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Rawlings and Perfect Game announce Underclassmen Preseason All-American Teams

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

St. Louis, Mo. (March 24, 2016) – Rawlings and Perfect Game announced today its Preseason All-American Teams to recognize the top underclass high school baseball athletes in the U.S (Class of 2017, 2018, 2019).

The Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason All American 1st, 2nd and 3rd team recognizes 300 players from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Each team consists of 100 players who are currently juniors, sophomores, or freshmen in high school. There is also a high honorable mention and an honorable mention list to identify other potential top underclassmen.

“With more than 450,000 high school baseball players in the nation, the Rawlings-Perfect Game Preseason Underclass All-American players represent the very best in their class,” said Mike Thompson, executive vice president of marketing 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.”

“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 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 call (314)819-2800.

About Jarden Corporation:
Jarden Corporation is a diversified, global consumer products company with a portfolio of over 120 trusted, authentic brands. Jarden's record of strong financial performance and organic growth is supported by a focused operating culture coupled with value enhancing acquisitions and shareholder focused capital allocation. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Envirocooler®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lifoam®, Lillo®, Loew-Cornell®, Mapa®, Millefiori®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex®, Tigex®, Waddington, Yankee Candle® and YOU®; Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, AeroBed®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, Dalbello®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Greys®, Gulp!®, Hardy®, Invicta®, Jostens®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Neff®, PENN®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Squadra®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; and Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Cadence®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rainbow®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®. Headquartered in Florida, Jarden ranks #348 on the Fortune 500 and has approximately 35,000 employees worldwide. For further information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com

About Perfect Game:
Perfect Game is considered to be the elite amateur baseball scouting organization in existence, producing over 100 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, over 790 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, 8,423 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. For more information, please visit www.perfectgame.org

