: Kangaroo Court Roos 
 
Stegbauer was a .523 hitter in 2020 at PG tournaments including a ridiculous .824 average at the 12u World Series. The lefthanded hitting second baseman and outfielder is obviously a really good hitter with numbers like that. The native of Seminole, Florida is the leadoff hitter for the Kangaroo Court Roos and logged three All-Tournament Teams in 2020.  
 
Jayden Stroman, RHP/IF, 2025 
5-9/147, S-R, Medford, NY 
Travel Team: HDMH Titans 
 
Stroman is the little brother of Marcus Stroman and has legit switch-hitting ability that has produced numerous home runs, especially from the left side and he has shown he can hit the baseball to all fields for power. A 2025 graduate from New York, Stroman was a part of the All-Tournament Team at the 12u Northeast World Series and has swung the bat well on Staten Island while playing up an age group at the 13u Northeast Elite Championship.  
 
Ethan Trahan, LHP, 2026 
5-8/162, L-L, Scottsdale, AZ 
Travel Team: Scottsdale Dirtbags 
 
Last but certainly not least on this list is the lefthander from Scottsdale, Arizona and the Scottsdale Dirtbags, Ethan Trahan. At the 13u West World Series, playing up with the 13 year olds, Trahan featured a low-70s fastball from the left side and notched two strikeouts per inning while showing good pitchability at the event. Trahan already features a three-pitch mix and has shown a solid overall feel for the strike zone.  

 

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