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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.

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 - Canada and Puerto Rico

1st Team Senior Preseason All America

NamePosHometownHSSummerCommitmentDrafted
Stetson Allie RHP Olmsted Falls, OH St EdwardEast Cobb Braves North Carolina
Pirates (2)
Zach Alvord IF Alpharetta, GA South ForsythEast Cobb Braves Auburn
Braves (18)
Robert Aviles RHP Suffern, NY Suffern SeniorDiesel Florida
Indians (7)
Cameron Bedrosian RHP Senoia, GA East CowetaHomeplate Chilidawgs 16u Louisiana State
Angels (1)
Jesse Biddle LHP Philadelphia, PA Germantown FriendsPhiladelphia Senators National Oregon
Phillies (1)
Ryan Bolden OF Madison, MS Madison Central  Mississippi
Angels (1 Comp)
Kris Bryant IF Las Vegas, NV BonanzaAngels Elite San Diego
Blue Jays (18)
Yordy Cabrera IF Lakeland, FL Lakeland SeniorAll American Prospects Miami
Athletics (2)
Nick Castellanos IF Davie, FL Archbishop Edward MccarthyAll American Prospects Miami
Tigers (1 Comp)
Garin Cecchini IF Lake Charles, LA Alfred M. BarbeSE TX Sundevils Louisiana State
Red Sox (4)
Drew Cisco RHP Mt. Pleasant, SC WandoDiamond Devils 16's Georgia
Reds (6)
Chevez Clarke OF Marietta, GA MariettaEast Cobb Braves Georgia Tech
Angels (1)
Andrew Cole RHP Winter Springs, FL OviedoOrlando Scorpions Black Miami
Nationals (4)
Dylan Covey RHP Pasadena, CA MaranathaSGV Arsenal San Diego
Brewers (4)
Kaleb Cowart OF Adel, GA Cook CountyEast Cobb Astros Florida State
Angels (1)
Delino DeShields IF Atlanta, GA NorcrossAtlanta Blue Jays Louisiana State
Astros (1)
Michael Foltynewicz RHP Minooka, IL Minooka CommunityIllinois Sparks Texas
Astros (1)
Kevin Gausman RHP Centennial, CO GrandviewHS team Louisiana State
Dodgers (6)
Reginald Golden OF Wetumpka, AL WetumpkaMetro League Alabama
Cubs (2)
Jimmy Hodgskin LHP Windermere, FL Bishop MooreOrlando Reds Troy
Phillies (43)
Kevin Jordan OF College Park, GA NorthsideAtlanta Blue Jays Wake Forest
Yankees (19)
Jared Lakind OF Cypress, TX Cypress WoodsHouston Raiders Arkansas
Pirates (23)
Ty Linton OF Matthews, NC Charlotte ChristianOn Deck O's '09 North Carolina
Diamondbacks (14)
Matt Lipka IF Frisco, TX McKinneyDallas Tigers Alabama
Braves (1 Comp)
Marcus Littlewood IF St George, UT Pine ViewUtah Marshalls San Diego
Mariners (2)
Michael Lorenzen OF Anaheim, CA Fullerton UnionTrombly Braves Cal State Fullerton
Rays (7)
Manny Machado IF Hialeah, FL Brito Miami PrivateFlorida Legends Florida International
Orioles (1)
Taylor Morton RHP Bartlett, TN Bartlett  Tennessee
Yankees (9)
Griffin Murphy LHP Highland, CA Redlands East ValleySoCal Outlaws San Diego
Blue Jays (2)
Justin O'Conner IF Muncie, IN Cowan  Arkansas
Rays (1)
Brian Ragira OF Arlington, TX James MartinDallas Tigers Stanford
Rangers (4)
Stefan Sabol C Aliso Viejo, CA Aliso NiguelABD Bulldogs Oregon
Braves (17)
Josh Sale OF Seattle, WA Bishop BlanchetWA Brewers Gonzaga
Rays (1)
Aaron Sanchez RHP Barstow, CA BarstowSan Gabriel Valley Arsenal Oregon
Blue Jays (1 Comp)
Jordan Shipers LHP Bethany, MO South HarrisonMo-Kan Giants Missouri State
Mariners (16)
DeAndre Smelter RHP Macon, GA Tattnall CountyTattnall Georgia Tech
Twins (14)
Andrew Smith RHP Roswell, GA Roswell6-4-3 DP Academy North Carolina
Athletics (40)
Austin Southall OF Baton Rouge, LA UniversityMarucci Elite
Chipola College
Giants (19)
Will Swanner C Cardiff, CA La Costa CanyonWest Coast Bulldogs Pepperdine
Rockies (15)
Kellen Sweeney SS Cedar Rapids, IA Thomas JeffersonHS team
Blue Jays (2)
Peter Tago RHP Laguna Niguel, CA Dana HillsMidland Braves Cal State Fullerton
Rockies (1 Comp)
Jameson Taillon RHP The Woodlands, TX The WoodlandsKyle Chapman Rice
Pirates (1)
Albert (AJ) Vanegas RHP Alameda, CA Redwood Christian Jr-Sr High SNorCal 2010 Baseball Stanford
Padres (7)
Drew Vettleson OF Tracyton, WA Central KitsapNW Timberjacks Oregon State
Rays (1 Comp)
Taijuan Walker RHP Yuciapa, CA YuciapaSo Cal Elite
Mariners (1 Comp)
Karsten Whitson RHP Chipley, FL ChipleyEast Cobb Braves Florida
Padres (37)
Austin Wilson OF Los Angeles, CA Harvard-WestlakeABD Bulldogs Stanford
Cardinals (2)
Tony Wolters IF Vista, CA Rancho Buena VistaABD Bulldogs San Diego
Indians (3)
Christian Yelich 1B Thousand Oaks, CA WestlakeABD Bulldogs Miami
Marlins (1)
Kevin Ziomek LHP Amherst, MA Amherst RegionalAmherst Amer. Legion Vanderbilt
Diamondbacks (2)

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 - Canada and Puerto Rico

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