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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, 2017) – 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 2018, 2019, 2020).

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 or call (314)819-2800.

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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 900 players that have played in a Perfect Game event have also played in Major League Baseball. Since 2003, over 10,000 Perfect Game alumni have been selected in the MLB First-Year Amateur Player Draft. For more information, please visit

1st Team Preseason Underclass All America

CJ Abrams SS Alpharetta, GA Blessed Trinity CathDRB Elite Alabama
Randy Abshier LHP Chula Vista, CA Otay Ranch  Arizona
Cory Acton 3B Fort Lauderdale, FL American HeritageElite Squad Prime 17u Florida
Tigers (39)
Blaze Alexander SS Cape Coral, FL IMG Academy  South Carolina
Diamondbacks (11)
Brady Allen OF Lakeland, FL George W. JenkinsChet Lemon Juice South Carolina
Yankees (39)
Kristofer Armstrong MIF Jupiter, FL The Benjamin SchoolFTB Rockets Florida
Myles Austin SS Smyrna, GA WestlakeFTB Alabama
Will Banfield C Lawrenceville, GA BrookwoodTeam Elite Prime Vanderbilt
Marlins (2)
Hunter Barco LHP Jacksonville, FL The BollesEast Cobb Astros Florida
Luke Bartnicki LHP Marietta, GA WaltonEast Cobb Colt .45s Georgia Tech
Diamondbacks (29)
Austin Becker RHP Sunbury, OH Big WalnutEvoshield Canes Vanderbilt
Rangers (37)
Andrew Benefield SS Murfreesboro, TN SiegelDulins Dodgers Louisville
Ryan Bliss SS Lagrange, GA Troup CountyEast Cobb Yankees Auburn
Red Sox (30)
Branden Boissiere OF Riverside, CA Woodcrest ChristianPlaya Vista Orioles Southern California
Tim Borden SS Sellersburg, IN Our Lady Of ProvidenceTeam Elite 17U Prime Louisville
Indians (37)
Tony Bullard 3B Riverside, CA John W. NorthABD Academy Arizona
Grant Burton OF San Juan Capistrano, CA Mater DeiSo Cal Birds/SACSN Stanford
Elijah Cabell OF Winter Park, FL TNXL AcademyCentral Florida Gators Florida State
Brewers (14)
Kendrick Calilao OF Kissimmee, FL The First AcademyFTB Tucci Berryhill Florida
Cardinals (30)
Triston Casas 3B Pembroke Pines, FL American HeritageElite Squad Miami
Red Sox (1)
Slade Cecconi RHP Oviedo, FL Trinity PreparatoryOrlando Scorpions/Prime Miami
Orioles (38)
Nander De Sedas SS Montverde, FL Montverde AcademyFTB 55 Florida State
Brewers (29)
Mason Denaburg RHP Merritt Island, FL Merritt IslandCentral Florida Gators Florida
Nationals (1)
Brandon Dieter SS Covina, CA South HillsCBA Marucci Stanford
Xavier Edwards SS Wellington, FL North Broward PrepEvoshield Canes Vanderbilt
Padres (1)
Austin Elliott OF Milton, DE Cape HenlopenTri State Arsenal Prime North Carolina
Mason Englert RHP Forney, TX ForneyHouston Banditos Black Texas A&M
Rangers (4)
Jarrett Ford 2B Decatur, GA DecaturFTB Tucci 55 Florida International
Christian Franklin OF Overland Park, KS Rockhurst  Arkansas
Jonathan Gates LHP Brooksville, FL Nature Coast TechnicalFTB55 Miami
Mateo Gil SS Keller, TX Timber CreekSan Diego Show 17u TCU
Cardinals (3)
Jacob Gilcrest LHP Greenwood, IN Center GroveLids Indiana Bulls Black Wright State
JT Ginn RHP Brandon, MS BrandonEast Coast Sox Mississippi State