1st Team Preseason Underclass All America

NamePosHometownHSSummerCommitmentDrafted
Kevin Abel RHP San Diego, CA James MadisonTeam California Warriors Oregon State
Padres (35)
Randy Abshier LHP Chula Vista, CA Otay Ranch  Arizona
Jordon "Jo" Adell OF Louisville, KY BallardEvoshield Canes Louisville
Angels (1)
Tyler Ahearn RHP Jupiter, FL IMG AcademyOrlando Scorpions Florida State
Nick Allen SS San Diego, CA Francis W. ParkerCBA Marucci Southern California
Athletics (3)
Tanner Allen OF Theodore, AL Ums-Wright PreparatoryMarucci Elite Mississippi State
Cubs (36)
Jacob Amaya SS El Monte, CA South HillsSGV Arsenal Cal State Fullerton
Dodgers (11)
Oraj Anu OF Orlando, FL Home SchoolFTB Tucci Kentucky
Wallace CC-Dothan
Red Sox (28)
Will Banfield C Lawrenceville, GA BrookwoodTeam Elite Prime Vanderbilt
Marlins (2)
Shane Baz RHP Cypress, TX Concordia LutheranPremier Baseball Futures Evans TCU
Pirates (1)
Austin Beck OF Arcadia, NC North DavidsonDirtbags 17 All Black North Carolina
Athletics (1)
Brandon Birdsell RHP Willis, TX WillisCanes 17U Texas A&M
Astros (39)
Weston Bizzle RHP Memphis, TN Christian BrothersGeorgia Jackets
Chipola College
Kyle Blendinger RHP High Point, NC Southwest GuilfordDirtbags All Black North Carolina
Cole Brannen OF Elko, GA The Westfield SchoolsChain National 17u Georgia Southern
Red Sox (2)
Chad Bryant RHP Thomasville, AL ThomasvilleEast Coast Baseball Alabama
Pensacola State
Rangers (39)
Justin Bullock RHP Creedmoor, NC South Granville High Of Business And Global CommunEast Coast Clippers North Carolina State
Brewers (16)
Tanner Burns RHP Decatur, AL DecaturFTB Tucci Auburn
Yankees (37)
Jordan Butler LHP Odessa, FL AlonsoFlorida Burn 2017 Pennant Florida
Yankees (34)
Elijah Cabell OF Winter Park, FL TNXL AcademyCentral Florida Gators Florida State
Brewers (14)
Daniel Cabrera OF River Ridge, LA Parkview BaptistGBG Marruchi Louisiana State
Padres (26)
Noah Campbell SS Durham, NC Cardinal GibbonsEvoshield Canes South Carolina
Brewers (19)
Je'Von Carrier-Ward OF Long Beach, CA Richard GahrEvoshield Canes Southern California
Brewers (12)
Benjamin Casparius SS Westport, CT StaplesBaseball U North Carolina
Leugim Castillo OF Lancaster, NY LancasterElite Squad 17U Prime Oklahoma
Brewers (17)
Altoon Coleman RHP Sanford, FL Winter SpringsFTB Tucci
Wallace CC-Dothan
Jack Conlon RHP Sugar Land, TX ClementsTwelve Texas A&M
Orioles (4)
Hans Crouse RHP Dana Point, CA Dana HillsBPA Demarini Elite 2017 Southern California
Rangers (2)
Brad Czerniejewski OF Lake Forest, IL Lake Forest  TCU
Hagen Danner RHP Huntington Beach, CA Huntington BeachEvoshield Canes UCLA
Blue Jays (2)
Cooper Davis OF Mississauga, ON St. Aloysius GonzagaOntario Blue Jays Vanderbilt
Blue Jays (25)
Ricardo De La Torre SS Juana Diaz, PR Puerto Rico Baseball AcademyTeam Mizuno Elite PR Auburn
Twins (6)
Pat DeMarco OF Winder, GA Winder-BarrowTeam Elite Prime 16U Vanderbilt
Yankees (24)
Mason Doolittle C Jupiter, FL Jupiter  Appalachian State
Palm Beach State
Jake Eder LHP Ocean Ridge, FL AtlanticFTB Tucci Vanderbilt
Mets (34)
Blayne Enlow RHP Sorrento, LA St. Amant  Louisiana State
Twins (3)
Jeremiah Estrada RHP La Quinta, CA Palm DesertCBA Marucci UCLA
Cubs (6)
Justin Farmer OF Riverview, FL Riverview2017 Scorpions Prime
St. Johns River CC
Tylor Fischer RHP Houston, TX Langham Creek  Texas A&M
Royals (28)
Hugh Fisher LHP Eads, TN Briarcrest ChristianDulin's Dodgers 17U Vanderbilt
Tyler Freeman SS Rancho Cucamonga, CA EtiwandaCBA Marucci TCU
Indians (2 Comp)
Raymond Gil 3B Miami, FL Gulliver SchoolsOrlando Scorpions 2017 Prime Miami
Athletics (37)
Golston Gillespie C Hull, GA Madison CountyTeam Elite Mississippi
Joe Gobillot LHP Houston, TX St. John'sColumbia Angels Vanderbilt
Matthew Golda SS Bradenton, FL Inspiration AcademyFTB Kentucky
Palm Beach State
Jayson Gonzalez MIF Covina, CA Bishop AmatBPA DeMarini Elite Vanderbilt
Conor Grady RHP Tampa, FL Tampa CatholicOstingers Baseball Academy Florida State
Hunter Greene SS Stevenson Ranch, CA Notre DameUSA UCLA
Reds (1)
Calvin Greenfield C Jensen Beach, FL Jensen BeachTeam Demarini Florida
Brian Gursky LHP Granger, IN IMG AcademySo Cal Birds Southern California
Colin Hall OF Alpharetta, GA WesleyanEast Cobb Yankees 18u Georgia Tech
Rockies (39)
DL Hall LHP Warner Robins, GA ValdostaChain Marrucci Black Florida State
Orioles (1)
Ethan Hankins RHP Cumming, GA Forsyth CentralTeam Elite Prime 17U Vanderbilt
Indians (1 Comp)
Beau Hanna C Winder, GA Winder-BarrowTeam elite Kennesaw State
Red Sox (12)
Mason Hickman RHP Hendersonville, TN Pope John Paul IIBaseball Think Tank Vanderbilt
Quentin Holmes OF East Elmhurst, NY Monsignor McClancy MemorialElite Squad Prime 17U Mississippi State
Indians (2)
Gabriel Holt SS Bonaire, GA VeteransMarucci Elite (Chad Raley) Texas Tech
Kyle Hurt RHP Rancho Santa Fe, CA Torrey PinesSan Diego Show Southern California
