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

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

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – March 20, 2019 – Rawlings Sporting Goods Company, Inc. and Perfect Game, announced today its annual Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American and All-Region Teams to recognize the top senior high school baseball athletes in the U.S. The annual teams highlight Rawlings’ and Perfect Game’s commitment to high school athletics and next-level players nationwide.

“With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-American players represent the very best in their class,” said Mike Thompson, chief marketing officer for St. Louis-based Rawlings. “Rawlings and Perfect Game are synonymous with the game of baseball, and the preseason awards allow us to recognize and reward these elite athletes for their hard work and contribution to the game.”

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All-Region selections comprise players from nine regions around the country.

Rawlings-Perfect Game 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-Perfect Game 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. “We are proud 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 of all skill levels. Rawlings’ unparalleled quality, innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship are the fundamental reasons why more professional athletes, national governing bodies and sports leagues choose Rawlings. Rawlings is the Official Ball Supplier and Batting Helmet 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 Rawlings.com or call (314) 819-2800.

About Perfect Game:
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing hundreds tournaments and showcases each year across the country. Perfect Game is dedicated to giving amateur players exposure to take their game to the next level, whether that be in college or in the professional ranks. At Perfect Game events, players are performing with top-level competition in front of college recruiters and professional scouts from all over the country. Because of this, these events prove to be invaluable to the college coaches as well as Major League Baseball as they can scout a large population of talented ballplayers in one location. To date, 1369 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 12620 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. 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
CJ Abrams SS Alpharetta, GA Blessed Trinity CathDRB Elite Alabama
Padres (1)
Matthew Allan RHP Sanford, FL SeminoleCanes 17U National Florida
Mets (3)
Mack Anglin RHP Marengo, OH HighlandTeam Elite Prime Clemson
Myles Austin SS Smyrna, GA WestlakeFTB Alabama
Brewers (20)
Mahki Backstrom 1B Los Angeles, CA Junipero SerraJG Diplomats/CBA Cavs Fresno State
Braves (18)
Hunter Barco LHP Jacksonville, FL The BollesEast Cobb Astros Florida
Mets (24)
Brett Baty 3B Spicewood, TX Lake TravisLone Star Baseball Club Texas
Mets (1)
Tyler Callihan 3B Neptune Beach, FL ProvidenceElite Squad South Carolina
Reds (3)
Corbin Carroll OF Seattle, WA LakesideCanes National & WW Sweets UCLA
Diamondbacks (1)
Joseph Charles RHP Celebration, FL The First AcademyOrlando Scorpions North Carolina
Mets (25)
Riley Cornelio RHP Monument, CO Pine CreekSlammers-Cronican TCU
Emanuel Dean OF Anaheim Hills, CA ServiteCBA Marucci UCLA
Derek Diamond RHP Ramona, CA RamonaGarciaparra Baseball Group Mississippi
Diamondbacks (40)
Cade Doughty SS Denham Springs, LA Denham SpringsEvoShield Canes Louisiana State
Tigers (39)
Hayden Dunhurst C Carriere, MS Pearl River CentralEast Coast Sox Scout Mississippi
Rockies (37)
Jerrion Ealy OF Carthage, MS Jackson PreparatoryTeam Georgia Mississippi
Diamondbacks (31)
Daniel Espino RHP Statesboro, GA Georgia Premier AcademyGBSA Rays Louisiana State
Indians (1)
Sanson Faltine III SS Richmond, TX William B TravisBanditos Black / MLB Breakthrough Series Texas
Trejyn Fletcher OF Portland, ME DeeringTeam Elite Vanderbilt
Cardinals (2)
Jonathan French C Lilburn, GA ParkviewTeam Elite Prime Clemson
Indians (30)
JJ Goss RHP Cypress, TX Cypress RanchHunter Pence Baseball - Danielson Texas A&M
Rays (1 Comp)
Riley Greene OF Oviedo, FL HagertyFTB Tucci / SF Giants 17u Florida
Tigers (1)
Maurice Hampton OF Arlington, TN Memphis UniversityBanditos Louisiana State
Padres (23)
Gunnar Henderson SS Selma, AL John T Morgan AcademyTPL National Auburn
Orioles (2)
Rece Hinds SS Niceville, FL IMG AcademyEC Sox Louisiana State
Reds (2)
Jason Hodges OF Park Forest, IL MaristChi-Town Cream Arkansas
Reds (34)
Spencer Jones LHP Encinitas, CA La Costa CanyonBlackhawks National Vanderbilt
Angels (31)
Jack Kochanowicz RHP Bala Cynwyd, PA HarritonBanditos Scout Team Virginia
Angels (3)
Brooks Lee SS San Luis Obispo, CA San Luis ObispoBPA Cal Poly
Giants (35)
Jack Leiter RHP Summit, NJ DelbartonTri State Arsenal Vanderbilt
Yankees (20)
Matthew Lugo SS Manati, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyFlorida Legends Miami
Red Sox (2)
Brennan Malone RHP Matthews, NC IMG AcademyOn Deck O's North Carolina
Diamondbacks (1 Comp)
Trevor McDonald RHP Lucedale, MS George CountyDeep South Reds 18u South Alabama
Giants (11)
Hayden Mullins LHP Gallatin, TN HendersonvilleRawlings Southeast Prospects Auburn
Chris Newell OF Newtown Square, PA Malvern PreparatoryCanes National Virginia
Cardinals (37)
Nasim Nunez SS Lawrenceville, GA Collins HillTeam Elite Prime 17u Clemson
Marlins (2)
Bryce Osmond RHP Tulsa, OK Jenks  Oklahoma State
Nationals (35)
Kyren Paris SS Oakley, CA FreedomShow California California
Angels (2)
Darius Perry C La Mirada, CA La MiradaGBG UCLA
Rockies (38)
Quinn Priester RHP Cary, IL Cary-Grove CommunityBlackhawks National TCU
Pirates (1)
William Rigney RHP Woodway, TX MidwayUSA Prime Gowins Baylor
Giants (38)
Erik Rivera OF Caguas, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyFlorida Legends Florida International
Angels (4)
Joshua Rivera 3B Avon Park, FL IMG AcademyFlorida Burn 2019 Platinum Florida
Padres (22)
Sammy Siani OF Glenside, PA William Penn CharterPhiladelphia Whiz Kids Duke
Pirates (1 Comp)
Landon Sims RHP Cumming, GA South ForsythTeam Elite Prime Mississippi State
Matthew Thompson RHP Cypress, TX Cypress RanchCanes National Baseball Texas A&M
White Sox (2)
Hayden Travinski C Shreveport, LA AirlineCanes American Louisiana State
Anthony Volpe SS Watchung, NJ DelbartonCanes Vanderbilt
Yankees (1)
Connor Walsh SS Niceville, FL Niceville Senior2019 Orlando Scorpions Prime Mississippi
Kendall Williams RHP Olive Branch, MS IMG AcademyScorpions Founders Club Vanderbilt
Blue Jays (2)
Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville, TX Colleyville HeritageEC Sox Oklahoma
Royals (1)
Josh Wolf RHP Bellaire, TX St. ThomasPremier Baseball Futures Evans Texas A&M
Mets (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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