Dodgers (1)
Colby Gomes RHP Omaha, NE Millard WestMillard West (Roof Tech) American Legion Nebraska
Manny Gonzalez OF Toa Baja, PR Escuela Basilio Milan HernandezLas Lomas Potros
Wabash Valley College
Nolan Gorman SS Glendale, AZ Sandra Day O`ConnorCentral Florida Gators Arizona
Cardinals (1)
Joe Gray Jr OF Hattiesburg, MS HattiesburgEvoshield Canes Mississippi
Brewers (2)
Ryder Green OF Knoxville, TN KarnsTeam Elite Prime 17U Vanderbilt
Yankees (3)
Riley Greene OF Oviedo, FL HagertyFTB Tucci / SF Giants 17u Florida
Jordan Groshans SS Magnolia, TX MagnoliaBanditos Black Kansas
Blue Jays (1)
Kameron Guangorena C La Mirada, CA St. John BoscoPlacentia Mustangs Cal State Fullerton
Blue Jays (36)
Ethan Hankins RHP Cumming, GA Forsyth CentralTeam Elite Prime 17U Vanderbilt
Indians (1 Comp)
Trae Harmon 1B Somerset, KY SomersetCincinnati Spikes Kentucky
Jared Hart OF Marietta, GA LassiterEvoshield Canes
East Georgia College
Preston Hartsell OF Newport Coast, CA Corona Del MarFTB Tucci 55 Southern California
Cole Henry RHP Florence, AL Florence High School - 01Louisiana Knights Louisiana State
Tigers (38)
Jack Herman OF Berlin, NJ EasternDodgers Scout Team Maryland
Pirates (30)
Rece Hinds SS Niceville, FL IMG AcademyEC Sox Louisiana State
Jake Holland C Clermont, FL Montverde AcademyEast Coast Sox Georgia Tech
Brandon Howlett 3B Lakeland, FL George W. Jenkins5 Star National Florida State
Red Sox (21)
Jeremiah Jackson SS Mobile, AL St. LukesCoast Titans Mississippi State
Angels (2)
Spencer Jones LHP Encinitas, CA La Costa CanyonBlackhawks National Vanderbilt
Dexter Jordan Jr OF Hattiesburg, MS HattiesburgThe Prospect Lab Louisiana-Lafayette
Jarred Kelenic OF Waukesha, WI Waukesha WestRawlings Hitters Louisville
Mets (1)
Levi Kelly RHP Cape Coral, FL IMG Academy5 STAR Louisiana State
Diamondbacks (8)
Adam Kloffenstein RHP Magnolia, TX MagnoliaPremier Baseball Futures Evans TCU
Blue Jays (3)
Andrew Lee OF Boynton Beach, FL HomeschoolScorpion South Prime Louisiana State
Matthew Liberatore LHP Peoria, AZ Mountain RidgeCentral Florida Gators Arizona
Rays (1)
Carter Lohman LHP Fishers, IN Hamilton SoutheasternEvoshield Canes 17u National Louisville
John Malcom 1B West Bloomfield, MI Detroit Country Day UpperTeam Elite Prime 17u Vanderbilt
Justyn-Henry Malloy 3B Bergenfield, NJ St. Joseph RegionalTeam Citius 17U Vanderbilt
Brennan Malone RHP Matthews, NC IMG AcademyOn Deck O's North Carolina
Cam McMillan SS Kansas City, MO St. Thomas AquinasBuilding Champions/Evoshield Canes Vanderbilt
Parker Meadows OF Grayson, GA GraysonTeam Elite Clemson
Tigers (2)
Noah Naylor C Mississauga, ON St. Joan of Arc Catholic SecondaryOntario Blue Jays/Canada Junior National Team Texas A&M
Indians (1)
Brandon Neeck LHP Chappaqua, NY Horace GreeleyTristate Arsenal Virginia
Matheu Nelson C Largo, FL Calvary ChristianFlorida Burn Platinum Florida State
Phillies (39)
Nick O’Day OF Coatesville, PA Bishop ShanahanFtb 55 tucci La Salle
Mason Pelio RHP San Diego, CA Rancho BernardoSan Diego Show, West Coast Clippers Boston College
Roberto Pena 3B Pembroke Pines, FL Calvary Christian AcademyElite Squad 17u Prime Florida
Marcelo Perez RHP Laredo, TX John B AlexanderBanditos Black TCU
