Under Armour sets All-America showcase date for Wrigley Field

Under Armour sets All-America showcase date for Wrigley Field
January 24, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Tony Andracki

The Under Armour All-America Baseball Game will be back at Wrigley Field in 2014.

Under Armour announced Friday the showcase has been set for Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7:05 p.m., the first night game in the seven-year history.

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"Under Armour is excited to showcase the world's best high school baseball players at the iconic Wrigley Field for the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Game," Brian Cummings, VP of Team Sports Marketing, Under Armour said in a release. "This game serves as a platform in the on and off field development of these young athletes by providing them with the opportunity to learn from the most respected figures in the sport, play against the nation's best competition and showcase their talents on a national stage."

The game highlights 36 of the top high school baseball talent in the country. Since the first showcase in 2008, 151 of the 171 players to partake were selected in the MLB Draft, including 2013 No. 5 overall pick Clint Frazier among eight 2013 first-round selections.

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2012 No. 2 pick Byron Buxton, heralded as the game's top prospect by MLB.com this week, played in the Under Armour showcase in 2011. A's shortstop Addison Russell (2010), Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon (2009) and Mets pitcher Zach Wheeler (2008) are among the other top prospects that took part in the All-America game.

Cubs outfield prospect Reggie Golden, who ended last season in Class-A Kane County, played in the 2009 showcase.