Phillies (34)
Bryson Hutchinson 1B Port Orange, FL Spruce CreekFTB Tucci Mississippi State
Mets (12)
Zach Jackson C Haines City, FL Winter Haven SeniorElite Squad Prime Florida
Cardinals (6)
Kyle Jacobsen OF Acworth, GA AllatoonaEast Cobb Yankees 18U South Carolina
Brewers (33)
Ivan Johnson SS Atlanta, GA Kennesaw MountainTeam Elite Prime South Carolina
Chipola College
Ben Jordan RHP Olive Hill, KY West Carter CountyKentucky Baseball Club Kentucky
Erik Kaiser RHP Waterloo, IL WaterlooSt. Louis Pirates Vanderbilt
Jarred Kelenic OF Waukesha, WI Waukesha WestRawlings Hitters Louisville
Mets (1)
Levi Kelly RHP Cape Coral, FL IMG Academy5 STAR Louisiana State
Diamondbacks (8)
Joe Lancellotti RHP Bensalem, PA William Penn CharterEast Cobb Astros North Carolina
Kale Ledford C Oxford, GA George Walton AcademyGeorgia Jackets Georgia Tech
Royce Lewis SS Aliso Viejo, CA J SerraASD Bulldogs UC Irvine
Twins (1)
Steve Mann OF Farmington Hills, MI Detroit Country Day UpperArsenal Baseball Duke
Tigers (38)
Brandon McCabe RHP Boynton Beach, FL Trinity Christian AcademyFTB Tucci
Palm Beach State
Brady McConnell SS Merritt Island, FL Merritt IslandFlorida Burn Platinum 2017 Florida
Reds (33)
Ashton McGee MIF Goldsboro, NC Charles B AycockEvoshield Canes North Carolina
Mervyl "MJ" Melendez C Cutler Bay, FL Westminster ChristianFTB Tucci Florida International
Royals (2)
Bobby Miller RHP McHenry, IL Mchenry-West CampusElite Baseball Training (Kopacz) Louisville
Orioles (38)
Hunter Milligan LHP Greenbrier, AR GreenbrierEast Coast Sox Arkansas
Calvin Mitchell OF San Diego, CA Rancho Bernardo  San Diego
Pirates (2)
Garrett Mitchell OF Orange, CA Orange LutheranCBA Marucci UCLA
Athletics (14)
Conner Nurse RHP Davenport, FL Ridge CommunityRichmond Braves National
Seminole State College of Florida
Giants (34)
Jacob Pearson OF West Monroe, LA West MonroeMarucci Elite Louisiana State
Angels (3)
Hunter Perdue RHP Chesapeake, VA GrassfieldRichmond Braves Florida State
State College of Florida
Joseph Perez 3B Pembroke Pines, FL Archbishop Edward MccarthyElite Squad 17U Prime Miami
Astros (2)
Nicholas Pratto 1B Huntington Beach, CA Huntington BeachEvoshield Canes Southern California
Royals (1)
Ben Ramirez SS Chula Vista, CA EastlakeCBA Marucci Southern California
Cubs (35)
Wilberto Rivera RHP Naranjito, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyFTB PR Florida International
Cardinals (8)
Christian Robinson OF Melbourne, FL Viera  Stanford
Padres (27)
Kumar Rocker RHP Watkinsville, GA North OconeeTeam Elite Prime Vanderbilt
Rockies (38)
Gabriel Rodriguez OF Toa Alta, PR UndecidedFTB
Miami-Dade College
Twins (31)
Grayson Rodriguez RHP Nacogdoches, TX Central HeightsD-Bat Schkade Texas A&M
Orioles (1)
Johnathan Rodriguez OF Toa Baja, PR Carlos Beltran Baseball AcademyFTB Florida International
Indians (3)
Jason Rooks OF Marietta, GA WaltonGeorgia Jackets
Chattahoochee Valley CC
Braves (35)
Sean Ross OF El Cajon, CA Granite HillsCBA Marucci San Diego State
Blue Jays (40)
Alec Sanchez 2B Jacksonville, FL ProvidenceFTB Pride Florida State
Bubba Sangster 1B Altoona, FL OcoeeTeam Tucci South Florida
Matthew Sauer RHP Santa Maria, CA Ernest RighettiWahoos Arizona
Yankees (2)
Christopher Seise SS Winter Garden, FL West OrangeOrlando Scorpions UCF
Rangers (1)
Shane Shifflett SS Venice, FL Venice SeniorFlorida Burn 2017 Pennant Florida
Kendall Logan Simmons SS Macon, GA Tattnall Square AcademyEast Cobb Yankees Georgia Tech
Phillies (6)
Russell Smith LHP Midlothian, TX MidlothianDallas Tigers-Woods 17u TCU
Cubs (38)
Mitchell Stone LHP Oklahoma City, OK Deer CreekFTB Tucci Oklahoma State
Nicholas Storz RHP Brooklyn, NY Poly Prep Country DayTeam Elite Prime 17U Louisiana State
Tigers (31)
Alejandro Toral 1B Davie, FL Archbishop Edward MccarthyElite Squad 17u Prime Miami
Robert Touron RHP Miami, FL Gulliver SchoolsMarucci
St. Petersburg College
Reds (37)
Brice Turang SS Corona, CA SantiagoPlaya Vista Orioles Louisiana State
Brewers (1)
Cole Turney OF Richmond, TX William B TravisSouth Texas Sliders Arkansas
Indians (34)
Conner Uselton OF Oklahoma City, OK SouthmooreFTB Tucci Oklahoma State
Pirates (2 Comp)
CJ Van Eyk RHP Lutz, FL SteinbrennerScore 2017 Florida State
Mets (19)
Mark Vientos SS Pembroke Pines, FL American HeritageElite Squad Miami
Mets (2)
Trent Vietmeier RHP Pittsburgh, PA MontourMarucci Elite Louisiana State
Ryan Vilade SS Stillwater, OK StillwaterDallas Tigers Oklahoma State
Rockies (2)
Francis Villaman SS Orlando, FL OlympiaFTB Tucci
St. Johns River CC
Donta Williams OF Las Vegas, NV LegacyCBA Marucci Arizona
Steven Williams C Albany, GA Deerfield-WindsorTeam Elite Prime Auburn
Yankees (35)
Freddy Zamora SS Miami, FL Miami Killian SeniorFlorida Legends Miami
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