Michael Perez SS Cerritos, CA Richard GahrGBG/Playa Vista Orioles UCLA
Jack Perkins RHP Kokomo, IN Kokomo17u Lids Indiana Bulls Black Louisville
Braves (39)
Jacob Pfennigs RHP Post Falls, ID Post FallsClub Spokane Dodgers Oregon State
Padres (35)
Carter Raffield RHP Cochran, GA Bleckley County17U 5-Star National Clemson
Bryce Reagan SS Amherst, NH IMG Academy  Texas
Grant Richardson OF Fishers, IN Bishop DwengerIndiana Prospects Indiana
Lyon Richardson RHP Jensen Beach, FL Jensen BeachFTB Rockets Florida
Reds (2)
Kumar Rocker RHP Watkinsville, GA North OconeeTeam Elite Prime Vanderbilt
Rockies (38)
Grayson Rodriguez RHP Nacogdoches, TX Central HeightsD-Bat Schkade Texas A&M
Orioles (1)
Cole Roederer OF Acton, CA HartGBG Marucci 2017 Navy UCLA
Cubs (2 Comp)
Bayden Root 3B Kokomo, IN KokomoOrlando Scorpions 2018 Prime Ohio State
Emilio Rosas SS Yorba Linda, CA Mater DeiEvoshield Canes Southern California
Alec Sanchez 2B Jacksonville, FL ProvidenceFTB Pride Florida State
Spencer Schwellenbach SS Saginaw, MI HeritageMotor City Hit Dogs 16U Nebraska
Indians (34)
Christian Scott RHP Parkland, FL Calvary Christian AcademyElite Squad 17U Prime Florida
Connor Scott OF Tampa, FL Plant2017 Scorpion Prime Florida
Marlins (1)
Wesley Scott RHP Riverside, CA Woodcrest ChristianBlackhawks Vanderbilt
Anthony Seigler C Cartersville, GA CartersvilleEvoshield Canes Florida
Yankees (1)
Mike Siani OF Glenside, PA William Penn CharterWhiz Kids Virginia
Reds (4)
Kendall Logan Simmons SS Macon, GA Tattnall Square AcademyEast Cobb Yankees Georgia Tech
Phillies (6)
Carter Stewart RHP Melbourne, FL Eau GallieCentral Florida Gators
Eastern Florida State
Braves (1)
Makenzie Stills RHP Fayetteville, GA FayetteTeam Elite Prime 18's Prime Vanderbilt
Alek Thomas OF Chicago, IL Mt CarmelChicago White Sox ACE TCU
Diamondbacks (2)
Isaiah Thomas OF North Palm Beach, FL The Benjamin SchoolFTB Rockets 17U Vanderbilt
Rockies (39)
Matthew Thompson RHP Cypress, TX Cypress RanchCanes National Baseball Texas A&M
Brice Turang SS Corona, CA SantiagoPlaya Vista Orioles Louisiana State
Brewers (1)
Mike Vasil RHP Wellesley, MA Boston College High SchoolLouisiana Knights Virginia
Andrew Walling 1B Castle Rock, WA R A LongChaffey Oregon State
Devin Warner SS Euharlee, GA CartersvilleEast Cobb Yankees 18U Auburn
Diamondbacks (30)
Hunter Watson 3B Pottsboro, TX PottsboroHouston Banditos Black Texas A&M
Ryan Weathers LHP Loretto, TN LorettoDulins Dodgers Vanderbilt
Padres (1)
Cabera Weaver OF Decatur, GA South GwinnettMGBA Brewers Georgia
White Sox (7)
Owen White RHP Mt. Ulla, NC Jesse C CarsonSouth Charlotte Panthers South Carolina
Rangers (2)
Cole Wilcox RHP Chickamauga, GA HeritageExposure 17U prime Georgia
Basiel Williams OF Hammond, LA PonchatoulaLouisiana Knights Mississippi State
Christopher Willis 1B Ruston, LA RustonEC Sox Prime Louisiana State
Rays (39)
Cole Winn RHP Orange, CA Orange Lutheran  TCU
Rangers (1)
Bobby Witt Jr SS Colleyville, TX Colleyville HeritageEC Sox Oklahoma
Simeon Woods Richardson RHP Houston, TX KempnerMarucci Houston Texas
Mets (2)
Justin Wrobleski LHP Canton, GA SequoyahTeam Elite Prime Clemson
Mariners (36)
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